Went with my colleagues for her birthday treat at 1919 Restaurant @ Jalan Yap Kwan Seng last month.
1919 Restaurant was originated from Ipoh, this is a new branch at KL.
(Feel so connected to it as my bf Jason is from Ipoh too :P)
Very easy to spot this restaurant as it occupies one whole bungalow unit along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.
However, parking unit is very limited, like 4-5 cars only.
So we parked at the parking space just behind, but being charged by the another restaurant that claimed the parking belong to them. Paid RM5.
Once entered the restaurant, on the left is waiting area with homey feel furniture.
A lot of sketches of ancient homes.
Very old times.
Since we have 9 people, we demanded for private room.
(Minimum expenses is RM300)
These are all the decorations and furniture in our room.
The 1919 tea pot.
Ok, way too many photos of the tea pot.
Yes, even the cup is carved with 1919.
Didn't order any wine.
Mango Kerabu -Large.
We ordered one meat and one vegetarian, total RM67.80 for both.
Meat one definitely tasted better than the vegetarian one.
At first i thought only the ingredient inside is different, but no, the yam texture is different too.
Philippines Fried Eggplant -Small.
We ordered two as well, to cater for 9 people.
RM23.80 for both, RM11.90 each.
It is one of the must-try appetizer here.
More like eggplant with tempura/french fries style, then add a bit of sweet and spicy sauce.
Indonesian LaLa -Large.
Ordered 2 plates, total RM99.80 for both, RM49.90 each.
Yes, the lala is tasty, but not the big portion as large.
RM49.90 for this plate is expensive.
p.s: This is according to seasonal price, price not available in the menu.
(Don't know what is the name, not the famous assorted egg fried chicken)
Only one plate, RM33.90.
Ordered 2 plates, RM177.80 for both, RM88.90 each.
Almost RM10 each prawn. Seriously???
Steam Seck Pan.
Ordered one, RM75.80.
1919 Homemade Tofu (No meat).
1919 Homemade Tofu.
Ordered 2 plates, RM47.80 both, RM23.90 each.
This is another must try at 1919.
Tofu is so smooth and the vege besides not only for decoration, edible also.
Assorted Vegetables -Large.
RM53.80 for 2 plates, RM26.90 each.
Total 14 dishes!
Including rice for 8 people and tea, the bill came to us for RM662.85.
Bear in mind that the service charge of 5% alone costs us RM31.55.
That's an average of RM73.65 per person!
Such a rip-off!
We were all very shocked and never expected it to be such expensive.
Feel so sorry for the birthday treat colleague, over her budget for the meal already.
This is our second visit actually, our first visit here was for my birthday treat, one week before this dinner.
We 5 people, ordered fried eggplants, fried vege, fried wanton mee, homemade tofu and chicken.
ONLY RM136.60. An average of RM27.32 per person!
So, lesson learned: NEVER EVER ORDER SEAFOOD OF SEASONAL PRICE.
Well, the service is good with friendly staff and cosy environment that feels like home.
Definitely not noisy, good place for gathering.
Feedback were asked and we said too salty for both visits.
If the environment is homey/old times oriented, please make the food less salty as mama's cooking as well?
Will I ever come back again?
Only order those with price in the menu.
Thanks Daniel for the recommendation!
1919 Restaurant @ Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
15A, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur.
(If you're coming for lunch, you can order ahead of time)