Friday, November 23, 2007

The Bird…….

This place is unlike any other. However, before I proceed, we would like to thank the owners of this restaurant for inviting us food bloggers to sample their food and to Sidney of Big Boys Oven for organising this event.
Allow me to feed with you with my honest rating of this place. If you think that the name of this restaurant is weird, wait till you step into it. This is a must go for antique lovers. Heaps of antique items are on display, ranging from ORIGINAL old records, posters, photos, cups, bowls, trays and lots more. Being Kiasu, I was the first to arrive and was immediately snapping photos of the outlet for you viewing pleasure….. We started with a fruit juice made from a local guava variant known as the “Kedondong” with sour plum (“Asam Boi”). I dig this drink, for it wasn’t just a tasty thirst quencher, but a real refresher after a hard day in the office. On the menu, it’s listed at RM 3.50. Go for it.
Next up, the 4 heavenly kings with “Petai”, 4–angle beans, long beans and eggplant stir fried in “belachan” and dried shrimps was delightful. The taste and fragrant was mouth watering while we were busy snapping photographs of this plate. Priced at RM 10, it’s worth a go but spicy hot lovers may want to request for more chillies when ordering.
This is the coffee chicken wings. Essentially grilled chicken wings pre-marinated with coffee beans, this dish tastes better than it looks. At RM 7.90 per plate for 2 pairs, it’s just like your average grilled chicken wings but with an added touch of coffee flavour in it.
The 3 flavoured tiger prawns was a firm favourite among us. The texture - freshly succulent and the flavour – sweet, spicy and everything nice. Truly unforgettable. A small serve is priced at RM 14 while crustacean lovers like me can opt for medium or large serves. I think this recipe could expand to include another crustacean member, the CRAB. I’m once again, salivating…

The Butter King Fish they serve here is superb. Preferably eaten while it’s hot, the gravy goes extremely well with white rice and unlike any other, it doesn’t leave you with that greasy feel after a spoonful of gravy. Priced at RM 29, it’s definitely worth it.
Here we have the 5-treasure chicken (RM 18), served wrapped in aluminium foil not unlike herbal chickens, this dish gave me mixed reactions. The flavour was nice, aromatic and goes well with rice, but I reckon that I change of meat would suit this flavour better.
In line with the unity of races in this country, the Bird also offers what seems to be one of the favourites during its lunch hours, the Nasi Muhibbah. Served with green chicken curry, fish fillet, nyonya sauce and 2 types of vegetables, it packs a hearty meal if you’re having it alone. The fish fillet was flavoursome, slightly spicy and goes very well with the rice or even by itself. Available for RM 16.90.


This is their version of Seafood Tom Yam. Prawns, squids, tomatoes, onions and coriander leaves complete this authentic soup. Price starts from RM 16.90 for a small serving, perhaps fit for 2 to 4 people. While the taste is definitely there, the aroma seems lacking, due mainly to the choice of spices that different chefs practise. I was once told by a Thai friend of mine that tom yam recipes in Thailand varies from street to street but one must be a true connoisseur to enjoy the various types.
Finally, the Sarawak Laksa. This made me craving for more despite being the last dish served. I had my first Sarawak Laksa experience in KL many many years ago and it wasn’t as authentic as I’d expected it to be. The Bird’s version is perhaps the closest to the Sarawakian version I’ve ever tasted. The soup is super thick, topped with chicken and egg slices and I, Fezzaboy had no less than 4 rounds of this. This is by faaaar, the best I’ve tasted. At RM 6.90 per bowl, this is a “must try”. All in, the food was great. I’d certainly frequent this place if I were near the area. My tummy rating is a strong 8.7/10. Alright folks, print the following coupon and present it to get a 10% discount on your bill.

12 comments:

jason said...

Bird overload... hehe.
Seriously, I think my mom will like this place.
But she hardly come to KL.

Judy said...

The same place as wmw's post! :)
Psst, don't tell her ok, you have more pictures of the memorabilias!

Food looks fantastic.

Fezzaboy said...

Of coz, i was the first there... so take photo first... hehe..

i like the sarawak laksa...

Nic (KHKL) said...

the nasi muhibah looks interesting! the sarawak laksa looks delish too...heard so much about this place...looks like gotta pay a visit, ya!

Fezzaboy said...

According to the owners, the Nasi Muhibbah is pretty popular among the lunch crowd.

I'm hungry now.. really...

Big Boys Oven said...

I feel so young like a baby when I am in this place...lol! time travel!

yammylicious said...

aww the butter king fish!! and the shop look so 'old' hahax!! so traditional.. =( too bad i still can't find out whr they located at!

MeiyeN said...

wow.. you managed to capture so many ancient stuffs! good job.. :D

wmw said...

Judy, I read what you wrote! Hahaha...anyway, Yeah, I like the ambiance here.

sc said...

loved the antiques photos! i think there's anita sarawak's mum's photo and do i spot an autographed photo of lingdai? wow! food looks so good too :)..i want Bird..hahaha

teckiee said...

wahhhh i didnt know there were that much antics until you posted them all up! hehehe focusing too much on the food and the karaoke hehehe

Fezzaboy said...

Thankue thankue...... all in, it was a great outing... a memorable one...

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