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12 Jul, 2009

Rumours Kopitiam (讲士讲啡)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Malaysian Food|United Kingdom

The second day of our journey, we continue to visit attractions in Glasgow with Chris and Christine.

Here are some photos that we have taken throughout the journey and we would like to share it in our blog. Shown on the photo above, the Merchant City is one of the oldest quarters of Glasgow and the cultural heart of the city. The place is situated in the eastern quarter of Glasgow City Centre, takes about 5 minutes walk from Buchanan and Argyle Street.

Glasgow Green is the oldest park in the city. The Nelson’s monument can be seen from this photo.

After a stroll in the park, we arrived in one of Glasgow’s museums – the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens. Contrary to what we thought, it felt extremely warm and cozy in the winter gardens. There is a café inside the glasshouse where one could sit back and enjoy the colourful tropical plants. In the People’s Palace, one could have a chance to see the story of the people and the city of Glasgow from 1750 to the present.

We also visited the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Christine told us about the myth that the architect of the building jumped to his death from one of the towers because the main entrance was built back-to-front.

The interior of the museum.

The museum exhibits a variety of art collections and also collections of arms and armour in the world. One of the most interesting museums that we have visited in the UK, definitely worth a visit if you’re visiting Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow is within walking distance from the Kelvingrove Museum. There was where we visited the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, a free admission museum located on the main campus of the university.

The Wellington Church of Glasgow.

Back to food, we visited Rumours Kopitiam, a Malaysian café style restaurant for lunch. It was very thoughtful of Christine and Chris for bringing us to this restaurant, since we haven’t had Malaysian food for ages!

The interior was small but nice and cozy, plus a sense of belonging too.

The lunch time special offer was a great deal. For £6.90, we get to choose from a variety of starters and main courses. Beverage was also included, we were given choices of Chinese tea, English tea or English coffee. I had an English tea while ys had an English coffee.

As for starters, we had chicken satay (沙爹鸡) which was recommended by Chris. Served with their self-made peanut sauce, cucumbers and pineapples, the chicken satay was fantastic. The chicken was grilled to perfection, meaty and juicy while the peanut sauce, though not spicy, was aromatic and delicious. We wiped the peanut sauce bowl clean.

The Malaysian style pancake, or more commonly known as roti canai (马来煎饼) in Malaysia, was delicious too! Served with authentic curry sauce, the roti canai tasted nice and crispy. It has a heavier sense of butter which we enjoyed a lot.

Fried flat rice noodles aka char kway teow (马式干炒河粉) which Chris had.

The Singapore laksa vermicelli (辣沙汤米粉) that we had was good. The noodles were rich in ingredients such as fresh prawns, cockles and fish cakes. The soup was spicy and flavourful, with a hint of fragrant coconut milk. Satisfied our cravings for authentic Malaysian food! It was very good and addictive!

The nasi lemak (咖喱鸡椰汁饭) was superb. Served with curry chicken, sambal (hot chilli sauce), peanuts, fried anchovies, achar (pickled vegetables), half-boiled eggs, slices of cucumbers and tomato, the serving was huge and filling. The sambal which was spicy and sour boosted our appetites, the chicken was moist and tasty and the curry gravy provides a good accompaniment to the fragrant coconut rice. There is nothing else that we can ask for, the lunch was perfect! Glasgow citizens are so fortunate to have this restaurant in their area! For better photos and more information, check out Christine‘s post on Rumours Kopitiam.

After lunch, we were introduced to Irn-bru by the couple, a well-known carbonated soft drink produced in Scotland for more than a century. Taste wise, I find it very hard to describe. It was very unique and sweet, not something that I really enjoy but ys claimed that it was good. Nevertheless, it was good trying new things. Thanks again to Christine and Chris for introducing everything to us!

Restaurant Information
21 Bath Street,
G2 1HW Glasgow,
United Kingdom.
Tel: 01413530678

21 Responses to "Rumours Kopitiam (讲士讲啡)"

1 | Selba

July 13th, 2009 at 12:40 am


I'm not sure why… but most of the time, when I see the pictures of UK in this blog, it gives me a nice and calm feeling, sometimes even a smile on my face :) Thanks a lot for sharing!

It must be so delightful to eat at a kopitiam in UK. I'm so for the roti canai!

2 | 追梦者

July 13th, 2009 at 2:47 am


nice.. been to glasgow once ^^

3 | SimpleGirl

July 13th, 2009 at 2:56 am


nice Malaysian food……all looks good….

