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Friday, 9 July 2010

Review: Miss Kwan's @ Suria KLCC

Yesterday both of us dropped by at Suria KLCC, seems like it has been a while we were here. Lots of changes here and there ie. Dunkin' Donuts is closed and renovation is on going and signage plastered on the wall belonged to Famous Amos; Al Marjan is closed too and... Bumbu Desa's flagship outlet will be opening soon in its place. Otak-Otak place has opened a kiosk in the Signatures Level 2 Food Court. Was sad to note that Taiwan House stall is also boarded up.

Capt'n Hook went into one of those electronic or was it a camera shop but I waited outside. Then I spied on level 4 above me was this kiosk named Miss Kwan's. I was curious since this kiosk is just a stone throw away from Madam Kwan's. When he came out from the shop, I pointed to him... he was like huh are they competitor or a spin-off? Anyway, he decided to go to Madam Kwan's for dinner so I guess that's a way to find out.

Miss Kwans

As we stepped off the escalator, I noted this kiosk with a central food preparation station cum cashier and the back of it have some chic looking tables and chairs. Capt'n Hook stepped up to the cashier and asked her what is their relation with Madam Kwan's. She replied that Miss Kwan's is the QSR (quick service restaurant) of Madam Kwan's. Since they're the same we decided to dine here instead. The menu is limited and a little different from Madam Kwan's. The dishes and condiments are the same but they mix and match the dishes with the rice to churn them into sets. For example, Assam Fish Rice, Beef Rendang Rice, Sambal Prawns Rice etc. There are light meals like toast, soft boiled eggs, nasi lemak bungkus (RM6.90) and chee cheung fun (rice noodle rolls) too. If not mistaken there are a couple of dessert choices and one of it is tong yuen (glutinous rice balls served in ginger syrup).

True to being a QSR, our food arrived in less than 5 minutes after seated down. Capt'n Hook had the Nasi Lemak set (RM17.30) that came with a drink which he picked iced lemon tea. The nasi lemak here still pack a punch... with the same condiments of curry chicken, kickass sambal, fried peanuts, serunding (floss), acar and cucumber slices are served with a rich coconut milk rice.

Nasi Lemak set (RM17.30)

I picked an Assam Fish set (RM17.90) and opted for an Umbra (kedondong) juice instead of iced lemon tea. Loved the refreshing juice and best it's not the diluted kind. My set came with deep fried tenggiri pieces cooked in a dry and slight tangy sauce and a side of kerabu mango (salad) served with nasi bojari rice. This set has a separate bowl of watery kuah (gravy) assam. My fish is nothing outstanding. The small tenggiri slices are over fried and I had to douse them with assam gravy for flavour. The kerabu has tiny slivers of raw mangoes, overshadowed by the amount of thinly sliced onions and green chilli padi. The rice portion is not as huge as Madam Kwan's as I managed to finish up my rice :p but I'm not complaining since I never like to waste on food.

Assam Fish Set (RM17.90)

Overall, we find them to be just okay but it's a good alternative when the queue is long at Madam Kwan's. Prices are reasonable since the set include a drink.

Miss Kwan's
Lot K43B Level 4
Suria KLCC
Kuala Lumpur
(no phone number since it's a QSR afterall)


J said...

Is it just me or does the serving look smaller (vs Madam Kwan)?

Little Corner of Mine said...

I thought the QSR would be cheaper, guess not!

Babe_KL said...

J, yes it's smaller but the set come with a drink

LCOM, you know, QSR like Carl's Jr serves burger for more than RM15!

Julian Si said...

Things are really getting pricey in KL! Starting to creep towards Abu Dhabi standards, shudder...

Unknown said...

woahhh! i havent had curry for sucha long time lah! sometimes I miss it but most times I cant take the spice!! hahahaa.

have a lovely weekend love.

jen @

Babe_KL said...

Yes Jules :( very sad

Jen, haha must keep on training to get the hotness up

Taufulou said...

lol...Miss Kwan?

are they related?

vialentino said...

hi hi...sorry for my late reply...was super busy.

about the dim sum, sure sure, will invite u if i have the time to make the dim that time, do give ur honest feedback...hehehe..

miss kwan, is it the same as madam kwan one...long time i din go to suria klcc once i change job...miss the food there...

Babe_KL said...

yes taufulou :D

no worries vialentino, it's related just dat this one is fast food

Rebecca Saw said...

Yup, heard abt their opening.
Somehow I jz feel tht this is atr method of them expanding their empire..but w an outlet with so -called different concept. end of the day, it's pretty much similar.

rokh said...

ohhh colleague and I was just joking bout this and i ask "when is Mr Kwan opening?" :P

Babe_KL said...

yeah TNG, just mix and matching watever they have now

LOL Rokh so perhaps Mr Kwan's will be a dessert kiosk?

Simon Seow said...

Is it because Miss Kwan is younger so it server faster and Madam Kwan a bit older so a bit slow in the movement? :p

Babe_KL said...

yoh Simon!!! LOL