Thursday, May 31, 2012

1919 @ Yap Kwan Seng


Round Two at 1919 @ Jalan Yap Kwan Seng. Earlier entry: March 14, 2012.


Chicken floss-coated pumpkin strips. These hot little babies very nearly melt in the mouth, flooding the taste buds with sweet savoriness. We wish we could cook up a batch at home and munch on them on the couch while catching up on "The Walking Dead."


A riot of flavors: mango kerabu salad in fried yam ring. Also a textural treat; the crunch of the kerabu is a delicious counterpoint for the yam's yielding softness.


Battered eggplant. Crispy without being chewy, juicy but not the slightest bit greasy.


House-made bean curd stuffed with shrimp and veggies. Tofu fans will like this healthy choice.


Mutton in a surprisingly sweet mint sauce. Interesting, but the bony meat remains gamy.


Yes, we have wine. At reasonable rates too, if memory serves.






1919 Restaurant,
15A, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2161-9919
Open daily for lunch & dinner, except Sunday (open for lunch only)

28 comments:

  1. haven't had yam rings in a long time! Me and my bro would fight over that part cause it's the best! :D oooo... that pumpkin thing sounds ally interesting! That would probably be my favourite!
    ps. now more keys a failing on me! :(

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    1. Vien: yam rings are a happy childhood memory for me too! but luckily, no fighting was involved in my memories, heh :D oh yeah, i've found that i love 90 percent of all recipes that contain pumpkin =) oh no! i hope the repair for the keyboard won't be too inconvenient or expensive. argh...

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    2. I saw this really wacky dish on master chef the other day using pumpkin and it was a DESSERT! It was meringue with pumpkin puree and blue cheese. Who would have though eh?
      Haha my laptop is officially gone! Boo:( have to used my brother's iPad for now...

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    3. Vien: wpw, the use of blue cheese is intriguing too. definitely a dessert worth ordering if we ever see it on a menu somewhere =) yikes. hope it comes back from repairs very soon! thank goodness for the bro's ipad, but it must still be a pain not having your laptop around...

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  2. Lovin d Mango Kerabu in Yam Ring...I can just imagine the taste of such a unique n lovely combo :D

    The home-made stuffed tofu is props too :)

    Will mark this as a Chinese-y birthday venue...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: yaaa, there are a lot of pretty interesting dishes here worth trying. and it's a conveniently located venue for both lunch and dinner (although traffic during weekday afternoons on yap kwan seng is blekkk) :D

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    2. Yea...traffic is horrendous here during lunch hours :(

      Btw, how's the crowd here? =)

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    3. Ulric: not sure about the lunch crowd, but dinner on weekdays seems OK. the restaurant gets less than half-full, with maybe five or six occupied tables on the ground floor =)

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    4. Hey...tats not too crowded...thanx for d info :)

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  3. hey i love the colours. did you just a vivid mode to shoot these pics?

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    1. Eiling: you're right! i was experimenting with the camera for awhile. but i've switched back to the regular mode :D

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  4. I want to try that chicken floss-coated pumpkin strips, sounds good, maybe can try to duplicate that at home. :P

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    1. CK: if you can make a successful recipe of that at home, i also want to try and taste it! :D

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    2. Hahaha, let us practise practise 1st! :P

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  5. Right on.... I'm a tofu fan and the house-made bean curd stuffed with shrimp and veggies is something for me =)

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    1. Smitten By Food: yay for tofu fans! i really should eat it more often, i think =)

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  6. For some reason, eggplant fritters now always reminds me of DISH. Nice view from this restaurant.

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh true, it seems like now's the season for eggplant fritters at KL's restaurants, heheh :D yeah, there's a upstairs terrace area with a twin towers view that might be open at this restaurant soon =)

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  7. Nice food, good wine and nice view = Superb dinner..
    btw there is a steamboat restaurant at jln yap kwan seng right?

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, you need one more ingredient = nice friends/family to eat the dinner with! :D yep, there's a steamboat restaurant on this road which is quite good (i've only been once, but we enjoyed the food). i think it's called restoran stadium negara :D

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  8. Chicken coated pumpkin rings sounds delightful. The best of 2 happy ingredients combined together. I do have a feeling I can probably replicate this at home for a healthy snack (none fried version).

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    1. Missyblurkit: ooh, maybe you could coat it with salted egg instead of chicken floss. though i guess that would be totally unhealthy, heh =)

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  9. mango kerabu and yam ring? sounds like marriage made in heaven!

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    1. Michelle: i'm not usually a fan of kerabu, but it tasted delicious here :D

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  10. Wow. The chicken floss pumpkin looks amazing!! and and, the battred brinjal, looks like fries....Such a creative combination that successfully made my curiosity arouse!

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    1. Eunice: oh yeah, when I saw those two items on the menu, I knew I had to order them, heheh :D

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  11. My faves would be that Tofu and Pumpkin Rings. Kerabu in a Yam Ring is kinda unusual and worth a try!

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    1. Pureglutton: hope you get a chance to try them (and i hope you enjoy them too) :D

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