Pooi San was driving me around aimlessly on Sunday. We were trying to think of a new place for dinner and beers. Not a hard thing to do, for most people.
The thing about her is that she drinks only Carlsberg and avoids places that provide only side parking. We finally settled down at the Coconut House at Jalan Pudu Lama. It serves Danish beers and the parking bays are not too challenging.
The restaurant is housed in a rustic pre-war building. With its tall ceiling, retro chandeliers, the place is charming and even romantic, given enough beers.
Like its sister restaurant in Melaka (which I visited years ago), the service is again overly unobtrusive. Even though, it was near empty, we had to wave frantically for our orders to be taken.
We ordered sauteed button mushrooms (specifically) for appetisers but were served bland shitake and abalone mushrooms (RM 9) instead. The expressionless waiter said it was the same thing!
The seafood pizza (RM 21) was tasty but looked a little impoverished even with extra seafood toppings (RM 4.50). The crust was uneven and lopsided but it was a pretty good deal.
The pork-free restaurant also serves pasta dishes, soups, salads, desserts and coconut juice.
28-30 Jalan Pudu Lama, Kuala Lumpur
(Behind the Hindu temple, opposite Puduraya)
Tel: 03 2031 2830
We had the whole place to ourselves
While our pizza is being fired up in a giant coconut oven...
...we settled for some mistaken mushrooms
The seafood pizza with extra seafood toppings
Pooi San the happy camper. Note: the coconut is an ashtray