Monday, March 30, 2009

Restoran K.T.L, Cheras

On a rainy evening, abner had to collect something from Cheras, and asked me if I'll accompany him. And of course there's a catch..where are we eating?
Didnt take him too long to decide, we were having piping hot steamed fish.
We were there about 7:30pm, it was full house, and people were waiting next to any tables that looks like the diners will be leaving soon..stress..stress.
So we waited....and waited..
Finally, we got our table, and we ordered the famed steamed fish..
Owner : Steamed fish? No more la..aiyo, why didn't you order when you were waiting for your table? Then you would have gotten one! Everyone does that..*smiley face*
Me: Arrrrgggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
But it was still raining and we were we had to settled with whatever's available that night (which was nothing much). :(
One thing interesting about KTL was all the food are steamed/ boiled. And so we ordered steamed eggs, boiled veges and steamed pork ribs..
While I was still sulking and abner was still being apologetic, the owner came over and happily announced that they had 'miscounted' and there's still one more steamed fish left!
Happy happy joy joy..
I get to have the fish after all ..hehehe
The vegetables..
Light and fresh. The garlic, shallot bits added more flavour to this dish.
Th steamed egg
Ultra smooth, just glides down my throat! Need to have it piping hot, more enjoyable that way.
And the last dish (we cancelled the pork ribs :p), the steamed fish..
KTL is not famed for 1 type of steamed fish; basically you choose the type of fish thats available that day and the type of sauce you'll like to have it steamed with. Since we got the last fish (the tilapia), we had it steamed with ginger and garlic. It's yummy as it was served piping hot, eat the steaming hot fish with the spicy ginger garlic mix and ooh, satisfaction. I guess it's not the 'power' of any sauces, it's more of getting the fish (any fish) piping hot, the waiter running to your table saying "yeet, yeet, yeet ar!" (hot, hot, hot!) and tucking immediately.
Restoran KTL is actually a stall, without any signage. But you'll not miss it, the queue there is unmistakable. It's smacked in between 2 copy-cat steamed fish stalls. KTL is located at Gerai 30A, Jalan Manis, Taman Segard, Cheras. Just a few roads from Cheras Leisure Mall.
If you really want to make sure you get the fish of your choice, it's wiser to call them to reserve the fish. Call 017-8727567/ 014-3223613 - Wilson. If you're there for dinners, be there early..everything's sold off before 8:30. Opens for lunch too.

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Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

went to this place a couple of times, go during lunch time, endure the heat but what you get is fish and a way shorter wait..

the haruan is very fresh, killed upon request..not doing any good to my karma though..

31 March, 2009  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

aiya Joe, least they're not killed long long ago, and left to rot before cooked.

i'm sure the fish would prefer to die freshly for the patrons. :)

01 April, 2009  
Blogger Ciki said...

hehe.. cute post!

Eh, regarding, "Ultra smooth, just glides down my throat! Need to have it piping hot, more enjoyable that way.." - erm, not scared it burns the skin right off kah? lol:P so hardcore!

01 April, 2009  
Blogger HairyBerry said...

omigosh! 8.30?? woah, looks like we hafta be really early.

ya, i agree that steamed fish shd be taken steaming hot. it's not so much about the sauces.

01 April, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

joe: oh its open for lunch? i must have heard wrongly! ok, must have the haruan on my next visit..less karma points la :p

j2kfm: you make it sound like some gory sacrficial fest dude....

cumi&ciki: you got it right actually..did burn some skin.. hehe..dont make it sounds so s&m la :p

nic: for dinner, yes. but since it's also open for lunch, maybe you try lunch instead? but darn hot with those zinc roofs I guess..hehe

01 April, 2009  
Anonymous jason said...

Omigosh, I have totally forgotten about this place!

The night when I came here, it suddenly rained cats and dogs and it was quite an experience for us as we were seated very near to the side of the stall (imagine have to block the rain with umbrella with one hand and eat with another!) ^^

02 April, 2009  
Blogger SN said...

the steamed egg looks delicious. Make sure you bring me there next time i'm in town.heheheh

15 April, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

jason: wow, we really go all out for the love of food eh?

SN: the question is, when will you be here and letting me know in advance? you seemed to always forget me whenever you're down in KL :p to go to this place, we need abner to bring us la..

16 April, 2009  
Blogger SN said...

ok ok lah..will give u 2 week's notice ya? hehehe

17 April, 2009  
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17 April, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

SN: cakap dulu la...we'll see how it goes :p

17 April, 2009  

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