Saturday, 24 January 2009

Good Food in Kedah & Perlis

This posting is dedicated to my family - now you know where to eat ha ha

Been reading Kedah & Perlis good food guide by Flavours (March-April 2005)...good guide WAYYYY before food blogging as we know today :-)

I'm from Kedah and yet every time I'm in Kedah I'll eat home cooked food (to make up what I missed in KL), so most places recommended by the guide I've yet to try. I guess I'll try them when I'm in Kedah next time and when not in a rush....

Quite a good list from a blogger http://kedahku.blogspot.com/2008/06/kalau-nak-makan-sedap.html

ALOR STAR


Nasi Campur:
According to the guide good nasi campur in Alor Star could be found in Dee Nasi Kampung (about 100 dishes offered) opens 8am-5pm close on fridays & Restoran Sri Pumpong (operated since more than 10 years ago) opens 10am-8.30pm, close on Fridays in Pumpong Alor Star. I've tried Dee Nasi Kampung and love it, I've also tried Restoran Sri Pumpong. Equally good but I prefer Dee Nasi Kampung and will not miss visiting the restaurant whenever I'm in town. Read my previous posting on Dee.
Nasi lemak - good place at:
  • a stall next to Pusat Pakar Perubatan Putra 888, Jln Sekerat. opens 6.30am-2.30pm and close on Saturdays. I didn't know about this place, if not I would have tried it when I was visiting my dad when he was warded next door - as at 2005 a packet RM0.50! but you'll eat more than a packet. 8 different types of packed nasi lemak and also sells 40 types of kuih and nasi dagang.
  • Next place Restoran Haji Ali in 1160A Seberang Perak opens 5.30pm-3am - opened in 1960! offer more than 30 dishes! http://www.geckogo.com/Dining/Malaysia/West-Coast-Malaysia/Alor-Setar/Alis-Restaurant.html
  • Also good a place call Zam Zam Nasi Lemak 937A Lrg Merpati off Jln Langgar opens 7am-2pm / 6pm-11pm - been around over four decades! offer more than 15 dishes.
  • Zam Zam Hanifa Nasi Lemak (Restoran Selera, 64T Jln Teluk Wan Jah opposite Menara Zakat) opens 6.30am-2pm - has five outlets in Alor Star. average 16 dishes on offer daily.
Nasi Padang - a stall at Kedai Kopi Chooi Hong, 926 Jln Sultan Badlishah opens 10am-5pm, close on fridays and public holidays - more than 30 years old! about 30 dishes on offer. A stall within this shop also offers good bihun sup.

Nasi Kandar -
  • a stall at Kedai Makanan & Minuman Kim Bee Chew, 8 Jln Tunku Ibrahim opens 6.30am-2.30pm. The owner's father use to ply his trade on foot (hence the origin of Nasi Kandar - balancing of pole on both shoulders with dishes on each side). More than 20 dishes serves daily.
Laksa -
  • Zakaria Laksa Teluk Kechai, 250 Jln Kuala Kedah opens 1pm-8pm close on Fridays - go early as by 6pm you may not get your laksa.
Mee Rebus at Kedai Kopi Hin & Abu, 1225C Jln Teluk Wan Jah opens 10.30am-9pm and close on Fridays - been around for more than 30 years! and as at 2005, a plate only RM2.50.

Murtabak - Restoran Rose 1522 Jln Sultan Badlishah opens 7am-10.30pm - renowned for over 30 years.
Excerpt:
pasal mi abu ni kan, aku geli sikit nak makan pasai dengark macam-macam cegheta pasai mi mamak ni. tu aku tektiap kali balek kampung bukan tak ghasa nak masuk rose restoran pekena mi dan murtabak dia. tapi tu la, bila tengok dia hidang mi kat aku paih tu ayark tangan dia dok basah-basah masuk dalam kuah mi aku jadi 'lan' nak makan, ntah, ghasa satu macam geli geleman pulak. kot la ni dah bersih dah tak tau la. http://mforum.cari.com.my/archiver/?tid-133408.html

Roti canai - stall next to Kurnia Wakil Insuran 112B Jln Datuk Kumbar opens 6.30am-11am close on Sundays - operating since more than 20 years ago.

