Monday, June 04, 2007

Restoran Haslam, KL

Want to have some nice malay chap fun (mixed rice)? SF asked on a lovely weekend..
Sure, why not? since I like eating Malay food anyways..
It was very pack when we reached Restoran Haslam, located at Jalan Pahang (near IJN area) though it was pretty well over 1:30pm..Restoran Haslam, owned by Yusof Haslam, a famed director in Malaysia, claims to serve genuine Malay food as stated at their entrance...
We managed to get a table rather promptly and went on to select our food..I must admit, I was rather amazed by the amount of food to select from. The dishes seems endless, and with a glutton on the loose (aka, me), it was really hard to choose the lucky dishes that would end up in my stomach..hehe..
When it comes to cases like this, I will usually check out what's hot off the shelf stove and popular amongst the patrons..
Even the ulam (raw veg/ salad) looks beautiful, tucked in a corner...
There is also a fish corner, which they serve grilled and fried fish. This is a popular area, I noticed lots of people taking the grilled fish and kuah (there were around 6-8 types of sauces to choose from, excluding curries)..By the time I decided to turn back and take one to try, 2 plates were already emptied..
And this was what I took....
The ayam kampung goreng(fried country chicken),was juicy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. I also took some veg and this thin fish looking thing? That's popular there. Lots of people taking it. I took too...hehehe..It's actually thinly sliced salted fish, deep fried till really crunchy and stir fried with sugar, sambal and onions. delicious.I chosed 2 types of sauce to go with the grilled fish and ulam...Both sauces are lip smacking (and spicy!)SF had her dose of ulam which I stole some too..hehe
We had grilled ikan keli ( cat fish) and deep fried ikan keli with sambal...
I usually prefer grilled fish hot from the grill, rather than those pre-grilled and served cold on plates.Somehow, Haslam's version, grilled with bird-eyes chilli and other marination, was delectable, though it was slightly cold as it was grilled earlier. The meat was sweet and juicy and it had this beautiful smokey flavour which i really like. It was so very tasty and utterly lip smacking when you have it with the kuah. The sambal fish paled in comparison with the grilled ones though. Total bill was RM39.70 for the 3 of us, rather costly for chap fun, but good one nonetheless..
Restoran Haslam is located at No 8&10, Jalan Pahang Barat, Off Jalan Pahang, KL. Tel: 03-40237559, 40252545. They also serve various roti, murtabak, curry fish head (was told it's good), fried noodles and rice.

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Blogger Coketai said...

Haslam Yusof is really that Malay film diector famous in the early 1990's??? I use to take a lot mamk food until I forget the Malay cuisine..your entry definitely bring me back to the Malay taste!! Tks.


04 June, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

yes coketai, he's famous for the Sembilu movies in early 90s. haha, welcome, glad this post reminds u of yummy malay food

04 June, 2007  
Blogger tankiasu said...

Looks pretty good. But yea, the unknown factor in their pricing always discouraged me from visiting Indian Muslim and Malay "chap fan" stalls.

05 June, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

hehe..ya, somehow, malay/ indian muslim's chap farn are more expensive than the chinese ones..wonder why..

05 June, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Think with just with that 2 bowls of chilli sauce I can finish my rice d.

05 June, 2007  
Blogger boo_licious said...

I've only tried their Mee Bandung here but not the Nasi Campur. Those tiny fishes look good. Thanks for the reminder to revisit this place.

05 June, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

tummythoz: i can imagine :) chilli lover eh?

boo: how was the mee bandung? yeah, try the nasi campur..some of the dishes were pretty good

06 June, 2007  
Blogger Precious Pea said...

Amboi..sedapnya...tengok pun sudah air liuh meleleh...:P~~~~~

06 June, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

precious pea: haha..yeah, i get hungry looking at it now too ;)

06 June, 2007  
Blogger boo_licious said...

Mee Bandung was not bad but I felt it was quite oily.

06 June, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

noted..thanks boo :)

07 June, 2007  
Anonymous syafiqrevolution said...

the best thing about restoran haslam is its nasi lemak...very tasty....

21 August, 2008  
Blogger akuzle ayu said...

tqvm 4 the honest review (well, all ethical food bloggers did that aite?.;-)).. helps a lot...droolingg!!.. salam perkenalan..

13 February, 2012  

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