This relatively unknown Malaysian eatery located in the gothic Grace Hotel is a welcome retreat from the hoards that frequent those dreaded busy food halls. It seems the bulk of the clientelle works nearby and the rest are tourists and hotel guests enjoying the air-conditioned atrium with plenty room to move.
The prawn fried noodles (11) have almost as much flavour as a glass of water yet do come with a generous quantity of prawns and another curious sprinkling of shredded lettuce and red capsicum. Truth-be-told, the only flavour came from the slight caramelisation the wok made with the noodles, and the sweetness of the capsicum.
You can’t go to a laksa house and not try the laksa, right? The king prawn laksa (10.5) sounds good enough and comes out a little pale and anaemic compared to the mighty ones you get at Malay-Chinese a few blocks away. The flavour is pretty good and the stock is clearly made using prawn shells and fish bones. Nice spicy bite as well.
Once again I can never go past the nasi lemak (10.5) – coconut rice served with curry chicken, sambal egg, fried anchovies and ahchat. I’ve never quite had one like this before, virtually submerged in curry gravy. Not loving the sloppy onion sambal that came with the egg.