Puttu - Kedai Kopi & Hotel Kheng Nam 37 Jln Langgar opens 7.30am-6.30pm - operating over 35 years!

Sungai Petani


Mee Goreng/Rebus, Pasembor - Restoran Taulat 1 Jln Pasar Baru opens 11am-8pm close alternate Fridays. As at 2005 a plate RM2.20. Started busines 40 years ago!

Ikan Bakar - Dataran Ikan Bakar Jln Pengkalan Tmn Pekan Baru opens 6.30pm-12am close on Wednedays.

Thosai / Idli -

Ice blended coconut drink - last stall next to a river, 59 Bgn PKNK Jln Petri opens 9am-6pm.

Cendol - Push cart outside Kedai Serbaneka next to Photo Ria, Jln Dewa opens 11.30am-7pm - more than 24 years business!

Perlis


Nasi Campur - Warong Pokok Sawa Kg Kerisik Mata Air opens 11.30am-4pm close on Fridays. Offers more than 40 dishes with catfish specialties.

Hameed Nasi Kandar stall 8 opposite Pasar Besar Kangar opens 7.30am-1.30pm close alternate Thursdays. Stall is more than 30 years old. Offers 20 dishes daily.

D'Bendang 35B Jln Besar Arau opens 12pm-2am - malay / thai / western - popular dessert Pulut Durian & Cendol Pulut.

Lynda Ikan Bakar 10/11/12 Kuala Perlis food court opens 6pm-12am.

Roti canai - Stall 15 opposite Pasar Besar Kangar opens 7am-12pm. In business for more than 15 years.

Other recommended places (by bloggers / forum participants):


