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October 6, 2010

Cao Cao Grilled Lamb Stall, Kuchai Lama

rif and I watched an interesting episode of Ho Chiak recently, featuring the Cao Cao Grilled Lamb stall at Kuchai Lama. We hardly venture into that area, but he suggested we try the lamb last week. The place was rather dirty, with stray dogs loitering around the tables.Choosing a seat was confusing. We were not allowed to sit on the grilled lamb section if we ordered the wantan mee, and vice versa. I found that silly and seriously annoying. The Indonesian maid at the grilled lamb stall got mega scolding from her employer, because she served me the lamb when I was seated at the wantan mee section. *roll eyes*

Grilled chicken wings

We ordered two pieces of lamb (RM8 per piece), and they chopped them into smaller pieces for easy consumption. I had high expectations, and I was disappointed. The lamb was quite average. While it was nicely seasoned, I found the meat slightly tough and it had a strong, gamey smell. The marinade was peppery with a sweet honey base. Expensive, and run of the mill in taste. rif’s lamb chops taste better, if you ask me.Since we were seated at the wantan mee section, we ordered a plate (RM4 – small, RM5 – large) to try. I didn’t like this. The noodles had a strong kan sui smell, and the seasoning was so bland, I had to drizzle soy sauce all over the noodles to make it edible. The char siew was not lightly charred at the sides – it was burnt all over. I reckon the quality was affected because the Indonesian worker prepared the noodles, instead of the owner.

“Blergh” tasting wantan soup

While eating the sub-standard food, we had some entertainment watching two stray dogs mate near our table. Now I know why people call it “doggie-style”. LOL

Ambiance: 1/10
Price: 4/10
Food: 5/10
Verdict: The grilled lamb was average. I think they have gotten too full of themselves after being featured on Ho Chiak. Don’t even bother with the wantan noodles.

Cao Cao Grilled Lamb Stall
Jalan Sawi,
Kuchai Lama,
Kuala Lumpur

GPS Coordinates: N 3 05.463 E 101 40.561

9 Responses

  1. Sean

    yikes! but which section should customers sit at if they wanna order BOTH the lamb and the wantan mee?

  2. Bangsar-bAbE

    I asked them that. They asked me to eat the lamb at the lamb section first, then move to the next table at the wantan mee section. Crazy right?!

  3. Baby

    if you want to order from both side, is better you find a table in the middle. or u tapau.

    i miss the grilled lamb…

  4. Bangsar-bAbE

    There was no table in the middle. I don't think I would go there again. The lamb wasn't good enough to be worth the trip.

  5. J

    So funny how things change?
    Well, I had only been there once but I remember the lamb was nice (considering the price) and didn't have any headache about where I can sit… 🙁
    (Maybe the 2 stalls had a big argument recently?)

  6. thule a.k.a leo

    LOL at your doggie-style comment! *wink wink*
    I should have warned you that they are very territorial!

  7. Chong

    The wantan noodles used to be good when the owner (a man) did all the cooking.

    J : They have been like this since ages ago. Hence, the different tables.

  8. J

    Chong: Wow. I must be really lucky then – I managed to "escape" without noticing this when I was there. Haha… 🙂
    (I guess I must have chosen the correct table in the correct "zone" accidentally….)

  9. Bangsar-bAbE

    Chong – Now it sucks. >.<

    leo – Hehehe…they were super active. =P

    J – Maybe la…but why argue until like that? Scare customers away only!

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