Friday, May 11, 2007

ALADDIN – Chinese Muslim Restaurant


We went to Aladdin, a new Chinese Muslim Restaurant in Glomac Square, Kelana Jaya which I think was designed to be the next Bangsar, Glomac Square that is, and Aladdin is one of the restaurant there. It's a nice restaurant with leather chairs and marble top tables, very nice flooring and great ambiance in a non pretentious, family oriented way.


The menu is quite hefty, hard bound with leaves as thick and colourful as a magazine. We were spoilt for choice, the waitress suggested the set menu but seeing that there are only four adults, a teenager and a toddler, it may be a bit much. We ended up ordering individual dishes.



Ayah had Hokkien style ramen. He gave his approval and upon tasting it, I agree. Delicious and totally unlike your common mee hailam.



My wife shared the fried seafood ramen with Amani. Scrumptious. The next time we eat here, I am having this.



Their iced jasmine tea, in this case apple flavoured came in jars. Aiman says its good, mummy nod in agreement as she had the strawberry iced jasmine tea.



I also ordered the broccoli mushroom in oyster sauce, good not great.



Mummy had kung bo chicken with rice. She likes it, though unable to finish it off as the portion is quite big.



Aiman had the sour and spicy chicken rice set. Equally good.



Rice sets came with a bowl of tasty soup.



I had the salted fish and chicken fried rice, not bad but it does not beat my all time favourite salted fish fried rice from Cozy Corner, Ampang Park.



The nicest touch is that Amani got her own set of brightly coloured plastic plates and utensils which she enjoyed as much as the food.


The service is good and the waitress knowledgeable. At the end of the meal we were pleasantly surprised when they set a plate full of yellow melon. Complimentary. The bill came to $89.00 which I think is money worth spending for what we had. The most expensive item we had was the broccoli mushroom in oyster sauce at $13.90. The rice sets are only $7.90 each while the noodles cost $10.50 each. Drinks are equally reasonable, iced jasmine tea at $3.80, coffee at $2.00, iced lemon tea at $3.00 and warm water at $0.80. Amani had the most expensive drink, ice blended blueberry puree at $6.90.


We get another pleasant surprise upon paying the bill as we were presented with a $20.00 voucher, a small ornamental hexagonal plaque with Chinese knots, nicely packed tissue and some brochures. These guys sure know how to attract and try their best to maintain customers.

Nice ambiance, good food, efficient service, reasonable prices, highly recommended.

14 comments:

Apandi said...

Darn, posting using Word 2007 in Vista, pictures doesn't appear. You guys just imagine what the food looks like untill I get to an XP machine. Anyone want to donate an XP machine ?

Pi Bani said...

You're already making me hungry even without the pictures...

Mat Salo said...

Cap'n.. Sape nye Vista PC tu? Kompeni ke? Before I left for Indo 3 wks back, my last FAMILY gathering with in-law, mum, bro-in-laws/sis was at Aladdin's! I like the place - bila nak post gambaq - haha.

sYaNa said...

erm... i don't have an XP machine but i am interested abt the restaurant ... do u have the address?

:)

J.T. said...

Wah! You moved on to Vista already ah? I am so used to my XP, I don't know if I want to upgrade. What is your opinion on Vista?
Luckily you did not put pictures out yet. I am reading this after midnight in Germany. Imagining the food is already making me hungry, looking at pictures...sigh. So cruel! hehehe
Anyway, looking forward to viewing the pictures as soon as you can get it posted.
P.S. Thanks for adding me to your list of links. You sure you want to name me Auntie Kodok? Taruh Jacqui la.. shy la. ;)

ruby ahmad said...

HI Apandi,

A meal for 4 adults and 2 lovely kids at rm$89 plus melons thrown in and $20 voucher..WOW that's a steal indeed.

I have not stepped into Glomac Square, so I have no idea if it could ever be anything Bangsar ever!!

Bangsar is what she is, as it captures quite a hip and up-to-the-minute uber swanky crowd or so they think l-a-a-a-h...ha ha. I do go to Bangsar sometimes, but at times I sniff more plasticity and sham and put-on-ness (is there such a word? he he). Sigh.

Would have loved to see your photos. You take good photos.

Apandi said...

Pi, that's the point. Smell the roses, enjoy some good food, live...

MS, my wife's Sony Vaio, the one with the carbon fibre chassis and all. Great physical built but Vista is real ugly in its execution.

Syana, its easy to find. On the LDP towards sunway, turn left after Giant and its on the new row of shophouses that is Glomac Square. Didepannya (seberang jalan) Maybank dan di sebelahnya Restoran Sop Adabi... Anyone remembers No. 5 Persiaran Satu ?

JT, Vista ? DON'T. Blogging is a pain. I have tried everything up to tech support from both MS and Blogger - none have helped. Wait a few more months untill they ironed out all the kinks. The food ? I am sure you'll love it. I think they make their ramen and noodles in house so it tastes so fresh, hmmm.

Ruby, agree, Bangsar is one of a kind. But this place and its twin across the park is aiming to emulate that I think. Photos coming Monday....glad you liked my photos.

J.T. said...

Hi Apandi, you are the second person telling me not to mess with Vista for now. I will wait till they come up with service packs updates. I did the same thing when XP came out a few years ago.
I will have to remind myself to check out this Aladdin Restaurant the next time I am in Malaysia. Ooo.. fresh noodles - that's the best.
Thanks for fixing my name on your link. I will accept that. :)
Jacqui (Auntie Kodok - hehehe)

J.T. said...

ohhh.. you posted the pictures. man.. food looks so good. :)

Apandi said...

JT, not just looks good tapi sedappppp. Hmmmmm. Tried their seafood curry ramen last night, huge bowl, excellent especially in the cool rainy night. Really warms you up...

Jamal Rahman said...

Asyik makan aje kau ni.....:D

Apandi said...

Ala doc, in life (physically) we need only three things, sex, food and sleep. Not necessarily in that order. Out of the three only one is socially acceptable to be publicised. Apa lagi, makan ajelah...

Bila ko nak turun KL ? Boleh kita TT lagi.

Raden Galoh said...

aiyahhhhh.... hungry...hungry... i used to reccee places with good food...now, mcm dah ilang magik utk buat gitu...takde masa? ntah... tapi bila teringin nak eat out...gelabah tak tau nak pi mana. Last2 ke restoran yg selalu pi...alahai...bosannnya...

mybiebie said...

so lucky u dun never kena ban from taking photos...frankly the food for me so so only..price not so cheap also.