Good food is just everywhere…
Tucked away in a quiet end of the Kota Kemuning Commercial Area of Jalan Anggerik Vanilla Z31/Z, is nicely decorated Penang/Melaka Nyonya theme cafe, named the 72 Heritage Cafe. Easily noticable, as it is the only cafe on the street that opens at night, and a refurbished trishaw decorating it’s facade. Antique furniture and ornaments (some for sale we presumed) fills the interior of the cafe, to give it a more oldish, heritage look and feel. Not to forget, their marble top tables, and wooden chair settings.
Run by an old nyonya/muslim couple whom are nice and friendly, the first time we were there, they had already chatted with us bout their food and their children ‘s cooking, one asian/nyonya style cook and another a western style cook. So I guess you would be able to guess what they offer on the menu. Yup, precisely, their simple menu, although not too many varieties actually houses a range of asian/nyonya cuisines like the Nyonya Fried Rice, to western cuisines like the Chicken Chop. For beverages, they serve what most cafe serves, coffee, tea, cham (a mixed of coffee + tea), fruit juices and etc.
Surprisingly for a Nyonya Cafe, we were first introduced to that place for it’s Chicken Chop. A colleague at work had frequent there with her kid, and he absolutely love their Chicken Chop. And so we checked it out.
A decent piece of chicken chop, breaded and fried golden brown, coupled with some coleslaw and fries. Served with an option of mushroom or black pepper sauce. We must say the serving is very decent, and will definitely fill anyone up. The breading is nice and crispy, while the meat is moderately seasoned, so it wasn’t too salty, which is great. The sauces was delicious, be it the mushroom or black pepper option, and both complimented the chicken chop very well. The next time we have craving for a decent Chicken Chop, we’ll know where to go.
Apart, from the Chicken Chop, we had also tried their Nyonya/Asian offerings.
Yeah, else, it’ll be weird to introduce people to a Nyonya Cafe for a western dish.
Next we tried, was the Cantonese Beef Ginger Noodle, which some called it the Zhau Ngau Hor (A dish made famous by a restaurant, Soo Kee, in Kuala Lumpur), the folks at 72 Heritage Cafe does manage to cook up a delicious similar dish. It’s basically fried koay teow with braised beef fillet with ginger covered with a egg based starch gravy aka Cantonese styled noodle.
One more thing that we tried was the Nyonya Fried Rice.
Being, nyonya, we did expected the rice to be spicy but well it’s not.
Deliciously chinese styled fried rice was served with loads of garnishing, onion, pineapple, chili, cabbage, carrot, minced chicken, with a lime on the side, served with a home-made Sambal Belacan. Ahhh, tantalizing…
Sorry if the pictures were not of that of the usual quality, as the warm lighting in the cafe doesn’t really ‘work’ for smartphone cameras.
Anyway, why only look at the pictures? Go on over and try them TODAY~!!
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