Yati day@Yati Ayam Percik, Kota Bahru

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The last time I ate this was 4 years ago, and due to some unplanned turn of events, I ended up having Yati’s ayam percik for 2 meals in a row, lunch and dinner. That suffices for my ayam percik fix for another few years to come. PHEW.

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Some deliciousness was simmering to perfection in this gigantic wok. I bet the chef’s arms must be pretty toned!

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You can add the fish crackers as appetizers or complements on to your nasi kerabu. Seriously addictive and probably not wise to have them prior to important business appointments or important dates, if you do not have a disposable toothbrush and toothpaste in your bag. Guarantee to chase the bees away with a blow of breath.

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Although I don’t take rice in general, but you ain’t experienced Kota Bahru if you have not eaten any of their rice specialties like nasi dagang, kukus or kerabu.

The nasi kerabu was added with some spicy coated dried coconut shreds to add the kick and lemakness into the rice, and the raw beansprouts were eaten along just to neutralize the lemakness a little bit in order not to let it overpower your taste buds.

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Now the star dish, ayam percik. Carefully grilled under the hot steamy charcoal grills, I truly salute the tenacity and endurance towards the chef in charge of the ayam perciks. It was honestly madness to stand under hot steamy heat especially in this drought weather of 40 over degrees. And the chef was not grilling this in some fancy air conditioned kitchen, but outdoors by the road.

The chickens had the burnt smokey charcoal grilled taste, but the meat was not really tender. It was ALRIGHT, improved in flavours by the addition of the creamy, mayo like spicy gravy.

Rather satisfying to eat in combination all in all, but be prepared to pay a higher price than normal. A piece of chicken itself cost RM7, I guess it would be a fair price considering how much sweat and toil the chef had to face on the grill.

Total damage: 3 plates of nasi kerabu, 2.5 pieces of ayam percik, 1 plate of fish crackers, nearly RM40.

A should try for anyone who is visiting KB, it would be a rather interesting gastronomic experience.

Address:
Restoran Yati Ayam Percik,
847Jln Long Yunus,
15200 Kota Bharu Kelantan
Tel : 09-7479867

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A must for breakfast@Kedai Kopi White House, Kota Bahru

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White House is widely known for their coffee, toast, eggs and nasi lemaks amongst locals and out-of-towners like myself. The last time I was here was a great ex-coll+current-coll gathering and this place did carry some pretty awesome memories.

We were glad and thankful that it was opened when we arrived. This place was famous for its irregular opening days and most of the time, we were told to ‘try luck’.

They used the Bengali white bread as toast and the bread was grilled under charcoal. I could taste it when served and it went perfectly well with the butter and home made kaya stuffed in between the slit cut in each slides.

You can buy their home made kaya here too if you wanna reconstruct this toast DIY at home.

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I had been waiting for this egg for 2 years, locked in my memory how glistened it was and how perfectly half boiled the eggs were. The eggs used were the better grade larger sized ones and by far, the best consistency for a half boiled egg. Not overcooked, not overly watery. Amazing!

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The kopi ain’t too bad either. Supposedly tarik-ed with some special techniques and skills. Enjoyable especially dipped with the charcoal toasted bread.

Total damage : 1 set toast bread + 1 set halfboiled eggs + 1 kopi tarik : RM9.
Definitely not cheaper than the Klang Valley price but for the quality, and having this once a while…is worth it.

Kedai Kopi White House
Address:1329-L, Jalan Sultanah Zainab, 15050, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 15050, Malaysia
Tel: +60 9-748 4119

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