Great local Malay food at Bemmers Cafe

By Danielle Ringgit
@danitbpseeds
 

AT FIRST, I was slightly apprehensive about going to Bemmers Café as it was located at Jalan Semarak, Petra Jaya and honestly I am not really that familiar with that area.

As a hardcore food lover, though, I pushed my anxiety aside and was determined to find it. Plus, I was curious about what sort of food Bemmers Café had to offer.

As it turns out, Bemmers Café is a very noticeable and spacious gray and olive green building with a large orange board bearing its name.

 

Bemmers Café opened its doors July this year and serves a diverse range of Malay cuisine. The café opens from 6 am to 12 am every day with the exception of Hari Raya and Raya Haji, so this makes the café a perfect place to have breakfast early in the morning and also a hangout spot late at night.

 

The owner of Bemmers Café,  Hii Howe Chang gave me a run down of the variety of popular at Bemmers, and my mouth began to water just hearing them.  As the food was brought out, my eyes went straight to the pandan chicken (RM2 per piece), which is basically chicken covered in pandan leaves and fried to perfection.

 

bemmer - p2

PANDAN CHICKEN: Wrapped in pandan leaves, the chicken costs RM2 a piece and is fried to perfection.

Next on the menu was a large plate of nasi lemak berlauk (nasi lemak with side dishes) which consist of a variety of side dishes such as chicken curry, beef rendang, and prawns. And this dish only cost RM6! This dish is honestly value-for-money.

 

MOUTHWATERING: Nasi lemak with a side dish of chicken curry, beef rendang and prawns.

MOUTHWATERING: Nasi lemak with a side dish of chicken curry, beef rendang and prawns.

 

Also on the menu is butter chicken rice (RM7). With the sight of creamy butter sauce topping the chicken with a side of rice along a scoop of beans, it does indeed look appetizing and unique.

 

BUTTER CHICKEN RICE:  Chicken topped with creamy butter sauce with a side of rice and scoop of baked beans.

BUTTER CHICKEN RICE: Chicken topped with creamy butter sauce with a side of rice and scoop of baked beans.

 

Next is the nasi kerabu, popular dish in the coastal states of Peninsular Malaysia such as Kelantan and Terengganu. It is blue rice served with fried chicken, crackers, salted egg and local salad. I was secretly grateful that Bemmers Café served this dish since I have been craving for it a few months now.

 

SOULFOOD: A dish popular in Kelantan and Terengganu, I was grateful Bemmers served this dish since I've been craving it a few months now.

SOULFOOD: A dish popular in Kelantan and Terengganu, I was grateful Bemmers served this dish since I’ve been craving it a few months now.

For those who prefer noodles instead, Bemmers Café also offers kampua mee (RM6) with chicken, kolo mee (RM5.50), laksa Sarawak (RM4.50), Penang Char Kueh Tiaw(RM4.50), and mee jawa (RM4).

If you prefer something lighter, why not try char kway (RM3), stir fried cubes of radish cakes with egg. It is a simple and savoury dish.  I personally like it slightly burnt because I like them crispy.

 

GOOD HANGOUT: Customers enjoying their food at Bemmers Cafe.

GOOD HANGOUT: Customers enjoying their food at Bemmers Cafe.

 

Just as I thought I saw and tasted everything on the menu, I was informed that there are also additional dishes usually served in the evening around 5 pm such as burger (RM2.70), waffle (RM2.50), and barbecue chicken (RM8).

 

Other dishes available at Bemmers Café include Nasi Ayam Pahat (RM5), Salad Chicken Rice (RM6.50), Rojak Ayam (RM5.50), Chee Chong Fan (RM4), Nasi Goreng Belacan (RM5), Nasi Briyani (RM8.50), Roti Canai (RM1) and Wantan soup (RM4.50).

 

Bemmers Café will be opening another branch opposite Spring Shopping Mall next year at the end of January.

 

 

 

You may also like...

%d bloggers like this: