1919 Restaurant @ Jalan Yap Kwan Seng

6:22:00 PM

This update was meant to be updated few weeks back as well. Due to the intense schedule I had, I only have time to upload it today. Thanks to Openrice , me and pig had the chance to eat in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at 1919 Restaurant.



Entrance.


Interior.


Interesting pot and cup.


Newcomer playing a game.


1919 Styled Kerabu Salad with Philippines Eggplant

The appetizer of the evening. Looks and smells fantastic. Fried sticks of brinjal, fried vegetables leaves, tofu and fresh slices of cucumber and onions. The combination of textures and flavours were phenomenal. The crispiness of each elements, the softness of brinjal, the sweet and sour taste of the kerabu salad and the sauce was just great. Really really enjoyed it.


Curry

A serving of rich, aromatic and mild spicy curry. The owner insisted that this curry was possibly one of the best you could find in Kuala Lumpur and that many big bosses from different companies came here specifically to order that.

I had to admit, the curry was pretty good. The flavours were pretty balanced and it wasn't overly spicy. I would prefer it to be more spicy but then again, they had to make it so everyone could enjoy. The curry was also loaded with ingredients such as tofu, long beans, onions, crabmeat etc. Overall, I really liked it.


Chinese Spinach with Century Egg

A very simple dish, mainly found in those Chinese restaurants. The spinach was cooked real nicely. It was soft, but not to a point where its overcooked and starts losing its colour. The gravy was rather egg-y, but its not a bad thing. Overall, its good, clean and simple. The additional century eggs gave it a little extra depth as well.


Salted Egg Fried Chicken

Chicken fried with salted egg as the crust. Basically one of the best Salted Egg Fried Chicken I've had. The crust of the chicken has the saltiness of an salted egg, not just pure salt. Some restaurant tends to fail on this part. The chicken would just be salty instead of a eggy-salty. Inside, the chicken was warm, soft and tender. The flavours of the salted eggs was engulfed in the chicken meat as well. Really liked it.


1919 Special Tofu

Specially made tofu with fillings such as prawns and vegetables inside. The crust of the tofu was crispy yet soft and delicate. The tofu itself was smooth and well made. Prawns and vegetables inside were pretty okay, nothing that special. I personally find the presentation and the texture of the tofu rather special, besides that, everything was pretty normal.


Indonesian Prawns

Reasonably sized prawns with a slight salty-spicy sauce. The prawns were really fresh and juicy but most importantly, the shells of the prawns must be easily peeled. The sauce was great as it wasn't extremely salty nor spicy, it was pretty balanced. However, the only downside about this dish was the fact that the sauce wasn't well absorbed by the prawns. It tasted as if there was 2 different layers, after finishing 1 layer only then you can move on to the next. Besides that, it was okay.


Char Kuey Teow

Char Kuey Teow is a very easy to find dish. You could find Char Kuey Teow at almost any hawker food stalls. However, a great Char Kuey Teow isn't that easily found. When this plate arrived, it looked stunning. The glazed on the noodles, the vibrant colours of the chili and beansprout, the smell and everything. However, the taste wasn't too my liking. It was very bland. It has no depth, flavour nor a kick. It has consistency in the noodles, but with such a flavourless dish, there is no point of consistent noodles.


Ice Cream with Fried Kaya Cakes

This was really a great way to end the meal. Ice cold ice cream with warm kaya cakes. Take one scoop of  ice cream along with the entire slice of the cake and gently placed it in your mouth, the feeling you get is unforgettable. Both totally opposite in terms of temperature works so well when you start chewing bit by bit. I personally couldn't have enough but then again, its not very nice to ask for more ahahaha. Overall, loved it.


The shop is really nearby KLCC


Address:

1919 Restaurant,
15A, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
50450, Kuala Lumpur.

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