Thursday, November 18, 2010

Suka

One of the loveliest settings in this part of town, Suka exudes sheer elegance in the evening, when the lights are dimmed and calm melodies play in the background.

The menu is surprising; Suka might look like a Western outlet, but it specializes in Malaysian fare at low prices (many dishes cost barely RM10). This nasi lemak could have been more moist and fragrant, but we liked the flavorsome fried chicken & sweet, fiery sambal.

Claypot loh shi fun. Good stuff; sinfully slurpy, with a satisfying wallop of 'wok hei.'

Char kuey teow. Not bad; had a pleasantly smoky taste, slick texture & sufficient prawns, but it could have used some nice, juicy cockles to complete the ensemble.

Wine isn't sold here, but the corkage charge is a reasonable RM25. This Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Marlborough) from wineactually.com went well with the food.

From June 8 through July 8, 2011, Suka has a Buy 1, Free 1 Bento set promotion, with 50 percent off the price. Details here on the Ilovediscounts site.

Suka Cafe,
One Residency, Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur.
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21 comments:

  1. Prime area in KL yet the prices are so decent! :)

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  2. Yummy. The char kway teow sounds quite perfect oredi... sans any surplus see hum... Hurrah for a cockle-free world! :D

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  3. I'm curious about this wok hei thing... will there be a sig. smell/taste if something is cooked in a wok?

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  4. i cannot believe it so cheap! Are you sure the CKT got wok-hei ar? as good as roadside ar? ;)

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  5. j: yep, i guess they're aiming to pull in the office crowds from around the area :D
    lfb: hmph. actually even without the cockles, the other thing that's lacking is crispy pork lard. my all-time fave ckt is from some stall in malacca, near the infant jesus convent, that contained tons of cockles and pork lard!:D
    michelle: i think it needs to be cooked on a high flame. but yeah, it's a combination of a flavor and a fragrance? kinda charred, but pleasantly so :D
    ciki: hmmm, it's decent ... not the tastiest or most memorable in town, but for ckt in air-conditioned comfort, it's nearly as satisfying as little penang cafe's :D

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  6. Oh ya. Pork lard. That stuff makes the world go round, aitelyu! :D

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  7. lfb: i thot it love made the world go round. does that mean that if we combined the full power of love AND pork lard, the world would spin around twice as fast? (as u might guess, i got an A2 for physics in my SPM) :D

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  8. No lah. You read the wrong manual. 'Tis pork lard, fer sure.

    And heck, pork lard can even make love go around. It's rather lubricating when all nice and melty... oh so I hear. *whistles innocently*

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  9. lfb: but the aftertaste leaves much to be desired. that's why i'd use melted chocolate instead (fondue is so versatile) :P

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  10. Hmmmm haven't had nasi lemak in ages although I did go to Lucky Garden for CKT today after reading your post (suddenly had cravings!). Ended up eating a plate of CKT and a bowl of sarawak laksa. What a day.

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  11. lemongrass: i assume that last sentence means u're having a bad day ... ckt AND sarawak laksa sound rather heavy for lunch, but hopefully they're giving u enough energy to make it through the end of the evening! =)

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  12. Pork lard fondue!!

    It's gonna be a hit, you just know it! :D

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  13. Lfb: sure, until after all your customers get diagnosed with high cholesterol... :P

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  14. Good point, that. Maybe a lil disclaimer would go a long way to preventing lawyers from knocking on our doors... unless they are paying customers, of course. Hehe.

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  15. lfb: i assume they'll be paying customers, as long as u plan to turn on the red light :P

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  16. Oi! I meant paying for food! :P

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  17. lfb: forbidden fruit can be considered food :D

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  18. lfb: no stamina wan :P

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  19. Hi All,

    The deal for SUKA Cafe is ending tonight at www.ilovediscounts.my at a great 50% off.

    Buy it now before it's too late! :D

    alvink.

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  20. Sean, my lecture begins in 10 minutes, can't wait to visit this place LUNCH time today ! Too bad can't have any liquor for Lunch, still have some classes to teach in the afternoon ! Cheers, Thanks again for Food recommendation. Yesterday afternoon, I tried Paper and Toast for Lunch, tried "The Italian", enjoyed with a cuppa too....

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