Alor Star
Recommendation from http://mforum.cari.com.my/archiver/?tid-133408.html
  • nasi campur= res seri pumpong
  • kalo utk lunch aku cadang hg pi restoran makwan kat tapak skolah convent lama
  • selalunya bila aku balik kpg bini aku MESTI ajak aku p beli nasik awie kat jln putra bersebelahan shell tu.... sedap dan rega memang morah la
  • pi makan kat restoren RN Teguh dpn menara, kat sekolah convent lama. ok juga kat situ. banyak pilihan lauk-pauk. bihun sup pun ada. nasi ayam ada. macam2 ada.
  • ada 1 gerai nasi kandaq sedap kat jln Tg bendahara.....dulu kat sini ada pasaraya peladang...skrg peladang dah tutup
  • Lan nasi kandar kat belakang peruda.....lagi satu Restoran Haji Ali...memang best giler..
  • Lorong Merpati - Nasik Kandaq depan Kolej or Nasik Kandaq kat Market Besaq (Gerai dekat dgn jalan nak beli ikan, nasik warna kuning) or kedai nasik kandaq dekat simpang kola tu pun sedap..tapi aku tak pernah masuk...
  • tomyam=lot 4 medan kota
  • nasi ayam= kat kopitiam kanchut
  • Gerai nasik ayam kat Pekan Rabu tu memang mengancam. Sedap teramat!:P
  • nasi lemak royal kat pantai johor
  • rasanya nasi lemak pagi2 ni byk yg sedap..
    1) kat jln ultanah kat jambatan ke mergung tu... singgit je sebungkus penuhhh.
    2) kat tmn golf... kat kedai raja.. ada untie tu mcm tomboy skit..
    3) kat pantai johor.. gerai kat traffic light.. sebelah kiri hala ke anak bukit
  • weih takdak sapa tau kaa pasal nasi lemak depan menara zakat......aku tan ingat ar nama apa...rasanya nasi lemak pak syed kot.....alah,yang siap ngan kacang n sambal dia dulu letak atas daun pisang tu.....sedap seyh.....aku selalu gak pi beli time balik cuti dulu..alah....yg depan kedai runcit mamak tuh......dia bukan kedai tp gerai keta tolak jaa
  • kalau mee goreng mamak= mee abu ljn sultanah / Mee goreng 'bodo' kat Pasar Malam Mergong(mamak) / Mee Goreng Derga
  • laksa kuala kedah/laksa kat bangunan ukir/laksa mama / Laksa Telok Kuchai
  • kalo laksa/bihun sup kalu..hg pi kat bangunan ukir laa tepi city plaza. Tapi tempat makan dia agak sempit, kena makan cepat-cepat. Ramai orang"
  • Mee Sup Malaysia
  • bihun sup sayur kat mergong.. lot kecik je..opposite ngn pizza hut kot tak salah
  • mee kuah kat pantai johor.. tp ni hawker je.. kat masjid tepi pasaraya peladang
  • ...kedai mee rebuis yg sedap yg aku tau kat buloh 5
  • kuew teow th'ng [betui ke eja ni?] kat medan selera kat jalan pegawai, opp. masjid..
  • ikan bakar samudera kat hutan kampung.. satu lagi cawangan kat kuala kedah..tak ingat cawangan dia nama apa..
  • Kalau nak makan sate, saya makan kat atas city plaza. kat food court.
  • bagi sesiaap yg suka makan satey aku syorkan hampa beli satey pak cik Mei....sepucuk 20sen/2kupang..mmg sedap......dia meniaga rata2 pasar malam....tapi paling mudah beli kat pasar malam tokai
  • ada 1 kedai pasemboq bes..kat area tg bendahara la jugak....dulu kedai dia tepi esso jln sultanah ni..pas tu pindah kedai plak...trus dah malas nak pi beli...jauh dari umah dah..
  • western food = restoran pak tuan jln sultanah/joned cafe, jln stadium / mama cop papa grill kat jln pegawai...
  • stimbot kat restoran et [xtau nama tempat tp sumwhere kat pasar koboi ngn skolah convent dulu]
  • fuhh kalo hg nak beger paling best yg aku penah mkn kat aloq staq nih..hg pi kat jln sultanah.dekat area rstoran mama..nama stall tu mutiara brger,depan ngan poliklinik mutiara.tatau depa boh dlm tu tp sedap ya rabbi....:lol:lol ada dua stall kat ctu hg jgn keliru.satlg salah beli jgn salahkan aku plak...:lol.
  • lagi satu beger best kat beger gemilang jalan kota tanah. FUH!!!! sedap giler... malam2 je ada. kalao makan kat situ order la double plate ka, walalala... sedap adeeiihh~ mleleh ayaq lioq :P
  • ..bila malam2 laki aku lapaq dia nanti keluar pi beli burger yang tepi jalan tu...kat mana lupa dah..ada satu masa tu, dua malam berturut2 laki aku pi beli burger dia ...dia tanya laki aku.." awat abang, bini tak masak ka?" cettt hampehhh tull, :ketuk: :ketuk: orang pi beli bukan nak terimakasih...pi ngata kat aku pulak...:lol :lo
  • hot plate food court pacific tak sedap langsung tapi pasai dah kat alostaq nih tadak pilihan.. tang tu je ada.. tang tu je la hat sedap :cak:
  • Cucuq Udang kat Stadium or Pasar Malam Mergong
  • hmmmm...popia mahkamah jamal takdak peminat kaa???hahahaha,dekat jaa ngan umah aku stall dia.....


Recommended by Random Shots http://amelia7.blogspot.com/search/label/Makan-Alor%20StarWah Tua Guan Star Parade - (not sure halal or not) http://makantrip.wildgeeks.org/2007/12/peninsula-malaysia-makan-trip-update-5.html "They are really good I must say".

