Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kumi Eurasian Home Cuisine @ Bukit Damansara

We're fans of Malaccan Eurasian fare, so for us, Kumi is a welcome entry to Bukit Damansara - the restaurant's three-man team of chef Rueben Moissinac, Amos & Aaron strive to do justice to classic traditions, specialising in time-honoured staples like devil's curry, ambilla kacang & ikan pimente. We might have preferred the claypot ayam pongteh (RM13 for a la carte, RM15.80 in a set with rice & pickled vegetables) to be more robustly flavoured, but it does taste honest & home-cooked. On the other hand, the mutton ketumbar (RM13) is pretty satisfying, showcasing very tender meat in a potently flavourful spice mix with chillies & coriander, while the omelette cincaluk (RM10) is a tasty credit to this recipe. Service is friendly & welcoming.

Kumi Restaurant (kumi is eat in the Kristang language)
21, Lorong Setiabistari 2, Bukit Damansara, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. Open Mon-Sat, 1130am-930pm

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  1. Will let Mr. Mah knows about this place! :P

    1. CK: heheh, hopefully you'll both enjoy the food here if you visit ;)

  2. Wah... that sambal!! So fiery looking - hope it lived up to its looks :D

    1. Rebecca: yeah, this is definitely a decent rendition of sambal belacan - passes the test for taste and texture (and for spiciness, heh) :D

  3. AnonymousJuly 15, 2016

    Eurasian? Sure looks like nyonya to me. I guess there's some kind of integration in their cuisines after all these years. Lovely place, there is beauty in simplicity - sometimes, too much decor can be such an eyesore, gives me a headache, an overkill.

    Cincaluk omelette looks a tad oily to me - maybe it is the light but usually, I would let it stand on kitchen towels to soak the excess oil...or at least, dab the omelette with it before serving. Yes, the sambal looks so so so good! Bet I would love that!

    1. Suituapui: yeah, a lot of eurasian families in malacca do seem to cook nyonya/peranakan dishes like ayam pongteh :) glad you like the look of this place. oh, the omelette wasn't actually greasy - i think maybe that's my photo's fault. it went well with the sambal, heh :D