Friday, March 14, 2014

Limapulo: Baba Can Cook @ Doraisamy

Nyonya specialities steal the spotlight at this newbie on Asian Heritage Row, but before we examine the menu, let's explore the mystery: Is Limapulo linked to Mesui's Limablas? It's possible that a split involving the founders of Limablas sparked Limapulo's creation, but there's more to the tale than what the folks here were willing to say to us.

Limapulo's menu shares certain similarities with Lima Blas' (after all, no Nyonya restaurant should forgo staples like cincalok, ayam pongteh & sotong petai), but the disadvantage here is that Limapulo isn't as colourfully atmospheric, lacking the nostalgic intricacy that has helped make Lima Blas a hit.

Still, there are some interesting creations here worth trying at reasonable prices, ranging from mangga patchree (a sweet-sour poached mango curry with turmeric, RM2 per piece) ... 

 ... to a hearty platter of sambal telur (RM12) with bean curd, cucumber & tempeh.

With tamarind chicken (RM14), sambal timun with chicken liver & gizzard, rojak nyonya, ikan masak kuah lada, chap chye, pai tee, kangkung masak keledek & bendi kukus rounding out the rest of Limapulo's competently prepared selection, there's enough to order for a complete lunch or dinner. 

 Dessert? Sago Gula Melaka, cendol, peanut cream, ABC & pulut hitam with longan are on the menu, though some items might sometimes be unavailable.

Limapulo: Baba Can Cook
26, Jalan Doraisamy, Kuala Lumpur
Lunch & dinner, Mon-Sat. Tel: 03-2689-3268


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14 comments:

  1. That gado-gado look-alike dish caught my attention, and yes, anytime for a sago gula melaka for me :D

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    1. Ken: yeah, those two are worth sampling, for sure :D

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  2. My friend went there last week, I was waiting to see your post, hehehe.

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    1. CK: haha, i wonder if your friend and i went on the same day :D

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  3. Ooooo...peranakan cuisine, my No. 1 favourite. The test is in the eating, hope I would be able to try someday. Meanwhile, I'll just drool... Hehehehe!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: i love ayam pongteh, it's one of my favourites! :)

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  4. This is a really unique place, Sean!

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    1. Linda: i like the comfort food here :D

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  5. Ah so fast got business dispute already??
    Geez.. anyways.. food looks just alright.

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    1. Rebecca: heh, i have a soft spot for malaccan fare :)

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  6. I heard their nyonya laksa is good... gotta go try it one day.

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, i think the laksa is available on fridays :D

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  7. Is this restaurant halal?

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    1. Groupnine: no pork is served here :)

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