Nestled in the maze of shop lots off Jalan Cheras just a little after the PGRM building is Restoran 9888 which dishes out renditions of familiar and exotic Chinese dishes for lunch and dinner. If not for the foodie hubs who traverses the Klang Valley with his basketball mates in search of new eateries and discovered this restaurant, I would never have thought that such an awesome Chinese restaurant that serves such good food exists in this obscure place in Cheras.
And so the celebration of my mum's 69th birthday continued on the second night of her stay in KL.
The first dish that came was suckling pig. Everyone gave their thumbs up and commented that the meat tasted unique and very delish -- it's different from other suckling pigs. I can't attest to that as I am no fan of suckling pig and did not eat any. Errr, I think it's too cruel to grill a baby pig :( Don't crucify me fans of suckling pigs!
Steamed fish ala Thai style with very appetizing lime, garlic and chili sauce. This will definitely be our repeat order the next time we patronize this restaurant.
Crabs in salted egg yolk...
Stuffed puffed tofu with fish paste soup...
Pumpkin rice wrapped in leaves...
Everyone's favorite - steamed free-range chicken with jelly fish...
Tangy appetizer of julienned white and purple cabbage...
Combo of deep fried spinach with salted egg yolk on top and red spinach in salted egg yolk soup below. This dish is very interesting and tasty but the portion is SO huge that we only managed to finish half the plate. What a waste! We were told that there is only one size for this dish.
We wound down our scrummy meal with an exotic dessert - coconut jelly with custard served in whole coconut shell.
We will definitely be back to sample other dishes from their extensive menu of unique and exotic dishes. This restaurant is worth braving the traffic, parking and crowds to discover!
No. 111-117G, Jalan Cerapu Satu
Off Jalan Cheras, Batu 3 1/4
56100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel. 603-9283 7889
Mobile. 012-360 5967
N03′ 11.945 E101′ 72.932