Monday, September 14, 2015

My Top 5 Eggs Benedict in KL & PJ

I can honestly say that I've had a fair share of Eggs Benedict/Eggs Atlantic in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, as I would always choose Eggs Ben over Big Breakfast or Pastas. A crusty bread, perfectly poached eggs with runny yolk (shape doesn't really matter to me) and just enough hollandaise (not too thick, but not too runny either) to cover the eggs because if too much sauce it will be quite 'jelak', and the sauce should have the tangy flavor there to make the dish more pleasant tasting. Here is to share what I would categorize as my top five favorite Eggs Benedict/Eggs Atlantic in KL/PJ area. (Disclaimer: it's personal preference) and sharing with you as well the dishes that I've had in other cafes.

Rank No. 1: Tedboy Bakery, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru
I actually found this unexpectedly through googling 'eggs ben in kl' and there was this comment and rating on tripadvisor for tedboy to have the nicest eggs ben and truly it is! Well, for me the hollandaise could be a little more tangier but I rank it number one is because of it being very standardized. For both the times I had it, both tasted as good.

Rank No. 2: Yeast Bistronomy, Bangsar
I prefer their oeufs mollet florentine but their eggs ben is also of high standards and quite delicious. Of course, I've seen that they have French chefs in the kitchen and their menu is quite premium.

Rank No. 3: That Latte Place, Ikon Connaught & Map's Sunway
I would have ranked them the first if I didn't go for the second time. (Maintaining standard is verrrrrry important) I still remember the first time I had it, I told myself this was the best, best, best eggs ben I've ever had in kl. The perfect poached eggs, crispy cold salad, and crunchy crispy hot cubed deep fried potatoes that were so, so good. But, it was the opposite the second time I went. The potatoes were cold, not even warm, it was cold, and the taste was kinda not as nice as I remembered it to be. So my expectation declined immediately. I'm not sure if the owner owns TLP and Map's together but their eggs ben were quite similar. 

 Rank No.4: Twenty One Grams Cafe, PJ Newtown
Presentation of the dish was verrrrry simple but the taste was good. I liked it actually.

Rank No. 5: J&D Espresso, Lebuh Bandar Utama
Quite a posh looking cafe, and have lots of variety of food and drinks. I saw someone having some orange cake or something that was flaming. Their eggs ben is huge, very filling for me, I couldn't finish the bread, just that I'm not sure was it truffle oil they use, or maybe too much they put in, it was somewhat a bit too overpowering and made me feel 'jelak' halfway. But overall, taste was alright.

And below are pics of the eggs ben of other cafes...

The famous Antipodean, ever so crowded when it opened. I still remember their big breakfast was SO huge, and had to be shared. But now, portion shrank, and I feel their standard dropped. This was served to me the last time I went. Midvalley.

TBF (The Beer Factory), now become a casual dining place, Sunway Giza.

 AMPM cafe, USJ

The Atlantic, The Good Batch, Damansara Uptown

 Yellow Brick Road, Jalan Batai

 Nutmeg, BV2. Some people like their gravlax but I don't really. It tasted fishy. And the hollandaise was so eggy and I can taste the 'blowtorch' fire taste.

 Eggs Atlantic, Garage 51 Sunway. Kinda pricey for the portion size. Eat not full for me.

 Also another eat not full and pricey. Jibby & Co, Empire Shopping Gallery.

 Quartet TTDI. Well this was long long time ago, the hollandaise was too sour. Hope it has improved now.

Wood and Steel, Kota Damansara. Average.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Uncle John's Nyonya Food @ Limapulo, Jalan Doraisamy

Throwback to two months ago, I was introduced to this restaurant by local celebrity Mr Alan Yun, and on the evening of Deepavali day, me and my two friends decided to drop by for dinner. My memory of Jalan Doraisamy was all the pubs and soup kambing, and there it stood, Limapulo in the center of this nightlife lit street, but the street is bound to have some road renovations going on.

(Photo Credit: Limapulo Facebook page)

We were offered the set lunch menu although it's dinner time, as well as the ala carte menu. The set lunch is very very affordable, at rm9.90 you pick a main and it comes with rice, a slice of fried egg and side vege. So for three of us, we ordered 3 set lunches, pie tees, a mango appetizer, a vege dish and sambal petai sotong.

The waitress told us it is a warm mango dish cooked in sambal. We could not imagine the taste at first as it was our first time trying it, but it's quite refreshing. Tasting similar like rojak mango. So good, for petai and squid lovers. Especially the squid tentacles lol, the sambal goes so well and it's just so good with rice. I can just finish this whole plate with plain white rice. And the portion is big, enough for three.

Kangkung masak lemak keledek. Crapz, I can't remember it was kangkung or bayam, but nonetheless, it's a very creamy santan-ny vege dish that goes very very well with rice too.

 We ordered the Chicken Pongteh set lunch, Gerang Asam Pari set lunch and the Ayam Berempah set lunch. The taste, the flavors were all there. 

Pie Tee (4 @ RM10)

The only drawback for me was, I didn't get to try their laksa even though it was a Wednesday, due to it being a public holiday, and apparently I was told that the laksa usually sold out during lunch. So i have to head over some fine day to try their laksa because it looks damn awesome. Yummy yummy!

Nyonya Laksa is available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Limapulo also has a branch outlet at Intermark, called Limabelas.

26, Jalan Doraisamy,
53300, Kuala Lumpur.
(Beside Sheraton Hotel )

The Intermark@ Double Tree Hilton
Level LC
(Same level as Jaya Grocer)

Tel: 03-26983268
Biz Hours: Mon - Sat 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm