Laksa at Sri Melaka

My cousins took me out for lunch at Sri Melaka today. Sri Melaka is a restaurant in Taman Tun, located along Jalan 52/8 and judging by its name, I would imagine the restaurant specialises in Nonya Cuisine, but they do serve Malay and Chinese food as well.

I had their set lunch menu which consisted of a drink, a main course and a desert. The price of the set varies, depending on what main course you order. Some of the dishes included Nasi Lemak, Assam Laksa, Rice with Beef Rendang and Laksa Lemak – just to name a few.

As a drink, you had an option of soy bean milk, cincau (black jelly) in flavoured water or iced lemon tea. I opted for the cincau in water. The drink was alright, but the cincau pieces were way too small for me to enjoy their flavour.

My main course was the Laksa Lemak which is of Nonya origin, consisting of thick rice noodles in a rich spicy coconut gravy. The noodles added a unique texture to the dish, which consisted of fish cake, prawns, bean sprouts and spinach leaves. The prawns tasted a bit old and overcooked, being a bit powdery, but the fish cake and the vegetables complemented the dish very well.

The gravy was not too overwhelming or too spicy, perfect for someone like me who is capable of eating moderately spicy food. Though for light eaters, it is advisable not to eat the curry of a dish like this in excessive amounts, or you’d feel like throwing up at the end.

As a dessert, we had boiled tapioca seeds with palm sugar, coconut milk and topped with shaved ice. It was not much as it was served in a cup, but I thought that the addition of shaved ice to the Malay classic was an interesting twist to the dish, making it seem like an iced-kacang hybrid.
On the whole, my meal came up to around RM9.

On the whole, Sri Melaka was a good place to eat at. All the dishes that other people were having looked equally appetising. If you ever decide to eat there, I don’t think you’d be in for a disappointment (as the place seemed really packed) assuming that it’s a popular choice of restaurant among many Taman Tun office workers.

Presentation: 3/10

Ambience: 4/10

Service: 4/10

Overall Taste: 6/10

General Impression: 5/10





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