Okay, to be honest – I do not really know much about Sarawakian cuisine. I have not even tried their famous Mee Kolok, so from here onwards – all I can comment on is whether the food tasted good or not. Yea?
Anyways, these guys opened their first eatery in Kuching, Sarawak and then decided to open their second branch here – so, they have to be knowledgeable in what they are doing right?
Lets just get into it, shall we?
If I am not mistaken, they took over the shop lot of what used to be WOP Coffee. They changed it up, made it more simple and cozy. They had some english ballads playing on the background. It kindda set the mood – a relaxed and chilled vibe. Orders are taken by the table, if you need suggestions – these guys are more than happy to assist you. Food arrived pretty fast. I just had to wait around for about 8-10 minutes before we got our food.
One thing to take note besides the fact that the food was good because yes, the food was good. Notice how affordably priced the items are? 12 ringgit? 10 ringgit? for a full meal? Man, I look forward to coming back here and giving their other items a try
The Authentic Sarawak Nasi Aruk Ikan Kembung, 12 ringgit
This was da bomb. Finger lickin’ good. I loveeeeeeeed it. I never tasted nasi aruk, dont know what it is but if it tasted anything like it did here, I would gladly have nasi aruk again, lol. Frankly speaking, it tasted like fried rice? and with the half done egg on the top – when you mix it all up, you would get a gooey, moist combo. Then, there is the ikan kembung, cooked in the simple way, similar to when you fry fish at home – simple, yet yummy and crunchy. Some crackers on the side, chili kechup and belacan. What a mouth watering combination. Oooo, the belacan – it isnt like the ones you would find here. The one here is light brown, ( look into the image above, in between the cucumbers, the green leaves salad and the piece of chilli – you would notice a brown ‘tuna’ like thingy, right? That is the one) and while it does taste spicy, it is different but addictive. This was a delicious dish. I would totally order it again and it is just 12 ringgit. Worth it!
Nasi Butter Chicken, 10 ringgit
I did not know what to expect when I ordered this dish. I love butter chicken and the ones I usually have is the buttery, creamy, slightly sweetish version and lets just say that it was what i assumed I was going to get when I ordered this dish. However, that is not the case. Firstly, the gravy here isnt creamy and buttery and sweetish, the ones here is a lil more liquid-ish and secondly, it had quite a bit of ‘kunyit’ a.k.a turmeric. The thing with kunyit is – if you overdo it, it completely changes the taste of the dish, it has a tendency to overpower but luckily, that is not the case here. Here, it sort of compliments the chicken. I is hard for me to explain but it worked perfectly. The chicken was crunchy and yummy, the texture is quite similar to chicken fingers.
The dish as a whole was delicious. Would not mind giving this another go too but perhaps will request for more gravy the next time because it was hardly enough to cover the whole rice and chicken. Other than that, I would not change a thing.
The Original Gula Apong Sago, 6 ringgit
This was erm – not nice. I do not like it. Is this how the sago is served in Sarawak? If it is, then i prefer Sago Gula Melaka. There was a few things wrong with this dish. The sago came in one big lump of pretty hard, tasteless, empty carbs. Seriously. So, I decided to break that lump of sago into small pieces and leaving it to soak, hoping that sugary milky gravy at the bottom will seep through the sago and make it sweeter? softer? flavorful? but nope, it did not help at all. It still tasted the same – bland and tasteless. The gravy? I do not think they used santan. It was milk, I think and sugar. Maybe that is how Gula Apong Sago is meant to be but I would not give this another try. Noooooo. Nope. It simply is not what I am used to.
Would I head here again?
Oooo yes, I certainly will. Food was great – minus the dessert. Ambiance was nice, customer service was good and did I mention that the food here is very affordable. So, why not 🙂
Address: Lot 7-1, Jalan PJU 5/3, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Thursdays, 12 pm – 4 pm & 6 pm – 10 pm. Fridays, 3 pm – 11 pm. Saturdays and Sundays, 12 pm – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.