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Delicious local favourites @ Basikal, Bangsar

 

This quiet rooftop cafe, also another one of Bangsar’s hole in the wall has been operating under the radar for a while now. Serving warung like home cooked dishes, Makan at The Basikal is one of the coolest hangout places with steeped stairways through a back alleyway with unknown drips and cars parked recklessly. Actually worth lingering in, you’d be real surprise with what you see once arriving at the highest level where the little open kitchen and comfortable benches are. 

1.Basikal @ Bangsar

2.The Basikal @ Bangsar

 

Typically served with rice noodles, Terengganu Laksa (RM 6) here is made of highly satisfying fish gravy and unlike the spicy red variant of laksa we all know, this creamy white gravy laksa is not easily accessible in Klang Valley. And unless you know where to find them, the usual places that serves good fragrant Terengganu Laksa is with no signage and probably not mapped on Google either. So this one makes it real convenient. 

3.The Basikal @ Bangsar

4.The Basikal @ Bangsar

 

And if curry noodle is what tickles your fancy then you’ve also come to the right place. The place is humbly run by a lovely lady and everything is done with home recipe, making the food comfy and homey. Cooked to order, the Curry Noodle (RM 7) is easy to consume, not thick and rich with santan and comes only with honest fresh ingredients, infused with perfect balance of spicy umami and aroma. 

5.The Basikal @ Bangsar

6.The Basikal @ Bangsar

 

I sure enjoyed the noodles very much but they were never as memorable as the Nasi Lemak Telur Mata (RM 5). Its aromatic, lightly complemented with delicious condiments and vegetables to make it wholesome and at the same time satisfying. The toppings are typically the usual on nasi lemak except the vegetable here isn’t the usual kangkung but long beans. With extra moist from their sambal and the runny custard yolk from the sunny side up, every bite was a medley delight. 

7.The Basikal @ Bangsar

8.The Basikal @ Bangsar

 

The beverages didn’t quite earn too much bragging rights but humbly low profiled is much loved because it subtly represents the rich local culture. Whats served as the local favourites are the usual kopi and teh, as well as milo and nescafe. I went with the Bandung (RM 2.50) to fulfill the sugar crave and just cause I’m feeling pink. I got them compiled on my story vlog here: 

 

The place is consciously decked in such to resemble a warung but with a hippy touch of clever use of bicycles, making this a good theme for the place. 

9.The Basikal @ Bangsar

10.The Basikal @ Bangsar

 

Makan at The Basikal is located at:
90, Jalan Bangsar,
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makanthebasikal/

Opens: Monday- Saturday (5pm- 11pm), Closed: Sundays
Phone: +60 12-645 9560
GPS: 3.122909,101.67538 

Makan at The Basikal Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

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Hong Sang Mix Rice (Chap Fan) with more than 100 dishes @ Cheras

 

One of the best budget foods we can find in Malaysia is probably the economy rice aka known locally as “chap fan” which literally translates to mix rice. Commonly found in hawker stalls, coffee shops, or food stalls, the chap fan is always popular with lots of people lining up and bustling around the stall whenever there is one.

 

5.chap fun (9)

 

Most stalls would typically serve a number of troughs of cooked food showcasing ingredients like poultries, vegetables, eggs, tofu, preserved dishes and pickled dishes and customers select any combination of those dishes before being charged accordingly to the amount of picked dishes.

 

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1.chap fun (8)

 

Some place would be known for their delicious food, and some the value for money. In Cheras, this area somewhat thrive to popularity with their many choices of dishes. The stalls serve more than 50 dishes at one go on a daily basis.

 

2.chap fun (4)
3.chap fun (6)

 

To make things even more interesting, there is more than one stall with this glorious number of dishes. Having wanting to “stall hop” them, I realized it was a mission impossible after I happily picked too many dishes.

 

6.rice

 

Each dish is averagely charged at RM1.50 ++ accordingly, and free soup of the day would be served free flow. Also free of charge is their Chinese tea so a decent meal here is pretty economic.

 

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8.chap fun (40)

 

Herbal tea and can drinks are for sale but it was least popular compared to the free flow daily soup and the free of charge Chinese tea. The huge pot of soup is placed at a corner and a worker would be station there to be serving the bowls of soup.

 

9.chap fun (44)

 

The glory of assortment was almost mesmerizing and at a glance of it, first timers are usually taken aback, not even knowing where to begin. Satiate yourself on their varied dishes of poultry, vegetable, seafood, tofu, eggs, or vegetarian mock poultry, with any cooking style anyone can think of.

 

10.chap fun (41)
11.chap fun (43)

 

Not many chap fan stalls can achieve anything like this. Think about the number of dishes with the same excellent taste, not many can accomplish this and they does. Also, it would be real silly to want to count the number of dishes because there would be a constant queue that is moving at constant pace.

 

12.chap fun (46)

 

The stall is a great place for anyone at the neighbourhood to get a decent meal fixed economically. But it was seriously nothing impressive apart from the great glory of number of dishes. Locate them at:

 

Restaurant Hong Sang is located at :
Jalan Bunga Tanjung 10 (Taman Muda),
56100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 60392832132
GPS: 3.118442,101.76151

 

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