Baba Low is tucked way in the older residential area bangsar. Nyonya food is no stranger to Malaysians. Ask any Malaysian and they will tell you that the best Nyonya food can be found in Malacca. The origins of Nyonya or Peranakan , which is the other familiar term, can be traced back to the day when the Chinese immigrants sailed over from China and set foot in Malacca. Nyonya food itself is a result of inter-marriage between the local Malays and the Chinese immigrants.
Anyway, making these delicious nyonya meals is no simple affair. The pounding of the raw ingredients, i.e. the herbs and spices, can actually take up the better half of a day, and this is the characteristic pungent aroma that you will smell in the perut ikan or the nyonya laksa. Everything is pounded by hand with a pestle and mortar.
If this is not love, that translates into cuisine, I don’t know what is!
Anyway, here at Baba Low, the food is truly scrumptious. Not only that , value breakfast meals starting at just RM3.50, are really affordable too. The dishes that I like here are the nyonya laksa, the otak-otak, the tofu sumbat as well as the popiah. The other thing that I like here at Baba Low’s is the laid back atmosphere and also the fact that we are allowed to bring our own ‘scrap cake’ and other dessert goodies for consumption.
You heard me correctly – Scrap cake courtesy of FBB and Merry Men courtesy of Su from Delectable! What a feast and no wonder that ‘look of glee’ is evident on our faces when we dine with the gang, at Baba Low’s.
I love our lunch outings. The next time you are in the area and craving Nyonya, do not forget to check out Baba Low’s!
486 Baba Low’s
Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Merry Men by Su.
(only for friends, but he bakes excellent cakes too. For more info, please kindly click on the link).