Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Alibaba & Nyonya @ TTDI

Fostering the familiar favourites of both Peranakan and Malay cooking, Alibaba & Nyonya is cheerful and crowd-pleasing. The chicken pongteh is a surprising standout, with a resonant flavour that does justice to the beloved classic (RM21.90). All in all, the recipes taste fresh and nuanced, characterised by other capably executed offerings like the assam pedas stingray (RM35), belacan-spiked kerabu pucuk paku (RM14.50) and nasi ulam (RM6.50). Not a bad bet for lunch in this neighbourhood.

Alibaba & Nyonya
54, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 11am-10pm. Tel: 03-7722-1142


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10 comments:

  1. Ah, I see that Alibaba is much better off with nonya rather than with the 40 thieves! The food looks pretty good and I like the crockery. The nasi ulam must be flavorful as I see purple shallots in them.

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    1. Phong Hong: yeah, i'm a fan of nasi ulam, so it's nice to see it on the menu - it's not bad here :) and yup, the outlet's name is cute and fitting ;)

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  2. Ooooo...I love those blue & whites. We have an Alibaba here, an Indian place but too bad ours has not met a nyonya yet. :D I saw Martin Yan cooking nasi ulam on tv, so very easy. Gotta try coming out with my own soon.

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, i've always believed that nasi ulam takes dedication and patience ... but ya, i'd love to see your nasi ulam! :)

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  3. Oh, I was wondering when you'll be writing about this place...one of the rare cases when edkl is not the first one...kekeke!! ;) I would love all the sour-spicy dishes...and pucuk paku is one of my favourite veggie. If I remember correctly, I first saw those lovely blue plates being used in Yellow Brick Road and then I've seen them pop up in many other restaurants too, even Japanese places (can't remember the exact places though).

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    1. Contact.ewew: i'm definitely slowing down in my old age! and will slow down further as i totter toward retirement and antiquity :D i'm a fan of pucuk paku too - and ya, i expect we'll keep seeing these attractive plates around! :)

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    2. Tottering towards retirement...and antiquity....not so fast, young man, you're still young...or, at least, young at heart...kekeke! :D

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    3. Contact.ewew: i'll only agree with the 'young at heart' part! :D

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  4. The desserts are pretty attractive too, you didn't try any of them?

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    1. Choi Yen: maybe next time for the cendol! :)

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