Sunday, September 10, 2017

Chi Fan @ Taman Melawati

Honest, time-honoured flavours: Chi Fan is run with lots of heart by Shurqi, a former lawyer whose caseload now consists of cooking, baking & serving customers at her lovely new venue. Her speciality is mee calong, a heritage recipe from her Pahang coastal hometown of Beserah. The noodles come with kitchen-made fish balls prepared with ikan selayang (very tender & naturally tasty) in a light, delicately sweet fish broth that's aromatic with cinnamon & cloves - ideal for folks who love diving deeper into the diversity of Malaysian recipes. True to the restaurant's name, rice & assorted side dishes are also available for lunch. End with one of Shurqi's oven-fresh cakes, perhaps a Victoria sandwich.

Chi Fan
9, Jalan H3, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur. 
Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri, 12pm-7pm; Sat, 7am-7pm; Sun, 7am-12pm. Tel: 017-569-8522

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10 comments:

  1. As usual, a great find. Love the look of the place. And that dessert is inviting.

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    1. Lux: thanks - yes, I couldn't resist trying that dessert!

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  2. I love own-made fish balls, not those frozen ones from the supermarkets.

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    1. Suituapui: that's true, these are more natural-tasting and textured! ;)

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  3. Looks very.. comforting.

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    1. KY: i think that's the intention! :)

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  4. The ambiance is like a peranakan house. Nice food.

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    1. Twilight Man: yeah, the place has a nice feel to it! :D

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  5. I expect some Chinese rice dishes because the name Chi Fan literally means "eat rice" in Mandarin.

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    1. Choi Yen: there might be some soon! :D

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