Limapulo by Baba Can Cook

IMG_20150812_142219Recently I have been hearing alot about a Nyonya restaurant in downtown called Limapulo, especially ever since they won the Best Curry Laksa award from The Star. They have moved to a new premise at 50, Jalan Doraisamy (The Heritage Row next to Sheraton KL) from the previous Lot 26. Now the new one is a very Instagram-worthy with all the retro and rustic interiors and decors. When I visited it on Monday lunchtime, I bumped into its uber-handsome owner and my old futsal kaki, Alan Yun @alanyunkl ! Very friendly and business-savvy guy. And of course, the ever-present Uncle John, the cook of all those wonderful Nyonya delicacies, sitting as usual right in front of the entrance. 😉😊

From top right (clockwise), the award-winning Nyonya Curry Laksa. Very fragrant broth and springy noodle. If only it is more spicy. My mum, a ardent fan of curry laksa, gave it a thumbs up. The ‘Pie Tee’ here are topped with a shrimp. The fillings are aromatic and tasted sweet. Nasi Lemak comes with curry chicken. The lemak rice was good with enough santan. I prefer my curry to be thicker but the version here is enjoyable enough. The Curry Chicken Rice is white rice served with some vegetables, fried omelette and curry chicken which is the same as those served for Nasi Lemak. The only disappointment of that day was the Nyonya Fried Meehun. It tasted pretty bland, and not sure why it is called as Nyonya Fried Meehun while tastes the same as any generic type of fried meehun. Both the ABC (Ice Kacang) and Cendol were very enjoyable especially in hot weather, but the servings were a tad too small. 

Overall I would rate the Nyonya food here at 7.5/10. This is after considering also their very reasonable lunch price. All the main meals shown above are priced at RM9.90, a steal considering the location and the quality of food. My only qualm would be the serving size of their desserts, and the difficulty in finding a parking spot there (even if you’re willing to pay for it). Will be returning there to try their ala carte menu, and also to indulge in some selfies as the restaurant and its surrounding is just oh so Instagram-friendly #jalanjalancarimakan #limapulo #babacancook #foodreview


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