With all the racist tension happening in Malaysia recently, visiting this beautiful kampung-y kopitiam brings back a lot of good ol’ memories of the yesteryears when all 3 races could get together and talk (and joke!) about anything and everything. Ahhhh~~~
I love everything about this place, the friendly servers, the all-Malaysian favourite food choices, the beautiful songs playing in the background (Sheila Majid, Innuendo, Zainal Abidin, Teresa Teng and many more) and most importantly it transports you back before all the drama ever began.
Unfortunately today’s visit was just me, myself and I so I only had the time and space to fit only Nasi Lemak Ayam. However, I packed the Nasi Kunyit, Roti Bakar and Kopi-O for my mom and my boyfriend. It was all so good I totally forgotten to take some pics for my blog hahaha, sorry. But I will make sure to visit them again some time soon and upload more pics.
The Nasi Kunyit was the best! It comes with a choice of either the curry or rendang chicken. So because I love to have my Nasi Kunyit with loads of gravy I went for the curry chicken. And trust me when I say you would not want to miss this. The glutinous rice was so fragrant, it’s cooked to perfection to the point that it’s good even on its own and it went so well with the curry chicken. The wafting scent of the curry will make your mouth water! My picky mom approves!
Everyone in my family is a huge fan of Roti Bakar. We can have it any time of the day. A really good Roti Bakar should have at least 2 slabs of thinly sliced unsalted butter and kaya (coconut jam) in between 2 warm and slightly toasted rectangular Hainanese pillowy white bread. A lot of cafes or restaurants nowadays uses normal white breads and actually skimp on the butter and kaya. But at Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock it’s completely spot on! And to accompany the yummy Roti Bakar always wash it down with a good cuppa local black coffee, or in kopitiam lingo – Kopi-O! Heaven~~
The Nasi Lemak Ayam I ordered topped with an extra sunny side up because I just love how the yolk runs all over the rice and envelopes those glossy grains. The marinade on the chicken’s really good and I love how crispy the skin is. My advise on this dish is try restraining yourself from ordering extra sambal unless you really have to because it’s all about balance for this one really. Just a tad of sambal on a spoonful of rice is how you should eat it. Or if you like to mix everything together, just make sure that it’s not in anyway drowned or fully covered in sambal. Basically less is more.
Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock (Second Branch)
No. 13, Jalan Balai Polis
50000 Kuala Lumpur
Daily – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Closes during festivities only
Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock (Main Branch)
Oasis Ara Damansara
Jalan PJU 1A/7
47301 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03 – 7832 3138
Monday to Saturday – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Closes every Sunday