Friday, October 26, 2012

Simply Mel's & S'Mores

Returning to Simply Mel's to sample more mouthwatering marvels from its voluminous menu.
Earlier entries on Simply Mel's: July 18, 2011 & Sept. 11, 2011.

Vivid colors inform the vibrant flavors of Mel's recipes, embodied in onion-filled fritters that might leave some folks feeling stuffed at the very start of the meal.

Fish is favored here, with something new to try for each visit. Love the white pomfret simmered in sourish "singgang" curry, a lip-smacking way to enjoy this smooth fish.

Squid in Malaccan Portuguese Debel Curry, a tongue-scorching treat for chili-craving customers.

Mel scrapes out the savory black insides of 'buah keluak' to make a convenient prawn sambal, amazingly addictive but probably crazily calorie-loaded.

Seccu curry, another super-spicy one, this time with slices of tender beef.

Counter the creamy curries with nourishing soups, like this bowl with meatballs made of corned beef & chicken, supplemented with stewed carrots, cabbage, macaroni & potatoes, scented with cinnamon & cloves.

We love the name for this one, "foler sabola kung tao." Fundamentally a simple preparation of stir-fried spring onions with tau kwa bean curd in garlic sauce.

Kristang-style chicken soup, with croutons for extra texture.

No matter how overfed you feel, try to order desserts; Mel's cendol wins my vote as the most satisfying I've had this year, thick, smooth & richly fragrant.

Also more than worthwhile: pulut tinted with "bunga telang," paired with homemade kaya.

Mel's serves wine, keeping the mood here light & merry every evening.

This restaurant is available for bookings under TABLEAPP, which enables customers to make instant reservations at Malaysia's top restaurants, while saving time and money in the process. Reserve your table at this restaurant by clicking here.

After dinner at Mel's, night owls can head downstairs to S'Mores, which has a terrific happy hour promotion of three cocktails for RM50 nett before 9pm.

From pomegranate Margaritas to passion fruit Mojitos, there's fruity fun for everyone.

Potent enough for the price, though probably too sweet for some.

Main entry on S'Mores: March 17, 2010.

Simply Mel's & S'Mores,
The Sphere, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur.
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20 comments:

  1. Aiksss...I have yet to visit with my parents for their stuffed crabs...sigh :(

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    1. Ulric: ooo no worries, the stuffed crab is still on the menu ... and I'm pretty positive it'll stay on the menu =)

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  2. Thanks for the heads up!! I love a good bowl of chendol n will definitely check this place out!!! :D Sweet n fruity alcoholic drinks are really dangerous for me!!! HAHA my tolerance is reaaaaaaally low and I'll gulp down anything that is sweet! :P

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    1. Vien: I must say, I'm not a major fan of cendol (I usually only think about it as a cool-me-down dessert on a hot day), but the one here was super-tasty and somehow more complex than usual =) heh, I wonder if it's possible to ask for "kurang manis" in our cocktails. I'd like to! :D

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  3. Ahhhhh!!!! My kind of food!!! Western, Japanese, whatever...step aside! Would go for this anytime. Slurpssss!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, I guess u can try heading over to simply Mel's the next time u're in kl. it's the most authentic Malaccan Portuguese cooking we can find in any kl eatery :D

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  4. The cendol looks good. Rich!

    I assumed that was quite a carbo loading meal with all those lovely curries and gravies. Perfect place to bring in the curry lovers.

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, the cendol is still haunting my memories! And yups, I definitely had a full plate of rice to accompany all those tasty curries, heheh :D

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  5. Simply Mel's look so good!!!

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    1. Michelle: quite a lot of hits on the menu! :D

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  6. Buah Keluak is something I will google shortly ! but the fish dish definite interest me.

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    1. Wong: ya, Simply Mel's is one of only two outlets that i know of in KL that serves buah keluak everyday :D and if you enjoy fish, the dishes here will be great for you =)

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  7. Mmm the pulut looks good, I'm surprised u could handle so many spicy dishes at one go ;)

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    1. Baby Sumo: that was a knockout pulut, too bad i was really too stuffed by then to completely finish it =) heheh, yeah, this was the spiciest meal i've had in a looooong time :D

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  8. Had great fun hanging out w u that night;) let's do it again soon!

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    1. Ciki: four hours of fun, it was :D

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  9. Your dishes look superb. I think I may be adding this to my cookbook

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    1. Cquek: my favorite of the savory dishes here is probably the keluak sambal :D

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  10. Simply Mel's looks like a place worth visiting with all these traditional cuisine and there's wine too! Great combination there.

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    1. Eiling: oh yeah, a nice bold red definitely pairs well with the curries here :D

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