Sunday, August 26, 2007

Let the Celebrations Begin: Ma Maison - Home Sweet Home

Ma MaisonMa MaisonOur French friend, Olivier, loves the food at Ma Maison and frequents the restaurant quite often with his wife. We're not surprised, actually. For a restaurant that has been operating since 1995, it has certainly sustained well and is still drawing in the crowds. And why not? All the key ingredients are there. Bald Eagle and I like this restaurant for several reasons.


Firstly, the service is excellent. Walking into the restaurant, one is greeted like an old friend by the proprietor, Bertrand J. Langlet. Contrary to what they say about the French (hehe), there are no airs about this one. It is a typical French kiss-kiss/Malaysian welcome.


Cheese on bread


Secondly, the food is great! More on this one later.


Thirdly, one can get a set lunch, everyday except Tuesday (closed), for just RM28! This includes a free flow selection from the salad buffet counter and a main course.


Salad buffet at Ma Maison spinach and cheese on bread aubergine

cheese and tomato on bread pate on garlic bread Salad buffet at Ma Maison


Talking about the salad buffet, there is a fantastic array to choose from. Cheeses, olives, pate, pastas, salads, breads.......such a pleasing selection! And my favourite? Grilled aubergine....lightly grilled so that the outer skin is a slight crisp and the insides retain its mushiness with a sprinkle of salt to enhance its flavour. So wonderful! And even simple recipes like the potato and egg salads taste great due to the attention that goes into them. Today, I must have taken at least three helpings from the salad buffet as I couldn't get enough of everything.


roasted chicken with tarragon


For the mains, Bald Eagle's choice of roasted chicken with tarragon was exquisite, with the flesh cooked just right, staying firm to the touch and infused with the flavours of the herbs.


salmon au gratin


I loved the Salmon au Gratin. The cheesy sauce was mixed with chopped seafood - mussels and prawns - and drizzled over the salmon, moist and perfectly cooked. Both mains were served with a selection of blanched vegetables and baked sliced potatoes, arranged prettily around the floral plates.


If you're visiting this restaurant, do note that they accept only cash.

Ma MaisonMa Maison French Restaurant
32, Persiaran Ampang,
55000 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-4256 5410

Closed Tuesdays.

30 comments:

babe_kl said...

that was lovely!

Wishing you a blessed Birthday and a wonderful year ahead.

k.t.x said...

heyy, happy birthday a whiff of everything!

i hv heard so much abt this place, i kinda forgotten about it and this is one french place which was on top of my list, but has since vapoured into thin air.....lol. been years!!! the other is le bouchon. french is a firm favorite apart from italian and japanese (chinese tops!). and i think with some of those salient info u posted, i will b heading there...very very soon.

WokandSpoon said...

That looks really lovely! Good value too! I love your photos!

tigerfish said...

*gulp* ...I just swallowed and choked on my own saliva.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Babe:

Thanks for your wishes!! It's looking good already. :-)

k.t.x:

Thanks, k.t.x. A whiff of everything, huh? :-P Yeah, I figured you'd be interested after seeing the "salient info I posted". hehehe. We shouldn't forget old favourites, y'know.

wokandspoon:

Thanks. Yeah, the lunch is really good value. The main problem with the place is parking as it faces a row of houses.

tigerfish:

LOL! You're a funny 'un. :-P

sc said...

looks wonderful! and as usual, lovely pictures :)

Have a fantabulous birthday lemongrass!! XOXO

Precious Pea said...

Happy Birthday sista!!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the virutal treat on your birthday.

Kenny Mah said...

Ah. Let the celebrations begin indeed. Weird that this was my exact response to your comment on my blog, eh? Sounds like a brilliant week ahead for you, dear.

Happy, happy birthday. :)

fatboybakes said...

oooh, havent been here since the wife's 30th birthday....10 years ago. almost to the date!!!
wow, the food looks good.

Again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAHLINK!!! may the culinary gods fill you kau kau.

daphne said...

oh! happy birthday!! =)

that looks like really good food at a fine dining place. I like those spreads you have there on the bread! wonderful stuff. And the salmon gratin! great pics!

barbie said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Wishing you many good times ahead!

Big Boys Oven said...

OMG! another french eatery in KL.... I love them..... a defintely place to drop by.

xiu long bao said...

lovely....

Happy bday dear president, may u have endless supply of sushi and sashimi for the rest of ur life...i wish so...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

oh god..another place to eat..looks like i will be satisfied with their buffet salad..hahaha...was this ur celebration meal?

boo_licious said...

Happy Birthday! What a great way to start celebrating. It's been ages since I ate here and it was probably some long ago birthday too we celebrated.

teckiee said...

Happy 18th birthday Meena! ;p

jason said...

Happy Birthday, dear!

~Christine~Leng said...

it's your birthday? Whoa... Happy birthday! hope u enjoy urself to the max and great pictures u have there!! Dreams come true....! Cheers!

wmw said...

Happy Birthday! May the celebrations keep going on...!

msiagirl said...

Happy birthday! Happy birthday! I know I keep repeating myself! Lots of love and hugs xoxox

ai wei said...

happy birthday and may all your wishes come true~ whoa... these are so tempting! i really love your photos taken! ^^

Kok said...

Hi,
Got here from Kenny's blog. You've a nice blog. I'll frequent my visit here. :)

By the way, Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy yourself!

team bsg said...

looks like its good enough to come here not cafe cafe huh ? Right on , b eagle !

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, dear friends!! Anyway, this was just a prelude to a great celebration. The next post will be on the actual birthday dinner...watch out for it. :-D

KampungboyCitygal said...

the set lunch is valid for saturday n sunday too?? i'm tempted to give this place a try but i have budget limitation..it's end of the month!!

Tummythoz said...

Yeah I remember the salad bar. Companions almost moved chairs there.
Just a prelude?? Oh my oh my.

The Cooking Ninja said...

That's a good deal for French food. Usually they are way way expensive. hehehe...that said, if you ever come and visit me, I will cook you authentic French cuisine any time. ;)

Argus Lou said...

'Twas great fun meeting you, Lyrical! Hey, I like your pics of the pleated napkin, aubergine and white porcelaine goose. ^_^ (Bald Eagle, because of you I feel more like a man now. Heh heh.)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

kampungboycitygal:

yeah, it's available on sat and sun too. Have fun!

tummythoz:

yeah, the salad bar's pretty good, isn't it? and the bday post is up. :-)

thecookingninja:

Is that a promise? :-D

argus lou:

hahaha. unfortunately, I don't have photographic evidence that you're a girl, so he still suspects you're a guy. :-P And hey, argus, it was good fun meeting you too!! You remind me so much of my dear friend, Yen, who's now happily married and stowed away in Scotland.