Eat Drink KL: Ahh-Yum by Kampong Kravers: Tea for Two Malaysian Hi-Tea

Friday, December 11, 2020

Ahh-Yum by Kampong Kravers: Tea for Two Malaysian Hi-Tea

Skip the scones, sandwiches and strawberry jam, choose the cara, cekodok and cucur: Ahh-Yum by Kampong Kravers has introduced a scrumptious new high tea set that's unmistakably Malaysian, featuring three tiers of traditional local favourites coupled with kopi and teh.

Starting from the top, the Cara Berlauk Udang is the set's crowning glory in golden yellow - savoury, santan-rich cakes with a bouncy bite and smooth, eggy chew. 

With tender morsels of prawns laced within, this is a lovely treat, made visually even more beautiful with bunga telang petals. The butterfly pea flowers garnish all three tiers, a subtle homage to Ahh-Yum's beloved speciality of blue-tinged Nasi Bunga Telang that pairs marvellously with main courses.

The middle layer showcases two separate temptations. The Cekodok Pujaan Ramai is a true crowd favourite, sphere-shaped fritters densely and delightfully packed with banana for a sweetish tang, while the Malaysian east coast staple of pandan-flavoured Akok Mak Kelate is the chef's personal preference, a light, flour-based snack that reminds him of growing up in Kelantan - if you haven't seen this in KL, Ahh-Yum is the place to try this puffy-textured, wrinkly-looking pleasure in the city.

Our tea concludes with plenty of satisfying crisp and crunch. The Cucur Makcik Bawang is an aromatic, garlicky fritter that's almost addictive when dipped in the house-made chilli sauce, while the Keropok Lekor Terengganu transported us from Bukit Damansara to the seaside stalls of Pantai Pandak, packed with nearly entirely fish paste, a testament to Ahh-Yum's quality of ingredients and preparation. 

Tea for Two comes with a choice of Teh Tarik Kebanggaan Malaysia or Kopi Kampung. The tea is as good as it gets, a soothingly perfect balance of tea and milky sweetness, while the coffee is frothy fun, fragrantly relying on a Johor-sourced roast.

All in all, Tea for Two is a terrific way of tasting time-honoured staples that Malaysians in different parts of the nation have relished for generations, priced at a fair RM29.90 nett from 3pm to 5:30pm daily. It's currently exclusively available at Ahh-Yum outlets in Bukit Damansara, Plaza Shah Alam and Wangsa Walk Mall. 

Many thanks to Ahh-Yum for this sampling.

Tea for Two can be enjoyed at these Ahh-Yum addresses:

3, Jalan Setia Bakti, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
2, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah E 9/E, Seksyen 9, Shah Alam, Selangor.
GL & FL 09 and GL & FL 10 Wangsa Walk Mall, Wangsa Avenue, Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur.

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