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K.L, Malaysia: Madam Kwan's

02 December 2010

One of the best lunches we had on our K.L trip was at Madam Kwan's at Suria KLCC mall, featuring some of the most popular dishes in the Malaysian food lexicon. Food prices here aren't necessarily cheap by Malaysian standards of course, there's always a premium to pay for ambience and setting, but I'm sure you'd walk away quite satisfied after your meal. Good place to bring your foreign friends too for a 101 on the cuisine.


A popular Malay-Indian pickle, the Achar here was sufficiently sour, spicy and crunchy all at once. A good side dish to have, but I'm personally not the biggest fan.

Nasi Bojari
Madam Kwan's tri-coloured rice with assam prawns, beef rendang and deep-fried chicken drumstick.

I was curious of what the "tri-coloured rice" from the Nasi Bojari really was, and it turned out to be something close to a typical Asian fried rice but with hints of garlic and shades of red and yellow from colouring or turmeric. The beef rendang came in a more shredded style (compared to the usual big chunks of beef that we are used too), which I thought was not too bad and made chewing all the easier heh. The (huge) deep-fried chicken was awesome stuff by the way, well-marinated and all tender and juicy inside.

Chicken Curry

The Chicken Curry had a very appetising spiciness and zest to it. There was only one serving of this on the table (three of us were having the Nasi Bojari) but we all stole a couple of spoonfuls of the gravy to go with our rice. It went very well indeed.


The Otak-Otak (to the uninitiated this is really a spicy, grilled fish paste in banana leaf) was delicious. I liked how it had bits of fishcake and shrimps in it for that extra crunch and flavour. The level of spiciness was just nice as well - high but not numbingly spicy. Great stuff.

RM7.90 for the Achar
RM21.90 for the Nasi Bojari
RM15.90 for the Chicken Curry
RM17.90 for the Otak-Otak
RM6.00 for a glass of Coke

* Prices are subject to 10% service charge.

Suria KLCC Mall, Ramlee Wing Level 4/20-21.

Additional Comment
Certified Halal.

Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.

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