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This is my way of sharing my discoveries, re-discoveries, memories & experiences

as well as other bits & pieces of information I have of

growing up in Kuala Lumpur.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bangkok Expresso at the Weld

Two friends celebrated their birthdays in December and, Christmas and New Year were around the corner, so Vasantha decided to treat a few of us to lunch.  The nearest and most convenient place for lunch would be the Weld.  There are a number of food outlets at the Weld including a food court at the 4th level.

We choose Bangkok Expresso which serves Thai food with a 'fussion' touch.
That's me taking a photo of the entrance to the terrace.

Deciding what to order....

.. Rice with Thai green curry chicken..

..with mushrooms and vegetables..

 ..black pepper chicken..

..tofu and glass noodles soup..

..while I settled for the pineapple fried rice with prawns.

I don't know who this is, but it was on the wall..

.. as was this.

The decor and ambiance is modern rather than Thai...

..and the staff are friendly (although there could be some communication problems due to language, especially if you want to customize your order, like 'I don't want onions in my soup').

There's always time to pose for a photograph - say 'cheese'.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Mali's Corner in Taman Bunga Raya

My nephew from Singapore was in KL recently.  His local cousins were responsible for taking him around and keeping him entertained. On one of the nights, I had to take the lot of them out for dinner. This can sometimes be a problem as everyone has his or her likings and dis-likings when it comes to food.  Fortunately, nasi lemak (a local rice dish cooked with coconut milk) is liked by everyone.

One of the nearest places for me is Mali's Corner located in Taman Bunga Raya near the TAR College, and that's where we headed.

Mali's is known for it's nasi lemak which is served hot with freshly fried chicken.  It is also known for it's Char Koay Teow (fried flat rice noodles, another popular local dish).

Due to it's popularity, there's no table service at Mali's.  Patrons have to queue for their orders.  There are usually 3 queues at any one time, for the nasi lemak, for char koay teow and for drinks. 

 Patrons need to queue, purchase their food and then proceed to the many tables set up around the stall for their meal.

The service is quite efficient with each one of the staff with specific duties.

The char koay teow is cooked to order on a 'per portion' basis.

The pakcik (uncle) preparing drinks.
That's us, enjoying our meal (and posing for photos, of course).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jalan TAR Nite Market Revisited

I recently re-visited the night market at Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman.  It's still as popular as ever.

What is a market without people: the following are some shots I got when I was there.



Shopping is tiring work as the last few photos show.