Big Big Bowl Cafe, my first impression when invited by Ivy to have dinner there was that this restaurant must serve their dishes in big bowls. Well, I wasn't very far off from the truth, as there are dishes served in rather large bowls, but Big Big Bowl Cafe is most famous for its Hakka dishes. It's signature dish would be the Hakka Lui Cha (Pounded Tea) dish which I have the pleasure of having that evening.
|Big Big Bowl Cafe|
Big Big Bowl Cafe
No. 31, Jalan Metro Perdana Barat 2 (Opposite Jusco Kepong)
Taman Usahawan Kepong
52100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012-211 5564
Mon – Fri: 11 a.m. till 9 p.m.
Sat – Sun: 11 a.m. till 10 p.m.
Close on every alternate Tuesday
Located just opposite Jusco in Kepong, the place wasn't really hard to find. The atmosphere was really homely, as the owner Angie came out to welcome us. Big Big Bowl Cafe markets itself as a cafe serving traditional Hakka dishes, one which I have not had the chance to taste until that evening.
|Big Big Bowl Cafe Menu|
The first dish I had the opportunity to have was their signature dish, the Hakka Lui Cha. I was initially apprehensive over the green colour of the dish, as this was my first time trying. Upon mixing the ingredients with the Lui Cha (pounded tea soup), I would say it tasted really good, with the correct amount of crunchiness from the nuts. The Lui Cha was home-made,and really unique to say the least.
|#1 Hakka Lui Cha served with Lui Cha Soup (before mixing) - RM7.50|
|Hakka Lui Cha after mixing the ingredients in|
The first dish was really a healthy dish, which actually makes it easier to proceed for the rest of the really delicious but slightly more savory dishes. Check out below on the other dishes we had that night.
|#2 Claypot Rice Wine Chicken - RM15.50|
|#3 Claypot Siam Style Pork Belly - RM13.50 (regular) RM16.50 (big)|
I just have to mention that I really liked this dish #3 Claypot Siam Style Pork Belly, it had just the right amount of spiciness and lots of dried chilli with the extra Basil leaves to bring out the taste.
|#4 Claypot Vinegar Trotters - RM15.50|
#4 Claypot Vinegar Trotters will have to be one of the oiliest dishes I have taken in a while. I guess that's what you get when ordering trotters. The vinegar added in was surprisingly good, just the right amount, not too much.
|#5 Belacan Fried Lady Fingers - RM8|
|#6 Seven Veggie Pan Mee - RM5.50 (Regular) RM8.50 (Big)|
|The same Seven Veggie Pan Mee being evenly distributed out because the bowl was just too large for a single person!|
|#7 Signature Curry Pan Mee - RM10.50 (Regular) RM13.50 (Big)|
|$8 Big Big Bowl's Mixed Platter - RM19.90|
The dish #8 Big Big Bowl's Mixed Platter had a mixture of marmite chicken, fried pork, fried dumplings and toufu. One cannot go wrong with marmite chicken I tell you, something which I can keep munching on.
|#9 Udon Special with Sambal/Black Pepper - RM8.50|
When the dish #9 Udon Special with Sambal/Black Pepper was served, I was already so stuffed with all the previous delicious food that I couldn't really fully enjoy the Udon. Served with a thin layer of fried egg, this dish can be taken on its own on any evening.
|Our healthy tea to wash down all the delicious Hakka food.|
Needless to say, I was stuffed to the brim, and the reason I'm so stuffed was the fact that all the dishes were too tempting. Do check out this good restaurant Big Big Bowl Cafe should you be in the mood for some traditional Hakka dishes. It's really that good I tell you, and I wouldn't mind dropping by again soon for some more of that Hakka Lui Cha and Pork Belly.
|My eating kakis that evening, awesome people.|
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