Rumah Asap Kenyalang, Georgetown – The Taste of Borneo

Traditional recipe is what most restaurant/cafe owners claimed to be serving to their customers. However, the definition of traditional is very wide. Some might like the taste to be bold while some like it to be light. One of the best ways to determine if the place is serving authentic traditional recipe is by looking at the crowd. If that place is packed with locals then most likely it is authentic.

Rumah Asap Kenyalang Cafe, a place where the food of Sarawak is served. This place is where you can have a taste of original Sarawak dishes.

This cafe is always packed with Sarawakians, by this you will know you have come to the right place for authentic Sarawak dishes.

Tea C Special – RM6.90, this is the famous Teh C which originated from Sarawak and became popular all around Malaysia. It is also known as “3-layered Teh Peng” in Sarawak. The tea is layered with evaporated milk and gula melaka at the bottom. This is a nice drink to order on a scorching hot weather.

Sarawak Lalapan Ayam – RM10.90, served with ayam penyet, deep fried tofu, greens, chili paste and sambal.

The crispiness of the chicken skin that was marinated and deep fried until golden perfection was served with chili paste and rice. The greens were served with sambal. This is a well-balanced dish.

Sarawak Laksa – RM8.90, the taste of Sarawak laksa is very much different from Penang Laksa. Cooked with creamy curry and served with bee hoon and topped with chicken slices and shrimps.

Instead of spicy and sourish taste, Sarawak laksa is creamy and rich. It is topped with with bean sprouts, shrimps and chicken slices. This laksa is served with sambal and lime juice to balance off its rich taste.

Sarawak Kolok Mee (Original/ Red/ Kicap) – RM6.90 (To Be Launched)

This special bowl of kolok mee consists of 3 types of flavor. It has the original flavor, the red sauce and the kicap flavor. I personally prefer the kicap flavor as it has the aroma of sesame.

Kacangma Chicken – RM10.90, Kacangma is a type of herbs that is only available in Sarawak. It is cooked with yellow wine and chicken together.

The taste of both the Kacangma and yellow wine was a bit bitter. However, the overall taste of the soup was savory and aromatic. It is good for those who are still in confinement.

Ang Zhao Mee Sua – RM7.90, ang zhao is a Fuzhou red rice wine that is cooked together with main ingredients such as sesame oil, ginger, rice wine and chicken cubes. It is then served with mee sua.

This dish was so fragrant and delicious. It tasted so good when served with mee sua and chicken cubes. This is one of the dishes that I will be going back for.

Overall, the food here tasted good while the portion of the food was generous. Price was also reasonable. For those that want to try the food from the land of Borneo, this is the place to be.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

Price (more stars, more reasonable)
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Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Pork Free
Credit Card / Cashless
Private Room (Private Area)
WIFI Available

Operation hours: 10:00am – 9:00pm (Wednesday Off)
Contact: 04 226 2350
Address: 16, Lebuh Keng Kwee 10100, Penang
GPS: 5.4168816,100.3289023

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