Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Restoran Nyonya (Sayur-Sayuran) Mama Sayang, Jalan Desa, Off Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur

Hubby had a vegetarian nyonya treat recently. For the non-vegetarians out there, Mama Sayang is pretty good with the nyonya food, meatlessness notwithstanding. The ambience in this restaurant was cosy, and very peranakan-ish.

They served us acar (RM2.50) as an appetizer. The acar tasted really authentic, rich with crumbled peanuts, and with the vegetables throughly marinated with spices (turmeric and vinegar, I think). Lovely!

Hubby had the honey lemon lime drink (RM3.00), I didn't quite fancy this drink due to its strong taste of preserved lemon.

I fared better with the ais kacang (RM2.50) which was soaked with milk and teeming with peanuts. Really rich, this one. I've read reviews of this restaurant's cendol in the newspaper before, so apparently this place is kinda famous for its desserts. Next trip, we will be trying that out.

Homemade beancurd (RM7.70) is a must-have. This is the best bean curd I've ever tasted, truly eggy. Better than any Japanese tofu.

Stewed "meat" with preserved vegetables (mui choy) (RM9.70) was something new to us. The meat was of course, made of soy product, and didn't taste like any meat I know, lol! Nonetheless, with the gravy and mui choy, it was ok, and it somewhat satisfied hubby's meat cravings.

Organic kangkung belacan (RM11.70) was ironically the most expensive dish that we had. The bits of "meat" it was fried with was again, soy product which tasted pretty good actually. This dish got a thumbs-up from me.

Our total bill came up to RM41.48, including service charge.

Restoran Nyonya (Sayur-Sayuran) Mama Sayang,
# 21, Jalan Desa, Off Jalan Klang Lama,
58100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-79846651

This restaurant is in Taman Desa, on the same row as Taman Desa Medical Centre and Maybank (the bank is visible from Old Klang Road). It's a corner shoplot opposite the Taman Desa fire station.

Our rating system for overall satisfaction with what we eat and where we eat....

1-bam = don't even bother
2-bam = good enough to fill the tummy
3-bam = a very good restaurant in its category
4-bam = excellent cooking, worth a detour
5-bam = exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

We would give Mama Sayang a 3-bam rating.


Hubby said...

Ronaldo 2 - Portsmouth 0

Sorry guys, Liverpool lose at West Ham 1 - 0.

All about hcy said...

yeayea..I'm a regular customer of mama sayang and patronizing this VG restaurant 4 years ago.. lovely restaurant and service with sizzlingly taste of nyonya style's cuisines..(^0^)

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