This small chain of six restaurants serving Malaysian cuisine seems to be positioned as a competitor to Old Town or PappaRich, just nowhere near the same scale (yet). Like them, it does a range of local favourites, from nasi lemak to char koey teow, with breakfast toast options and snacks. It also does a couple of vegetarian options, so I thought it time for the comparison.
The Intermark branch is very dark with fake bare brick walls and brown-black furniture. In fact, the colour scheme overall is weird, with tan and brown branding. Staff were brighter, serving with a smile and being broadly helpful in our limited interactions, such as when they brought the wrong drink.
The vegetarian curry didn’t look that good, being a little small, watery and potentially overwhelmed by the volume of accompanying rice. That was an unfair judgement, as the okra, potato, green beans, carrot, cabbage and tofu puffs came in a very tasty, aromatic curry, which despite looking thin managed to be creamy and rich. It was a reasonable price too.
The vegetarian sweet and sour was not so good. This was due entirely to putting cucumber in the dish, which ruined it for me. Without that, I would probably have thought it was ok, but it was borderline inedible as the mouldy flavour seeped throughout. Shame. The rest was a mix of peppers, carrots, onion, and mock chicken in a commercial looking sauce.
One above average, and one below average meal, then. Given everything else, it’s easy to put this in the middle of the restaurant pack. If I do return, then at least I know which meal to have!
Address: Lower Concourse, The Intermark, 348 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur