By Ili Aqilah
With more than ten years of experience in the F&B industry, duo Safwan Hussin and Nashril Khalid decided to open a restaurant together in 2015. Three years later, Sage Food has changed its location and is now residing at Taman Kledang Jaya.
“We decided to name this restaurant Sage Food because we love the unique smell this herb offers. In fact, some of our food, including our signature mocktails mojito has sage in it. Unlike any other mojito in the market, we are using sage instead of peppermint leaves,” said Safwan.
Exclusively for this holy month of Ramadan, Sage Food has three new menus to offer for customers who seek good food for breaking their fasts.
Tempayan Chicken (tempayan is a big vase in Malay) is chicken cooked inside a vase using herbs similar to making Chicken Percik. Customers can order either half chicken (RM14) or the whole bird for RM25 and it comes with rice, vegetables and drink of the day.
Another special item is their Daging Panjat (Meat Tower) priced at RM30 for a couple set or RM60 for a family set that comes together with rice, vegetables and drink of the day. This meat dish is a combination of beef tenderloin and sliced lamb’s leg. This special menu uses Indian spices but customers can also have the usual Meat Tower priced at RM29.90 with grilled chicken, grilled lamb and beef steak, served with fries, Caesar salad, mushroom soup and sauces of your choosing.
For this Ramadan, the cafe also introduces Cheesy Chicken Karaage, deep fried chicken Korean style, wrapped with chewy cheese and served with Korean chili sauce, Gochujang, priced at RM20 per plate.
Aside from these special menus, Nashril also encourages customers to try several of their signature offerings such as Grilled Chicken Chop (RM10.50), Smoky Duck Breast (RM22.50), Chicken Roulade (RM22.50) and Buttermilk Steak (RM17.90).
Big groups or readers who are keen on throwing parties at the cafe can do so via early bookings. The cafe also provides small catering events, western dining, menu planning and roasted whole lamb. For more information guests can call 011 1172 7852 (Wan), 011 1118 3788 (Ole) or 016 4112 390 (Sheqal), or visit Sage Food facebook at www.facebook.com/sageipoh or instagram at www.instagram.com/sagefood
Sage Food is located at No. 51, Laluan Jelapang Selatan, Taman Kledang Jaya, 30100 Ipoh.