Sunday, October 29, 2017

Okra @ Sunway Geo Avenue

Malacca by way of Sarawak: Okra offers Nyonya cuisine that stems from recipes that Alicia Joseph, an indigenous Melanau, learned from her food-caterer mom while growing up in Sibu.

Alicia has teamed up with her Penang-born partner Daniel Ooi to open Okra, putting subtle spins on Peranakan staples, tweaking how much taucheo is infused into pongteh for example, or whether sambal is stuffed into cencaru or slathered instead over the fish’s surface.

The cooking here conveys a homemade simplicity that’ll feel both familial and familiar to many Malaysians - warming, well-balanced salted vegetable soup with glass noodles, tofu and housemade chicken meatballs (RM12.80), tenderly slow-cooked daging hitam (RM35), cincalok omelette (RM13), steamed okra (of course!) with garlic (RM18), richly savoury ayam pongteh (RM18.80), ikan cencaru sambal (RM17), chap chye with a wholesome crunch (RM25), and an interesting popiah rojak (RM9.80) that Okra’s founders plan to remove from the menu because it’s relatively less popular with customers (we think it should stay - it’s tasty and original). Finish strong with a cooling bowl of cendol with coconut ice cream and red beans (RM11).

Okra Nyonya
B-02-09, Sunway Geo, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Selangor. 
Mon-Sat, 11am-930pm. Tel: 03-5612-6288

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8 comments:

  1. The dishes do have that home cooked look. Oohh! That cendol with ice cream looks divine!

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    1. Phong Hong: i'd happily have that cendol with ice cream again! :D

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  2. Yea I agree with Phong Hong, the dishes look homely and comforting.

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    1. Baby Sumo: i'm betting that's what the restaurant is aiming for ;)

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  3. I used to not like okra very much but have grown very fond of them lately :) I'd love to eat that steam okra...with lots of crispy garlic and shallots (I steam them all the time at home too).

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    1. Contact.ewew: my favourite okra recipe is actually yong tau foo-style, stuffed with fish paste. other than that, i'm actually not a fan! :)

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  4. Hey! I missed this one. That omelette looks gorgeous! Yes, I do agree with the ladies, everything looks home-cooked, all so very nice and I so love their blue and white crockery.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, the tableware is nice ... and the omelette was tasty! :D

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