Kesom Kafe @ Aman Suria, P.J
Malay food most probably one of the least featured type of cuisine in my blog. I must admit that it isn’t my favourite food. But as a foodie, when one particular eatery received numerous good comments, it really intrigued my curiosity to check out that place.
Kesom Kafe, a little cafe that well known for its Kelantanese cuisines such as Nasi Dagang and Nasi Kerabu. For a first-timer it can be quite hard to locate this place as one can easily miss its tiny signboard. Fret not, just look out for ‘butik blook warehouse’, Kesom Kafe is located right below.
A fuss-free setting, natural wood theme paired with pastel blue walls completed with mix and match wooden tables and metal chairs. Kesom Kafe exudes a relaxed and casual vibe that can put people at ease.
Simple menu put on the wall and you need to pick your rice (Nasi Kukus, Nasi Kerabu or Nasi Dagang) and proceed to the warmer display where there are trays of dishes to be chose to complete the meal.
I also spotted some kuih-muih being sold here.
APA – Apa Pun Ada (RM3.50)
A truly thirst quencher of lime, lemongrass, Asam Boi, mint and Pandan leaves.
Nasi Kerabu (RM8.00)
Served on bamboo tray lined with wax paper, this traditional Kelantanese staple dish comprised of steamed Basmathi rice dyed blue by using butterfly pea flowers topped with special tumis (Malay spices stir-fried), kerisik ikan (fish floss), kerisik kelapa (dried grated coconut floss), acar (pickled vegetables), sambal belacan (chili paste), telur masin (salted egg), ulam (vegetables and herbs salad) and keropok ikan(fish cracker)
A plethora of flavors and textures from all the condiments. Have a good mix of everything, one can get harmonious flavours and textures of sweetness, sourness, spiciness and crunchiness.
Nasi Dagang (RM7.00) + Ikan Goreng Kunyit (RM5.00)
Another happening platter of steamed wild rice from East coast with coconut milk and herbs, sambal belacan (chili paste), acar (pickld vegetables), a whole telur rebus (hard boiled egg), keropok ikan (fish cracker), gulai sayur (vegetables curry), kuah kari (curry gravy) and gulai (curry sauce).
I love how the curry gravies moist the steamed rice as well as the perfectly cooked rice with the spot on texture to absorb all the flavours from the curry. We got an extra fried fish for a more wholesome meal.
Ayam Goreng Berempah (RM5.00)
Sam was still full from her her breakfast, so I got her a piece of fried chicken. Nicely fried to golden brown, although it’s not freshly fried but it still retained slightly crunchiness on the outer and the flesh was tender and succulent. Marinade was brilliant too, showcased a satisfying flavours with punchy herbs note.
Kari Ayam Kawah (RM6.00)
Verdict: Food lovers seeking the distinguished Kelate taste, this is the plate for you!
F-46-G Jalan PJU 1/45, Aman Suria, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: +603-7886 6559
Operating hours: 10.30am to 6.00pm, close on Wednesdays