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The Wok Cafe @ Kota Damansara

The Wok Cafe
26-G, Jalan PJU 5/21,
The Strand Damansara,
Kota Damansara,
47810, Petaling Jaya.

Business Hour : 11am to 10pm
Off Day: Monday

Website: http://thewokcafekl.blogspot.com/

The Wok Cafe looks like a traditional baba and nyonya house from outside. When there the first time without my camera thus decided to drop by again the second with for some pictures for this review.

The restaurant were decorated the old school way with plenty of antiques being displayed and all the tables were those old chinese marble top with a wooden carved leg plus the old wooden chairs bringing back memories of the 50s cafe in Penang.

The Wok serves real authentic of Penang cuisine with new concept that is deceptively simple but involves a complex balance of Nyonya food and local hawker favourites has something for every diner to enjoy which includes myself.

Before I start my review, allow me to blog a brief background of the arrival of Baba-Nyonya cuisine:
Baba-Nyonya, Peranakan and Straits Chinese are terms related to the culture of the early Chinese immigrants to Malaya in the early nineteenth century. Majority of these immigrants intermarried with the local Malays, Siamese and Indian and later spread throughout the British Straits Settlements to Penang, Malacca and Singapore. Peranakan means "Straits-born" in Bahasa Melayu and is also used to describe this ethnic illustrious community whereby the women are known as " Nyonyas " and the men " Babas ". The blend of different community not just derived in new breed of cultures, customs, traditions arts as well as the emergence of Baba-Nyonya cuisine.

Nyonya cuisine is an exotic art with distinctive tradition, spices and herbs and mix of culinary skills between the Chinese and Malay which commonly knows as Peranakan cooking. The combination of spicy and non-spicy dishes of curries, fries, soups and stews are extraordinary that makes Nyonyas housewives of the past are fiercely proud of their cuisine. The Penang Nyonyas drew inspiration from Thai cooking style with preference for sour food, hot chilies, fragrant herbs and pungent shrimp paste (belachan).

Hong Bak - Pork Stew (Recommended)

Inche Kabin - Chicken (Recommended)

Tamarind Prawns - Asam Prawns (Recommended)

Complimentary Desserts - Syrup Jelly

Complimentary Desserts - Red Bean Soup

Really enjoy all the dishes served but before I end these post would love to bring your attention that there are other recommended cookery that you would love to try which are as follows:
Perut Ikan, Lor Bak (Pork Rolls), Hong Bak (Pork Stew), Curry Kapitan Chicken, Inche Kabin, Gulai Tumis Fish, Tamarind Prawns (Asam Prawns), Pork Cincalok, Kiam Chai Ark (Preserved Salted Vege Duck Soup), Kerabu Mango, Jiu Hu Char

Rating: 8.3 /10
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