Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kelantanese Leha Kelfood - Melati Utama, Setapak, KL

The name doesn't look Kelantanese at all. Yet this restaurant (2 lots) has struck the right chord with the local populace. Open almost all day it serves over 100+ dishes. I spotted different types of nasi, sweet bubur desserts, laksa, lemak, gulai, soup etc. And don't forget the Malay 'tai chow'. These warrant more visits. Watch out for more posts.

I was there for a quick late dinner with my family and was piqued with curiosity at the the array of exotic food that is so hard to find. Many will find their comfort food here. No price given as food was paid for a friend I once mentored for a season. He came in after an exercise session.

P/S - My 365 days of blogging has come and go, 3 days ago. I took some time to reflect and think. It was a good ride 264 posts, about 11,000 Sitemeter page visits and 7,000 hits later. The last 3 months was phenomenal (in my standards) as I can see a good spike in daily traffic. Thanks to all my friends in the blogosphere. We share one passion, eating and writing about it!

Directions: Coming from Zoo Negara MRR2 take the Wangsa Maju and also the Taman Melawati flyovers. Another 2-3 hundred meters turn into the shophouses. From Kepong MRR2 , U-turn under the Taman Melawati flyover.

Nasi Kerabu. Dry beef, lemongrass, tempe, and many more spices and herbs to go with the bluish rice!
Added Gulai Daging. It was in brilliant reddish orangy colour, meat was very tender and the spices aromatic. A feast for the senses actually.
The Sup Perut has wonderful tripes that are crunchy and firm without being chewy. The bountiful serving was good exercise for the jaws. However, the sup lacked the Malay zing. Too light in spices for my liking.


mimid3vils said...

The soup look nice~~~

babe_kl said...

Happy First Blogniversary!!! Keep it up :D

worldwindows said...

MD... Looks very good :), but taste a bit tame for me :(

BKL... Thanks and looking froward to another year.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Well done! Keep up the good work! ;D

Tummythoz said...

Hope to see more real soon. From the restaurant as well as your makan discoveries.

backStreetGluttons said...

Great that you are now a top Malaysian food blogger ! Maybe nex, since have so much enthusiasm , eat so much and so wide ( sounds like a Glutton!) you shud invest in a little more powerful camera ( say affordable 10MP Olympus FE series or a good phone camera like SE C905 8MP or wait for Nokia N86 8MP) and skyrocket WorldWindows to the Blogging stratosphere in one leap!
Good luck !

Selba said...

Wow! You really got a lot visitors to your blog! That's really good! :)

Kelantannse food? First time to see. It's been a big news everday on TV and media about the Prince from Kelantan, here in Indonesia.

worldwindows said...

BB... Thanks heaps!

TT... I can go another year with these encouragements:)

BSG... Actually checking things out. Maybe LX3?!

Selba... I am satisfied at how things are turning out. But still so much to learn. I am sure that Indonesians loved Siti Nurhaliza:)

CUMI & CIKI said...

happy anniversary! i cnt rmbr when i started bloggin ... haha eek!

worldwindows said...

Thanks. You have been very encouraging from very early.