October 12th, 2020
Review: Limapulo: Baba Can Cook at Doraisamy
Nyonya specialities steal the spotlight at this newbie on Asian Heritage Row, but before we examine the menu, let’s explore the mystery: Is Limapulo linked to Mesui’s Limablas? It’s possible that a split involving the founders of Limablas sparked Limapulo’s creation, but there’s more to the tale than what the folks here were willing to say to us.
Limapulo’s menu shares certain similarities with Lima Blas’ (after all, no Nyonya restaurant should forgo staples like cincalok, ayam pongteh & sotong petai), but the disadvantage here is that Limapulo isn’t as colourfully atmospheric, lacking the nostalgic intricacy that has helped make Lima Blas a hit.
With tamarind chicken (RM14), sambal timun with chicken liver and gizzard, rojak nyonya, ikan masak kuah lada, chap chye, pai tee, kangkung masak keledek and bendi kukus rounding out the rest of Limapulo’s competently prepared selection, there’s enough to order for a complete lunch or dinner.