I’ve always been somewhat sceptical about Malay food served in nice restaurants. Oh you know what I mean, that is if you were born and bred in Malaysia. If you don’t get it at home (like me), you probably get them from the roadside warung and gerai makan aplenty.
An invitation to a food tasting at Songket Restaurant came through and I took Horng with me. On the way to pick up Hornyman, I passed by the big drain next to Bank Negara. Saw a slight commotion, then an overturned MPV in the drain. And several body bags too, OMG! Must be a really terrible accident! I got chills because I felt so bad at that time. But then… there were lights… and cameras. Turns out it was a movie scene for the Jay Chou and Nicholas Tse flick partly shot in KL -__-” . Bloody hell, made me kancheong only!!! So yes, I thought it was interesting enough to be noted, heh.
Getting there was a breeze. Songket Restaurant is located behind Tony Roma’s along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng. Turn off from the main road and you’ll see it – a traditional-looking single level wooden building surrounded by KL’s high rise. Quite a contrast, I thought. Parking was ample and free.
On with the traditional Malay food at Songket Restaurant!