4 | foodbin

July 13th, 2009 at 3:03 am


nice photos of Glasgow-the food looks authentic esp the nasi lemak.

5 | ai wei

July 13th, 2009 at 3:27 am


glasgow without me. how sad…

it must be good to have msian food in UK hor? miss msia food a lot? come back and have them 😛

6 | J2Kfm

July 13th, 2009 at 4:09 am


you must be really, really homesick.
to be eating M'sian food halfway across the globe.

7 | Sean

July 13th, 2009 at 4:15 am


wah, the food looks as good as the ones u can find back home, especially the char kuey teow. pretty impressive that they make the effort to keep everything authentic! 😀

8 | ck lam

July 13th, 2009 at 6:01 am


Nice outing visiting the gorgeous museum.

9 | Bangsar-bAbE

July 13th, 2009 at 7:41 am


Malaysian food in UK so expensive lar! I've only eaten Malaysian food once during my one year plus stay in UK…scared I pokai! Kekeke… =P

10 | New Kid on the Blog

July 13th, 2009 at 10:35 am


the CKT looks good leh!!!
the museum is awesome… beautiful

11 | 龍貓

July 13th, 2009 at 11:27 am



12 | sock peng

July 13th, 2009 at 11:34 am


how much u spend on msian food?

13 | Little Inbox

July 13th, 2009 at 1:15 pm


Beautiful photos! Photos taken in Western country look so nice, fresh and less polluted.

14 | Simon Seow

July 13th, 2009 at 3:42 pm


Nothing like a taste close to home

15 | 3ugene

July 14th, 2009 at 6:04 am


it suprsiing we can see malaysian restaurent there!!~
and the food~
if when i travel n discover own country restaurant i'll be veri touching ~

16 | et™

July 14th, 2009 at 12:53 pm


What you guys baca in Scotland ar?

Have you guys been to those haunted castle?

17 | Sugar Bean

July 14th, 2009 at 8:03 pm


Selba, thanks a lot for your compliments! So happy to hear what you said! Yeah, the restaurant was fantastic, nothing beats the taste of home!

追梦者, oh, did you enjoy your stay? Glasgow is a nice place to travel isn't it? :)

SimpleGirl, yeah, nice presentation and very delicious and authentic! There's nothing we can ask for more!

foodbin, yup, we find it quite hard to believe that we can taste authentic nasi lemak 10000 miles away from home. They were really good, I especially enjoyed the sambal and chicken curry!

ai wei, come here! Always welcoming you! Yeah, it's just so nice to have Malaysian food here. Haha, yeah, miss Malaysian food a lot and I'm on my way back to get them!

J2Kfm, haha, home sick is inevitable in for us! But really, the restaurant cures our home sickness a lot! :)

Sean, yeah, the food looks really authentic aren't they? Love this place, if Rumours is located in Cardiff, we'll be dining there very often! Haha!

ck lam, the museum is a very nice place to visit, very impressive one! Yeah, it was a very nice day out! ^^

Bangsar-bAbE, haha, we find food in the UK generally expensive. We are more used to cooking at home instead of dining out. But this restaurant offers set lunch at a reasonable price, it's definitely worth the visit! I'm sure you miss Malaysian food quite a lot during your stay. Correct me if I'm wrong. :)

New Kid on the Blog, yup, the char kway teow definitely looks good! Think it tastes as good as it looks! Yeah, the museum is impressive isn't it? A recommended place to visit!


sock peng, the set lunch is priced at £6.90 which includes a starter, main course and a drink. Approximately RM35, we find the price quite reasonable!

Little Inbox, thank you! Yeah, generally, we find the UK less polluted which means fresher air! :)

Simon Seow, yeah, can't agree with you any further! It felt so nice to have lunch at a Malaysian restaurant, feel so close to home!

3ugene, yeah, totally understand how you feel! It's the sense of belonging that we're looking for I guess. There are quite a lot of Malaysians in Glasgow.

et™, we're only travelling in Scotland. Saw quite a lot of haunted trips in Edinburgh, but we didn't visit any of them. Didn't dare to, haha!

18 | My Taste Heaven

July 15th, 2009 at 12:02 am


Love all the pics that you put . Glasgow is difinitely a beautiful place to visit. You craved for Malaysian food there ? :) Saw you ordered the satay, char koay teow,etc . Haha!

19 | 追梦者

July 15th, 2009 at 4:41 am


ya. glasgow is nice

20 | c@therine

July 16th, 2009 at 1:58 am


看起来很有m'sia feel,
nasi lemah看起来很美味哦!

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