Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mat Salleh @ Kurau, Bangsar

True to its conspicuous name, Mat Salleh is spearheaded by two expats - an Australian & a Frenchman - with a European-inflected repertoire that might channel the flavours of home for some other non-Malaysians in KL. The recipe for the salmon soup, brimming with fresh & moist chunks of fish, boiled potatoes & dill (RM35), was furnished by members of the Finnish community, coming surprisingly close to the hot, wholesome servings that we vividly recall from Helsinki's Market Square. Boeuf bourguignon is presented with a nod to Southeast Asia, thanks to the presence of rice (RM38), while the floating island dessert, featuring feather-soft, smooth creme anglaise in a milky sauce, provides a pleasant close to the meal. A friendly neighbourhood eatery with a warm & welcoming team, Mat Salleh may well deserve to be a permanent resident in Bangsar.

Mat Salleh
7 Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Currently open Tues-Sun, late morning through late night. Tel: 017-359-2824

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16 comments:

  1. The name has a nice ring. Nothing like Western cuisine done by the expats themselves! =) Btw, did you visit the German restaurant in SS 18, Subang Jaya?

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    1. Ciana: yep, the locals know their food best ;) i actually did visit tj haus a number of years ago, before i started blogging, and i remember it was enjoyable ;)

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    1. The Yum List: yep, not a bad addition to bangsar ;)

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  3. Ahhhhh!!! I see a few Mat Salleh there, the owners? I wonder how that term comes about. Here, we call them orang putih.

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    1. Suituapui: the owners and their friends, i believe. ooo, here's a wikipedia entry on mat salleh that you might enjoy reading - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat_Salleh

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  4. The telephone listed has a typo. For info or bookings, Chef Samy's number is 017 359 2824

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    1. Ed: thanks for the correction - have fixed the number ;)

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  5. looks delicious the one with mushrooms.

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    1. Raihanah: yep, it has quite a home-cooked feel to it :)

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  6. Simple and nice ya, would like to drop by next time. :D

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    1. CK: ya, a straightforward meal to comfort us after a long day at work :)

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  7. Both dishes look really "Chinese" to me, 1st impression :P

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    1. Choi Yen: maybe the beef & rice dish, especially :D

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  8. Looks yummy and cheap. I love when restaurants put nett price. I'm more eager to tip lol

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    1. Shereckraiz: that's a nice positive way to look at it, yeah! :)

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