By Nabilah Hamudin
If you’re looking for home-made quality Nyonya kuih and delights, head to O’Days for traditional kuih satisfaction.
Located at Taman Canning, Ipoh, O’Days offers a combination of kopitiam-style meals and Nyonya delights. Established in 2016, O’Days has a simple kopitiam interior with an array of colourful Nyonya kuih that is beautifully arranged on its front counter, the first thing people will see once they enter the restaurant.
Only wished to be known as Ong, the owner who runs the space with his wife and family members, said, “Many of our loyal customers would attest that our Nyonya kuih, dessert and meals carry the great authentic taste of the past, the taste of their childhood.”
For instance, their Asam Laksa (RM8.80) and Chicken Hor Fun (RM7.50) are their family’s secret recipe which makes a world of difference. Nyonya kuih, which are made fresh every night, sell from RM1 to RM4 per piece or per pack.
“All the Nyonya kuih are produced at a specific time, after we close the shop. So it will look good in the morning, as it has to be at the perfect temperature and cold enough to be cut. We want to achieve consistency in taste and good quality control,” Ong explained.
Among their famous Nyonya kuih are Kuih Talam, Kuih Lapis, Ondeh-Ondeh, Pulut Tai Tai, Bingka Ubi Kayu, Pulut Inti, Pulut Panggang and Angkoo Kuih.
Highly recommended are their Fried Kuey Teow (RM7.50), Nasi Kunyit with Curry Chicken (RM9.80), Dry Curry Mee (RM7.80) Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken (RM9.80) and White Rice with Kunyit Curry Chicken (RM8.80), all brimming with traditional flavours that will remind you of your grandmother’s’ cooking.
Pre-order, tailored to your budget and taste, is available for all Nyonya kuih for small parties and weddings.
O’Days is located at No. 21 Lorong Cecil Rae, Canning Garden, 31400 Ipoh. Opens from 9am to 6pm (closed on Mondays). Interested readers can call 05 545 6186 to find out more. It is pork free.