Eat Only Lar!

19 Mar, 2012


Posted by: Wen Ching In: Malaysian Food

For fuss-free Malaysian food in Bangsar, Chawan is always a good bet. Chawan has been open for many years in Bangsar and we have eaten here many times, but we recently decided to put it up on the blog.

Interior, Chawan
Located on the corner of Jalan Telawi 3, opposite both Bangsar Village 1 and 2, Chawan has become a very popular destination for local delights and coffee. Expect a crowd at any time of the day!

Kopi Muar 434, Chawan
Chawan has a wide range of local coffees to choose from and personally, it is one of the most attractive aspects about the place. When we were there, we ordered a Kopi Muar 434. Priced at RM3.80 for a hot cup,  it was a medium blend with a light nutty flavour. Very enjoyable indeed!

Roti Bakar Kaya and Butter, Chawan
We started off our meal with a Roti Bakar Kaya and Butter, priced at RM2.50. While not the best we’ve had, it is hard to go wrong with this combination. It was still delicious and an appetising start to the meal.

Nasi Tomato, Chawan
One of our favourite dishes in Chawan is the Nasi Tomato, priced at RM11.90. One could choose from several accompaniments to go with the rice such as ayam masak merah, sambal sotong, beef rending, etc., but we find that the traditional ayam masak merah was best with the nasi tomato. We could taste a hint of butter in the rice along with a pleasant tomato flavour. The ayam masak merah was slightly sweet and complemented the rice perfectly. This nasi tomato always makes us come back for more.

Nasi Putih Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Api, Chawan
We also had the Nasi Putih Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Api for RM13.90 that day. The white rice was served with ayam masak lemak cili api, sotong goreng kunyit, salted fish, the vegetable of the day, crackers and sambal. The chicken was cooked in a mild curry sauce with a strong coconut milk flavour. The combination of everything on the plate made up a very traditional Malay meal which we thoroughly enjoyed!

The nasi lemak here (which we do not have photos of) is not too bad as well and is worth a try. It is easy to see why Chawan has become one of the popular hang-out spots in Bangsar. With good local coffee and food, they have a recipe for success!

Restaurant Information
69-G Jalan Telawi 3
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 – 22875507

4 Responses to "Chawan"

1 | The Yum List

March 20th, 2012 at 1:20 pm


Nice presentation for these common dishes. I like rock wall at the back of the restaurant too.

2 | eatonlylar

March 22nd, 2012 at 5:53 pm


The Yum List, yeah, their presentation is quite good, hehe, and the food is good too! It’s a very casual and relaxing place for dining in.

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