Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chawan @ Bangsar


Chawan has proven that it's here to stay, attracting a consistent crowd despite the proliferation of modern kopitiams in this area.


Ubi kayu rebus with sambal tumis and kelapa parut. I've loved tapioca since childhood, but haven't had much of it in recent years. This was a starchy pleasure, similar to how my grandmother used to prepare it as a teatime treat.


Pisang nangka kukus. A healthy alternative to nasi dagang and other oil-laden options.


Kopi Tanjung Malim (Perak) milk shake & cold Sumatran Kopi Kapal Api.


Hot Kopi Kemaman (Terengganu).


Ice-blended Kopi Tenom from Sabah.


Chawan,
Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar.

18 comments:

  1. Wow the ubi kayu thing looks awesome! With sambal and coconut. Such a unique combination. I never came across anything like this before.

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  2. michelle: it even tastes great on its own, without any sambal or other accompaniments! :D

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  3. u didnt sneak a shot of liquor in those coffee?? hehe.

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  4. joe: yikes! if they catch me, they'll kick me out and ban me for life :D

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  5. hey sean, i just found ur blog. u sure went to a lot of places to makan.
    that's cool!
    just wondering, what are the criteria to be featured in ur blog? or do u just go around makan and then u blog about it?
    my email address : marci_summer@hotmail.com

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  6. Princess: thanks for dropping by! No criteria at all, really. This blog is just for fun, mainly to help me keep track of what I've eaten :D

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  7. Hey... Didn't know they serve ubi kayu rebus there. I would have been there in a shot. My favourite childhood snack. But we had it with hust some sugar and grated coconut.

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  8. Android: ooh, that sounds like a scrumptious way to eat it! I used to just eat it plain by itself as a kid ... I wonder if anyone anywhere eats it with honey ... or even peanut butter, heheh

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  9. Oh la la! Peanut butter? Never thought of that. But then, My mum never served sambal with it either. LOL. May drop by there later to have some.

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  10. Android: I guess that's the great thing about starchy carbs ... They're versatile enough to be matched with lots of other ingredients. I'm betting that some folks would love tapioca with marmite, for example. :D Hope u manage to get some ... It's probably worth tar pau-ing a little extra to bring back home for future supper snacks too!

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  11. Yes, they do serve uncommon malay snacks here!
    Atr tht i read somewhere was pulut or something..

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  12. Tng: ahh, pulut ... I quite like that! As well as any Malay kuih with sticky rice :D

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  13. I just learnt how to make kuih talam. Maybe, if you're nice, I'll make you some.

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  14. Lemongrass: I want truffle-scented kuih talam! :D

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  15. Truffle with talam? Why don't we make it a trio of talam, truffle and foie gras for the ultimate in bad taste?:-P

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  16. Lemongrass: foie gras would be too much of a clash of flavors with kuih talam! But maybe an infusion of saffron might work ... Or lemongrass :D

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  17. I like Chawan for the fact that there is a big variety of coffee to choose from. A nice place to bring the foreigners for them to have a taste of local coffee

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  18. eiling: oh ya, we tried quite a few type of coffee here. unfortunately, i don't know how to appreciate coffee at all!

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