Monday, August 22, 2016

Jom Makan Place @ Menara Hap Seng

This family-run restaurant is a firm favourite among office crowds seeking a satisfactory breakfast or lunch, with conveniently located branches in Menara Hap Seng & on Jalan Pinang, Bangsar & Damansara Heights. Jom Makan Place first established itself nearly 10 years ago in KL, but the architect of its menu, Madam Ang, has been cooking for decades, originally running tiffin catering services in her hometown of Taiping. Together with her husband & her daughter, they now strive to bring comfortingly familiar Malaysian flavours to their customers, with a selection of wallet-friendly rice & noodle platters, relying on sauces & pastes made from scratch in the kitchen without preservatives. Customers can choose to dine in throughout the day or place delivery orders through Foodpanda; the outlets also accept bento lunchbox delivery orders for corporate functions.

For a complete halal-certified meal, Jom Makan Place's sets offer solid value - the Chinatown Cuisine repertoire comprises cherished staples like salted egg chicken, Kam Heong chicken, Marmite fish, sweet-&-sour fish or crispy cereal fish for RM16.90 nett, inclusive of rice, a fried egg, side of vegetable, fruit packet, & barley or herbal tea beverage. There's also a range of other rice sets (mostly RM14.90) with traditional classics like ayam masak merah, herbal chicken & ayam rendang.

The food comes very hot & fresh-tasting in claypots & sizzling plates, with fleshy chunks of meat in recipes that showcase competently robust flavours. Our personal favourite might be the ayam rendang, with gravy that goes terrifically with rice.

Single-plate noodles & rice meals are also an attraction: The restaurant's recommendations include hearty noodles with dry chicken curry, potatoes & bean sprouts (RM13.90), fragrant curry mee (RM12.90) & kampung fried rice (RM12.90), all of which come with a complimentary drink & fruits. The variety pretty much offers something for everyone; other options include fish ball noodles, wonton mee, seafood tofu soup noodles, hot plate yee mee, Penang-inspired fried kuey teow, braised rice & mee goreng mamak - it's no wonder some regulars eat here multiple times a week. Thanks to Jom Makan Place for having us here.

Jom Makan Place Hap Seng
Lot1-20B, 1st Floor, Menara Hap Seng, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur.
Mon-Fri, 7am-430pm. Sat, 7am-3pm. Tel: 012-306-5578

Jom Makan Place Jalan Pinang
LG2, Lower Ground Floor, Wisma UOA II. 21 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
Mon-Fri, 7am-430pm.

Jom Makan Place Damansara
LG1-3/5/6, Lower Ground Floor, Wisma UOA Damansara, 50, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
Mon-Fri, 7am-430pm.

Jom Makan Place Bangsar
Unit 2-6, Level 2, Menara UOA Bangsar, 5, Jalan Bangsar Utama, Kuala Lumpur.
Mon-Fri, 7am-8pm. Sat, 9am-5pm.

Delivery orders possible through Foodpanda.

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12 comments:

  1. Oh it's been years since I've had Marmite chicken. This place is bringing back fond memories.

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    1. The Yum List: if you're looking for a dose of marmite chicken, you know where to head to next, heh! :D

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  2. Oooh I love how the meals are served in the little claypots! So cute! Would be perfect for our winter meals here. :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: yeah, they come piping-hot, making perfect use of the claypots :D

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  3. I think it helps that your shots are this clear and the colors are really crisp that the food looks even more appetizing. :)

    This place looks cozy too.

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    1. Lux: yeah, if i were working in this area, i wouldn't mind having my workday lunches here ;)

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  4. Looks ok, quite typical of this kind of places - nice enough, but at a price.

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    1. Suituapui: for a comfortable restaurant in the city centre, the price definitely feels reasonable for 2016 :D

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  5. Th herbal chicken looks hearty~

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    1. Choi Yen: yep, it would be quite a fulfilling lunch :)

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  6. Not bad. Good chinese food and halal certified and been around for so many years - that's a testament to its quality! :D

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, i admire the founders, who've worked really hard to bring jom makan to where it is today ;)

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