Friday, November 16, 2007

Nam Chuan, Bangsar

These photos were taken a while back when some of us floggers took Jason of Ipoh Mali Talak Sombong around when he was visiting in town. I think he decided to relocate to Kuala Lumpur after seeing how friendly the floggers are and of course the array of delicious food that was introduced to him ;o). Well, you know what they say; we don't usually appreciate what we have cos I for one love the food in Ipoh. Hahaha....

So, one of the place we dropped by was Nam Chuan in Bangsar as one can find a good variety of hawker food here. Am still thinking about all the wonderful hawker food I recently had in Penang during Star's Drive For Food competition. Which brings me to this community message, hahaha...Please do remember to vote for us at http://star-motoring.com/mystar/driveforfood/finalvideos.asp. We are the first two videos on top, Fantastic Four and Apple Crumble Team. Last day of voting will be this Sunday, Nov 18. Thank you all once again for your support.

Whenever I go to Nam Chuan though, I normally end up ordering only from either one of my two usual stalls. One would be which from this lady that dishes up many varieties from this little stall where I usually order two of my faves here.
Food stall

Sarawak Laksa
Sarawak Laksa - Close to eating the real thing in Sarawak itself. It's about as good as it gets, eating this noodle in Bangsar! As per the Wikipedia page of Laksa, "Sarawak laksa (Malay: Laksa Sarawak) comes from the town of Kuching in the Malaysian state Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. It is actually very different from the curry laksa as the soup contains no curry in its ingredient at all. It has a base of Sambal belacan, sour tamarind, garlic, galangal, lemon grass and coconut milk, topped with omelette strips, chicken strips, prawns, fresh coriander and optionally lime. Ingredients such as bean sprouts, (sliced) fried tofu or other seafood are not traditional but is sometimes added".
Abascus Seeds
Abacus Seeds - A mixture of yam and tapioca flour, its name is derived from its shape. The seeds are fried together with shredded Mok Yee, minced pork, dried shrimps, shallots and garlic. However, this is not a favourite of everyone; one either loves it or don't. For me, it was love at first bite :o)
Char Kway Teow
And then there's this other stall, serving up Char Kway Teow (fried flat noodles) which is simply scrumperlicious! With enough wok hei, this plate of noodles, egg, prawns, cockles, beansprouts and garlic chives is a rhapsody with harmony! Give it a try...


Restoran Nam Chuan
2-4 Lorong Ara Kiri Dua,
Lucky Garden, Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-2094 4221

I think I just ate my willpower. ~Author Unknown



16 comments:

Judy said...

I want to go here too. The char kueh teow and abacus dish looks extremely tempting.

I still prefer the usual curry laksa.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

abacus seeds! which reminds me that i have yet to resume tat organising trip to Rest 52 in Semenyih..they serve pretty good abacus seeds

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

These are my favourite stalls too!

Precious Pea said...

I recognize that plate of CKT! Hahaha...the one where we were permitted to only take a shot. Haha! The Sarawak laksa not too bad, but in terms of condiments, i still prefers cockles and lots and lots of it. Hehehe.

MeiyeN said...

i am wondering where is nam chuan cause i don't really know where lucky garden is... near to bangsar village?

ling239 said...

Sarawak Laksa !!
the prawns are so fresh and big...^_^
btw how much is this ?

Imbi & Itchy said...

i've tried the abacus seed, but not the other two. problem is, this coffeeshop is sooo pack, that you get people waiting for you when you're eating ... ahhhh ... can tapau!

jason said...

Hehe... this post brings back a lot or memories lah. :)

Tummythoz said...

Hmm have not tried the ckt here yet. Looks authentic.

wmw said...

judy : Just remember to add that to your list. Where have you been??? ;o)

joe : You better show up this time round! LOL...

Lyrical L : These are a few of our favourite stalls..la la la... :p)

Precious P : Sarawak Laksa no cockles leh...Different style.

Mei Yen : It's at the old shophouses across Bangsar Village...drive within the TMC mini supermarket.

ling239 : I think it's RM4.

imbi&itchy : Yeah, tapau the abascus seed, eat the sarawak laksa and CKT there! Hehe...

Jason : Definitely nice and sweet memories right???

tummythoz : Mmm, should try. Hey, haven't seen you for awhile. See you around soon!

boo_licious said...

I love the laksa and how she presents it so beautifully. One of the better ones in town. Total opposite to the one in Tmn Megah which looks like the threw in the ingredients.

wonda said...

Do the abacus seeds taste like yam cake?

wmw said...

Boo : Yah, the Taman Megah one is kinda messy!

wonda : It's more chewy than yam cake, 'cos of the tapioca flour I suppose.

jason said...

Yeah, sweet memories!

mama bok said...

I have to try the abacus seed..! so many review about it lately.. :)

wmw said...

Jason : Yes, and lots more after that day!

mama bok : Got ah? I didn't come across one???