Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hailam Revisit

Last year we ate at Hailam Kopitiam, Jalil Link in August and I notice then that their prices were low for a modern styled kopitiam. Now we are back because I have forgotten how their mee siam tastes like and found that they have wised up and revised their prices to be at the market rate which is a reasonable move on their part.

Mee Siam - MYR10.90++ add 10% service charge and 6% GST = MYR12.70 nett. The mee hoon is soft and although this is a savoury dish, overall the mee hoon is on the sweet side so I have to remember this point.

Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang (Coconut milk rice with rendang spiced chicken) - MYR11.90++ = MYR13.90 nett. The rendang is creamy from the coconut milk.

Coffee with ice - MYR4.50++ = MYR5.25 nett. I seldom drink hot coffee but I do drink cold coffee once in a while. Total cost: MYR31.85 for two pax.

28 comments:

  1. I am also a regular patron at Hailam's. I noticed their prices are steeper than other joints but I just closed my eye to enjoy the convenience.

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    1. The branch at Jalil Link has low prices a year ago Now their prices are in line with the other brands of new-style kopitiam. Are the prices of the branch near you different from this branch?

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    2. There was one inside my Taman and went bankrupt. It was being run by a Pakcik and anak-anak, hence bad service.
      So I often ate the one in Taman Megah ~ Slit throat menu.

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    3. I seldom go to that area so won't know about this. Thanks for your reply.

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  2. i have never been to this eatery, though i think i have heard about or seen it before.. both the fried beehoon and nasi lemak looks good, comfort food of which i sometimes will be craving for, haha~~ :p

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    1. Wah, you treat fried beehoon and nasi lemak as comfort food, ah?

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  3. The mee siam looks good. Can see the rendang in masi lemak is very creamy too.

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    1. I prefer the mee siam to be more sourish.

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  4. Really live to eat.... Both dishes, I dont mind having actually!

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    1. Hahahaha, normal food like this only, not fine dining. can't be considered as really living to eat.

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  5. Both the mee siam and nasi lemak look very delicious. And not to forget the iced coffee too.

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    1. They taste decent enough. Not to very picky eaters though.

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  6. The nasi lemak looks like Old Town cafe style..

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    1. Standard nasi lemak of chicken rendang, sambal, deep fried anchovies, peanuts, rice, cucumber and hard boiled eggs.

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  7. Hailam makes me think of chicken rice...but your nyona/Malay selections sure look very good. Prices a bit on the high side but I guess that is usual at such kopitiam kind of places.

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    1. You are right about the price. There is a Hailam chicken rice shop in Kuchai Lama but I have not been there.

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  8. Been there a few times, bringing the kids.. The kids had fish & chips.. I had mee hailam, and hubby had nasi lemak.. Ok la the food, but quite pricey, so we seldom eat there.. But kopitiam price are all about there nowadays..

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    1. True about the price. Last year their price is low but they adjusted it to be the same as other kopitiam prices.

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  9. First time I see someone saying it is reasonable when an eatery naik harga... >.<

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    1. Of course lah, if all your competitors charge high price and you provide simillar food and ambiance of course you need to adjust your low price to be the same as them lah. Else will rugi.

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  10. I think I have an outlet near where I stay but didn't have fond memories of it the last time I ate there. But what you've shown here looks alright....maybe it's time for a revisit. There's also another one called Pak Hailam....not the same, right? Eh, first time I've seen a plate of nasi lemak with two hard-boiled eggs....or is that two halves facing down! :D

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    1. I have not seen Pak Hailam so don't know whether they are from the same chain or not. They are two halves facing down! :D

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  11. Quite a lot of ingredients in that mee siam.

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    1. Now that you mention it and I look at the photo, looks to be a lot of ingredients, hehehe.

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  12. not a fan of Hailam, but the food in ur picture looks great, especially the nasi lemak with rending chicken...gonna try that one day

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