I've previously came across pictures of KESOM Cafe delicacies on instagram and thought I've give this place a try as they serve something unique. I never knew of the existence of these Malay delicacies until I came across this place. So let's see what I've missed all these while!
They had a November Meal Deal during my visit which is a package of Nasi Kerabu + Ayam Goreng Berempah + Serai Pandan Drink for only RM13.50.
The usual Nasi Kerabu (RM8.00) consist of Basmathi Rice steamed with "Bunga Telang extracted water" paired with Kesom Special Tumis, Budu, Kerisik Ikan, Kerisik Kelapa, Acar, Sambal Belacan, Telor Masin and Keropok Ikan.
Nasi Dagang (RM7.00) consist of traditionally prepared Beras Dagang (known as wild rice from the East Coast) steamed for hours with coconut milk and herbs. The rice is paired with Sambal Belacan, Acar, Telur Rebus, Keropok Ikan and some Gulai Sayur with Kari Kuah and Gulai,
I've also ordered;
- Bubur Cha Cha (RM4.50) - one of my favourite local dessert consisting of Coconut Milk, Sweet Potato, Tapioca, Yam and sago. Yumms! There wasn't anything special but it was moderately good to satisfy my comforting craving.
- Sambal Petai Tempeh Tofu (RM3.50) - another comforting dish for us Malaysians, a sambal type of chili dish fried with the "Stinky petai" which we would actually claim aromatic instead, tempeh, the fermented soy beans and also the bland tofu which the local somehow finds it delicious!
- Gulai Ikan Raja Berangkat (RM6.00) - Fish with yellow curry gravy cooked with a mix of spices and also some salt and sugar to taste.
Sambal Petai Tempeh Tofu (RM3.50)
Gulai Ikan Raja Berangkat (RM6.00)
When I enter the place at around lunch time on a Monday, the place was filled with many white collar patrons, making it looks like a work station canteen. :D
Ikan Goreng Kunyit (RM5.00 - RM7.00 depending on the size) ★ Ayam Goreng Berempah (RM5)
Gulai / Kari Ayam Kawah (RM6.00)
Gulai Sayur (RM4.00) ★ Sayur (RM3.00) ★ Sambal Petai (RM3.50)
KESOM Cafe menu
KESOM Cafe menu
Overall, the food taste special but it does not create a craving. Perhaps it is because my taste buds are not accustomed to the different flavours. My partner who have tasted the originals at Kelantan commented that the flavours were light and accustomed to the local demands. The menu prices are set to above average but it's alright for a once in a while indulgence.
It is not easy to locate the place as the signboard above is misleading. Do look out for the "blook warehouse" signboard instead.
a: F-46-G Jalan PJU 1/45, Aman Suria, Petaling Jaya.
t: +603-7886 6559