bookmark_borderEl Meson, Bangsar

‘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

bookmark_borderLunch At 486 Baba Low’s, Bangsar

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.


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,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.

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

GPS Coordinates : 3.122629, 101.671041

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