Tuesday, May 06, 2014

kota bharu kelantan eats 2.0 : Nasi Kak Wook / Kedai Kopi Khuan Heong Yuan / Kedai Nasi Sup Tok Ayah / Warisan Nasi Kukus / White House / Kopitiam Kita / Restoran Tye Hin

Read my previous post on Kelantan Eats here.

This post is long overdue and I hope it's worth the wait. I've promised too many to not follow through :) I'm so glad to know that many are curious and keen about Kelantanese cuisine.

My notorious father used to swim with his friends under this deck. Tambatan Diraja was used by the Sultan of Kelantan to watch water sport races.

Dress: Zara
Bag: Givenchy Pandora
Shoes: Repetto

Jalan Post Office Lama

One day I'll help my dad make a nostalgic video of what he calls his version of Jonker St.

The first engineering shop in Kota Bharu.
Me: What's an engineering shop?
Dddy: a shop selling engineering lah.

This is a M.U.S.T eat. When my dad is back in Kota Bharu, he eats this for breakfast AND lunch. When I'm back I tell him I wanna eat 'little chicken'.

Steaming rice drizzled in lemak kari gravy with a dash of sour yet spicy sambal and a generous helping of chopped fried chicken bits. So crunchy and savoury it's like a slowdance in your mouth.

Nasi Kak Wook
Lot 2961-B Jalan Long Yunus 
15200 Kota Bharu
Tel: +6 019-972 1474

Anyone an alumni of Sekolah Commercial Kelantan or wants to learn to balance a ledger? 'Cos Mrs Wee is my grandaunt :)

Sekolah Commercial Kelantan
PT160 2nd Floor, Jln Sultanah Zainab
15000 Kota Bharu
Tel: +6 09-744 1088

When spectacular coffee brings Malaysians of all races and religions together.

They do Roti Kawin as how they should be done: toasting crisp on a chicken wire over burning coals!

Kedai Kopi Khuan Heong Yuan
Jalan Che Su
15000 Kota Bharu

This is my Grandmama Bachok. She's 82 yrs old. I'm stoked she can still recognize me despite her mild dementia. Seeing how much she has aged is melancholic but growing old is inevitable. I will try to visit her more often.

Tres fun to catch up with Miss JoeJoe doing her Surgical Master's in USM. How time flies to see her little baby grow into the active young man he is now.

I've spoken of Nasi Sup Tok Ayah before and my passion for his hearty beef soup remains steadfast. It never fails to satisfy that umami bud.

Dddy: Slurping for 3 generations.
Me: 2 generations.

Gerai Nasi Sup Tok Ayah
(opposite Bazar Tengku Anis) 
Jalan Tengku Puteri
Kota Bharu
Tel: +6017-9411426

Meet the three musketeers of Jalan Kebun Sultan: Warisan Nasi Kukus, the Air Batu Kacang stall just beside and the satay stall flanking the latter. All 3 will BLOW your mind!

Nasi Kukus may just mean steamed rice (not boiled rice) but it's the accompanying dishes that really matter. They are usually meats in gravy, stewed vegetables and fried innards etc. The combining flavours makes wolfing down the rice a breeze! N.B. Brother punya leher dah macam nak putus dah melihat lauk-pauk yang mouth-watering tu!

Left: Nasi Lauk up close. Right: ABC special (special 'cos of that dollop of local ice-cream) 

Warisan Nasi Kukus / Satay Suria (I think it's called) / ABC stall - name not known
Jalan Kebun Sultan
15350 Kota Bharu

GrandAunt Wee used to wash her hair here for 50sen back in the hey days. It is still in operation with very reasonable charges.

Rose Hair & Beauty Unisex Saloon Fashion Centre
3377D, 1st Floor
Jln Gajah Mati
15000 Kota Bharu
Tel: +6 09-744 1351

Dad says the president of this White House has sustained office from Reagan until Obama.
Mum says they have the best kaya (egg jam) in town... in Malaysia in fact (huaaa!). 

A visit to Kota bharu isn't complete without a patronage to the White House so please pay your dues when you're there, will ya? And pay no heed to the 'bad-service' it's part of their schmuck-y charm LOL!

White House
1329-L, Jalan Sultanah Zainab
Kota Bharu

It has been said that Kelantan is the corridor to Mekah . What a splendid arch to welcome people to the holy land. This is Gerbang Sultan Ismail Petra.

Kopitiam Kita is a purveyor of good rice.

You will find a myriad of specially curated Kota Bharu's finest (pride of village/town) Nasi Dagang / Nasi Lemak / Nasi Kerabu / Nasi Kukus / Nasi Tumpang. One-stop-shop for nasi?? #onlyinkelantan

Sigh I didn't know where to start. I felt like having them all!

At last I opted for a Nasi Tumpang: rice-filled banana leaf cone with gravy, fish/meat and minced meat.

Kopitam Kita
4357-A, Taman Desa Jaya
Jalan Pengkalan Chepa
15400 Kota Bharu
Tel: +6 019-981 0888

A treasure trove at Restoran Tye Hin (also affectionately known as the crazy peeps kopitiam as it's located opposite the psychiatric ward and frequently patronized by their patients). I recognize quite alot of those containers from my childhood. 

Restoran Tye Hin
Jalan Abdul Kadir Adabi
15300 Kota Bharu

I was gifted this vintage typewriter and am dying to get it restored. Tried Snackfood but they were unable to take on this project because it was a model they were not quite familiar with. Anyone with suggestions / recommendations??

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