‘You’ve got to be kidding me’. Those were the same exact words that ran across my mind when the food was served. At the price they were offering, I knew they would be skimming on the portion size but I did not expect them to go the extreme. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a blog post about my experience at El Meson and its voucher.

El Meson, Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

I am sure you aware of the density of group buying sites that are available right now. And I am sure most of you had a fair share of the buying spree due to its irresistible deals. Well, I did purchase a couple of times from various sites due to my itchy hands. One of them was this deal by El Meson (sold through Groupon) whereby for RM15 (a 53% discount of RM32), one get to choose either their famous The Ultimate Pork Burger (Pork, bacon, mushroom and cheese burger with homemade fried potatoes) or Classic Minute Steak (Aussie rib eye minute steak with chunky fries). Click here to see the deal.

El Meson Menu

El Meson (Interior), Bangsar

Good deal, ain’t it? Well, I was eager to try them years ago every since I heard and read good stuff about their pork burger and bla bla bla. And when this deal came up, it was no brainer at all as it was the opportunity to try them. Google them and you get to see photos of them all.

Iced Cappuccino

After all the delaying, reservation was made at the very last minute. I got to give credits to them as they extended the redemption period for another 2 weeks due to popular demand.

Stuffed Portobello MushroomsStuffed Portobello Mushrooms

El Meson's Ultimate Pork BurgerUltimate Pork Burger

Classic Minute SteakClassic Minute Steak

To sum it all up, small pathetic portions aside, the meal was alright. The so-called ‘Ultimate’ Pork Burger could be better if they did not skim on the toppings, like what I saw from other blogs and websites. The bacon was pathetically small and the sliced mushrooms can hardly made up to one complete button mushroom. The burger resembled somewhat a quick, sloppy job. The good thing was the pork patty itself; well seasoned and perfectly dense. The less-than-5-millimeter-thick minute steak was sightly chewy even though I asked for it to be cooked medium. I could imagine it would be tough as rubber if I opted for medium well. The Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms were decent; filled with minced beef and topped with melted cheese. But for the price of RM18, I would think twice if I were to order them again. The Iced Cappuccino RM10) was just below par. If my guess is correct, the portion would not be the same like this if you pay in full. For RM15 a pop, I guess I should not have set any expectations at all. Oh well…

Address :
61-63, Jalan Telawi 3,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone : +603 2282 8290




Located along Tengkat Tong Shin… and a block away from Restoran Kam Fatt, DS Chua Brothers Coffee Shop is my next go-to place for breakfast on weekends. It is a middle-corner lot coffee shop which I frequent to since I was young. In it, there are a handful of wickedly good hawker stalls which serve local delicacies.

Loh Lou Shu Fun

One of my favourite foods from this joint is got to be Loh Lou Shu Fun (RM5.50) from the pork noodles stall. Served piping hot, the eggy broth is adequately thick yet savoury and it is good to go with the the rat-tail noodles. The minced pork has good ratio of fat-to-lean meat while there are slices of pork meat in it. A splash of vinegar and you are good to go.

Pork Noodles

The pork noodles (RM5) is pretty good as well. Despite its slight murky appearance, the broth is packed with porky goodness.

Fishballs

If pork noodles doesn’t suit your taste buds, do try the fishball noodles from another stall. Unlike the generic fake-tasting ones, this is the real deal as they source fresh fishes and make the fishballs daily to ensure quality is met. Firm and in decent size, a bowl of (just) fishballs will set you back around RM7 while a bowl of fishball noodles will probably cost around RM5.

Yong Tau Foo

Apart from those, there’s this old couple handling the pan mee stall. Although I’ve yet to try the noodles, they do sell pretty decent yong tau fu. A bowl as such above costs RM8.

DS Chua Brother Coffee Shop, Tengkat Tong Shin

Overall, this is a place to go to for no-frills breakfast / lunch affair. Although they are not the best of the best, it is good enough for a everyday meal. Getting a parking can be a tough task during peak hours and on weekdays but , do try them if you are around this area.

Address :
15-1 Tengkat Tong Shin,
50200 Kuala Lumpur.

GPS Coordinates : 3.145784, 101.707266