Monday, October 5, 2009

Rice Cafe @ Lorong Maarof, Bangsar

The current trend in Bangsar is apparently having assam laksa for lunch.

Unfortunately when it comes to a dish like assam laksa, you are starring at a rather unappreciative man who doesn't exactly like sour things.

Maybe it is a gender thing, because i find that females who circle around me on a daily or a weekly basis tend to crave for sour things like assam laksa.

So it was brainless to take the Girlfriend here to try out the fame Assam Laksa.

The big hype caused me to come and visit them on a weekend. Looks like the place targets the office lunch crowd so it was rather empty. Just the way i like it.

When it comes to the best assam laksa, the Girlfriend has had, she names her own Grandma's and Sea Park at the top.

This version met her expectations when it came to the sourness, saltiness and etc.

Downside was that it wasn't "kao" enough, i suppose she like a a stew rather than broth like version.

The Nasi Lemak was famous, but we just had the packet version for breakfast. So after going through a list that either "finished" or didn't look too enticing, we gave Loh Mee a try. Sorely missing the pork lard to give the noodles, the extra oomph it needed.

The fried chicken saved the day. This was one of the best fried chicken i had in awhile. The rempah-rempah sprinkled on top was infectious, while the chicken was juicy unlike the versions you get at the mamak when it is fried till a piece of meat that might make a dent to the teeth. One huge piece for RM7, we had two. Worth every cent.

Wash it down with some barley limau ice.

Time to watch tennis after that.

A nice cosy neighbourhood cafe for a quick meal. Look out for the nasi lemak and the assam laksa, while rumours has it that the owner is also worthwhile looking out for too.

Address:

Lorong Maarof,
Bangsar

Verdict: The Girlfriend says 4 stars. I will definitely come back just for the chicken x 3. I think Rice Cafe has been officially the most talked about cafe in the blogosphere relating to their Assam Laksa.

25 comments:

Sean said...

there's no dinner crowd either on weekdays! but that makes it easier to find parking...

xin said...

i love those rempah on fried chicken. hehe usually i will ask the seller to sprinkle more for me :D

Paranoid Android said...

Ahem, ahem... Hands off the owner. The monkey marked rice cafe with his pee already. :D
The chicken looks delectable. Almost as good as the owner.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pa: got pee all over d ar? would peeing over his pee work? HAHA

xin: the rempah was awesome i tell ya..

sean: quiet? good for me..but the main road of bangsar definitely isnt

J2Kfm said...

eh ayam bumbu? not bad. me no fan of sour sour things, except tom yum maybe.

thenomadGourmand said...

atr hyped up place on the blogosphere .. hope it lives up to its "fame".
now..who i know is an assam laksa fan ...? since moi doesnt take sour either..
Well..one more week i should be well enough to pay this place a visit. And Cristang visit No2.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tng: well give it a try..no harm..provided u fully recovered to eat fried chicken!

j2kfm: i dunno wat ayam this is..but i knw its a damn shiok ayam..

CUMI & CIKI said...

yumz !!

CUMI & CIKI said...

PA! why the hell does the monkey get kissed by everybody! not fair.. haha

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: i m wondering too..i CANT be THAT bad rite?

mh said...

boy..looks like it'll be a good place to satisfy a few cravings at one go?

rokh said...

we all know why this cafe is most talked about ;) but with that said, i am a fan of assam laksa so may try it out someday...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mh: quite a few..haha esp the usual local favourites i suppose

rokh: shhhhh hahahaa

qwazymonkey said...

Do I sense jealousy in the comments above? :P

BTW, I just tried the salted egg chicken... to die for!

Life for Beginners said...

That has gotta be the most 'barley-ed' and 'limau-ed' barley limau ais ever! :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lob: damn kao version..after all it was like rm3 pls a cup!

qwazymonkey: jealousy? dont have ar..until u mention salted egg!

tigerfish said...

Even the look of the fried chicken looks special to me.....I thought it was chicken floss or something....hahhaha!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

You should have smooched up to the owner when we saw her in all her loveliness last week.

thule a.k.a leo said...

that's it! I'm heading there for breakfast this weekend...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: haha save ur stomach for the chicken..

ll: yeah i shud..but then i couldnt risk with the MANY cameras out there..plus im not monkey..

tigerfish: its some sort of spice..but its good..

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i so want the chicken x 3 and the lime barley....no way i will try to fry such chicken at home T_T sobssssssssss

UnkaLeong said...

I'd go back for the chicken as well ;) and for a glimpse of the owner....heheh

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

unka: haha chicken chicken..

mocha: im sure u will be tempted soon enough to fry ur own chicken!

Nic (KHKL) said...

actually hor, i'm a assam laksa fan..hehe. rice cafe's version is nice cos its flavourful and got substance. check out the fried chicken with salted egg also next time!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: i heard!!! wil definitely want to go try now