Daily Kopitiam: A place for light meal and heavy meal, casual gathering or work purpose
I had been to Daily Kopitiam twice in the span of one month and I would say this — I love this place! The first round, I went with my family, 11 of us. For the second round, I went my church mates, about 20 plus of us.
This restaurant is located at Level 1 inside Setapak Central Mall.
Location of Setapak Central Mall:
67, Jln Taman Ibu Kota, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur*
I always had this problem when I visited eateries at mall, that I would feel suffocated and like lack of oxygen in my brain. I would then feel lethargy, started to yawn for the body to take in more oxygen, followed by headache at the back of my neck. This is due to me being thalassemic. So when the restaurant is poorly ventilated, I would feel uncomfortable after half an hour dining there.
Finally, I found a restaurant in a mall that I wouldn't feel such when I dined there for more than one hour. Because this restaurant has super high ceiling, it is spacious and very well-ventilated.
The tables and chairs are well arranged, making this place a good spot for either work or family gathering or big group dining together.
Right at the entrance, there were many selection of 'kuih-muih', our Malaysian selection of sweet snacks, like 'onde-onde', 'kuih talam', 'kuih lapis', peanut mochi, 'ang ku kuih', etc.
Also, all kinds of rolls cake, butter cake, marble cake and all sweet cakes.
Some crackers too like prawn crackers, fish crackers, etc.
A huge poster showing their special promo of breakfast set from Monday-Friday. I plan to one day have breakfast here with my son while teaching him some Maths and English.
Followed by the clean and tidy counter where people queued up to order their food and made payment before entering. The menu is just right behind the cashier counter.
Walking in and you saw these panels, beautifully litted. Some writings on their food and coffee and tea.
Another section of seats here.
Food that we had tried
1. Penang Curry Noodle
Penang curry noodle is a dish very famous in Malaysia. It is sold by many hawker stalls, be it Malay or Chinese. It is usually made with thin yellow noodles and thin rice vermicelli, served with a spicy coconut milk curry broth. The dish is topped with condiments such as fried tofu-pok, fish ball, fish cakes, bean sprouts, long beans and hard-boiled egg slices. Usually, it comes with cockles but here, it did not have but it had two big pieces of chicken. The curry broth was well blended with its spices and fresh coconut milk. I highly recommend this. I ate till slurping the curry soup like nobody's business. Haha.
2. Nasi Lemak
Nasi lemak is a a dish in Malay cuisine that consists of fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It is our champion Malaysian breakfast meal and it is also considered as our national dish. So proud of this. It came with hardboiled eggs, roasted peanuts and anchovies, cucumber and 'sambal'.
Sambal is a our famous chilli paste, made from a mixture of a variety of chilli peppers with ingredients such as shrimp paste, garlic, ginger, shallot, scallion, palm sugar, and lime juice.
The nasi lemak dish here is special because they gave acar too. Acar is a type of vegetable pickle, usually made from different vegetables such as cucumber, carrots, cabbage, shallot, beans, which are pickled in vinegar. The sour taste of the acar really levelled up this nasi lemak dish
3. Penang Prawn Mee
Penang prawn mee is a famous dish at Penang and if you can find one comparatively good at KL, you treasure it. The penang prawn mee served isn't truly like those at Penang but it is acceptable. Prawn mee is special in its uniqueness in the soup base, prepared with a super large amount of prawn heads and shells fried till fragrant then coupled with pork bones boiled for hours to concentrate into a thick, creamy, and highly aromatic broth. Super yummy if cooked well. Yummy.
4. Economy noodle
This is called economy because it is cheap and it is simple stir fry noodle with garlic, onion, scallion and soy sauce topped with shredded eggs and lots of scallion and they gave us a generous amount of sambal too. I love how simple this dish was yet very filling.
We also ordered few sets of toast and waffles for the kids but because I was busy with my boys and nieces that time, I did not remember to take the photos of their toast and waffles.
This is indeed a nice place for young and old, big group or small group. After our meal, we walked to the center of the mall where many tanglungs and lanterns there due to Mooncake Festival coming soon. Took this photo of the boys at the swing provided here.
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