Excerpt
"The best place to start in Alor Setar is Pekan Rabu. a crowded place where you can find anything authentic and unique about the malays in Kedah. To try authentic Kedah's food, try Restoran Mustaffa in Pumpong (maybe has changed name), where you can try gulai keli, gulai tulang, daging panggang, sayur keladi, sup tulang, and many other tasty malay dishes, Kedah style. Or, if you want really good nasi kandar, try Nasi Lemak Ali, open after 5 pm. Now there is another restaurant in Simpang Kuala, Restoran Aina, also serves good food. Some people would recommend mee abu, but I have tried once, quite okay but nothing special for me. To the outsiders, they may not see the beauty of Alor Setar, but for me who have stayed there, it is the hometown I like to be in. I want to go back to this nostalgic place.

"...The weather was really very very hot. But the food there was fantastic. Especially during the fasting month. I love to eat pesembor, laksa buyong, cucuk udang n laksam at the pasar malam. Which U cannot get in Singapore. And the best thing is the ICE KACANG BARCELONA at opposite Giant, Alor Merah"
http://wikimapia.org/64587/Alor-Star%E3%80%80

Excerpt from http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/843533
Foods :
5. Nasi kandar Yasmeen
6. Murtabak ROS
7. Nasi lemak Zam-Zam
8. kopitiam (kompleks alor star & convent)
9. Rong Reng (pure siam cuisine)--->Jitra
12. old town coffea
13. uncle john
14 pak hainan

Sungai Petani


Recommended by Jayce Ooi's Paradise
http://www.jayceooi.com/2008/03/02/leboss-cafe-restaurant-at-sungai-petani/
  • Western food - LeBOSS Cafe Restaurant Legenda Height, Sungai Petani (near to Tesco Sungai Petani)
  • Japanese - Yoshiya Japanese Restaurant Taman Patani Jaya
Western - If you are around Legenda Heights in Sungai Petani, I do suggest to give Tacco Bell a visit. Good music, cozy ambience, pleasant service and satisfying food http://blog.galvintan.com/2005/07/09/lunch-in-sungai-petani/

Park Avenue Hotel - However, Park Avenue Hotel’s Buffet Breakfast doesn’t disappoint at all.
http://food.yowazzup.com/hearty-buffet-breakfast-park-avenue-hotel-sungai-petani-kedah.html

Nasi Ayam - "kalau anda berada di Sungai Petani,Kedah pergilah ke Gerai Ojo Lali,namanya mungkin pelik tapi nasi lemak dan nasi campurnya sangat sedap.Lokasinya belakang Pejabat Pos Sg Petani,berhampiran dengan Bank Rakyat dan Telekom." http://goodfood.fotopages.com/?entry=1030000

Taman Ria Jaya kalau tak silap....belakang yawata....ada pasemboq dgn cucuq udang yg sedap kat sama....http://www.jomlayan.com/mybb/tempat-makan-yg-best-kat-kedah-t-900.html

Jitra

5 UTARA Restaurant for lunch. Located next to the main road, this restaurant serve Halal Thai food http://foodtracker.ultimatehotzone.com/?p=19

Sintok


"Nasi Lemak Ayam Panas - If you happened to be around Sintok or is on the way to Hatyai or Bukit Kayu Hitam, you should drop by this outlet - Nasi Lemak An. The stall is on your left as you head out from the UUM campus (about 3km from the campus). You can also call them at 012-467-5439 if you are unable to find its location" http://malaysianfoodblog.wordpress.com/2008/08/17/nasi-lemak-an/

2 comments:

Croesus said...

Another recommendation - Restoran Perindu Jln Kuala Kedah
http://muhdkamil.net/mystory/?p=82

Mak Teh Restoran
Lot 1081, Jalan Sultanah Sambungan, Alor Setar
Malaysia 05350
Tel/Hp : 047302243

more recommendation here http://mazlan66.wordpress.com/2008/02/28/melayan-selera-di-alor-star/

loysz said...

in sg petani, go to Le Boss Cafe, near tesco for good western/local and probably u can consider fusion foods that are affordable with good for money portion.

sure sangkut punya!