I have visited Baba Low's many times and had completely forgot that I've never reviewed it... Well, better late than never, right? :)
This little restaurant is located on the quieter side of Bangsar, on Jalan Kurau and it's kinda hidden - the row of shops is in the middle of a residential area, not visible from the main road. Honestly, I don't think I would have ever found it if it wasn't recommended by my friend V:
The interior is simple (like a high class coffee shop) and there's no air-conditioning but it's comfortable (good ventilation makes such a big difference):
First up that day, the Otak-otak (RM 4):
OMG. I completely did not like this.
It was sweet with a dry and sort of fibrous texture (shaved coconut mixed with kunyit, I think)....
At the very least, the good thing here is that it's different from the normal Otak-otak.... I guess but I'll stick to the chicken wings next time (didn't take a photo, but I usually have that as a starter).
One of the specialties there is the Nyonya Laksa (RM 5):
Overall, this is ok - not too thick/creamy, and not too sweet broth, infused with spices... (but if it was more fragrant of curry powder I would probably like it more)
The bowl looks deceivingly small, but about halfway through the sinful lemak-y (creamy) soup should fill you up completely.... and any more than that, you'll definitely fall right asleep after lunch. :)
Another popular dish is the Nasi Nyonya (RM 6.50):
The concept is sort of like mixed rice - one veg, one meat (which changes from time to time) served with rice. That day, it was Chicken Curry served - nice! Ok, the chicken could have been a bit more tender but overall I enjoyed it.
We didn't have any desserts that day but I've tried the Cendol before - normal. Nothing fantastic but it's a light and refreshing way to top off a meal (Sometimes can be a bit too sweet though).
Overall: Low key restaurant, fairly affordable in the quiet side of Bangsar with a small selection of classic Nyonya dishes BUT some hits and misses on the menu and unfortunately, service level can be a bit erratic.
Baba Low's @ Jalan Kurau, Bangsar
(There is a new outlet in CapSquare, KL)
Ambience : 5
Service : 5
Price** : RM 12 per person
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-? (oops) / 012-324 7200
Opening Hours: 7am to 7pm
Parking : Limited
NO PORK SERVED
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