Monday, October 03, 2011

Reminder : Oldie Golden Goodie Woo Lan, Brickfields


The family use to patronise Woo Lan quite frequently till it shifted from it's zinc roof shack (I remember, they use to have the water sprinklers on to cool the roof in the daytime!) to a proper shoplot.  I wonder why we stopped going? Lost its charm due to the move? Not sure why actually.  But finally, we did get round to having dinner in Woo Lan; dining on some old favourites.  Some things never change...yes, it may be an oldie but it's still a golden goodie!  Yup, the family needs to be reminded about this place now and then ;o), we all need a such a reminder (such as this post).  It's easy to forget with all the new restaurants that keeps appearing as time goes by (while some fade away in our memories as their doors close for business due to such changes or economic reasons).  Are there any restaurants that you have loved in the past and miss; now that it's no longer here?

So, let's us remember ...

Woo Lan, Brickfields
Woo Lan looking foreign to us ... but the food remains the same

Salad Prawn
Salad Prawn

1) The act of eating
2) An act of affection
3) A sound to express satisfaction through eating

So, yes...all of the above; eating the dishes affectionately (but not loudly! HAhaha....).

Fried Pork Belly
Fried Pork Belly

Steamed Fish
Steamed Fish

Honey Ginger Chicken
Honey Ginger Chicken

Morning Glory with Belachan
Kangkung Belachan - Morning Glory with Shrimp Paste

Srinivasa Bhavan, Brickfields
The friendly neighbour right next to Woo Lan; Srinivasa Bhavan

She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes
- Frank Deford

Woo Lan
19 Jalan Scott
Off Jalan Sambanthan
Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
Opens daily except Mondays 11.30 am - 3pm/5.30pm-10pm
Tel : 603-2274 8968


jason said...

When I first knew this place, it is already at is current location! When you mention shack, it reminds me of Lim Kee behind FGA.

Unknown said...

We still love Woo Lan! The claypot prawns & glass noodles very memorable :D

Love how you insert the noms in the pics hehe so cute la

wmw said...

Jason : Come, let us go and makan together soon...

Babe_KL : Oh yes, I love that too! Thanks for the "nom" compliment!

choi yen said...

The fried pork belly definitely can win my heart *nom*nom* I still remember my 1st tried on it, divine!

wmw said...

choi yen : Yes, always something that's good to remember!

jinx* said...

Is it still good? I suggested this place but so many ppl been saying that its not as good anymore..

wmw said...

jinx : Obviously Woo Lan has lost some of its charm when they relocated. Can't miss with their few signature dishes but am sure a more rustic surroundings like its old location would have added points to the overall experience.