Monday, April 29, 2013

Malaqa Nyonya House @ SS15 Subang

A taste of Malacca's Nyonya traditions has come to Subang this month, courtesy of this cafe that's a spin-off from my southern hometown's Ta Chi Nyonya House.

Nasi lemak, "bunga telang" blue (RM5.50 before taxes), makes for the best breakfast. 

Chicken pongteh. RM6.50 for drumstick & thigh combined, a suburb-suitable rate.

Otak-otak, seafood belacan fried noodles, laksa lemak, asam pedas fish, sambal petai prawns & chap chai are among the remaining attractions. Food's fairly flavorful.

Making coffee at Malaqa Nyonya House this week: Malacca's "Coffee Prince" Vincent Yong.

Peranakan Coffee, creamy with caramel & santan (!).

Illy frozen coffee specialty, like a cross between a milkshake & ice-blended beverage.

Caffe latte, smooth & medium-bodied. All in all, a decent entry to Subang's SS15 area.

Malaqa Nyonya House,
84, Jalan SS15/4, Subang Jaya.
Tel: 03-5612-3618
Open daily, 9am-10pm

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33 comments:

  1. Nice twist of blue to d nasi lemak...Illy frozen coffee...sounds good! =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, the bunga telang coloring does make the rice more visually attractive :D i quite like the frozen coffee here. it tastes almost like melted coffee ice cream =)

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    2. Nice! Tats a taste n texture I gotta try =)

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    3. Ulric: also available at Ta Chi Nyonya House at jalan tun sri lanang in malacca =)

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    4. Hahaha...thanx! =)

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    5. Ulric: just in case anyone's reading this in melaka =)

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  2. Ahhhhhh!!!! Nyonya, I like!!! Looking at the otak-otak, this looks like Penang nyonya - can see exactly from your photograph. But I will not be staying in that area when I go over to KL. Guess I will have to make do with those I can find around where I will be staying then...

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    1. Suituapui: ooh, ya, i think penang and malacca otak-otak is pretty much similar. i like! :D oooh, ya, there are quite a lot of good nyonya restaurants in the city, so if you're craving otak-otak, you can definitely find it, heheh =)

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  3. Ooh, must visit the "coffee prince". :-)

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    1. The Yum List: heheh, it's quite a cool nickname for him! :D

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    2. What a nickname you have chosen, The Yum List! Really that gives me tickle and hunger both at the same time. LOL

      Regards,
      Finn Felton
      Kopi Luwak

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    3. Finn: cute and catchy! =)

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  4. Someone just told me about this restaurant yesterday. I said will wait till Mr. EDKL blogs about it first. LOL

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    1. CK: oooh, heheh, i was in Subang SS15 a lot of times this month. there are many interesting cafes there now. and ya, i love malaccan nyonya food :D

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  5. This looks like a really interesting place! I love the varieties in the coffee. Even though I mostly drink tea at home, I like to try different coffees and hot chocolate when I go out. I can only have coffee and tea in the morning, though, due to the caffeine. That first coffee looks and sounds wonderful, Sean! The restaurant has a nice decor and warm ambiance.

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    1. Linda: oh yeah, this restaurant tries to replicate some of the cultural charm of malaysia's traditional eateries, i think :D i must admit, i'm not a fan of tea, but i do enjoy having several cups of coffee a week, especially to help keep me awake at the office, heh =)

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  6. that otak otak looks like the penang type that i love!

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    1. KY: heheh, i guess penangites and malaccans make and love their otak-otak the same way, ya :D

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  7. so is it the best nyonya you've had so far in KL?

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    1. Ciki: i think my favorite nyonya so far this year might be Limablas at jalan mesui! :D

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  8. I like how they serve coffee in those cocktail glasses! Very attractive! hehe

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    1. Iamthewitch: heheh, true, contemporary coffee presentation! i wish they added some liquor into the coffee too :D

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  9. Otak-otak and nasi lemak definitely compliments each other, although I'm afraid I'm used to the Muar one.

    I was passing by this place yesterday and yet I missed it! Grrr....

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    1. Waverly: ooh you're right, when I saw there was both Nasi lemak and otak-otak on the menu, I knew I had to order both, heheh :D ya, the signboard and the entrance for this outlet are not very prominent. Hopefully it does well though =)

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  10. Nasi lemak! With the delightful blue bits too! This is a must for me:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, visually it's a nice change from the regular nasi lemak that we see everywhere else! :D

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  11. Hi Sean, unfortunately for me, I had an unpleasant dining experience at the place. I decided to visit the place last night with my bf after reading your blog. There wasnt any welcome when we walked in the place. The waiter had no idea about the menu. So I decided to try the best seller nyonya lemak laksa and it was not good. The soup was bland and watery, the prawn was not fresh. It took 30 minutes to prepare this. When it was ready and was placed at the kitchen counter, none of the waiters bother about it and they just keep cleaning up tables. Used dishes were piled just beside my food at the kitchen counter. Until I reminded them about my food, then only they serve my food. Note that the otak-otak was flavorful though but it was steamed and not the usual roasted. However things go worse when they forgotten my bf's order and to make things worse, the service was quite poor. We decided to leave and proceed to the paying counter. While we were standing there waiting for our bill, they prepare another table's bill where the customer is still sitting at their table instead of our bill where we are standing right in front of the cashier. Was quite disappointed and really hope they could improve on their service and food quality soon.

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    1. Natalie: thanks for leaving this comment, and I'm sorry indeed to hear about your experience. It sounds like the laksa lemak was not worthwhile at all and that the service was weak. Unfortunately I don't know the owners, so I'm not able to convey your feedback to them. I did have a pleasant experience though, for breakfast last week. My food was all fresh, everything was served in less than 15 minutes, and they also threw in a complimentary glass of the frozen coffee. I hope they look into being more consistent, since this is a competitive neighborhood of eateries, and they'll need positive word-of-mouth to endure.

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  12. I like how they spell "MALAQA" ... mmm, me and wife should look it up in the weekends !

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    1. Wong: heheh, ya, it's a cute spelling. If you or your wife like Nasi lemak, then I think that's the safe one to order :D

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  13. I just went there just now & the waiter was really rude & did not try to assist us at all! So, we left & had lunch at The Hungry Hog.

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    1. Jeanette: definitely wouldn't blame you for leavinf if you encountered a rude staff member. I trust you still managed to have a good lunch at the hog, ya =)

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  14. Really love the nasi lemak and also the laksa! It was simply delicious!

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