Was invited to Mother’s Recipe to try out their food. My first time got invited to taste food for free hehehe… Felt strange when reached there *LOL* paiseh. There was a minor breakdown in communication earlier on, she thought we would go on Saturday but we went on Friday as we had changed the appointment time several times until we got confused ourselves. This means whatever we ate and saw that day(last Friday) were not specially prepared just to impress us, it’s just their usual stuffs.
She briefed us on how they started this business and of course introduced us to what they have to offer. Since there were 2 of us only and it’s our first time doing thing like this we were pretty shy *LOL* She asked us to order any food that we want but we didn’t know what to order. So we asked her to recommend. There were so much food! Portion wasn’t small too.
They serve home cook food, it’s really home cook style the Nyonya’s way, not fast food style. Even tasted very homey. Not many people appreciate it though. For those that seldom have chance to have proper meal at home or away from home, especially cooking from your mother, I’m sure you will appreciate it. No MSG added in the cooking. I’m not saying good thing about them because they let me eat for free, the fact is that it really tasted like my mother’s cooking.
Left: Pan-fried fish & lime (RM6), the fish will depends on the fish they have on that day. This one is hong boi(in Hokkien), they also have other meaty fish availabe as not many people will like to eat this. Me too, I don’t really like it but it really tasted like home.
Right: Ko Kua (Bitterground in Hokkien) stir-fried with eggs(small-RM6, medium-RM8), Iâ€™m sure you are familiar with this. Miss home now? I didn’t know how to eat this last time but now I kinda enjoy it especially fried with eggs or steamed it with the middle stuffed with pork .
Left: Motherâ€™s blanched midin with â€˜Ulamâ€™ Dip (RM6), the â€œUlamâ€ Dip has santan in it. We usually have this at home by frying it with belacan minus the santan(coconut milk in Malay), this is Nyonya style according to the owner.
Right: Belacan Beehoon (Nyonya-Style) – RM5, usually the belacan beehoon we have is the wet type right? This one is dry. It’s just like eating salad. The belacan is spicy, sweet and sour.
Left: La Kia Kio(in Hokkien, I don’t know what it’s called in other languages hahaha…) Fish Soup(RM5), another homey dish. I love la kia kio.
Right: Mixed Veg Curry (RM5), their new dish. The curry was quite thick however the owner said they had diluted it a bit this time to see whether it’s acceptable by the diners or not as some people don’t like thick curry but still quite thick. Personally I like their Thick Nyonya Chicken Curry that I had last time.
Left: Cinchalok Dip (RM2.50), we sometimes have this at home too.
Right: The whole table for two of us only. Hahaha… We didn’t finish them all, only finished the curry, the la kia kio soup and the fried fish. She asked us to tapao the belacan beehoon back hahaha…
Though it’s Nyonya, it’s almost exactly like what I have at home everyday. Not that we are the Nyonya, just that I’m sure every home in Malaysia will sure be serving food like this at home.
By the way, it’s located near AmBank at Tabuan Laru. Just few shops away from J&J Cafetaria.