Betty’s MidWest Kitchen, Aman Suria

Aman Suria, an area alien to me until recent months, is suddenly such a delightful place.
Less parking woes, decent pricing for food (with the exception of Kayu) and lotsa new outlets to try (at least for me) makes this area my current favourite food haunt.

The Departure Lounge here is great for chilling out with a laptop, for the human traffic is considerable less compared to the Mt Kiara outlet. Likewise for JM Briyani which serves pretty decent nasi briyani.

Along this same row, Betty’s Midwest Kitchen finally opened several weeks ago.
Eve, whom I had acquainted from my Bellygood review outing, had told me of her plan to open her own restaurant when I met her at Food and Hotel Malaysia (FHM) 2009 earlier this year.

Not entirely familiar with “Midwest” food, I dragged 2 friends along as soon as I could once I saw the place was in business.

Yes yes..the food’s all porky goodness too.


I love these cute wall boards below.

midwest kitchen

The menu explains of the outlet’s concept..


Sitting area both inside with air conditioning and alfresco, with free WIFI. Yea!!


The open kitchen, the bar and the cashier counter.

midwest kitchen1

A family run restaurant; Betty, the chef, mans the kitchen with her son, while Dad and Eve is in charge of front- line service.
All the recipes are originally midwest, as proclaimed by Betty, who had traveled & lived in the midwest of America for years with her daughter.

We didn’t order much that night since there were only 3 of us. Plus, we had a late 5pm lunch hence we settled for just 2 mains and 2 beers. Quiet and comfortable, it was a perfect place for a dinner meeting.

The Classical MidWest style Meatloaf, RM15.00, served with mash, peas and onions relish is their signature dish and highly recommended by Eve herself.


This was a really GOOD hearty dish!
Soft & moist, with the pork and beef juices oozing into my mouth with every bite, hhmmmm…I instantly regretted sharing..
Boy, if there’s a better meatloaf in town, please do tell me!


The mash is splendid, buttery smooth (though I do generally prefer the ones with bits of roasted skin swirled in) I don’t see a reason to complain about this version, especially with the bits of fragrant bacon on top.


We even polished off every single pea, for they are soft, fresh & sweet!!
Marvelous with the gravy, palatable even on its own really.
I wonder if these are Watties’? Sure aint those generic cheapo supermarkets brands.

It came with this beer sauce, which still reminisce strongly of alcohol, though the meatloaf is undeniably wonderful just on its own.


They have pork burgers on the menu, and never one to resist burgers, I forced my other dining partner to order it ;p

Pulled Pork Burger.
Shredded or ‘pulled’ pork, slow – roasted and braised in special sauce. Served in a bun with coleslaw and fries. RM12.


This somewhat reminded us of Chinese cuisine and my dining partner actually wondered aloud if he could ask for a bowl of rice to eat with this! LOL. That’s a chinese man for you!


Having said that, the flaky pork is flavourful, and the coleslaw was perfect in my books.
Lightly dressed, slightly tangy, fresh and crunchy, it’s just LOVELY really.


The way Midwestern-ers take their chilli sauce is with a dollop of mustard, I was told.


Personal attention from Betty herself. She enjoys going around and speaking to the guests whenever she could get herself out from the kitchen.
Yup, she personally sees to every dish that comes out from the kitchen. With such strict quality control, I certainly hope that the food remains consistent cos I definitely liked my meatloaf that night!


Dessert of the week was the apple crumble with ice cream that was again highly recommended by Eve herself.
Alas, my lack of exercise for the past month didn’t allow much room for indulgence, hence was duly turned down.
TS, however, who was neither concerned on his weight nor the time of the day, ordered a Frutti Ice Cream, RM6.50.
I stole a bite and concluded that the ice cream was nice and creamy, again not those cheapo brand ones.


2 Budweiser at RM24.00.
Eve said theirs is the only outlet that is allowed to display the Budweiser logo.


They do breakfast as well, but it is only available from 10am to 1pm on Sat and Suns.
I was told their pancakes are heavenly and their breakfast sets huge, “just like how an American breakfast should be” said Betty and eyeing me, added “You need someone to share it with you”.

She has no idea what a pig I am ;p


Betty’s Midwest Kitchen definitely got the thumbs up from me on my first visit.
I was keen for a re-visit and dragged Unka with me for their brekkie sets just last Sunday.
(Will post that review next!)

Meanwhile, you can check them out on their website –, follow their tweets (My, more and more dining outlets have twitter accounts!) and join them on Facebook.


This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. mimid3vils

    Meatloaf is made from minced meat?

  2. J2Kfm

    so these are midwest cuisine?
    meat loaf with bacons sound cool.
    and i see the prices of the breakfast sets seem reasonable enough.

