Friday, February 29, 2008

Too much of Old Town Kopitiam is not always good


You know why? Because too much of a good thing is never good...

Since the two superheroes have been flying frequently over to Ipoh Old Town Kopitiams around KL, it is safe to say that we have experimented many of their signature dishes. Some EXTREMELY good, while some are forgettable. So we get to taste the good and the bad...

Last night, we dined at the Ipoh Old Town Kopitiam in Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, which is just a walk away from KLCC. We would have headed over to the outlet at 3 Miles Square in Jalan Klang Lama if not for the advice dyck had given to us earlier about the bad service there. Thanks man!

Love the decor

To date, we've sampled their Ipoh Hor Fun, which was absolutely delicious...

Ipoh Hor Fun

their Nasi Lemak Special, which was also a great choice!



Nasi Lemak Special

their kick-a$ Curry Mee, definitely not for the faint-hearted...



Curry Mee

And so, last night... we decided to try another 2 of their famous dishes. Superhero W ordered their Nasi Ayam Rendang, their signature dish, while Superhero S ordered Prawn Mee, yet another Malaysian favourite!




The Nasi Ayam Rendang is much like Nasi Lemak Special, only it doesn't have the fried anchovies, the nuts, and in place of the fried chicken is a really BIG rendang chicken drumstick. Besides the rendang, they serve the same sambal used for the Nasi Lemak too, if we're not mistaken. Huge portion, very filling and it's really quite good as well.



Nasi Ayam Rendang


The Prawn Mee on the other hand is well, nothing much to shout about. It doesn't screw up with your senses by leaving an unforgettably delicious taste behind, but it also doesn't put you off from eating it. I found only 2 prawns, but they are not quite as fresh as I would expect them to be. They're quite stingy with the kangkung too. The soup is not as thick as those found in those really good prawn mees, but it does have a nice "prawn" taste to it.



Prawn Mee


For drinks, we decided to stick to our Xi Mut Milk Tea and Ice Blended Mocha which we are entirely fond of.




But among all that we've sampled, we still think that their Curry Mee and Nasi Lemak Special rank as the best of them all. But after dining at the Kopitiam for so many times to date, maybe it's time to take a break from it eh. *wink* Hehe.



Remember, too much of a good thing is not always good for you. :p

14 comments:

dcyk said...

there's one in kuchai lama, in entrepreneurs park, near the maybank/alliance bank junction there.

i only went there once for breakfast.

there's also another branch in sri petaling, opposite proton there, this branch closes at 11pm and rushes their customers out the door....

old klang road branch still has alot of ppl, dono why.

i do agree their nasi lemak special is way better than their nasi lemak rendang, i've tried both too, but the price is a bit steep for a small piece of chicken. If you go to a nearby mamak stall, namely sri neelas in taman desa, go try their roti kosong and their nasi lemak panas. cheap and nice!!


twosuperheroes said...

Haha...Dunno why but we simply love your comments. I mean, who else can you get these kinda comments from?

"there's also another branch in sri petaling, opposite proton there, this branch closes at 11pm and rushes their customers out the door...."

Terima kasih banyak2 for giving us so much insight info! :p


Boon said...

ximatlaicha, until now i still dunno why it is call ximat...:P


hcfoo said...

Normally I would order kaya and butter toast, curry mee and white coffee. But if you let me to choose, I would rather go to Kopi Street at Metro Prima Kepong nearby Carrefour. The glass is bigger and the food is better for similar prices.


KaV said...

walaueh.... nasi ayam rendang got papaddam leh....


cibol said...

I've only been to the one in cyberjaya. That was last year during the international fireworks competition. i love the place, the atmosphere. very classic .. he he he. i had the nasi lemak rendang there. nice


dcyk said...

hahahaha, maybe because i'm an avid hunter of good food too.

I dun like bad service, no matter how good the food is, once i receive bad service for 1 time, i won't go back.


twosuperheroes said...

hey boon, haha..we couldn't figure it out too. Xi Mut? The closest we got is that the Xi could mean the "c" in teh "c" ping (since they're the same thing) haha.. :p

Heya hcfoo, yeah..we love the curry mee too!! Haha..But the Metro Prima Kepong is *ahem* kinda far actually for us... But thanks for sharing! :)

Kav, haha..yeah. The nasi ayam rendang getting more canggih already! But we love the pappadum!! :p

Hey cibol, haven't tried the one in cyberjaya though..Wow..I mean they really have sooo many branches eh! Not bad rite, the nasi ayam rendang! :p

Hey dcyk, yeah we understand what you mean. Same here too. Bad service gives a bad impression which lasts for good. :)


dcyk said...

xi mat lai char

xi mat = ladies stockings, those fine mesh stockings

lai char = milk tea

xi mat lai char means tea filtered through some kind of filter as fine as the ladies stockings, which gives it a good texture.

It's very very popular in HK and there's a very very popular restaurant in HK which serves a good cuppa, my friend + wife went there, and Chow Yuen Fatt sat at his table, because that place is full, LOL, damn lucky


twosuperheroes said...

hey dcyk, can we call you professor???? how come you know so many things wan? Haha... thanks for sharing with us all yeah.

Oh, lucky fella, your friend! Chow Yuen Fatt man!! :p


dcyk said...

lol, if you always go to hong kong restaurants, this will not come as a surprise la.


twosuperheroes said...

dcyk, I used to frequent Wong Kok Char Chan Teng last time but it still didn't occur to me that Xi Mut was actually translated from stockings! :p


dcyk said...

hahahaha, alright :) i still frequent wong kok char chan teng, i feel their food is better than kim gary

anyhow xi mut, last time see hong kong movies all pull over the head for robberies, lol. now all use full faced helmets liao


twosuperheroes said...

But I still like Kim Gary's Baked Cheese Rice.... *drools..* :p