16, Jalan Kuchai Maju 19, Kuchai Dynasty Central
58200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-7971 9669
FB : RizCoconut
Business Hours :
Tue – Sun 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ; Mon closed
Thanks for the wonderful invitation, I recently went to RizCoconut that is located at Kuchai Dynasty Central for their delicious home-cooked Nyonya cuisine. The place is spacious, and I like the bright colours they use on walls to make the restaurant looks so cheerful and inviting.
It all started in Tampin, a small town in the southern part of Negeri Sembilan, 65 years ago. Madam Koh Bee Neo, a Nyonya descent, made a name for herself by starting her 1st Nyonya Kuih and Nasi Lemak distribution business supplying to various coffee shops across town. In 1977, her daughter elevated her secret recipes and started their 1st coffee shop in Tampin named “Sin Heng Restaurant”.
The essence of Madam Koh’s irresistible Kuih-muih and Nasi Lemak made its way to Kuala Lumpur 11 years ago, when her granddaughter began operating a Nyonya food stall at Restoran Sepetang, a kopitiam in Taman Desa. Her Nasi Lemak immediately became a crowd favourite among the residents there.
Served with crunchy fried anchovies, peanut, sliced cucumber and hard-boiled egg at side, their Nasi Lemak with Chicken Rendang definitely worth my time to look for parking space in this busy neighbourhood of Kuchai Dynasty Central. I like their homemade sambal, it made this wholesome meal even more appetizing to savour.
Besides Chicken Rendang, you can also choose other varieties like Curry Chicken, Fried Chicken, Squid Sambal or Prawn Sambal to go with your nasi lemak, a Malaysian fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf.
Their Nasi Kunyit (glutinous rice) is equally good too, another signatures you must try at Riz Coconut.
A simple rice vermicelli dish but I often can’t finish it at other places because too dry. At RizCoconut, chef fried the bee hoon with tom yam paste in smaller batch to maintain the quality and moisture. Paired with the hot piping crispy fried chicken and their homemade sambal, kid you not, I finished this whole plate of Fried Tom Yam Bee Hoon despite there were still other foods served.
Who can resist digging into a warm, hearty bowl of noodle in flavourful curry broth? My Curry Mee with generous amount of ingredients like long beans, prawns, cockles, egg, fish cakes and taufu pok. As usual, you can choose either mee, bee hoon, kuey teow, or campur-campur. Can’t take spicy food? Their noodle in clear broth is very satisfying as well.
Bo Bo Cha Cha, Green Bean Soup, Six Flavours Soup, Red Bean Soups, Pulut Hitam… Whether is for afternoon tea time or sweet treat after your mains, these traditional desserts will surely leave you wanting for more! These desserts are not too overly sweet in taste, I can easily indulge and finish 2 bowls myself.
Madam Koh’s specialties Nyonya Kuih-muih were Ang-ku Kuih (green bean), Pandan Ku (green bean), Kacang Ku (peanut), Pumpkin Ku (white coconut and sesame), Kuih Koci (original and pulut hitam), Chai Ku (turnip and dried shrimps), Pulut Inti, Kuih Talam and Seri Muka, amongst others.
Do stop by RizCoconut if you are around the area of Kuchai Lama, and come to taste their homemade Nyonya foods that has been passed down for 3 generations.
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