Monday, March 15, 2010

Secret Garden @ Yap Kwan Seng


Secret Garden plays host to private functions at night, but during the daylight hours, it's an idyllic restaurant that whips up lip-smacking lunches and tasty teatime treats.


Customers can choose between indoor or alfresco seating; we love our air-conditioning, so no prizes for guessing which one we selected.


Salad of plump, juicy lychee with peanuts, lime and vinaigrette dressing. A gigantic portion that could satisfy four people. Wonderfully refreshing for a muggy afternoon.


Soy sauce chicken with egg and tofu. Tasted comfortingly wholesome and home-cooked, with a fiery sambal belacan that would please any red-blooded Malaccan.


Slow-cooked duck pasta with orange sauce. A sweet-&-sour concoction with Asian flavours.


Steaming hot bubur sago and traditional local cake to round off a tasty meal.




Secret Garden,
16, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng.
Tel: 2166-7111
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25 comments:

  1. Oh my! The Soy sauce chicken with egg and tofu got be salivating. Never heard of this place though. What's it next to?

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  2. qwazymonkey: yeah, they specialize in all those yummy family recipes, with lots of soups and stews! it's next to that open-air car park that faces marketplace...

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  3. will u be my secret date at the secret garden on a secret date at a secret time.. :P

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  4. What a find! and i love their name "Secret Garden" sounds very mysterious- wonder how their garden looks like?

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  5. ciki: hush, it wouldn't be a secret if everyone knows! :D
    augustdiners: the garden is kinda simple, with white furnishing and a canopy. but yeah, secret garden reminds me of that bruce springsteen song from jerry maguire =)

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  6. The duck pasta got me! And gd sambal u say? tis is a must try!

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  7. tng: ooh, be warned that the set lunches change every few days, so some of these items might not be available anymore. the lychee salad is on the permanent menu though...

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  8. Hey, it's quite near my office! How come never seen before... must be quite secret lah this garden...

    And yay for Malaccan-approved sambal belacan! :D

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  9. lfb: ya, it's easy to drive by this place and think it's just a house/private residence. especially if u're distracted by thoughts of romance and red lanterns :P

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  10. Eh, another one of these places. That day someone wrote on Rumahku, also more or less in the same vein.

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  11. j2kfm: oh ya, this place is sliiiightly more upscale than rumahku, partly due to its location. but they're all nice places, very cozy and welcoming...

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  12. What's a red blooded Malaccan? Have I met one before?

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  13. lemongrass: if you prick us, do we not bleeeeed?!

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  14. wow this place looks comfy and I'm actually ogling at the lychee salad...

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  15. eiling: if u're ever in the city for lunch on weekdays, it's a good place to drop by and escape the crowds =)

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  16. Haha, I can't help but be distracted by thoughts of romance and red lanterns... It's in my mushy mushy nature. :P

    Where is your office, bro? We could do lunch some day! :)

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  17. P.S. I still haven't found time to watch the Criterion Edition of In the Mood for Love --- sacrilege, I know!

    O please forgive me... *sings bryan adams-style* :P

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  18. lfb: lunch sounds good, but dinner is even better! but wait, let me reply on your blog, so you won't need to refer back to this entry...

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  19. Haha... I came back to this entry anyway. :P

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  20. lfb: move along, move along, nothing to see here =)

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  21. lfb: grrrr, this is my blog, so i gotta have the last word in every entry :P

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  22. Of course, you do. Oh. Wait. Oops. ;)

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  23. P.S. You can have the next one. Promise I won't comment again, after you. :P

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  24. lfb: yay! :D and my last word is: "ogopogo."

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