I am back in Kuala Lumpur (KL) for a mini break and yes, I am back at Madam Kwan for food. This time round, I visited the outlet at Mid Valley Megamall as I had a facial arranged at one of the shops in the mall 😉
I was actually surprised that I had to wait for a table to have my lunch at 3pm. The restaurant was still 90% full. Wow. Business is really good!
Exterior of Madam Kwan’s Restaurant. There are seating areas outside the restaurant for customers to rest on while waiting for a table. Nice gesture.
You must try the Sambal Chilli (FOC) when you are here. Squeeze the lime and mix it with the sambal chilli. Be warned that the chilli is spicy. My advice to you is to mix a little chilli with the lime juice so that you get a sour, sweet and spicy chilli to go with your dishes or just with the rice.
I had wanted to order the Nasi Lemak or Nasi Bojari, the signature dishes at Madam Kwan’s, but having that will leave me no room in my stomach to try any other dishes. The other reason I wanted to order Nasi Bojari is because of the yummilicious fried chicken that we tried the last time round. After much deliberation and checking with the waiter, I ended up with the following ala carte orders.
Fried Chicken Drumstick (RM9.50). This is made with Madam’s delicious deep fried chicken recipe. This is the same chicken that is served with Nasi Bojari. The chicken is well marinated, perfectly fried, crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. Best of all, it does not feel oily although it is deep fried.
The drumstick goes very well with the sambal chilli. 🙂
My carb for the day – Bojari (RM2.60). From the Chinese translation, this is a 3 colour rice. It smells very fragrant and from what I read, this is actually rice for the royalty. Woohoo!
My friend’s Fish Noodle Soup (RM18.50). It has john snapper fish fillet in the milky soup with vegetables and bee hoon. I tried a piece of the fish and found it a bit too tough for my liking. I like the soup though. It was not to milky and the preserved vegetable in it gave the soup a cleansing finish. My friend did not like the soup as it was too sourish for him.
Seafood Toufu (Small-RM23.90). This dish was ordered after our main order was put in as I found it a tad expensive for a toufu dish and it had slipped my mind that there was seafood in it.
Closeup of the Seafood Toufu. It has plenty of ingredients in it. There was deep fried toufu, squid, prawns, carrots , mushrooms, cauliflower..too many to list individually. Great dish that goes perfectly with rice but if you eat it plain, it should be better with a little less salt.
Madam’s Tom Yam Soup (RM12.90). This is one dish that you will probably not associate with Malaysia but the menu says that this is actually a Northern Malaysia influenced soup with lemon grass, fish sauce, kaffir lime, and galangal.
Close up of the ingredients in the Tom Yam Soup – Chicken, prawns, sotong, vegetables (oyster mushrooms, baby corn, tomatoes, etc). I like this Tom Yam Soup as it is neither too spicy nor sour. The flavour is just nice and goes well with the rest of the dishes.
My RM78.20 (abt SGD32.30) meal at Madam Kwan’s.
I would definitely recommend friends who are new to Malaysian Cuisine to Madam Kwan’s as they can try local halal food in air- conditioned comfort before venturing out to the roadside stalls.
Madam Kwan’s Restaurant
F-052, 1st Floor,
Mid Valley Megamall,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
Tel: +603 2237 2297
Photos taken with Nikon D50 and Sony Ericsson C095