Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kelantan Delights @ Sooka Sentral

I suppose one of my readers got quite close to where i had the non-thai Mieng Kam; thats right, somewhere up northern Malaysia, Kelantan Delights.

How did you guys come up with western, japanese and chinese?

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Apparently with a good reputation of 10 years serving the crowd at KLCC with an upmarket version of old fashion Kelantanese food, the restaurant moved recently to Sooka Sentral for the office crowd of KL Sentral.

Spotting the usual fair of nasi dagang, nasi kerabu and the infamous ayam percik, i walked into the restaurant with saliva dripping from the corner of my mouth, starring at the creamy sauce that was drenched with the ayam percik.

Tastewise though, i must admit that this was my virgin attempt in savouring food from the North and really expected, nothing much.

The Daun Kedok

Right after having fun rolling the leaves with a variety of condiments, our mains arrived swiftly.

The sauce that was poured over the rice was addictive and delicious. Not too spicy, it got my appetite up to finish off my rice till the very last grain.



The ayam percik was nothing spectacular, with nothing to benchmark against whilst the beef pieces required abit too much chewing then i would have preferred.

I suppose the last straw is the slightly upmarket prices to accompany the ambience with a plate of the rice/meat going for RM16-18++.

Add a drink and an appetizer and the bill goes up to around RM25++ which is not exactly the budget of a normal poor and undepaid executive working around the area.

I suppose Sooka Sentral isn't exactly the cheapest of places to eat during lunch.

Address and contact details:

Kelantan Delights

1-5 Level 1
Sooka Sentral
Jalan Stesen Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
www.kelantandelights.com

Tel: 03-2780 2045
FAX: 03-2785 1945

Verdict: 3 stars out of 5 stars. I suppose once in awhile when you don't want yourself to stink and sweat in an authentic Malay stall and want to seat in the comfort of the air-con while savouring what appears to be decently good Kelantanese food and don't mind paying, here you go.

33 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Oooh this is where we makan together, rite? I remember not being very impressed with the food. Quite ordinary. Service was bad that day, remember?

babe_kl said...

how sad! they used to be good when they were operating at KLCC's Signature Food Court when KLCC first opened

mimid3vils said...

I though the ayam percik should have some sauces?

worldwindows said...

The sauces on the chicken and rice looks good. Malay food can be one-dimensional if there is not enough variety of sauces and condiments. I spotted the odd quarter of the telur masin!!

tigerfish said...

I am attracted by the rice wrapped in gravy! Slurp!

Isabelle Marciana said...

Yummy, it looks good!! Food price is around that range ler, in KL city hardly find a nice and cheap lunch lolz..

xin said...

wah this is expensive! but again, i love my rice soaking with kuah...yumm yummm

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

xin: haha who doesnt rite?

isabelle: err for me, its across the road to brickfields..much cheaper..but damn hot and sunny to walk

tigerfish: high in fat and cholestrol too!

worldwindows: yeah, there was telur masin too..sharp ar u..

mimi: i think the ayam percik is the 1st picture..

babekl: thats 10 years ago!

ll: yeah lor..they forgot our menu for dessert and not to mention the "bones" all over..still the food i suppose is decent la..

Life for Beginners said...

Doesn't look too spectacular... kinda has this washout feel to it. And the service liddat some more ah? Thank goodness the gravy was good, rite? The saving grace! :)

J2Kfm said...

wah ... pricey stuff huh?
chewy beef is annoying, I get your point!

Henry Yeo said...

so my guess was correct, do I get a favour out of you?

wmw said...

You didn't try Ayam Percik from Chili Espresso in Sooka Sentral???

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wmw: i think i did..another place thats forgettable with up market prices also..

henry: so long as it is free..haha

j2fkm: haha thats right..

kenny: yes..the ultimate evil of all evil..that would make you polish the plate..

Nic (KHKL) said...

rich, flavoursome kelantanese food...yumz! but the price's kinda steep, hor?

no desserts? ;D

Mochachocolata Rita said...

the rice and sauce combo looks good

but i hate having to chew more than i hv to too! *grin*

doesn't sound like the best place to dine eh

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Portions look a bit small...if it were me, I'd be looking for snacks at the office before 3pm. :P

sc said...

oh, sad that this turned out average.. maybe you should try a much cheaper alternative at restaurant hatinie (if you are ever at shah alam one day) http://food-4-thot.blogspot.com/2008/06/restoran-hatinie-shah-alam.html
both lemongrass and me find the kelantanese/ malay food there yummy :)

fatboybakes said...

looks like daylight robbery.
try belanga at gardens for good and reasonably priced kelantan fare.

ling239 said...

the ayam percik looks good...^_^

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: they pass looks with flying colours.

fbb: haha someone who washes dwn food with champagne..i will check out belanga with care..

sc: shah alam = far...hahah its just that this is nearby n convenient..

bangsar babe: not thatttt small rite?..then again hor..u can eat half a duck by yourself..hmmm

mocha: not really la haha

nic: steep..how to spend even more money on desserts?

CUMI & CIKI said...

ooo.. but it looks rather good....why so ex :(

Henry Yeo said...

nipples and fbb: now boys...

going Iketeru, joining?

daphne said...

y is it that they put the food in a nice plate, serve it in a "look nicer than usual" restaurant and then up the prices like crazy? hai.

leo said...

the daun kadok looks really good..

mom makes otak otak with them.. yummy stuff...

the best nasi dagang i had, (and i'm rather ashamed to say this), is at Tanjong Jara Resort for breakfast hehehe

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: haha i wonder then would pangkore laut do a decent 1 too?

daphne: its called value added services..

henry..broke....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: yeah lor..me wonders..

fatboybakes said...

haha, i didnt have to pay for the champagne brunch. in fact, apart from the one's i've hosted at home, i've never had to pay in the hotels. so lucky hor.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: hahah aiyoh..nxt time better bring me also la..since free..

Henry Yeo said...

nope, the favour shall be an MIGF session in november.

So start saving your money.

Salt N Turmeric said...

the pic of ayam percik reminds me tht iv got to try make them sometime during fasting mth.

btw, its daun kadok not kedok. ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

henry: haha find the cheapest la ar..

salt n tumeric: oops..thanks for the correction!

Airness said...

just tried this place, food is ordinary and service is bad.. the bill took half hour to come to us.. and the waiters don't even know what is in the menu! expensive too!

babyblogger said...

mke me hungry la..