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April 13, 2010

Restoran Million @ Jalan Ipoh

For a woman her age, rif’s mum certainly doesn’t act or think like one. She’s very active and super sporting when it comes to food. Sometimes, I feel that I can’t keep up. She heard that the fried mee sua at Restoran Million was quite good, and invited us along to check the place out last week.The restaurant is very old school, not that I’m complaining — I like eating in this kind of places. Not when I’m in a dress though. The mee sua (RM14) came with peanuts, squid and pork slices, prawns, vegetables and smatters of pork lard. I thought the peanuts added an interesting crunch and flavour to the noodles. It was quite good, and I wouldn’t mind having this for dinner alone.The claypot tofu (RM15) was nothing to shout about; it was slightly on the salty side. I used have asked them to use Japanese tofu/egg tofu. I would have enjoyed it a bit more. Our expectations were set higher for the Oh Chien (RM24 – large), as it came highly recommended. This version was similar to the Penang version, but slightly wetter and less oily. While it was not bad, it wasn’t fantastic either. However, the oysters were big, juicy and soft on the inside.The fried “pek kueh” (RM14) was ordinary and lacked flavour. There was barely any wok hei in the noodles, which was a joy-kill for me. Even with sambal, I didn’t like this. The crab meatball (RM16 for 14 pieces), according to the lady boss, was one of their specialties. Truth be told, I didn’t find anything special about this. The diluted chilli sauce failed to do the meatballs any justice. Ham Yue Fa Lam Poh (RM15) fared better. This was fragrant, with the right amount of spiciness. The salted fish added a pungent creaminess to the meat. On its own, I found it a tad too salty, but it went well with white rice. The fish (RM30) was my least favourite dish that night; I think it was “ma yau” fish. I cannot stand eating fish with that many bones. It annoys me most of the time.Dinner was average at best, with the exception of the fried mee sua. Next time, I would stick to the mee sua and order the porridge, which I heard is also very good.

Ambiance: 5/10
Price: 6.5/10
Food: 5/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Mediocre food. Only the fried mee sua was worth a mention.

Million Restaurant
517, Jalan Tiong,
3rd Mile Off Ipoh Road,
Kuala Lumpur
03 4041 3245


8 Responses

  1. Marcus

    Strange dish. Worth taking me there ka? Hee hee.

    Remember I'm supposed to take your for Teo Chew porridge. Can't believe you never had it before. Shame on you woman! :P

  2. Sean

    hmmm, i haven't eaten here before, but i recall making a mental note after reading somewhere that the fish porridge here was good! i guess i can add the mee suah to that list, as well as the oh chien :D

  3. foodbin

    must try the crabmeat balls-not many restaurant serve it nowadays.

  4. PureGlutton

    Eh I thought u went for the Mee Suah only but looked like you had almost the entire menu, lol! Yes, the mee suah looked interesting ;-)

  5. CUMI & CIKI

    baby, i dunno how u can still fit into ur pants and look so hot! haha.. makan makan kuat kuat ! :P

  6. KY

    for a moment i thought that fried pak kuih was cuttle fish! cuttle fish would have been yums!

  7. mimid3vils

    The mee sua so plain in colour, not inviting at all ler… =.="

  8. Bangsar-bAbE

    mimi – It tasted better than it looked. ;)

    KY – Hahaha…yeah, it would have been yummy!

    Cumi & Ciki – Mana ada? =P

    PureGlutton – LOL…I got A BIT carried away. rif's mum was damn sporting. She went like, "Order this la…order that also." =)

    foodbin – I guess only the old school restaurants have them.

    Sean – Yup…I'd order the same. ;)

    Marcus – If we're around the area, then yes. Else, not worth driving all the way.

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