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Being a Malaysian, one should embrace every facet of the Malaysian culture, and that naturally includes food. It is hence quite surprising to me that many of us can name more Japanese dishes than traditional Malay dishes.

Welcome to 1Malaysia, and today we are going to Sup Kaww! The very name of the restaurant is a combination of Malay and Hokkien words that simply spells “thick soup”.

restaurant Sup Kaww at kelana jaya
restaurant Sup Kaww at kelana jaya

The restaurant is situated opposite the side entrance of Kelana Jaya Giant hypermarket, directly behind the Shell that is by the 6-8pm weekday parking lot – LDP.

While not spotting any doors, there’s a big al fresco dining area as well as roof covered tables for your choosing.

petai udang (bitter bean with prawns)
petai udang (bitter bean with prawns)

The menu here is pretty comprehensive, there are various types of Malay soup (including sup tropedo if you like), vegetable, squid, beef, chicken, and seafood prepared in different methods – masak merah (red sauce), paprik, kunyit, and so on. There’s also nasi ayam (chicken rice) and a few other types of soup noodle too.

For the two of us, I ordered a petai udang (bitter bean with prawns), daging masak merah (beef with red sauce), sup tulang (beef bone soup), and a couple telur dadar (Malay style omelete).

danging masak merah, sup tulang, telur dadar
danging masak merah, sup tulang, telur dadar

Like most traditional Malay dishes, the prawns in petai udang wasn’t peeled, but it was otherwise a dish with a kick. Being a petai lover, I’d probably ask for extra petai (and them not being split) the next time.

Daging merah was a combination of sweet and spiciness that goes well with white rice.

Haze and KY at Sup Kaww!
Haze and KY at Sup Kaww!

The sup tulang though, was really kaww! Very thick and flavourful, and is almost a meal by itself. Telur dadar, well, was just telur dadar, nothing out of the ordinary.

The other dishes I’ve tried there were all pretty good too, but I wouldn’t recommend their tomyam (try the one tomyam at ming tien instead).

Selamat  berjamu selera!

map to Sup Kaww at Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya

Address:
Restaurant Sup Kaww!
Lot 3630, SS7/8,
Kelana Jaya 47301, Selangor

GPS: 3.10497, 101.59786
Tel: 019-384 8421

Datanglah Rumah Ku jikalau bang lapar! Makanan sedap, enak, lagi berkhaksyat.. or something…

Anyway.. I shall not attempt to compose this entry in Malay, the ability to write a proper essay has already gone out of the window since after SPM. These days my ability in our national language is reduced to having small talks with colleague, and ordering food.

note: I’ve been notified that this restaurant has changed ownership, menu is different from this blog now.

Rumah Ku at Kelana Jaya
Rumah Ku, air bandung, ulam (and the sambal!)

I first got to know about this little Malay restaurant at Kelana Jaya from a sales person (who also happened to read this blog) that my company had dealing with. The first impression was very good, and I’ve meant to go back there again for a while but didn’t manage until just a few days ago.

nasi timbel ayam & nasi timbel tenggiri
Nasi Timbel with Ayam Goreng, and with Ikan Tenggiri

Other than your usual nasi goreng, danging merah, ayam paprid, sotong kunyit and so forth, this place serves the very unique (to me anyway) nasi timbel.

Nasi Timbel is an Indonesian thingy with steamed rice wrapped in banan leaf, serves with ulam (raw vegetable with sambal), keropok melinjo, spicy anchovies, beef gulai, and also ayam goreng. Alternatively you can have it with ikan tenggiri (Spanish Mackerel), kembung (Indian Mackerel), or tilapia.

Haze and KY at Rumah Ku
Haze and KY at Rumah Ku

I tried the tenggiri version and the fried chicken version (both at RM 12 while the other 2 versions slightly cheaper) and they tasted rather quite awesome! The beef in gulai was tender and flavorful, and I also particularly like their sambal that packs a serious kick.

The fried chicken was one of the best I had too, with the texture still very firm and I can only inappropriately described it as .. “fresh”. Give this place a try, the restaurant is situated by one of the lakes and spot a pretty nice view if you’re sitting al fresco.

map to Rumah Ku at Kelana Jaya

Not all things are perfect here though, if you go there in the afternoon, make sure to park in the covered car park to avoid getting clamped. The food also usually takes quite a while to be served, but I guess this was due to the fact that everything was prepared from scratch

Address:
Rumah Ku
B-01-1, GF Block B
Plaza Kelana Jaya

Jalan SS7/13A, Petaling Jaya
GPS: 3.09634, 101.59800
Tel: 03-7877 3024

Every once in a while I get this from my colleagues:

“Eh KY ni selalu makan babi saja, bila nak blog makanan halal?

So here’s one! Another Char Kuih Teow place that serves good old fashion halal version of my favorite Penang dish. This time at Restaurant Jaya in SS5 by the name of Lau Wan Char Kuih Teow.

Note: this place has moved to the food court on Jalan SS 3/33 (http://goo.gl/maps/fOI4l).

Char Kueh Teow Lau Wan at restaurant Jaya, KJ
Lau Wan char kueh teow at Restaurant Jaya

Restaurant Jaya is situated a stone’s throw away from the slightly more famous Aunty Gemuk CKT at restaurant Jamal Muhammad, another halal CKT operated by Chinese stall owner in a Muslim restaurant. 1Malaysia, my friends.

