Mother's Recipe is a small restaurant that we would return to once in a while for nostalgic local home cooked meals, the ones that our moms used to cook, fresh & original, without aji-no-moto.
For our traveller readers, this place is just a few steps away from the Fat Cat Laksa - on the same block baby! Idea: Fat Cat for breakfast, Mother's Recipe for lunch! Woohoo!
This is the contact no. & address for those of you who might need it:Hallo! Wercome Eberybody!
We ordered the usual which were dishes which we tried and liked before:
Midin is a wild fern which can only be found in Sarawak. It is the only vegie which does not have fertilisers or any chemical stuffs because you cannot plant them.
Thumbs Up! (RM5/dish)
Chicken Curry: Very well balanced. Not too spicy. Very smooth texture.
Thumbs Up! (RM6/dish)
Crispy Anchovies and the onion is not overpowering and it gives a sweet tinge to the whole thing.
Thumbs Up! (RM5/dish)
And finally, out butt was itchy, and we thought of trying something new. We haven't had this here before:
Belachan BeeHoon. Vermicelli with Belachan (Prawn) Paste. (RM6/dish)
Definitely Thumbs Down! NEE: My tongue still salivate when i look at this dish. Yeap it is too sour and we told the Lady Boss that too. No insults taken i hope.
Sorry about this photo. It's a bit messy and it does look a bit grossed out.
But the point which I'm trying to show here is that the Belachan Beehoon SUCKS BIGTIME! (NEE: B, Tone down a bit please! it is sour but it has a nyonya attached to Belachan Beehoon so you cannot expect our typical ones).That's why it's the only dish left behind.
NEE: By the way, Greg forgot to mentioned that this place has food that is slightly sided to nyonya cooking. It is family run and the walls have many old family photos. and i always like it when people appreciate their roots. Apparently most dishes are their mother's home cook dishes and the Mama Greg took photos confesses that she herself is not the good cook hahaha...but her sister-in-law manage to learn from her mother. We rate this place:
Service 11/15 fast enough the food comes. Only three persons serving and they are all retired and semi retired uncles and aunty. Not exactly your super friendly type but they tried. When they see us whipping out our camera, that is the first time we got chatting after like the 4-5 times eating there. The power of bloggers.
Environment 12/15 Clean and cool cause got aircond. very important nowadays in this weather. Deco plain but photos interesting.
Food 48/60 Really quite nice except for the funny belachan beehon and we had not tried everything on the menu.
Price 8/10. Slightly more pricey than usual but the portions are enough and the food is cook with care and good and fresh ingredients.