Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sayang Sayang Nyonya @ The Market Place, OUG

This new Nyonya restaurant means to impress, with a comprehensive menu curated by a Malaccan Baba cooking sifu, served in a setting that strives to evoke the intricately colourful plushness of classic Peranakan culture.

Sayang Sayang Nyonya refuses to shy away from the porcine pleasures of time-honoured recipes - you'll find the traditional flavours of home cooking in specialities like Kaki Babi Assam Garam (RM25.80), with the gelatinous goodness of stewed pork trotters in unmistakably tamarind-tinged gravy. This is also the rare Nyonya restaurant in KL that offers Babi Buah Keluak (RM28.80) in addition to the more typical chicken version - it's a winner, with fleshy pork belly well-complemented by plenty of the deliciously aromatic black nuts; you'll want to lick up every spoonful of the sauce.

The Hong Lo Ar (RM25.80; herb-braised duck) comes in a princely, chunky portion; pair it perhaps with Sayang Sayang Nyonya's punchy-tasting nasi lemak, dyed blue with bunga telang, over a lunch punctuated with a folk music performance. 

Besides the babi buah keluak, the absolute should-order here is the Nyonya Laksa (RM15.90) - this is one of the most satisfying renditions in the Klang Valley, fragrant with a remarkably fresh, house-made spice mix, beautifully balanced in its light flavours, restoring our faith that excellent Nyonya Laksa can still be found in a contemporary restaurant.

Sayang Sayang Nyonya
Third Floor, The Marketplace, Jalan Hujan Rahmat, Taman Overseas Union, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, lunch and dinner. Tel: 03-7971-8007



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12 comments:

  1. I memang sayang nyonya!!! Yum yummm!!!

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    1. Suituapui: saya pun sangat sayang! :D

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  2. This does look legit, especially drooling over those bunga kantan!

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    1. KY: always good to have more peranakan restaurants in kl! :)

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  3. I bet the food will tasted extra delicious when dining in such beautiful place. Non Halal Peranakan food seem like quite rare in our city, do you agree?

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    1. Choi Yen: you're right - that's why i decided to order the babi buah keluak instead of ayam buah keluak! :)

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  4. I agree. the food here looks legit!

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, some of these dishes are as good as those served by certain outlets in malacca! :)

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  5. The decor is absolutely beautiful :) I can't say I've tried much Nyonya food but glad to see that this has your approval.

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    1. Contact.ewew: yes, it does try to evoke some of the traditional opulence of malacca nyonya home interiors, i think :) and yep, it was a good meal :)

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  6. I just had dinner with my family there...worst nyonya food I ever had. I am speechless on how you gave such good review to this restaurant at all....nothing nyonya at all with this place except the deco...seriously, did you really actually tried the food here....speechless.....

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    1. Most of the new and pricey restaurants always comes with good reviews from blogger but not normal walk in customer nowadays. It could be paid advertisements.

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