Tuesday, June 30, 2009

With 88 years of history in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman , the restaurant is already a grandpa in Malaysia's culinary scene. Its also reputated as the first western restaurant here in Malaysia. But the rowds that throngs the eatery , includes the young and contemporary , rich and famous , royalties and foreigners. Which includes Selangor royalty and Malaysia's promonent cartoonist , Datuk Lat, which cartoon often sets itself here in Coliseum.

Apart from regular dining tables, there is also a bar and a lounge at one end of the cafe. One wall of the lounge is heavily decorated with old newspaper clippings that go as far back as the 1920s. It also has framed caricatures of well-known regulars, courtesy of Lat.

The café’s exterior may be stained and cracked with age and the passing of time, but step into the place, and one will discover that this is part of the charm that makes this Grand Dame of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman a favourite, generation after generation.At first glance, the Coliseum Cafe appears to be just another traditional coffee shop. In fact, the cafe is heavily influenced by English culture, so much so that people have said that it’s like walking into a Somerset Maugham short story. Some might also imagine that it resembles a western bar from the front façade.

The place has been decent, dependable and unoretentious for the past 88 years. The sands of time have not soiled its nostalgic charm. You can almost breath its colonial charm as you walk into the Coliseum Cafe and be greeted by waiters as old as the place. You wont find any low cholestrol choices peppering its menu , as once you tasted the food , it can make one quickly forget about the calorie.

They still serve the old fashioned bread here
Sizzling Sirloin with mushroom sauce.

Sizzling Steak Chateaubriand steak. The most expensive on the menu at RM60 ! But the tenderness is out of this world !!!!!!! But prefer the fillet steak for the flavour. The Chateaubriand steak is a cut from the head of tenderloin .

Inchi Kabin, fried nyonya chicken. The looks can be deceiving. Wait till you sink your mouth into this succelent and juicy pieces of dry on the outside, juicy inside chicken !!!

Crab Au gratin, their infamous stuffed crab.

The sizzling process............sssshhhhhhhhhhh

The plate is first warmed up
A slab is butter is then placed on to the hot plate...ssssshhhhhhh.let it melt......

Pour in the sauce of your choice. Enjoy the sound...........its music to the ears

Voila !!! Done..set back relax n enjoy the signature sizzling steak here !!

Nostalgic shots which brought u back to the past...

Tengkat Tongshin wantan mee

Getting to this wantan mee stall is like a cat and mouse game, . Sometimes they open and sometimes he choose to close, so better try your luck ! This uncle's wantan mee is reputated to be one of the best around in KL at night , and he wouldnt open till 10pm. Spotting him is easy, try to look for an old Volvo parked by the roadside opposite Alsson Genesis Hotel.

Do not expect a wonderful set-up , as its located by the five foot way and by the roadside opposite a construction site. Prepare to share tables with other similar hungry diners as tables and chairs are limited.

Yummylicious wantan mee . Topped with some minced pork and charsiew . The al-dante noodles are really delicious bath in the chef special sauce mix. Prepare to wait at least 30 minutes for your order !!!

Location : Directly opposite Allson Genesis Hotel in Tengkat Tong SHin. That the road behind Jalan Alor . Same road as Ngau Kee beef noodles, just further up about 200 metres on the left, by the corner.