The last time I was in Wangsa Maju was when I had Pie Face at Wangsa Walk Mall. Wangsa Maju is really far for me, a 30 minute drive in perfect traffic conditions, so I don’t go there often. However, I was driving past last night when I saw this glorious sign – Kueh Teow Ketam! It’s at a place called Rawang Burger Bakar (RBB) and it piqued my curiosity enough for me to find a place to park.
This Malay owned eatery was still open late at night when other dining options have been exhausted. I’m not sure if this is due to Ramadan or if it’s usually open till late but I’m not surprised if it’s the latter. There were a lot of families inside, probably due to the fasting month. RBB is famous for their burgers but it just looked like regular Ramly style burgers with a few more bells and whistles so I had something else instead.
It was the Kueh Teow Ketam which brought me here anyway. They also have a whole fried tilapia served with fried rice called Nasi Ikan Terbang (Fresh Tilapia) which goes for RM 15. You can have prawns with your kueh teow for the same price or clams (kerang) for RM 8. RBB has a very streamlined menu which emphasizes on their strength – you can have the same flower crab on top of fried rice or fried noodles for the same RM 15.
However, it seems like the signature dish of the place is the Kueh Teow Ketam (RM 15) so that’s what I got. It was really delicious! I used to have this jaw-dropping Malay style kueh teow when I first came over to KL in 2008 behind my office. This tastes similar. They use A LOT of spices and sauces to fry the kueh teow, making it ultra strong tasting. The provided home made concoction of sambal with soy sauce elevates the already salty, spicy and sweet kueh teow to new heights. The flower crab was served whole, and there was quite a lot of meat inside.
I also ordered the Satay Tulang (RM 12) coz I thought it was oxtail satay. It turned out to be huge chunks of chicken on a skewer. This took a long time to come, the server apologized for the delay and told me it’s coz the chicken takes a while to grill. The satay comes with nasi impit (boiled rice cakes), raw onions and cucumbers. I asked where the meat is from and was told it’s from everywhere, but especially the back of the chicken. Every single chunk has bones attached. This is an oily treat which isn’t easy to eat – you have to dig in with your fingers to get at all the meat.
I ultimately couldn’t finish the satay tulang coz of the cloying fat but the first two sticks were nice. It’s probably meant for sharing – a guilty pleasure of sorts. I enjoyed the kueh teow ketam though. It seems to be the most popular dish here, all the other customers were eating this too. Rawang Burger Bakar (RBB) looks family owned and the cashier is just a woman by a makeshift table. The meal cost me RM 30.50 with a Milo Tabur (RM 3.50) drink. The people are friendly and if you like strong tasting spicy kueh teow (or as they call it, cukup rasa) you’ll love the food here.
7 thoughts on “Kueh Teow Ketam + Satay Tulang @ Rawang Burger Bakar (RBB), Wangsa Maju”
That is a sumptious supper!! Kway tiaw ketam for me.
I bought a deep-fried flower crab from a Ramadhan bazaar last week. Post in my blog.
The nasi impit looks like the ones sold at the supermarkets wrapped in plastic packs, just boil and cut open. Not a fan of those – ain’t nothing like the real leaf-wrapped ones.
Not a fan of this sea crab, nowhere near our mud crabs but some say those are actually not halal for whatever reason…so they only go for these sea crabs.
The nasi goreng with whole Tilapia is so cheap! Many Chinese restaurant charge more than that price only for the fish alone =.=”
Wangsa Maju…. I used to visit this place quite often last time, during school holidays, cause my friend stayed there… Now, everyone moved already 😉
this is definitely something new to me. looks really juicy good! anyway allergy to seafood =((((
The kueh teow ketam looks good but the satay tulang is not. I wont want to have bones in my satay. Why change something easy to be difficult to eat? Especially when I am dining with kids, I try to minimise the need to dirty my fingers.
Cukup rasa? Then I better stay away because I prefer my food to have a lighter taste. Eye opening dish for me the satay tulang but I like eating ketupat. Nowadays nobody makes ketupat using coconut leaves anymore. 🙁