Belanga Café which specializes in Malay cuisine has recently opened its latest branch at SStwo Mall. According to their Facebook page, its founder who is from Kelantan origin claimed that Belanga Café offers authentic home-styled Malay food such as Roti Jala, Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Dagang and Nasi Tumpang.
I ordered their nasi kerabu with ayam percik which comes with a drink and dessert for RM 16.90 per set. The meal came with ‘daun kesom’ which is basically raw laksa leaf. Daun kesom has a distinctive flavour which goes very well with the rice.
The meal was also accompanied with toasted coconut (kerisik) and a slice of salted egg. I was told that the traditional colour of the rice in Nasi Kerabu is blue (cooked using the extract from bunga telang or butterfly pea flower) but oddly, Belanga Café version of Nasi Kerabu was served with yellow rice.
There was also a few pieces of ‘keropok keping’ or fish crackers which were a common item served with nasi kerabu.
The Ayam Percik was nicely marinated and cooked, with a rich taste of coconut gravy. While it is not the best I have tried, the taste was good enough for me.
Overall, I wasn’t disappointed with the meal. My other half who originates from Kelantan also agreed that the meal was good.
The only downside is the price of the food which is more expensive than in Kelantan.
But then again, the nice ambiance at Belanga Café provides a modern, clean and comfortable dining experience compared to a road side stall in Kelantan. For now, if I want to satisfy my craving for nasi kerabu, Belanga Café would be my choice of place to go.
No. G48, Ground Floor
47300 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan