My typical Saturday bite is a good fix of Nasi Lemak and a whole lot of other goodies. Unfortunately, that only happens in Malaysia. Nonetheless, if you are craving for a little goodie with a twist of exciting yet authentic flavours, perhaps Rasa Nyonya might be your pick. The term “Nyonya” to my knowledge originates from the term “Baba & Nyonya” which is a Malaccan term for a certain mixed race of Peranakan Chinese. Typically, Nyonya food often revolves about a concoction of sweetness, spiciness, saltiness with a hint of sourness. For me, that was what we had tonight.
For this table of four, we ordered dishes which were highly recommended by our Asian peers.
Ikan Assam Gulai Pedas, was one of the dishes we ordered that night. The slices of fish cooked in a broth rich in spices and flavour went with rice. While the fish was not overcooked, the fillet slices were not the best fish to use for this considering how much the texture has deviated from what I am typical accustomed to back home. The sauce which sweet, and sour with a hint of spiciness! Definitely yums for me! However though,an unpleasant sensation was inevitable as the sauce was gritty due to the herbs and spices that was blended for this dish.
Special Egg Tofu was another dish we had today. This was one was pretty special albeit a little on the sweet side. The dish to me consisted of two main components, an egg component which acts as a binder and the other, diced fried bean curd. The omelette held the tofu together before being topped with fresh garnish with a mix of sweet chilli sauce and sweet dark soy. This is pretty unique and I’m pretty sure the sweet tooths Nee and Fishman enjoyed it a whole lot!
The last dish was my favourite for the night. This is a classic butter prawn with egg floss rather than an oatmeal coating. Generous servings of egg floss made the ordinary prawns absolutely lip smacking! Present also is the fragrance of the curry leaves which added another taste to the prawns. Back home this is an absolute favourite in my family. The thought of having steamed rice with the prawns covered in fragrant and crisp egg floss is almost impossible to resist!
Overall our meal was pretty decent. Coming here tonight, it is clear that Rasa Nyonya has more to offer other than the Nasi Lemak that I have been having here for the past years. While this might seem a little premature considering the 3 dishes were the few out of the many more served, their chef recommendations seem rather good too! When I come back next time, it’ll definitely be to try the salted egg dishes as well as the kankung belacan! Other than the food, Rasa Nyonya also serves up some of the Malaysian classic drinks such teh tarik, milo dinasaur and what not. So would this restaurant be a yay or nay? Definitely a yay this trip!