LaoMaZi 老妈子 @ Jalan Ipoh, KL

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During our best buddy’s birthday this year, he wished for a simple gathering filled with local cuisine; hence Citygal brought us here to savour some home-cooked dishes in LaoMaZi (老妈子) on his very special day.

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LaoMaZi (老妈子)

or “Mother” in Chinese; is a restaurant that serves home-cooked fares. Located at the basement floor behind Wisma Yoon Cheng, Jalan Ipoh, is definitely not something/someplace I would discover by chance.

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Their signatures, written on the whiteboard. Well, if you have no idea what to order, always ask for recommendation. And we did!

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“Chin Cai” Steam Fish (rm 35)
Chin Cai lar or simply lar

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Yes, this is their specialty steam where they simply put in their ingredients and made up this steam fish. With chopped garlic, chillies, spring onions and everything here and there. A very homely dish, I would say.

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Smoked pork belly (rm 19)
Beautifully smoked pork belly, served with braised peanuts. Just that, I find the portion is kinda small.

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Otah special (rm 25)
The sweeter version of otah, mixed with the coconut flesh and served inside the coconut.

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Interesting. I like the idea, but not the otah as it was lack of spices.

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Salted Egg Tofu (rm 12)
Yummay! I just love anything with salted egg. We polished clean the plate, even the greens too! Love the flavourful gravy!

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Deep Fried Lotus Root with Salted Egg (rm 14)
Crispy golden brown bits covered with a layer of salted egg.

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Wild boar curry (rm 14)

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We ended our meal with the very Old Fashioned Ice Cream Potong.

And… He had his wish (on food) granted.

Verdict: Very homey-cooked dishes they served. The dishes are interesting but priced slightly expensive (in terms of food portion).

LaoMaZi 老妈子
No. 726, Wisma Yoon Cheng (Basement)
4 1/2 Miles Jalan Ipoh 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3 90768606
Business hours:
11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Closed on Mondays

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