Tuesday, April 12, 2011

OldTown White Coffee @ Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

They started off as only a mere coffee shop in Ipoh. As the business is passed on to the younger generation, the brand of Old Town White Coffee just keep on growing. Not only that their product of white coffee is getting so popular in the supermarkets, you will also notice that Old Town White Coffee is blooming out like a mushroom all over the place in Malaysia.

Operating in a franchise manner, every OldTown White Coffee shop offers the same signature drinks and food. Each of the shop are designed alike too, resembling the old-fashioned coffee shop layout but with a modern twist; air-conditioned and the availability of free Wi-Fi connectivity.
OldTown White Coffee in Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

Recently, I was at Central Market accompanying my cousins, Judy Jie Jie and Jin Sern to shop for souvenirs for their friends abroad. Not being home for more than 6 years, Judy Jie Jie just can't had enough of Malaysian food, she decided to had the tea time at Old Town White Coffee in Central Market.
Hot White Coffee (RM 3.50)
The signature drink of Old Town White Coffee. The coffee tasted decent to me, but I find it slightly on the sweet side with less coffee aroma.

Hot White Coffee Gao (RM 3.50)
I'd definitely prefer this. The sweetness is just great, blending well with the richer coffee aroma.

Here are some of the their signature food that we ordered.
OldTown Rendang Chicken Rice (RM 10.50)
One of a local delight, the rice is being served with sambal, cucumber, papadam (fried chips) and a piece of rendang chicken. Similar to nasi lemak, a greatness of this local delight is determined by the taste of the sambal and rendang gravy. The sambal here were thick and were cooked with a decent amount of anchovies and shallots. Coupled with the flavourful and aromatic Rendang chicken, it has to be one of a better Rendang chicken rice that you can find around.

Supreme Nasi Lemak (RM 10.90)
It comes with a decent piece of curry chicken and a small portion of sambal sotong. While the sambal sotong was decent, the curry chicken however was lacking in flavour. Fortunately, the sambal taste were of the same like the one in rendang chicken rice.

Curry Potato Paratha (RM 5.50 per set with a hot drink)
Also known as roti canai. Nothing great and given a choice, I would prefer the one served in mamak anytime. The dhal (gravy) were disappointing too-very diluted.

My both cousins enjoyed the food and drinks here a lot which is not surprising as they are abroad most of the time. Certainly, OldTown White Coffee did offer decent local delights with a better ambiance than of a conventional coffee shop. Minus the pricier price tag, OldTown White Coffee is an ideal place for a yumcha(drinking tea) session with your buddies.

Hot White Coffee: 5/10
Hot White Coffee Gao: 6/10
Oldtown Rendang Chicken Rice: 6.5/10
Supreme Nasi Lemak: 5/10
Curry Potato Paratha: 4/10

Atmosphere: 5.5/10

Price: 4.5/10
Verdict: Their hits are certainly the White Coffee, Nasi Rendang and Nasi Lemak.

Oldtown White Coffee Central Market
No. F & B 1,
Ground Floor, Central Market
Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 603 - 2260 6000
Business hours: 8 am - 9 pm daily
http://www.oldtown.com.my/

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