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Abell’s Kopi Tiam

As Sebastian’s birthday festival continued today, Mel and I took him to his favourite restaurant for lunch.  Given the hot weather, things were pretty quite and we easily got a table inside.

We had a reasonably standard set of dishes.  We started with the vegan satays.  These come with a fantastic peanut sauce.  Get an order of spring-onion roti and keep the plate from the satays around so you can dip the roti in the rest of the peanut sauce.  Yum!

For mains we had the vegan mee goreng and the quick-fried kueh teow.  With 2 noodle dishes we only needed a small bowl of rice for Sebastian.  The mee goreng was a little spicy – we’ve had it both spicier and plainer.  The kueh teow was nicely caramelised.  Mel had a glass of pinot gris and I decided to try the alcoholic ginger beer – this was an excellent idea and I’ll drink it again.

We intentionally went light on the starters so that we might be able to enjoy some dessert. Mel had the banana fritters, I had the sago pudding and Sebastian had a single scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Mel loves those banana fritters but does have a problem deciding between them and the pancakes.  The sago pudding is my standard dessert here – like most of the desserts, it comes with some very tasty palm syrup.  Sebastian got some help with his ice cream but then he also helped me with my sago pudding.

Abell’s Kopi Tiam dished up some excellent celebratory food today.  It remains one of our favourite restaurants and we hope to continue as regulars…

Abell’s Kopi Tiam

This is probably still my favourite restaurant. Last night Mel, Sebastian and I had the veggie satays, a serve of roti, vegan mee goreng and sayur lemak. As usual, everything was wonderful, although the mee goreng was perhaps a little bit more dry than usual… or something.

A fabulous, informal restauarant, with friendly service and lots of veggie options on the menu. I call it fine dining without table cloths… 🙂

Abell’s Kopi Tiam

This is one of our favourite places to eat, and finally I managed to order the vegan mee goreng for myself! I thought for a minute that Martin was going to also order the vegan mee goreng, as he usually does, but he changed his mind and went for the veggie laksa – which strangely enough was my second choice if Martin had decided to stick to his usual! Either way, the food was great, as usual and Martin seemed to enjoy his laksa – maybe next time he will try something different again!

Abell’s Kopi Tiam

It was Martin’s birthday this time and since this is his favourite restaurant how could we go anywhere else?? He had the usual, of course! Vegan mee goreng and I decided to try something different and had two side dishes – tofu something – which was chunks of deep fried tofu with a peanut and sweet chilli sauce and the spring onion roti (ok the roti is not something different, but the tofu was!). It was all very yummy as usual! We also had dessert – I had the banana fritters, which come with a caramel sauce and ice cream and Martin had the sago pudding. You can’t really go past this place!

Abell’s Kopi Tiam

Well, as you know, this is one of my favourite restaurants, so maybe I shouldn’t review it every time I eat here… Oh well, why not. Next time, I will definitely try something different so I have something new to write about… This time, Martin had his usual, and I ordered the gado gado and a shallot roti. This was exactly what I felt like at the time, however when it arrived on the table I was a little disappointed that I hadn’t ordered something else… It was still delicious… We also had dessert, I opted for the coconut pandang pancakes and Martin had the black rice pudding. I have tried the black rice pudding before (when someone else ordered it) and I am not a huge fan, although this time, it wasn’t too bad. I think it is a hit or miss dessert, so I doubt that I would ever order it for myself! The pancakes, however, are delicious, although a little scary since they are green! But they are filled with coconut and are topped with a fantastic caramel-type sauce and come with a scoop of ice cream… The other dessert worth mentioning is the banana fritters – which I had here once – they are particularly good!

Abell’s Kopi Tiam

This was a large-ish group dinner, and since we were in a group, I didn’t really expect to be overly impressed by the service, however I have to say the service, like the food, was exceptional! We all decided to just order our own meals, instead of sharing and it must have been slightly chaotic for the waitress taking the order, however she was patient, well informed and happy! Martin and I decided to share our entrees with each other, so we had the vegan satay sticks (our usual) and the veggie spring rolls. Both were great – I might have a hard time deciding which to order in the future! For mains, Martin stuck to his old favourite, vegan mee goreng, and I decided to have the gado gado and the spring onion roti which were so very good. There was an interesting variety of dishes (mainly meat ones) ordered by the group and I certainly didn’t hear any complaints about the food (or anything else for that matter!). Most of us finished with a hot chocolate, which I don’t think I have had from here before, but believe me, I will again in the future – it was as good as the rest of the meal! So, all in all a great experience in a great restaurant – you know we’ll be going back!

Abell’s Kopi Tiam

Martin loves this place – he said that he thinks it is his favourite restaurant – although in some ways I can’t see how, he always orders the same dish, so where is the variety?? Anyway, I think it is one of my favourite restaurants as well, the food is always great and there is a great range of vegetarian options… they even identify the vegan ones on the menu! We can never go past the vegan satays for an entrée – veggies and tofu on skewers with a great peanut satay sauce… yum – I am always sad though that there are only 2 skewers in a serve – I could happily eat more than 1! There is a huge variety of veggie mains, Martins favourite being the veggie mee goreng. I usually vary what I eat depending on my mood between the nasi goreng, stir fried noodles, laksa or sometimes the gado gado and a shallot roti – all are great! My only dislike of this restaurant is that their orange juice is yucky, and I always forget and order it anyway!