For the first time, TimeOutKL has included a Blogger's Choice category in The Time Out KL Food Awards 2011. So here I am nominating KL's best teh tarik place Al Amnah Restaurant. As I've mentioned before, they're located on the ground floor of Kuala Lumpur's earliest apartment building - Selangor Mansion in Masjid India vicinity. There's a row of similar eateries here but this is our favourite as the teh tarik is so far the best we have tasted and the rotis (flat breads) are the bomb!
The teh tarik (pulled tea) is totally not sweet at all, without you even telling them "kurang manis (less sweet)". The tea flavour is strong but yet creamy. I would love to learn how to make this version of teh tarik!
I'm not a big fan of roti canais (flaky flat bread) but when I do want one, this is the place for me. Since the turn around of customers here is very high, they tend to make pile high of plain roti canais here that are round in shaped. However, we usually tell them we want Roti Canai Empat Segi (square) as these are usually freshly made and the crispy version of roti canai. They are served with a thickish dhal (lentil curry) with a dollop of sweet sambal. There are other curries too, just tell them which you prefer.
Capt'n Hook's usual order of Roti Canai Telur Bawang (eggs and onions) has also became a hit with BoiBoi. When we first brought him here, he was a bit skeptical with the surroundings... sighhh the signs of well fed kids brought up in comfy restaurants hahahaha but then again he like the teh tarik and rotis so much, plus the countless stray cats that he admired... he's not complaining any more.
When we first started coming here, the rotis staples are very basic but the recent years they have succumbed and added in a few more schmancy fancy (in their standard lah) items like Roti Sardine. Canned sardines in tomato sauce are smashed before beating in an egg and adding a few slices of onions which in turned poured on the thin stretched dough before being cooked.
My utmost favourite has to be the Roti Special! It's basically roti banjir (sliced up roti canai drowned in dhal) topped with 2 soft boiled eggs with a dollop of sambal on the side. I'm not sure about you but for a big fan of wobbly eggs with perfectly runny yolk soaking through the mash of roti and dhal... this is my kinda hearty dig.
Al Amnah is always buzzing with activities and it's always interesting to watch the going ons here at any time of the day. As this is a small Indian Muslim establishment, they do not take credit cards. It's a road side eatery in an old building, so do not expect this to be disabled friendly nor children friendly. As for pet, I guess you can bring in your pet cat or iguana, I'm sure they won't mind.
Al Amnah Restaurant
No. 2 Ground Floor
Jalan Masjid India
(I think this place opens 24 hours)
Coordinates: 3°9'7"N 101°41'50"E
Note: All pics are recycled from previous posts.