Penang [檳城] • 12 SEPTEMBER 2015
We were very lucky to try out their Jawi House’s Talam Peranakan — its Ramadan Special — which will be available until Hari Raya. Talam Peranakan, which means Peranakan tray, is literally a tray full of three types of rice, salted fish and anchovies, sambal, cucumber, hard-boiled egg, raja ulam leaves and two types of kuih.
For the Talam Peranakan, customers get to choose from their popular best-selling lemuni rice, lentil rice, briyani rice, tomato rice and rice of the day.
The main dishes to pair with the rice are a choice of chicken rendang, beef rendang, chicken curry, lamb kurma, fish curry and beef masala.
Each set will come with two main dishes and also two glasses of iced syrup with sago.
Each tray comes with three types of rice and customers can choose which types they like.
Talam Peranakan@ RM 50.00 for 2-3 paxs with 2 Complimentary drinks . Additional Talam Kuith @ RM 5.00
Kerabu Malay Mango Salad - RM 10
The fragrant rice is good enough to eat with just the sambal and the crunchy salted fish and anchovies but when soaked in either chicken curry or mutton kurma, it is elevated to another level.
If you love desserts, you can even ask for additional servings of kuih by topping up RM5, about five types of kuih will be served on a separate tray.
The kuih at this restaurant is something that is hard to find elsewhere as these are traditional kuihs such as kuih pelita, buah melaka (which is also known as onde-onde), lepat pisang, kuih koci and cucur kedoi.
Rice of the day- lemon, tomato or Trader's rice, served with rendang , egg, papadum and vegetable curry. We had lamb . RM 16
Located on Armenian Street, it was built after the 1867 Penang riots in the 1870's when Malay, Arab and Jawi Peranakan houses were razed to the ground. Jawi house was restored according to Unesco World Heritage City guidelines by Intersocietal and Scientific (INAS) and launched by TYT Tun Tan Sri (Dr) Hj. Abdul Rahman bin Hj. Abdul Abbas, Governor of Penang on June 9th 2013. It was owned by an Indian Muslim brass and coppersmith before it was bought by the Al Iman Society. It is a traditional Southern Chinese house with an eleceletic Penang Peranakan Muslim interion.
Thanks to Malaymailonline - we get the chance to try out their different types of flavourful, aromatic rice.
Take note : Ladies & Gents located upstairs you need to take our your shoes.
85, Armenian Street
10200 George Town, Penang
Tel: 04-2613680 , 013-5155757
Time: 11am-10pm daily (except Tuesdays)