Rice Cafe, Bangsar: Kick Ass-am Laksa

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I took some time before putting up this post. By now, this hidden gem is no longer a secret. Many of you would have already read about this humble cafe from the royalties of the food blogging world like Fat Boy Bakes, A Whiff Of Lemongrass, Cumi dan Ciki, and most recently Eat Drink KL. Like you, I was curious to find out if all the hype was worth the trouble of driving to Bangsar for something I can find at the local Pasar Malam. Boy, was I in for a treat.

The highly recommended Assam Laksa (RM8.90) did not failed its reputation one bit. It kicked ass. The broth was thick and sweet. Not the sugary sweet, but fruity sweet. I suspect it’s pineapple juice. But co-owner Catherine would not divulge her secret ingredient despite our years of friendship. Guess I gotta be contented dining here as her guest whenever I have the craving for some hot sweet and sour soup.

The Nasi Lemak was fluffy and grainy. Qualities I look for in my Nasi Lemak (RM8.50). I like to bite my rice. If I wanted mushy rice, I would have ordered porridge instead. One has got to order this with some fried chicken, be it the regular goreng or the Indonesian sort that comes with addictive lemongrass bits at the top. Both comes with equally crispy paper thin skin and juicy meat on the inside. Just be careful, they might burn as a fresh batch is served up every 10 minutes from the kitchen.

Speaking of the kitchen, if you’re in the mood for some dai-chow kind of noodles, just ask for the menu and order away. Dishes like the yummy Nestum Chicken is a great snack to order too.

Apart from that, I’ve heard that breakfast toast & egg, and their Nasi Dagang is a treat here too. Makes me wonder what can’t this entrepreneurial friend of mine can’t do. Please teach me some of your success secret, Cat!


Rice Cafe
98 Lorong Maarof
Bangsar Park 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 010-362 5188

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9 Responses to Rice Cafe, Bangsar: Kick Ass-am Laksa
  1. Life for Beginners
    September 23, 2009 | 1:59 am

    Whoa… I wouldn't mind eating here every week if I got service like that too! :D

    Qwazymonkey, you're always such a hit with the ladies lah… Take after your Ah Pa, you do. ;)

  2. CUMI & CIKI
    September 23, 2009 | 2:38 am

    haha.. so cute! Good leh… :P

  3. Sean
    September 23, 2009 | 4:04 am

    aiyo, no wonder u left such an impression! i brought a large group here last thursday for buka puasa. catherine asked me how i found out about the place, and i said cheng yi had blogged about it and passed me carol's number for me to make a booking. then she said, ohh, so you must know jonathan ooi… :P

  4. Nic (KHKL)
    September 23, 2009 | 4:40 am

    i told myself that i HAVE TO check this place out last weekend. but i DIDNT cos something urgent came up..ARGGGHHHHH!!! to make things worse, i even passed by that place on saturday!!! double ARGH!

    the assam laksa looks really good. i'm fantasizing about the aroma d.

  5. J2Kfm
    September 23, 2009 | 6:46 am

    eh then if i go also i said i know jonathan and cheng yi.
    then sure can get 'desserts' … :)

  6. thule a.k.a leo
    September 23, 2009 | 9:10 am

    I am waiting for chance to lay my hands on the nasi lemak with ayam goreng lemongrass thingy.. went there once but it was not opened yet!! I guess that I was very early 8.30am or so…
    wah… very sweet dessert that you got!!! your ah pa must be jealous because that hot lady pecked you… hahaha

  7. qwazymonkey
    September 23, 2009 | 1:28 pm

    LFB: So says the lady killer himself

    C&C: It's good innit?

    Sean: What can I say, I'm Ah Pa's Ah Boy mah

    Nic: Fantasize all you want, just don't wet your pants

    J2KFM: I'm sure you're a hit with the girls too

    Leo: Just not your lucky day now is it?

  8. "Joe" who is constantly craving
    September 24, 2009 | 2:19 am

    aiyah i wanted to find this place..thought i do an impromptu visit, didnt realise its on maarof, thought it was on telawi..

    my goodness me, when i looked at the pic b4 readin the words, i was wondering y so friendly 1 the owner…haha

  9. UnkaLeong
    September 24, 2009 | 3:49 am

    Excellent Service, kudos to the waitress. Must go back there again with Ah Pa soon ;) Heheh..