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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

YOUR Breakfast Of Choice? (Random Food for the Early Birds in KL)

KL houses so many eateries at every nook and corner, you'll be ridiculed for declaring famine in this city on steroid. Want prove? Count the number of floggers (food bloggers) residing in KL and eating (bulldozing) their way through the heart of the city. Waaahhh ......

Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea @ Bukit Bintang Market

Toasts with Kaya and Butter, and Hainan Milk Tea
Me being a Hainanese, I rely on my cuppa milk tea day in and day out. Yup, I'm somewhat an addict, downing cups after cups of tea everyday. Probably inherited, as my late grandpa was a tea fanatic as well.
One of my favourite spot for breakfast in KL is at the Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang, but some may recognize this place as Imbi market, like how I mistakenly argued with a friend before.
Bear with the sun, the crowd, and the shouting staff ... and you'll be duly rewarded
Not exactly a shop, this stall is amidst the hustle and bustle of the morning market, and surrounded by various stalls, from the purpotedly delicious pork noodles, to Sister's Crispy Popiah (THE Sister's Popiah with lots of branches in shopping complexes). But almost everyone comes for the Hainan tea, coffee or cham (mixture of coffee+tea), and their amazing toasts.
The Apollo bun (traditional big & toasted bun) won me over, but sometimes they run out of stock pretty fast, especially on weekends. So, you may have to make-do with the usual white bread, toasted and generously spread with butter, kaya and lurve. OK, maybe not. =P

Those who persevered and enjoyed a cup of Hainan tea under the 'canopies' :
Location : Imbi Market/Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang @ Jalan Melati, Kuala Lumpur.
One Nite Restaurant @ Pandan Indah
Fancy some REAL charcoal-toasted bread?
Serving Kluang coffee and toasts, this shop had been operating for a year or two. As I stayed in Pandan Indah whenever I'm in KL, this shop had been my pick for breakfast on most occasions.
Finger-licking GOOD toasts. Albeit the wait.
They really toast their bread over charcoal-fuelled fire. Hence the longer than usual wait, but worthy of one. The crispy outer layer was also lightly spread with butter/margarine, and the melting butter paired with their signature kaya makes a deadly filling, as usual.

Thick, and strong Kluang coffee - HOT ....


or COLD.
Coffee-wise, I still prefer my Ipoh's white coffee. Darker than your average coffee, possibly owing to the roasting process, the coffee is stronger with a subtle bitterness in every sip. Try a hot cup, for undiluted caffeine-jolt.
Yam Rice + Bouillon Soup (RM6)
The shop serves not only toasts, but also various dim sum, as well as noodles. The yam rice served with bouillon ("Fa Kau", in Cantonese) was OK, simple and light.


Location : One Nite (19) Restaurant @ Jln Pandan Indah 1/22, Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur. Same row with Steven's Corner, an exceptionally popular Mamak outlet.
But if you feel like eating your breakfast in a more comfy environment, or thinking of splurging on your breakfast yet not excessively, KL has a few cut-throat options. I meant, POSH-er cafes.
DOME Cafe @ Lot 10, Jln Bukit Bintang



Some freshly-brewed latte with biscotti
Beef rasher, scrambled eggs and toasts
DOME serves all-day breakfast with promotion. But this was in April this year. Not sure the promo's still going on or vice versa. At that moment, an additional RM3 will net you a cup of coffee with every breakfast meal.
The coffee was good, as expected. A good perk-me-up with lots of milk (I hate plain ol' espresso!), but the breakfast platter was so-so. Look at the plain, white bread toasted lightly. The beef rashers were good, but a tad chewy, and the eggs can be served scrambled, sunny side up, or poached.
Total damage? Around RM20. Yup, with fame, comes a price.

If you're in no rush, sit back, read a mag or two, and sip on your cup of coffee, while watching the world goes by ....

