Old China Kafe @ Petaling Street
The premises of Old China cafe and gallery is actually the old guild hall of the Selangor and Federal Territory Laundry Association. The guild was set up at the turn of the century and moved to this part of Chinatown in the 1920s. Old China Cafe tries to maintain asemblance of the Chinese community’s old social life which will soon fade into history. Old China Cafe serve food that originates from the Baba Nonya communities of Malacca and Penang which features Malay spices as well as Chinese ingredients and cooking techniques.
11, Jalan Balai Polis, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]
Price Range: RM10-RM30
They serve food that originates from the Baba Nonya communities of Malacca and Penang which features Malay spices as well as Chinese ingredients and cooking techniques. Malaccan Nonya food has evolved since the 15th century to become a highly distinct cuisine that has absorbed influences from the Chinese, Malay, Portuguese, Dutch and even the English. Likewise, if Malaccan Nonya food also had Indonesian influences then Penang Nyonya cuisine has certainly benefited from Siamese influences. Southeast Asian cuisine from old cultures utilises a lot of spices such as chili, turmeric, galangal, candlenut, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves to flavour their food. Spices that are only now being introduced to Westerners by TV celebrity cooks.
Ayam Pong Teh, RM14.80
A non-spicy dishes that use preserved soya bean to make this dish, it will give you an unforgettable flavour.
Nasi lemak, RM9.80
The blue rice is using natural colouring from bunga telang. This dish is served with chicken curry, crunchy fried anchovies, kangkung, egg and slices of cucumber.
Nyonya Fried Rice, RM9.80
The rice is fried with mixed vegetables and belacan and is served with a piece of chicken, grated cucumbers and papadum.
Mixed Vegetables, RM9.20
Total paid for dinner, RM54.00
Shot with Nikon D7000/ Canon 60D
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