Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Black & White Kopitiam

Opened by the operators of The Warehouse and Ril's Steakhouse, Black and White Kopitiam offers mainly Malaysian fare less than a ten-minute walk from KLCC.

The fried rice looks good and tastes fine, but at RM10.90++, it seems rather expensive. 

Ditto for the mee rebus (RM7.90++); Black and White's menu is compact, but its offerings nevertheless range from nasi lemak to banana peanut butter toast, sup ekor to Hainanese chicken chop.

In recent weeks, Black and White shared its outlet with Ori, a Vietnamese-run stall, but Ori has since moved next door. Worth visiting them for this 'bun cha gio' (RM7.90) _ vermicelli with wonderfully crispy-juicy spring rolls. 

Ori's 'bo kho' (RM12.90) can probably be skipped. Tender beef and fresh leaves, but the stew on the whole could be a little less watery and a lot more flavorsome.

Black and White's cinnamon ice blended and hot tea. Espressos and lattes will be offered soon. 

Brilliant opening hours: Black and White only closes for three hours everyday. 

Some nice touches in the decor, as can be expected from the folks of The Warehouse.


The Black and White Kopitiam,
Jalan Law Yew Swee, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur.
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22 comments:

  1. Ahh.. out to get the late clubbers moolah! :P Convenient fare with higher pricing.

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, interesting strategy, I hope it works out well for them. Ya, it's a very short walk from jln p ramlee's beach club, etc =)

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  2. DELISH!!!
    btw, Our website is now no longer cumidanciki but http://ccfoodtravel.com/ . Please kindly update your blogroll, thanks soooo much! :D xox,mei

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    1. Ciki: yummy street food, heh =) congrats on your new site, and looking forward to seeing what you have in store :.D

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  3. This place looks awesome but pricey too. oh well, i figure that this must be clubber's after party paradise

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    1. Michelle: ooh apparently it attracts an OK lunch crowd, since it's quite close to numerous office buildings =)

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  4. oooohhh Spring rolls with vermicelli! with a spicy, sweet and sour dipping sauce and it would be perfect :D

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    1. Vien: you're absolutely right! And the good news is the vermicelli here comes with exactly what you want: a sweet-spicy fish sauce. A generous amount of it too, but I forgot to include it in the photo =)

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  5. Is the fried rice served with ayam rempah?

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    1. Baby sumo: ooh, I assume there are many recipes for ayam rempah, and I'm not sure this one is actually ayam rempah, but it did seem to have a nice but mild flavor of Malay spices :D

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  6. oo, another place near my office for quickish lunch

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    1. Footfringe: oh yeah, a five-minute walk away. And there's nasi lemak all day long here, in case you get cravings :D

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    1. Malacca2u: sounds like a lovely description of the coffee-producing process. From the flowers to the kopitiam =)

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  8. Close to KLCC, that's good news - much easier for me to get to than their other outlets.

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    1. The Yum List: oh, i'd still recommend the warehouse and ril's steakhouse over this place though. this is more for a no-frills lunch or a quick dinner =)

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  9. but not everything is black and white. Hmmm...

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    1. Eiling: heheh, i guess a totally b-&-w color scheme might be a bit too difficult to achieve =)

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  10. hmmm...the food portion looks quite small oso..

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    1. Melissa: heh, i think it might be my camera angle. portions are OK for a light lunch ... not too big, not too tiny :D

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  11. Ur photos are looking good! No need for a new camera :P

    Remember...I promised u a visit for more Vietnamese cuisine...hehe :)

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    1. Ulric: heh, thanks. i'd still love a new camera, but i'm too lazy to lug anything that can't fit into my pocket =) looking forward to some good ol'fashioned vietnamese-prepared meat :D

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