Friday, August 19, 2011

Bayu Timor @ Taman Megah

Researchers have found that happy countries tend to be those in temperate climates, Iceland was once ranked as one of the happiest country in the world. That was of course before the financial crisis in 2008, now, the country is frowning everyday as it continues to sit on a high pile of debts.

While, researchers in Netherlands can continue ranking each country in accordance to their happiness metrics. Perhaps we should be less fixated on the places and environments around us and focus more on our soul. A good example would be the lotus flower - despite growing in a murky pond, it was never affected by its surroundings. It continues to stay true and strives for sunlight. In the end, it manages to rise above the water and blossom into a beautiful flower. On the food:

Atmosphere - This neighborhood cafe has been around for more than 10 years. It is situated at Taman Megah (same row as 7 Eleven & Guardian). What's unique about this restaurant is that all the furnitures and decorative items are for sale. Like what you are sitting on? Just pay for it and they will send it to your house.

Menu - The menu offers a wide variety of cuisine, ranging from local delights to western dishes. It is reasonably priced too.

If you look around, you will see this banana leaf shaped plate on most of the dining tables. This signature fruit rojak is something you can't afford missed. The fruits and keropok are fresh and the prawn paste rojak sauce is delicious once combined with the generous amount of ground peanuts.

We all know that the best place to enjoy a bowl of Laksa is to go back to Penang. At Bayu Timor you will get to taste the less popular Sarawak Laksa.

This home cooked ox tail soup is slightly different from what you usually get at a western restaurant. It is less creamy and less peppery.

If you can't decide on what to order, I highly recommend you the Sarawak Curry Noodles. I guarantee that you will enjoy this bowl of noodle as much as I do. The soup is lemak and the additional chilli paste will blow your mind away.

Overall - This place has been here forever and I've always been loyal customer. Good food, nice environment and friendly staffs. I hope this place will continue to live on its legacy. Perhaps one day, I will bring my kids here.


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  1. i've not tried this outlet before, but the sarawak noodles look good. am always on the lookout for this dish, since it's usually tasty! :D

  2. Hello Sean, the sarawak noodles there is pretty good. Go give it a try and let me know what you think =)