Madam Kwan's has 3 branches in Mid Valley Megamall, KLCC and in Bangsar.
If you are looking for a nice place to try out Malaysian local dishes, Madam Kwan is the perfect place although the prices are a bit pricey. They have all sorts of Malaysian food from their famous nasi lemak to Chinese style chicken rice to Indian style fish head curry and local desserts.
Came highly recommended for offering true Malaysian cuisines. It seems Madam Kwan is quite a celebrity on the local celebrity cook scene judging by the number of newspaper and magazines clippings.
I was at the branch in Mid Valley Megamall. The restaurant has an upmarket look but without trying to be too pretentious, walking a fine line between Asian and Western style decor. The waitresses and waiters are all smartly dressed and guests are served with glasses of strawberry scented cold water.
The service was great and warm though the dishes were a little on the small side.
It helps of course that the food was great as welll! All packaging WITH substance.
There are 3 branches: Inside Mid Valley Megamall, Inside KLCC and in Bangsar.
Favorite Dish: 1) The Beef Rendang. Meat done tenderly and yet flavourful without being chewy.
2) Extremely generous with the salted fish in the bean sprouts stir-fried with salted fish.
3) The Nasi Bojari - for finding new uses between Laksa leaves and rice!
4) The secret reciped Fried Chicken Drumstick. Succulent and tasty!
For pictures of some of Madam Kwan's dishes, please see my photologue on KL's glorious food.
Great looking modern kopitiam setting in a comfortable restaurant. This is the kind of place that you'll probably meet friends with, come with the family once in a while or just when you have that plain craving for good nyonya chinese fusion cuisine.
Favorite Dish: Nasi Bojari is a type of indonesian coloured rice that comes with assam prawns, beef rendang and deep fried chicken drumsticks.
Or give the Nasi Lemak a try ! it's rice cooked with coconut milk. Usually eaten with hard boil egg, cucumber, fried anchovies & ' sambal ' - chilli
For desserts, there's the typical ice campur, cendol, bubur cha-cha or sago gula melaka to complete your nyonya melaka dinner experience.
Here is where my first VT meeting was held,
the food as well as the great company made this night unforgetable!
Favorite Dish: I really enjoyed the Nasi Lemak (white rice)with the chicken curry and and the Rendang(beaf with spices and coconut milk).Yumm.
Dunno about the prices,because the VTers were so hospitable enough to invite me :-)
If you are looking for a nice place to try our local dishes, Madam Kwan is the perfect place. They have all sorts of Malaysian food from chinese chicken rice to indian fish head curry and malay nasi lemak. Better be there early and try avoiding lunch and dinner hours or you might have to wait in line.
Favorite Dish: Nasi Lemak, Nasi Bojari, Fish Head Curry(really really big serving for the fish head curry....if you are going to order this dish, get a bigger table). For desserts: Cendol, Sago and Ice Kacang
If you would like to try local food without the sight of sweaty hawkers cooking up the yummy dishes, you can try Madam Kwans at KLCC or Midvalley Megamall. The enviroment is that of an old kopitiam or coffeeshop but it's clean and comfortable. The service is fast and your order will arrive within 15 minutes. There are a variety of local dishes on the menu from chicken rice to asam laksa noodles. Unfortunately, prices are not like the hawker's but you get a good selection of near authentic cooking in a nice enviroment.
While the service is fast & friendly, I can't help feeling that the staff are rushing the patrons to eat and go. What do you expect? This place is always full especially during lunchtime and people queueing outside are hoping that you do eat & go :)
Favorite Dish: Try the chicken rice, nasi lemak and ice tea
Madam Kwan's is a very popular restaruant at KLCC. You will know by just looking at the queue outside the restaurant during lunch hour. Compared to the other restaurants at the same level, this is definitely more well-known.
Favorite Dish: I ordered Nasi Bojari for both my visits to Madam Kwan's. This dish is like Nasi Bryani, with coloured rice. At Madam Kwan's, Nasi Bojari is the coloured rice with a big chicken drumstick, redangs and sambal prawns. The serving is very big and I cannot finish the plate on the 2 occasions. The price is more expensive than outside ~ RM19.90. Other popular dishes here will be Nasi Lemak and Curry Fish Head.
I always bring my overseas guests to this restaurant and so far have gotten rave reviews.
Favorite Dish: My all time favourite is the mushroom chicken rice and the assam prawns. If you are adventurous, try the sambal petai ( u may need a strong mint after ). You can order dishes ( e.g. fish head curry, stir fried kailan vegetable, chicken rendang curry ) or individual dishes ( kuay teow soup noodles, fried mee mamak ).
We had lunch with borneogrrl here. You can always trust a local to choose a great restaurant. When we arrived the place was packed, plus there were people waiting outside for a table....... another tell tale sign that this was going to be good. And it was! Great choice Valerie!! :o)
I highly recommend Madam Kwans in the KLCC Shopping Centre. The food was lovely, service fantastic and price reasonable.
The reviews on Trip Advisor on the link below also attest to this restaurant being an excellent choice.
Madam Kwan's serves mainly traditional Chinese food. The service was prompt. For those Muslim travellers, this restaurant is halal (just look out for the halal sign/logo outside the restuarant). Although Malaysia is an Islamic country, not necessarily everything is halal.
Favorite Dish: I had the seafood soup vermicilli. Enjoyed it!
The owners are previous owners of Sakura Restaurant in Jalan Imbi... Madam Kwan's has 3 outlets now in Suria KLCC, Bangsar Baru and Mid Valley Megamall...
The restaurant is known for its nasi lemak and curry fish head... other notable dishes include steam chicken... and other local noodle specialities as well...
Favorite Dish: The speciality of the restaurant is the nasi lemak and curry fish head... both the lemak and assam preparation are good... but personally, i prefer the lemak version...
Well I've been told so much about Madam Kwan's in KLCC, so I just had to go there..
They recommended me Beef Penang coz it was a typical Penang dish and superb..
So I tried it YIKES! I will never have that dish again! If that was a penang specialty well... then I'm not sure if I'll visit Penang...
However my friend had something else that tasted better, it was actually OK..
Favorite Dish: Non
Madam Kwan's is a very popular restaurant in KLCC. So popular that at times there are people lining up to eat there.
I personally do not find anything special about the restaurant. The food is average and the service could be better.
But what I find most anoying is that it can get a bit loud in there.
Favorite Dish: I tried their Nasi Lemak and fried noodle. They are okay.
Madam Kwan- this restaurant is an offshot from Sakura in Jalan Imbi. The owner originally opened a hair salon and started offering meals for her clients, decided to open the restaurant Sakura. Sakura has been around town at least 20 years back - it was very famous for the nasi lemak, assam dishes etc.
a place to eat local delights and some simple international fare in a cosy environment. Lots of tourist and also locals. Very busy.
We went there for a VT meet together with a VT guest, Vlad from San Diego. The picture is from right, Jenniferchin, Dragonhtml and VTguest, Vlad. And of course my dinner - the nasi bojari
Favorite Dish: Nasi Bojari - fragrant rice (coloured as well) with side dishes but served on a huge platter. The condiments is a quarter fried chicken, tender beef rendang, half hard boiled eggs, cucumbers and sambal prawns. The serving is too much for me - but should be OK for guys.
Other favourites are Nasi Lemak, and supposedly good chicken rice as well.
My favourite branch: Bangsar Telawi. I like this place. It's small, not too crowded if you go dduring the right time and the food taste better here than the one in KLCC. The service is also much better here. It's located in a row of not so many restaurants so it's a little more comfortable.
Favorite Dish: Nasi Lemak, Char Kuay Teow.