Is it just me or there is a lack of good contemporary Malay eateries around the main malls in this big city of ours? With the exception of Belanga at the Gardens, my mind comes to a blank.
So, I was pretty excited to find out about this new “stall” which has opened in Mid Valley’s refurbished North Court corner. Sitting at The Warung brings back many memories of yesteryear when one sat comfortably by the road side in a small town (most likely under a big tree) enjoying a glass of Teh Tarik and a packet of Nasi Lemak wrapped in newsprint and banana leaf. Those were the days eh? Kinda reminds me of a scene in Lat’s Kampung Boy.
At this warung, one can see the great deal of details that was put into making it feel authentic. From wooden flooring and furniture to the dishes here. Everything here evokes nostalgia… only with air conditioning. I like!
Being a mall rat myself, I’ve actually makan here a few times before. The first time, coincidentally, being on the day that Masak-Masak posted about The Warung. And no, I’m not food stalking her! *roll eyes*
Anyway, one of my favourite dishes here is the Nasi Tumpang (RM9.80). This made-to-order dish consist of 11-layers of coconut rice + ayam terutup + coconut rice + serunding + coconut rice + egg + coconut rice + sambal + coconut rice + cucumber + coconut rice compactly packed into a tall slim cone. Give them approximately 8mins to serve this to your table. I’ve noticed that over the last few visit, the rice content has gotten more compressed. Apparently, this is the authentic way. Beats me, I’m happy with my food plus I’ve never had it before until now. But, I like the fact that they keep on perfecting their dishes as they go along. Well done.
Another thing that I order every time is the 3-Layer Tea (notice my penchant for all things layered here). It’s got Gula Melaka, evaporated milk and tea. It’s not as sweet as it sounds. It’s like a nice Thai Iced Tea. The fragrance of the tea is not overpowered by the sweetness of the palm sugar while the milk gives its smooth texture. All in all a well-balanced cup of tea for only RM4.00. I’m somehow tempted to order the Warung’s Special Milo every time though. Perhaps, the next round.
If you’re looking looking for some affordable good Malay dishes and don’t feel like braving the Ramadhan Bazaars, do give this place a try. To all my Muslim friends and readers, Selamat Berbuka Puasa.
Lot F028C, 1st Floor, North Court
Mid Valley City Megamall