13:45 18/01/2014 Following a rigid healthy diet would eventually , makes you sick, bitter and deprived. And that’s how I felt yesterday, after curbing away from the conventional food that I used to eat. My taste bud is craving for Indonesian dish. I’d give in and decided to have my cheat day . But will keep holding that rule on my mind “Not to binge on any kind of rice meals”. So after running some weekend errand yesterday, I found myself rambling around Jalan Petaling (KL’s Chinatown) and ended up in Central Market where I found what I’m looking for.
The sign board hoisted on a tall building did a great job on getting my attention. It didn’t take a while and next thing I knew I was queuing at 77 Es Teler counter.
|77 Es Teler dining area view from Kasturi Walk
While the person ahead of me took time to place an order, I shifted my attention on the big menu place on the wall. I got the hard time choosing what to order as they were’ll visually appetizing. I picked Mie Ayam with Pangsit Goreng and Es Teler for my dessert which is the specialty of the house.
While waiting for my order, I observe the crowds on the dining area. Mostly I saw families, group of young adults and tourists whose looking hungry after shopping at nearby Central Market.
In less than ten minutes, generous serving of Mie Ayam (Chicken Noodle) with Pangsit Goreng (Fried Dumplings) and Lemon Ice Tea was placed on my table.
Mie Ayam is compose of flavored chicken bits, boiled noodles, pakchoy (Chinese cabbage), and garnish with dried onions. And additional toppings of Fried Dumplings which was included in the set for 10RM (135 Pesos)
The noodle was done right, and it blends harmoniously with pakchoy, flavored chicken even I didn’t mix a sauce on it. Fried dumplings is crunchy and stand out on it’s own.
Just as I finished my meal, Es Teler was serve on my table. I know Es Teler (Mixed Fruits) which I saw from menu wall but something is missing. Where are the fruits? All I could see on the serving glass are crushed ice and spilled evaporated milk. Before I asked the food attendant, I used my dessert ladle to scoop the bottom and there you go. The fruits showed up like discovered hidden treasure.
Avocado, young coconut meat strip and sweet fresh ripe jack fruit. After mixing the fruits with crushed iced, It looks like a Halo-Halo minus the ube, pinipig, leche flan and ice cream. I’d lowered my expectation on this treat as I had reservation on it’s simplicity. Blame it to my bias in Cendol and Halo-Halo. But Es Teler proved my taste bud not to underestimate it. Every scoop of mixed fruits to my mouth was euphoria and had able to finish and leave nothing but the serving glass. No wonder why the restaurant name after this luscious dessert, It’s definitely a must try.
|Ibu Murniati, founder of Es Teler 77
Just come to know this restaurant was a franchise from Jakarta, Indonesia and made way to Malaysian soil for it’s unique and notably delicious meal and dessert. Es Teler 77 is one of the most successful restaurant and franchise business in Indonesia. Currently they have more than 200 branches across Indonesia, 3 in Malaysia, 1 each in Singapore and Australia.
If you come to drop by at Central Market to buy souvenirs and stuff, Es Teler 77 is just located end of Kasturi Walk, Central Market opposite to Putu Bambu vendor.
Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, Lebuh Pudu 1 & 3 (Sebelah Central Maket Pasar Seni) Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Opens : 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM Monday – Sunday
Note: This is not paid post or some sort, we just want to share our good experience with this restaurant.