Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Zawanie Nasi Kukus, Kota Bahru

When we were about to set off to Kota Bahru, I was wondering what we would be doing there.. Ok, eating would be the main itinerary :p, but it's just nasi dagang, nasi kerabu and nasi tumpang, no?
Diha was keeping mum on her plans, we were a lucky bunch, she invited us to her kampung for a makan trip...
Our day 1 lunch was at Zawanie, a place serving local dishes with nasi kukus..

The locals here sure like eating rice- one person portion was large!
I let Diha and Elv choose the dishes, since they were the pro :)

The only dish I can confirmed was a must have was their grilled honey chicken..There were loads of it grilling and the entrance and everyone seems to be eating that..
This was gorgeous stuff. The meat was lusciously juicy and springy. The slightly charred, smoky skin was delicious and reminded me of char siew.

Daging Kerutup was a common dish in Kelantan..
Zawanie's version was meltingly tender, the spices was strong and as any typical Kelantanese dish, this skewed towards a sweetish flavour rather than savoury.
The brinjal was the only dish I didnt like..
Way too sweet. Sugary in fact. Dont like.

Gulai Ikan Merah was a hit..
All of us simply lurrve the gulai. It was light, aromatic and goes extremely well with white rice. The fish was fresh, a great combination with this gulai.
Overall a very satisfying meal, will definitely pop by Zawanie if I'm back to KB in the future :)

Zawanie Nasi Kukus is located at 359, Jalan Sultanah Zainab, 15050 Kota Bahru, Kelantan. Only open for lunch.

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Anonymous J2Kfm said...

I went to another one near to the hospital, a two shops premise.
The fried chicken was okay, but the specialty of course, was the soft, steamed rice.

17 March, 2010  
Blogger mimid3vils said...

the nasi kukus is white rice or coconut milk rice?

17 March, 2010  
Blogger CUMI & CIKI said...

sweet meat eh? kinda reminds me of yogya! erm that nasi kukus looks huge, i think id have to share mine. (where did they get such big bowls)

18 March, 2010  
Blogger sc said...

j2kfm: was the dishes good at this other shop?

mimid3vils: steamed white rice..the steamed coconut rice would be called nasi lemak kukus..

cumi&ciki: we shared ours too! coz in the morning we had nasi dagang and nasi tumpang already :p

23 March, 2010  

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