  3. Sean

    cool place! one of my friends lives at dataran prima, so i should drag him here someday. i love places where the owners really put their heart into making customers happy.
    the meatloaf does look yummy. i usually avoid ordering meatloaf cos it's often only luncheon meat, but this one looks worthwhile. the burger seems interesting too, though i'm a traditionalist; i like my burgers to be meat patties! =)

  4. A@ Please Don't Eat Me!

    heyyyy.. i just came over from burp& slurp.. just thought i would say hi and share a little ditty with you.. my boyfriend and I were watching the movie Entrapment and we were joking about living in Malaysia.. he started telling people that he was from Kuala Lumpar – right down to the tattoo on his arm, he would say its the Kuala Lumparian flag… he and I knew that K.L. is actually in Malaysia and he is definitely NOT from there! (hes puerto rican!) but it was absolutely HYSTERICAL to see how many people FELL for it! cuz he would say it really quick… lol anyway- thanks for letting me tell you that story!!! : )

  5. vialentino

    i seriously like meatloaf….u got do research on foods a not? i wanna follow u on this career…

    u seems to interview and try new food everyday lah

  6. Sin Tai Lim

    what a good review I just can't wait to try the food there. Thanks.

  7. thenomadGourmand

    mimid3vils: Err..i don't know worr..

    J2kfm: Not familiar w Midwest cuisine really..but I like what I ate so far 😉
    Oh! The prices here are soo reasonable really! (this is comin frm a Penangite! ;p )

    Sean: I agree!! They hv atr which is patti-ed version. One my nx to eat list! ;p
    And yea, call me la whn you are i nthe area, got many places more ;p

    A@please dont eat me!:
    HELLO!! All friends of Sophia is my friend!! 😉
    LOL! What a cute trick!
    Its true, many ppl dont really know Msia other than for its Twin Towers.
    Well, whn u come to Msia, I'll show u Msian food! 😉

    vialentino: Haha..hire me in yr new restaurant nx time?
    I do research food too 😉 just to udrstd it better

    sin tai lim: Yes, I seldom post good reviews huh? ;p
    But lets hope the food is consistent..

  8. J

    LOL – the big sign with the pig is so cute! 🙂
    (Erm. Feel a bit bad about liking pork so much now… or maybe not. Haha…)

  9. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    ohh eve is here now eh?

    its far but corned hash in the morning sounds gorgeous..

  10. Allie

    wow! this is special!

  11. backStreetGluttons

    the name sounds like a buxom piece of prime cut complete with cowboy hats and lasso. should be a darn good place to be especailly got budweiser one

  12. burpandslurp

    Ew! So aMerican! lol, but I guess it's a treat for you guys!

  13. foodbin

    Oink poster-that's a Yorkshire pig.

    nice Mid west food -must give it a try!

  14. Alexandra@Chefspiration

    Ohh I gotta try this out….delish looking pork!

    I just gave you an award btw 🙂

  15. 550ml jar of faith @minchow

    Good God! This is absolutely my kinda place! Personalized service, low-key, just good wholesome porky meals! And can't wait for the brekkie post.. I can only imagine it's all goood…. hurry!

  16. thule a.k.a leo

    yay!!! place with babi near my house.. u ah.. never invite me 🙁
    this weekend sanbanto??? make it Sat lunch ok? my wifey wants to go back home earlier as she misses sher ryn.
    Sms me

  17. CUMI & CIKI

    porkie piggie.. yummie

  18. ai wei

    everything sounds really good here… (am hungry til blur blur liao, time for dinner soon) @@

    but this place seems super far away >____<

  19. worldwindows

    Got to make this trip with my son. He will be over the moon.

  20. thenomadGourmand

    J: ehh..there;s no guilt in likin pork i tell u!

    Joe: U knw her too? 😉 Ya, a bit far for u..but brekkie is served up to 1pm..

    allie: Somethin different hor?

    bsg: Yup, seems that they are affiliated with Budweiser or somethin. Gd place to chill really…

    burpandslurp: Yes it is for us Msians lohh.. esp corned beef!

    foodbin: Oh, Yorkshire pig got different frm Msian pig ahh??
    Yes, do give it a try..not too common ard here.

    alex: Yes, I want to try the patti-ed version too!
    Saw the award..thkq thkq!!

    550ml: Hehe..ok ok!

    leo: Call u? We dunno u in town or not la sometimes!
    And Unka's timing hard to confirm nowadays w his house reno..he's alws runnin here n there!

    c&c: hehe..i can imagine!

    ai wei: aiyo, one day we organise a makan session, then we car pool k?

    worldwindows: Really? young trained to love his pork already huh? ;p

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  22. Angeline and Monica

    wow…the dishes is special..look nice too

  23. thenomadGourmand

    FBB: Its time to do lunch with you soon 😉

    Angeline: Hi hi! Yes indeed not avail in KK right? Even here in KL, only a few outlets get it right.

  24. Gino Hegan

    Howdy, your site is on air in the radio! Good job mate. Your posts are truly great and bookmarked. Regards

  25. CAthy Kee

    I am happy! It is great to see that you are passionate about your writing. Looking forward to future posts. Best of luck and keep doing great stuff.!

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