On this day, our morning began with a visit to the “TPC Golf club”, a designated course in the golfing pro circuit. It is not only a Malaysian sight worth visiting. But according to my host, they also host a mean breakfast with seats on the terrace facing their luscious green.
The view alone and the ability to stand before it is enough reason to stop by. But you need more than just a desire to, to visit. Luckily my host had an invitation by way of his father: club membership that extended to offspring, that allowed us admittance.
Here we had Malaysian classics for breakfast. Not necessarily the first place I would think of when craving such fare, but certainly one of the most memorable.
Here we ate breakfast like the locals (who played golf) including “Kopi tiam boiled eggs”. Two soft boiled eggs, served with toasted thick white bread, kaya (a type of coconut egg jam popular in Malaysia and Singapore), and butter. You crack the still runny, partially gelatinized eggs into a bowl. And mix in some light soy sauce, to use it as a dip for your bread. To change the taste you smear some kaya over the toast and enjoy its sweet coconut flavour.
“Roti canai”, crispy flat bread served with chicken curry, dhal, and sambal ikan billis (anchovie chilli paste). It is a starchy and dense, yet light pancake dipped into sweet curry. It is wonderful as a snack you eat with your hands.
Similar in texture and flavour is the “Dosai”. An Indian style crepe served with dhal and two chutneys: a spicy tomato and a mild coconut. This too utilized a lightly fried starch as a spoon and base for some delicious savoury dips and meat spreads. This and the dish before looked and read with similarities, but their differences lay in their taste and texture.
Would I come back? – Yes.
Would I line up for it? – No.
Would I recommend it? – Yes.
Would I suggest this to someone visiting from out of town? – Yes.
Definitely one of the nicer places to eat in the city, if you get the chance. A wonder view, in a setting wonderfully rich with history, with a delicious meal to match. Don’t deny your cravings.