At least once every month, my family and I get-together for lunch, to catch up on stuff, to keep up to date with the latest happening in our lives. You know how it goes 🙂 Well, this time mum suggested D’Cengkih. It was a good choice since we were all meeting up in TTDI anyways and it has been a while since we all indulged in some Malay cuisine.
Anyways, we headed to this eatery around 12.45 pm, Saturday and it was almost full. Almost all tables were occupied and people keep coming in. It seems to be a favorite lunch spot for many families, from the look of things.
There were lots of food to choose from. I decided to go for the Nasi Dagang and dad decided to go for the usual white rice with a piece of tender, juicy chicken thigh + rempah + ulam. Mum wanted to skip rice since she was keeping tabs on her calorie intake, she opted for ulam + belacan, tempeh and some green vegetables. Once we were done with the main meals, we gave some of their dessert offerings a go, mainly the cekodok pisang (banana fritters) and lempeng. All these items + drinks between the 4 of us, cost us 50 ringgit.
Food was goood. I enjoyed the Nasi Dagang with Ikan Tongkol, 12 ringgit. It tasted as it should be, the ‘kuah’ was lovely, fish was awesome, the whole dish was great. I only wished the fish was bigger, lol, that small piece was hardly enough for me. The white rice + fried chicken was delicious. That fried chicken was all crispy and flavorful on the out side and juicy, tender on the inside, add on the rempah – imagine the flavors ? Yummmm. I generally do not fancy tempeh because the ones I usually come across are the wet kind, soggy but the ones here were fried , kindda felt like a softer version of a ‘keropok’ and it came with plenty of kacang, which only added to its appeal. Niceee! Moving on the the dessert, between the four of us, we took 4 ringgit worth of cekodok. For 1 ringgit, you would be able to get 5 pieces, so, 5 pieces for each of us. Lots of shops tend to use lots of flour and very little banana for filling these days, not here though – here, you would get equal ratio. I truly enjoyed it. The Lempeng, 3 ringgit, was basically a banana pancake? It sure was different from the usual, delicious nonetheless 🙂
Would I head back here?
Yes, I would. Food was great. I enjoyed myself here, so did my family. Burp!
Address: No. 6, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, TTDI
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 7 am – 6 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.