Wednesday, February 22, 2006

KL Cafe

KL Cafe is situated on trendy Acland street in St. Kilda. It specialises in malaysian, chinese and thai cuisines and this was the first time I'm going there to try out the foods.

KL Cafe has an older sibling restaurant in Elsternwick called Kotaraya and the two restaurants have similar foods on their menus. Both restaurants also share same owners.

The interior is more contemporary than its sibling restaurant thus enticing more younger patrons in the areas.

It has a nice ambience which adds a nice subtle-ness to the place. They also have a blackhole in the ceiling!

It also won a few awards in the few years since its opening in 1999 so I hope I wan't be dissapointed by the foods.

I ordered the Ipoh Hor Fun, yes I know I like Hor Fun too much but I think they don't take presentations too seriously coz it looks hideous! But to be fair, I must admit it tasted quite good so I'll give it 1 thumb up.


Terese ordered the Gado-gado and well..you judge for yourself if you like the look of it! Again we were quite surprise when we had a taste of it which was quite good! Another 1 thumb up.

Overall KL Cafe is ok to go for a quick meal if you were in the area but I wouldn't go there too often coz the prices are a bit much for what you get!

23 comments:

Tom,Dick&Harry said...

Have you heard of Taste of Borneo in King St? :)

Alex Allied said...

there are lots of KL people coming to MElbourne to start a restaurant business. I jz went to one of those Kuala Lumpur restaurant in Carnegie today. Will have the pictures posted up soon.

Helen said...

When you say too much, you meant how much? OK, RM how much for the hor fun??

Wei, think I better come over Australia to start a White Coffee cafe....lol

Amelia said...

I should start a Kampua cafe dat sells Kompia with Tau-u bak on weekends...hehehe

robin said...

hey,
there is even this place in china town perth that has sarawakian dishes !!! will check that out soon...
gosh.. the hor fun proportion looks larger than normal
I LIKE IT THAT WAY...

Wuching said...

tom,dick&harry: sorry, i haven't..how was it?

alex allied: what was the name of this restaurant u went to & was it any good?

helen: i meant estimated about RM30! u come open ur cafe so i can eat there everyday lah.

amelia: yes, melb needs a kampua cafe too, please come!

robin: yes i like my serving big too..enuff to fill me up, i hate it when the servings r so small like feeding birds!

Che-Cheh said...

what is gado-gado ?

Wuching said...

che-cheh: aiyo..how come u live in malaysia & don't know what gado-gado is, its a malaysian dish leh!

Jeremy C said...

i like the deco...very chic, for a small restaurant :)

as for the food, well, you know what they say - don't judge the book by its cover ;)

Wuching said...

jeremy: ur right, the food was quite nice despite the presentation but i'm fuzzy about things like that..just me.

fooDcrazEE said...

it sure looks terrible....but that Ipoh Hor Fun looks like Wat Tan Hor..


Glad it tasted good.

Wuching, gado gado is Indonesian cuisine

Wuching said...

foodcrazee: gado gado is indonesian cuisine? oops! sorry che-cheh! what do i know, i grew up in sarawak & never knew the difference! thanz for the clarification, u must know coz ur the master of foods so i won't argue with u! :p

Jacky said...

First time I saw gado-gado too. Rupa-rupanya it's from Indonesia :)

RM30 is very expensive ler... but you are paying in AUD different lar.

How about kompian and kampua restaurant? Can survive or not there you think?

Amelia said...

Thanks a lot, Wuching...hehe
I haven't started my business, you already say "sure die one"...hehe

Wuching said...

jacky: kompian & kampua restaurant here sure die one lah! first of all only ppl from sibu know about them & secondly not all sibu ppl would wanna have them everyday too! forget it lah but its good if someone open one so at least i can get them if i need to.

Amelia said...

Alamak...look at our time difference...no wonder my comment appear b4 your reply to Jacky...hehe

Wuching said...

amelia: that's only my opinion, i'm no businessman & i have been wrong with a lotta things so u go do whatever u think will work! hehehe!

Amelia said...

Wuching, U know dat I was only joking-lah...hehe ;)

Besides, what would I know about cooking kampua?...I only know how to eat...hehe ;)

Wuching said...

amelia: cooking kampua is very easy wor, just lard, shallots & lots of MSG!

Che-Cheh said...

hehe i really don't know what is gado-gado. heard before the name but have no idea what it is. :-P

Wuching said...

che-cheh: its basically just vege & some kind of satay sauce.

suituapui said...

Look nice,what for? Ho khua, bay ho chiak! Like Western dishes, all the decor for presentation! Waste time only! Can't even eat! Asian dishes...may look terrible, but taste wonderful! Like u know what...looks terrible, tastes wonderful...know wat I mean?

Wuching said...

suituapui: ur absolutely right! but if u wanna make it here u have to make ur foods look as good as the taste!