La Cucur @ Suria KLCC

12 03 2011

One early morning, I was walking around Suria KLCC looking for a nice breakfast meal. That is when I stumbled across La Cucur which is  located at the concourse level of the shopping mall. As far as I know, La Cucur has been around for a long time and has build quite a steady reputation over the years. I ordered their nasi lemak chicken which costs RM 8.50 per plate. The dish came with roasted peanuts, anchovies as well as sambal.

The sambal has a bit of sourish tangy taste to it. Personally, I prefer sambal to have a slight sweet spicy taste but that is just my own preference.

The rice must also be firm and not sticky. The one at La Cucur was not too bad though I have tasted a better version at Village Park, Damansara Uptown. The highlight of the dish was the chicken rendang.

The chicken meat was tender and cooked with sufficient spices and other condiments.

If only the sambal and the rice was prepared to my liking I would definitely give this place a thumbs up.

La Cucur
Suria KLCC
Concourse Level
Ramlee Mall (C33)
Jalan Ampang
50088 Kuala Lumpur

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Oriental Chicken Restaurant @ Glenmarie

6 08 2010

Oriental Chicken has recently opened its doors at Glenmarie, Shah Alam. Despite being the new kid on the block, they have already garnered a sizable number of patrons during lunch hours. Being curious, my colleagues decided to give this place a try to see what the buzz was all about.

I took the steam chicken rice which costs RM 5.90 per meal. I was told that this is one of their signature dish which comes as no surprise as  it tasted very good. The chicken meat was tender and smooth. Flavour wise, I would rank this place on the same level as Kar Heong which I blogged about previously.

And of course, what would a plate of chicken rice be without bean sprout? Thick and crunchy, the individual sprouts were an absolute delight to chew on.

And for something different they also offered what is called as chef set meal (RM 8.90). The dish consists of barbecued pork, long beans, sambal and a sunny side up. According to my colleague it was tasty. From what I can tell, the barbecued pork looks nicely marinated and flavoursome.

Overall, I find Oriental Chicken a noteworthy place to dine. Recommended for anyone who fancy a good place of chicken rice.

Oriental Chicken Restaurant
No. 22, Jalan Jurureka U1/40
Seksyen U1
40150 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: 013-338 2699 (Jimmy Ong)

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Warung Rindu @ Bukit Angkasa

17 07 2010

I heard from my colleague that there is this particular stall at Pantai Dalam commuter station called ‘Warung Rindu’. Rindu is a Malay word for ‘yearning or longing’ and since Warung Rindu is famous for their nasi lemak, customers will apparently yearn for the nasi lemak when they can’t have it.

Since it sounded quite appealing to me, I decided to bring my iPhone to locate the stall using its Google Map function. After a handful of wrong turnings and Internet browsing while on the road, I managed to find the stall at Jalan Bukit Angkasa which is a stone throw away from the commuter station.

Sure enough, the stall does look pretty interesting with rows of nasi lemak bungkus lining up at the front counter. The chicken were also being fried when I ordered my plate of nasi lemak. Having heard so many good things about it, I was waiting in anticipation to taste it.

The dish (RM 4.50) came with a drumstick, fried egg and sambal.

Firstly, the chicken wasn’t really that great. After hearing so much about Warung Rindu, I was surprise to find out that their chicken was only average at best.

It didn’t have enough ‘rempah’ taste as I would expect from a stall like this.

The sambal wasn’t spicy at all. As a matter of fact, there was a tinge of sweetness in it which is not a bad thing. But I find it lacking of the ‘kick’ that I would prefer in a good dollop of sambal. Overall, I wasn’t impress with the meal at all.

The satay stall which is located next to Warung Rindu fared much better.

The chicken meat (RM 0.50 per stick) was sweet and tasted quite alright. Some prefer the skewered meat to have a bit more fats in them but I prefer mine without it.

And at such, the satay suits my preference.

The kuah satay unfortunately was only average. If they had added more crunch peanut in it, I am sure it would have tasted better.

After asking my colleague again, I was told that the original Warung Rindu is located at the turning off the main road of Pantai Dalam commuter station. Sigh…!

Warung Rindu
Jalan 1/112A
Taman Bukit Angkasa
59200 Kuala Lumpur

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