Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wau Penyu @ Solaris Dutamas


This posh kopitiam presents generations-old favourites from Kelantan and Terengganu.


Keropok Lekor. More fish, less flour; exactly how it's supposed to be.


Ketupat Pantai Timur. Dense, glutinous rice cakes, with a mildly spicy beef floss.


Rojak Betik Terengganu. An acquired taste; we expected something similar to a Thai papaya salad, but the fish gravy in this recipe was a weird match for the papaya strips.


Murtabak Kelantan, stuffed with minced beef. Thick and hearty, with an unexpected fluffiness that elevated it above the regular mamak versions.


Laksam (flat noodles with mixed ulam in fish coconut gravy). Loved the superbly aromatic broth and the super-fresh, extra-crunchy ulam.


Nasi kerabu, with salted fish, fish floss, sambal, crackers, smoked beef & ayam percik. The rice was a bit bland at first bite, but OK when eaten with all the accompaniments.


Nasi Dagang Istana (fragrant rice with tongkol fish, acar, gravy & fish cake stuffed chilli). Loaded with ingredients, but amazingly, it wasn't too heavy. In fact, two of us shared all the dishes in this entry within one evening, but we didn't feel bloated at all.


Sotong rebus kuah hitam (squid in black ink sauce). A rather mild-tasting recipe, with not enough oomph to recommend it unless you're a major fan of squid.


Burung puyuh goreng (deep-fried quail). Tender, well-seasoned meat.


Traditional coffee & Milo Raksasa.


Wau Penyu,
Solaris Dutamas.
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21 comments:

  1. Aha! this is one place i definitely wanna try. Have been craving for some Melayu food of late.

    Where's Solaris Dutamas anyway? I've been living under a huge rock u see!

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  2. Oh goodie! Another place in Solaris Dutamas to test out. I LOVE Kelantanese food :D

    Thank you for posting!

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  3. Yum yum..all my favourite Kelantanese food is here. I reckon I'm almost an expert on it since I married a Kelantanese man. :-D

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  4. ooh this looks very good and it's definitely a place I can take my overseas friends!

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  5. First Milo Dinosaur, now Milo Raksasa? What's next, Milo Kraken? Milo Godzilla? LOL

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  6. qwazymonkey: gosh, i'm awful at directions, but it's at the complex where the pink sage is now located. about 5 mins drive from both hartamas shopping centre and solaris mont kiara..
    yin: yeah, solaris dutamas finally seems to be coming alive. there are nearly a dozen eateries there now! :D
    lemongrass: but i bet he's never fried keropok lekor or slaved over a stove to whip up a steaming bowl of laksam for you! :D
    eiling: yep, lots of uniquely malaysian dishes that should appeal to them! not too spicy too, thankfully =)
    lfb: what i really wanna know is, why is milo a staple mamak drink and not ovaltine, which is equally yummy?!

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  7. Milo is my favourite drink since I was small... haven't you heard?? Minum Milo anda jadi sihat dan kuat!!!

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  8. leo: heheh, i can't remember whether there's much difference in the taste between milo and ovaltine! but i recall liking ovaltine too. too bad ovaltine had no catchy slogan, huh :D

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  9. Hmm, everyone's taste is different, I guess, but Ovaltine always tasted a tad odd to me? Maybe that is why there is no Ovaltine Dinosaur. :P

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  10. lfb: when i open my cafe (someday), ovaltine oreo (ovaltine topped with crushed oreo cookies) will be a must-order for customers :D

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  11. Gosh...I haven't had laksam in ages! My knowledge of Malay cuisine is somewhat limited. rif has to explain each dish to me more often than not. >.<

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  12. bangsar-babe: yeah, i face that same problem with not just malay food, but also chinese and indian! but i'm relatively proficient in italian cuisine =)

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  13. This looks really awesome... all the hallmarks of great Malay cuisine. Solaris Dutamas shaping up nicely indeed... I think I'll go check out MAPS this weekend! And have myself some Nasi Dagang!

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  14. min: y'know, i can never remember which one is nasi dagang and which one is nasi kerabu! i get both of them constantly mixed up! help!!! =)

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  15. Nasi tumpang for me this w-end! wooohoo!

    (addicted)

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  16. tng: i hope it's good (or least, better than belanga's and maybe even warung's)! looking forward to hearing/reading about it :D

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  17. tng: crossing my toes for u! =)

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  18. Omg. I so wanna go here and try this place out. Craving for a good laksam!

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  19. fie-nuts: i think i've only had laksam once this year ... at wau penyu! luckily it was good :D

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