Getting sick and tired of the choices of food that are available around my office area, my colleague and I would normally have an intense debate pitch in some ideas daily on where to have our lunch… with tight budget in mind.

486 Baba Low's

So, on one fine day, other than the expensive food court which serve mediocre food, my colleague suggested Baba Low’s, a shop located in the midst of quiet residential area in Bangsar. Piqued by the name, it’s no brainer whether I agreed to the suggestion judging by the title of this post. Heh.

486 Baba Low's

Open for business on weekdays only (I think), this particular shop serves Nyonya food. Basic homey meals such as noodles, rice, and light snacks are all available in the shop – as displayed / wirtten on their large chalkboard as shown above.

Nyonya Laksa

Since I’m more of a noodles person, I opted for their Nyonya Laksa (RM5), so as my colleague. The broth was rich and packed with flavours and it wasn’t as spicy as it looked to be but it was sufficient to spur up one’s appetite without having to numb the tongue. If only they were generous with their toppings / ingredients, that would make it all perfect!

Popiah Peranakan

Apart from that, we ordered a roll of Popiah Peranakan (RM3) for sharing. Although it looks almost the same as the ordinary ones, that can’t be said in terms of ingredients they used.

Popiah Peranakan

No wait… Apart from the special homemade sweet sauce they used, most of the ingredients are identical. Cooked turnips, fried shallots, shredded cucumbers, egg strips and etc wrapped together in a popiah skin, it was moist and nice.

Cendol

Nothing to shout about this bowl of chendol (RM3). I reckon there are better ones out there.

Now, I’m not sure how does a real Nyonya cuisine tastes like and hence, I can’t really judge on authenticity of their food. However, I do know that it’s quite good on its own even if it doesn’t follow the book (Nyonya style). Moreover, the price were quite affordable or at least it’s hell lot cheaper than the expensive food court I mentioned earlier.

Address :
11, Lorong Kurau,
Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone No. : +6012-324 7200 / +603-2284 8486

GPS Coordinates : 3.122629, 101.671041



7 Comments

  1. I go and be the judge. I am half Malaccan. LOL.

  2. Nooooo, Jason’s standard is too high. he will surely fail the place.

  3. Go try the chicken wings too! I dont know whether it is authentically Nyonya, but they are yummy. :)
    (The otak otak wasn’t very nice to me though, unfortunately…..)

  4. Jason : LOL.

    Robin : I’ve to agree with this. Haha.

    J : Noted. Will try them out when I go there again.

  5. Hi,if you are in Melaka then you should try The BEST laksa at BESS Kopitiam :

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  6. Huangfanling : Noted. I shall give it a try if I’m in Melaka. Thanks for the pointer.

  7. @ Mr Chong : Thank’s and pls do inform me when u in melaka Erwin 017 610 8055… Cheers..