Tuesday, 5 July 2016

What The Heck Is Nasi Kak Wok?


I had to go back to Village House Kopitiam to reassess the Nasi Kerabu. I did not want to pass judgement just on one visit. No. Actually this is just an excuse to eat more Nasi Kerabu.


My teh ais which comes with the meal. I requested for no sugar.


This time I went for the Nasi Kerabu Ayam Goreng


The rice with sambal tumis and sambal ikan just like the previous one.


The aromatics were still scant. So I can conclude that they don't give much of these, which is a pity.


I love keropok. Great with anything anytime.


The fried chicken was quite decent, marinated with turmeric and salt and fried till crispy.


I thought the Nasi Kerabu tasted slightly better this time.

Then I went back another 2 times . To satisfy my curiosity for Nasi Kak Wok and to have a taste of Nasi Lemak Kelantan.



The Nasi Kak Wok is served wrapped up like this. The portion size as you can see is small. Just nice for small eaters. But makes big eaters like me unhappy.



It's basically white rice doused with a thin curry gravy. The gravy itself though runny, is quite tasty. And then you have hah..hah..three strands of long bean and a few small pieces of fried chicken. There's also a bit of sambal belacan.



The chicken is tasty, marinated in the same way as the fried chicken that comes with the Nasi Kerabu. This Nasi Kak Wok is more of a novelty to me. Don't get me wrong. It is tasty but at RM8.90, I don't think I will have this again.



They served me a very murky glass of teh ais. It was very bitter and I didn't drink anymore.

On my last visit, I decided to check out the Nasi Lemak Kelantan.



The sambal was very runny. More like a thin curry gravy. Maybe this is the Kelantan style. I am not familiar with this but the taste reminded me of the food served at my primary school canteen.



There is onions and ikan bilis in the sambal. Taste wise, it was alright, different from the usual nasi lemak sambal that we are accustomed to.



The fried chicken was tasty enough, no complaints there.

And look what I found.



This is what gets CSIs excited. A print! Though I doubt it is usable.

Well, this marks my last visit to Village House Kopitiam, my curiosity satisfied.

30 comments:

  1. But seems like Nasi Kak WOk is very popular now eh?
    Seen it featured in TV several times.

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    1. I just got to know about it when I came to eat here.

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  2. Look like a mix of ayam penyet with nasi lemak. She is so popular? I didn't know that!

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    1. After I googled, apparently she was popular.

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  3. So far, for cold drink, i drink ice lemon tea, if for teh, usually, i will have it hot...

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  4. Seems that that nasi kak wok is the current craze here this year, never heard of it before and now it is available here and there at the Ramadhan bazaars. I also went and bought a packet to try - let's just say I would not bother buying any ever again. Give me my nasi kerabu anytime!!!

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    1. I guess it's the rage right now, but it's just ordinary. I'll pick nasi kerabu any time too.

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  5. bought once... well, i think it is supposed to be 'Nasi Kawoh', kawoh being the big cauldron that they cook the gulai in..as in Gulai kawoh (kawah). Bought two packets and finished it... BLT...

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    1. Just OK only and I need 2 packets but shy lah makan kat kedai...

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  6. Oh, so this is called Nasi Kak Wok! ;) I bought a packet from the Ramadan bazaar (didn't know what it was then, didn't pay attention to the signage)...ate it....and thought it's just like "chap farn" (just stir fry some chopped fried chicken pieces with vegetables). Well, you know what I thought of it since I didn't even include it in My Ramadan Loot post...hehe! ;D The stall I bought it from, you can have it also with squid or prawns (and they ladle in some sort of soya sauce mix as well).

    And as for that last pic, I'd find it disgusting if I find a fingerprint that doesn't belong to me....wakakakaka! :D

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    1. Yup, it's basically nasi campur sold by the late Kak Wok (what I gathered after googling) and it's seems to be very popular. That fingerprint, I was a bit upset but didn't want to kick up a fuss.

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  7. I think you only keep going back because of the "Kelantan" word. I mean, this type of sad looking rice, I would eat it, and regularly if I have to, like day to day food, but it probably won't merit a place in my blog. Just like OldTown or PappaRich.

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    1. Not really, I wanted to taste the Nasi Kerabu again and find out what is the hoo hah about Nasi Kak Wok. Like I said, that's my last visit >.<

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  8. i've only had nasi kak wok once, and it was also at village house. it's interesting how the chicken is chopped up into those smaller chunks like that, but i think the end result is that the chicken 'feels' bonier, as a matter as perception at least :)

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    1. It's actually quite nice but nothing out of the ordinary. I just had to find out what it was all about :)

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  9. I took notice when I read portion is just nice for small eaters. Seems like this place likes to save on its sambal.

    I am curious about Nasi Kak Wok so I did a google search and found the history behind it here:

    http://kedaimakankelantan.blogspot.my/2013/12/nasi-kak-wok-original-suatu-fenomena.html

    It seems like everyone in Kelantan knows what is Nasi Kak Wok. Don't think I will like it because I don't like my rice to be drenched in curry gravy.

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    1. There was a time when I hated my rice to be drenched in gravy. Once I got upset when the mamak's assistant pandai-pandai add gravy on my rice hah..hah... But now I don't seem to mind.

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  10. The first picture of the fried chicken looks kind of funny, the shape I mean... but I like to eat fried chicken if they are well marinated especially with ginger and fried till dry.. Small portions is fine with me but to eat just a few pieces of chicken with rice like that, seems kind of dry..

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    1. I know what you mean, the chicken looks dry and stiff hah..hah...

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  11. The fried chicken looks nice. If I eat nasi lemak or nasi kerabu, I love to have lots of sambal. If too little sambal I do not enjoy. This post is making me very hungry. I am cutting down on rice but I think I am going to enjoy my rice tonight. Ha ha!

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    1. I agree, sambal is important to the overall taste. I'm cutting down on rice too - getting fatter hah..hah..

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  12. Hi Phong Hong,
    Don't think I've seen the menu here ... The portion of Nasi Kak Wok is just nice for me ... perhaps should come in S M L sizes for customers to choose ^-^!

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    1. Hi Karen! hah..hah... I have to buy 2 packets :D

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  13. The fried chicken looks quite good. I love fried chicken. :)

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    1. Yes, the fried chicken was tasty.

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  14. It looks so good. If you ask me, I will labeled it as nasi Briyani....lol

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    1. It's very different from Nasi Briyani hah..hah..

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  15. The chicken looks nice & crispy, just the way I like it! xoxo

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