We have long heard about Francis Light but do you know “When Francis Meets Rempah” what will happen? Yup, a restaurant with Western style decoration but served local food with all sort of rempah. That is what Kota about, a restaurant that give us surprise, surprise and surprise with it unique and creative dishes.
Cendol RM16, mixture of Gula Melaka, Coconut Milk, Pandan, Cendo and Red Bean served in cup, the combination of Gula Melaka and coconut milk is just awesome, it has very strong fragrance of each and form a unique flavor.
Kay Kut Teh RM29, Malaysia famous Chinese herbal soup, instead of pork they replace it with chicken since Kota is a pork free restaurant, included ingredients are rice served in sweet bean curb, mushroom, bean curb and one big piece of grilled chicken. So, we never expect big portion when this item place under Soup section in menu, this seem like a main dish to us. But….we are happy since we are big eater and the more the merrier. Herbal soup are cook to flavor to have strong herbal fragrance, enjoy while it still hot.
Jumbo Platter RM38, Pai Tee Cup, Chicken Lollipop, Chinese Bun with Jiu Hu Char, Tandoori Chicken, Kerabu and Yam Char Siew. Seriously, this is the best platter i ever have, a plate of Penang culture. It has all the necessary element to demo Penang culture as a whole by introducing each and every race food in just one single plate. Chicken Lollipop are perfectly marinated and wrap with lemongrass, it has nice flavor with strong lemongrass fragrance, Yam Char Siew is my favorite as the yam are so smooth in texture and char siew are perfectly flavor, deep fried Yam Char Siew has crispy skin with moist and smooth texture inside together with nice flavor char siew is just awesome. Kerabu is very appetizing and it has very special ingredients which are the Laksa Flower which gave it extra boost of flavor. Continue reading Kota When Francis Meets Rempah at Fort Cornwallis