bookmark_borderMap’s, Bandar Sunway

The recent long weekend/holiday came at the right time. It was perfect period to rest, recuperate and rejuvenate. It was also a good time to explore new places and try new things and food. For me, I did the latter as I was eager to try this place; Map’s which is located in Bandar Sunway.

Map's, Bandar Sunway

I was eager because 1) they serve breakfast at early hours and 2) they serve porky breakfast at ungodly hours on weekends. As I usually have a habit (and I blaming it on my biological clock) to wake up early even on weekends and holidays, I like places/restaurants/cafe like this as I know the mass crowd hasn’t woken up yet let alone crowding the restaurant/cafe.

Map's, Banday Sunway

The place was relatively quiet when we were there. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised as it was closed to 9AM on a Sunday when we arrived and there were ample of parking lots outside. The service was prompt; simple, straightforward menu was shown and orders were taken within 10 minutes.

Iced Hazelnut Cappuccino and Hazelnut Milk

The drinks arrived first; Iced Hazelnut Cappuccino (RM10) and cold Hazelnut Milk (RM8). I liked that they asked beforehand whether I would like my cold coffee to be sweeten in which I gladly said yes. Served in a tall glass with chocolate swirls, it was filled with cubes of coffee and milk. The overall taste was pleasant and mildly sweet yet the presence of coffee shots was there. The milk, on the other hand, was refreshing; easy to drink with subtle taste of the flavoured syrup.

Porky Pancakes by Map's, Bandar Sunway

Two breakfast meals were chosen on that day. Their Porky Pancakes (RM15) was served first. The presentation was simple and clean. It was multi layer of goodness; egg, pork bacons, roasted potatoes and pancakes. The sight of wobbly sunny side egg was enough to get my appetite kicking in full gear. The mixture of savoury bacons coupled with the sweetness of maple syrup worked well while the creamy liquid of egg yolk brought together the crispy, fluffy cubed potatoes and pancakes.

Breakfast In Bed by Map's, Bandar Sunway

The Breakfast In Bed (RM19) came within minutes after the pancakes. Beneath the pork bacons were cocktail sausages and roasted potatoes while on the sides were nicely cooked egg on large crispy toast, baked beans and sautéed mushrooms. The platter itself was decent. I liked the toast with the egg though I wished there were two eggs instead of one.

Gula Melaka Cotton Cheese Cake by Map's, Bandar Sunway

To complete a wholesome meal, dessert is a must regardless of the time. And Gula Melaka Cotton Cheese Cake (RM11) we ordered. The size was bigger than I thought it would be and with that, it was worth the price. Layers of gula melaka, mild cheese concoction and desiccated coconuts complemented each other though the taste of each component was rather subtle and it wasn’t overly sweet.

Overall, the experience was satisfactory. I got what I wanted; a good meal in a quiet ambiance on a quiet weekend. I got to give credits to them for executing/cooking the eggs perfectly. With this, my list of porky places has grown, so… yay!

9, Jalan PJS 11/2,
Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya.

GPS Coordinates : 3.072574, 101.602261

Business Hours: 830AM – 6PM (Wednesday – Monday)

bookmark_borderIn Tangkak – Kedai Makanan & Minuman Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh

Before turning off at Ayer Keroh exit, we made detour and travelled further down south to the quiet town of Tangkak. It is the northern part of Johor, close to the state of Melaka. It takes about 20 minutes by car from Ayer Keroh toll to reach to the heart of town. It is famously known as the ‘fabric town’ due to the abundance of cloth shops.

Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh , Tangkak

However, that said, we weren’t there to buy fabrics. No… we were there for one thing and one thing only that is to feast at Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh. It is said that this stall is famous amongst the locals and probably the best of them lot…. in Tangkak.

Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh, Tangkak

The shop was spacious yet clean and despite of the size, most (if not all) tables were taken when we arrived at about 10AM. However, we did not need to wait for long to grab an empty table and order our dishes. We did not have to wait long either for our food to arrive as they were served within 5 ~ 10 minutes.

Bah Kuet Teh by Jia Jia, Tangkak

Being blessed to reside in Klang Valley with abundance of delicious bak kut teh especially the ones from Klang (like Teluk Pulai or Pao Xiang), plus I did not have any expectations at all, I was surprised by their version. Served in claypot, it has the usual suspects in it; pork ribs, belly, stomach, intestines, mushrooms, beancurds and a handful of chopped romaine lettuce. The meat was a-okay but I did not like the intestines because I felt like they were not washed properly and hence, the texture and taste. But that aside, the soup was delicious, intense with Chinese herbs and pork essence.

Yam Rice by Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh, Tangkak

Pickled Vegetables by Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh, Tangkak

The yam rice was just under par; bland and mushy but I was told that it is usually quite alright compared to what we had on that day. The pickled vegetables were normal; perfect to whet your taste buds but the braised chicken feet were amazing!

Braised Chicken Feet by Jia Jia Bah Kuet Teh, Tangkak

Despite being on the sweet side, these collagen-packed feets were moreish. It was an easy eat as the skin fell off the bones easily. The chopped garlic and chili gave a slight kick to the dish. We had two portions while contemplating on the third.

Bak Kut Teh at Jia Jia, Tangkak

The overall bill was RM32 with a pot of tea. We wanted to drop by another shop for wan tan mee but we were too full that we decided to skip it all together and travelled back to Melaka. Besides that, prior to this, we bought some pork buns which may have contributed to our filled tummy.

Address :
38, Jalan Kemajuan,
Off Jalan Payamas,
(a road opposite the Post Office)
84900 Tangkak,

GPS Coordinates : 2.272898,102.544702

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