Char Kueh Teow halal
Lau Wan Char Kueh Teow, with prawns, cockles, and soya sauce + cili padi

Lau Wan’s version of CKT is slightly different from your typical Penang style. The end product is quite a lot wetter, with prawns still in their shells and a side of soya sauce with cili padi. Other ingredients are your typical egg, cockles, bean sprouts, chives, and tiny pieces of chai poh (salted vegetable).

I was initially a bit skeptical, but the CKT turned out to be rather good, with plenty of “wok hei”, plenty of zest. This is a must try especially for Muslim friends.

tauhu bakar, KY & Haze
tauhu bakar, KY & Haze

At restaurant Jaya, a RM 4 plate of CKT is best accompanied by a set of tauhu bakar (BBQ taofu) that is packed with rojak sauce, nuts, bean sprouts, and shredded cucumber for RM 2.40.

We had the CKT at night, but I’m quite positive this stall is operational over breakfast/lunch time too (correct me if I’m wrong).

Address:
Lau Wan Char Kueh Teow
Restaurant Jaya, Jalan SS 5/1
Kelana Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.10124, 101.60598

Mamak style rojak (also known as passember in the northern region) makes one of the best afternoon snacks.

For one, parking isn’t usually a problem since they are located at random street corners. Secondly, you get the great Malaysian al fresco ambiance. Finally, they also usually serve chendol, the perfect remedy for crazy hot max afternoons.

Rojak Mamak at Kelana Jaya
rojak mamak at Kelana Jaya

I’ve drove past this particular mamak rojak stall countless times, but this was actually the first time I’ve ever tried it. We ended up there when the rojak craving hits, and since it was already over 5pm, I know that my regular rojak stall at Taman Bahagia would be closed by then.

Taman megah mamak rojak, now this is my kinda food truck that's been around for decades. #kyeats #halal #rojak #passembur

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Like other similar operations, this stall sells rojak, rojak mee, mee rebus, chendol, and also ABC. We ordered a plate of rojak each and I added a bowl of chendol too.

Rojak and Chendol
mamak rojak, chendol

The rojak came with the typical ingredients of sengkuang mengkuang, tofu, prawn fritters, and those other things with probably tamil names I never really knew. The sauce was flavorful, sweet, and not overly spicy (tho I’m sure you can ask for more chili). I actually like it better than the Taman Bahagia version, if only this one also comes cuttle fish…

Haze and KY
Haze and KY

As for the chendol, other than the typical green thingy and red beans, they added “leong fun” and a bit of sweet corn into the mix. I find it pretty interesting. Would prefer if they put more shaved ice instead though, the mamak version of chendol is always a bit too watery for me, was still pretty good nonetheless.

The 2 plates of rojak and chendol came up to less than RM 10, pretty decent deal for an afternoon quickie.

map of kelana jaya mamak rojak

Address:
Rojak Mamak
Jalan SS 24/1
Kelana Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.113097, 101.607501

A couple weeks ago, in the post on char kueh teow at New Yee Sang, Kelana Jaya, a reader by the handler gracieq left a comment that she usually gets her CKT fix at a mamak restaurant near Wisma FAM. That made me very curious, at a mamak restaurant? Char Kueh Teow? Is it even possible?


Glorious char kueh teow

Curiosity got the better of me, a few days ago I did a bit of research and found that boolicious from masak-masak gave very good review about this CKT stall at Restaurant Jamal Mohamed. If it’s good enough for boo, it is good enough for me.

I took my camera and went hunting alone for this impossible restaurant. I consulted google map, it’s actually less than 5 mins away from where I stay, how could I have missed it all these while?


Restaurant Jamal Mohamed with Penang Char Kueh Teow by fat aunty

Unlike most mamak outfits where the owners run everything, restaurant Jamal Mohamed is set up much like most Chinese kopitiam. There are at least half a dozen stalls operated by individual owners.

Sure enough I found what I was looking for. A char kueh teow stall operated by the famous “Fat Aunty”, with a label that simply states “Penang”

char kueh teow at restaurant jamal mohamed
income tax department could perhaps count the eggs…

Despite the brisk business, I was still a bit skeptical. This is a mamak restaurant after all. My fingers started to twitch, what if this was all a big mistake?

Then the Char Kueh Teow came. It looked unassuming. I picked up the chopsticks and carefully delivered a small portion into my mouth.

Noms.. noms.. noms…..

Oh boy, the CKT had plenty of umph, it was wet, it was flavorful, and it had everything (sans the super huge prawns only found in Penang) a CKT suppose to have. It was very delicious. I was over the moon.

The best RM4 spent in 2010.

map to restaurant jamal mohamed, near wisma FAM

After my meal, I chatted up with the Fat Aunty for a bit. I found out that like me, she hailed from Penang. We conversed in Hokkien, at the restaurant with Indian, Chinese, Malay, and more enjoying their lunch in a hot afternoon. It felt good, I was happy, this is truly Malaysia.

Address:
Restoran Jamal Mohamed
24, Jalan SS5A/9
Kelana Jaya

GPS: 3.095372, 101.605484