So, where's YOUR favourite haunt for breakfast? =)

21 comments:

Duckie said...

i kinda prefer the normal toasts than the breakfast at dome!!

thenomadGourmand said...

ohh. definitely not McD! ;) For the 3 years I was based in the Bkt Bintang area so my normal breakfast choices are the road side stalls which dishes out some really good grub (depending on stalls of course) at decent prices. Nasi lemak is almost a daily affair ;p
A quick ta-pau and rush into the office routine.. then free coffee/milo from the Nestle machine and chow-down in frnt of the PC. Sounds familiar?

New Kid on the Blog said...

a toast and a cup of coffee would be heaven!! :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hah good old dim sum..or a nice quiet place at changkat bukit bintang for a slow breakfast..u will be surprised that rm20 plus can get u a extravagant breakfast there too!

CUMI & CIKI said...

bfast by the sea... from a villa... !

Life for Beginners said...

My idea of a perfect breakfast: Yam Rice + Ipoh White Coffee + Slightly Burnt Sausages ... Fusion can be so yummy, no? ;)

550ml jar of faith said...

Whoa, check out them slabs of butter! Other fave breakfasts, apart from the neighbourhood kopitiams I blogged about recently, is a huge pork-laden fry up, maybe at Jarrod & Rawlins. Or a massive buffet, like Lemon Garden at Shang, hahaha. Bring on the smoked salmon!

Tummythoz said...

Hmm as long as NOT on a workday.

Selba said...

What's the different between Hainan tea and teh tarik?

J2Kfm said...

Duckie : actually, me too. cheaper by folds.

thenomadGourmand : that wasn't McD btw. but McD's breakfast also not that bad lah ...
Nasi lemak! there's a van that stops in front of Steven's Corner in pandan indah. very brisk business. not bad and cheap.

NKOTB : even at home also I'm having the same thing on a wkend. I'm boring I know. even with the abundance of good dimsum in Ipoh.

Joe : Changkat BB so early got shop open?

Cumi & Ciki : wah .. that's too far-fetched! more like a getaway eh?

Life for Beginners : wah ... all unrelated, yet sounds lovely. yam rice and sausage. very dry eh ...

550ml jar of faith : buffet breakfast is ideal, but not something u can have day in and day out. makes work soooo unproductive from all the yawning later ...

Tummythoz : LOL. how blatant. but we look fwd to breakfasts everyday here in Old Town (the place, not THE over-rated kopitiam), Ipoh.

Selba : teh tarik use condensed milk and tarik til all bubbly for that frothy finish. Hainan tea got evaporated/fresh milk, like Nai Cha (milk tea from HK). And kinda strong tea taste. my opinion,anyway.

Nic (KHKL) said...

it'll be any of those hawker centers of kopitiams selling ckt and wantan mee!

aiyoh, so hard to choose one!! haha! oh, not forgetting the dim sums too! :)

Allie said...

The toast make me drool and it's almost lunch time now. Hungry hungry...

jason said...

At Lake Garden! Imagine a Sunday morning picnic with potato salad, ham, cheese and apple sandwich, egg tarts, fried popiah and sparkling apple juice.

J2Kfm said...

Nic (KHKL) : hmmm, dim sum does not sound so bad.

Allie : toast for lunch? hehe. enough meh?

jason : wah ... been soooo long I din go for picnic. hmm, now that we;re on this, do people even go for picnics nowadays?

PureGlutton said...

Thosai rawa with coconut chutney & a cup of hot teh-O! Or, roti canai also can!

cariso said...

A toast like the pic shown above is the best breakfast for me.

thenomadGourmand said...

hehe.. i know its not McD!
Well, reason why i made that comment is I very against McD breakfast..dunno why...

J2Kfm said...

Pureglutton : oooh ... going Indian style now, arent we? how bout a Puri, or a fluffy Chapati then?

cariso : simple yet works, right? nothing beats kaya+butter.

thenomadGourmand : haha, no love for McD? least better than KFC's 'nasi lemak' right?

mimid3vils said...

Had breakfast @ Dome, really cost a bomb!!! 3 adults + a child = RM90+!!!!

jason said...

Well, in my case, I did :)

J2Kfm said...

mimid3vils : yeahlah. that amount can feed a family of 4 with a GREAT dinner.

jason : haaha .. you're a classic. but Lake garden does amaze in a diff level. laidback, and lush greeneries.