Pre-empting that I might be assigned the task of making reservation for dinner after our meeting, I downloaded the list of eateries at The Gardens and did some homework ( read: blog search) as well. Having a mixture of foreigners and locals, it was kinda not easy to make a decision and Mr 2nd boss, decide not to take a risk on food and suggested Madam Kwan – and it’s not even at The Gardens lah.
Note:please make reservations , as it might turn out to be a long wait especially for peak dining hours and especially if you have some hungry people that will literally kill for food.
Mr 2nd Boss did the ordering – (that is my excuse if the names of the dishes in this article turn up to be not too correct).
The drinks came first, I had ice kacang, plenty of condiments including : cendol, cincau, raisins, red bean, attap seeds, corn and the occasional cashew nut ( I know ice kacang is classified as ‘dessert’ lah…but, I would rather have this than a drink mah) . Some of the guys had Kirin or Tiger but complained that the beers weren’t at the right temperature and asked for ice cubes, I dunno about you, it’s not often that I see ice cubes in beers…
We had : Asam prawns ( lotsa onions and taste so good ), curry chicken ( very rich, and yes, we noticed that someone was greedy and took 2 pieces) , rendang was tender, char koay teow….hmmmm..pretty close to Penang standard lah, fried rice – ok, I liked the ladies finger dish, fried kalian – ok, sotong – I didn’t try this, but seeing that the rest cleaned this up – should be good. I was hoping that they will order petai prawn just to catch the reactions of the mat sallehs but they didn’t let me indulge lah.
There was a dare going on between the 2 Aussies on ordering and finishing the ice kacang, and this guy had a problem swallowing the cendol and cincau and we have to assure him that the green and black ‘worms’ are safe to be eaten .. they made one observation : beer taste lousy after ice kacang.
One of the policy of the organization is that the highest in the hierarchy should be paying the bill but Mr Big Boss refused to sign for the bill and we were all curious on his hesitation- turn out that a bill with the heading of Madam Kwan, might be misunderstood by his boss who approves the bill that it’s a bill for some err.. extra-curricular activities
Overall: the group were happy with the food.
Other stuff on the menu : Nasi Lemak, Curry Laksa, Mushroom Chicken Mee, Nasi Bojari, Curry Fish Head, Cendol
Madam Kwan’s Restaurant
F-052, First Floor
Mid Valley Megamall
Lingkaran Syed Putra