Lao Mao Café in Taman Megah
[Pork-free] Lao Mao Café in Taman Megah serves great bowls of Sarawak Laksa and Assam Laksa.
Located inside Megah Rise Mall, Lao Mao Café is a lovely restaurant run by two sisters who hail from Sarawak.
Lao Mao Café in Megah Rise Mall
Newly opened in the Megah Rise Mall, Lao Mao Cafes is as homely and cozy as it gets.
Run by two sisters, the cafe evokes a nostalgic feeling of small cafes run by families.
All of the food here are prepared by the sisters, who also take orders and man the counter.
While it can get quite busy during weekend lunch, patience is definitely a virtue as one gets rewarded with great bowls of noodles.
Lao Mao Cafe’s Sarawak Laksa
There are now plenty of options for Sarawak Laksa in PJ (see our archive here).
For RM18 a bowl, we think Lao Mao’s Sarawak Laksa is worth checking out.
The Sarawak Laksa is served with four fresh prawns with a broth that is thick and slightly foamy on top.
While the broth is slightly heavier on the santan side, we really enjoyed it as doesn’t distract from the strong hit of rempah in the taste.
The noodles are authentic with a nice harder, al-dente bite that goes well with Sarawak Laksa’s robust flavorus.
The Assam Laksa (RM15 for big) here comes in a huge portion with nice and smooth lai fun (rice noodles) and topped with substantial chunks of mackarels.
We liked that the broth has plenty of fishy flakes with a nice spicy kick from cut chillies.
We did find it slightly sweet to our palate, but it seems to be authentic to the “old-school” taste that Penangites enjoy.
Butter Cake and Curry Puff
While awaiting our noodles to arrive, we also tried the Butter Cake (RM6) and Curry Puff (RM6).
We found the butter cake moist with a more coarse texture than what we are used to. It also has a hint of citrus in the batter and light fragrance of French butter.
The curry puff is quite substantial too with a generous filling of potato curry and half of a boiled egg. We liked that the skin was crispy and not greasy at all.
Lovely people and lovely food – do check out Lao Mao Café when you’re in the area.
Lao Mao Café also serves nasi lemak, Taiwanese-style beef noodles, as well as pastries such as sordough bread, scones and cheee tarts.
Lao Mao Café
Address: Jln SS 24/8, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 11am-9pm (weekdays), 11am-10pm (weekends)
Phone: 013-380 8383
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