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Roti Tumbuk a Special Menu During the Era of Tin Mining

Be overcome with nostalgia for the golden era of tin mining at Dulang Tea House Café in Lost World of Tambun (LWOT) theme park. 

Situated under a limestone hill, the café is serving a tea menu featuring ‘roti tumbuk’, where biskut lutut (Malay crunchy biscuits) are crushed using pestle and mortar, then mixed with grated coconut and brown sugar. 

The simple dish, best enjoyed with a cup of hot Kopi O, was a favourite among tin miners back in the 1950s.

Visitors to the café will be given the opportunity to prepare their own roti tumbuk. 

The menu contains a selection of 14 ala carte items and two sets, ranging from RM4.50 to RM17. 

Besides roti tumbuk, also try out their peanut butter toast or roti goyang (toast with half-boiled eggs) with teh tarik (milk tea) or hot chocolate. 

Toast with chicken curry is equally as good, best enjoyed with roasted rice tea. 

Another unique must-try menu is their Merdeka Delight package. Served in a tiffin carrier which was popularly used back in the 60s, each layer is filled with boiled cassava, cassava porridge and condiments to go with the boiled cassava, which are sambal tumis, fried salted fish and grated coconut with brown sugar. 

In conjunction with the New Year celebration, a special package is available, which is quail satay with condiments and 3-layer whisked coffee. 

One will be guided on the technique of preparing the whisked coffee. What’s even more interesting, the taste and aroma of it is similar to freshly brewed coffee. 

The package is available until January 20.

According to the general manager of LWOT, Nurul Nuzairi Mohd Azahari, the café was built under a limestone hill as a highlight to visitors, reminiscent of an environment where tin miners actually enjoyed their leisure time. 

Apart from tea time, visitors are also given the opportunity to experience tin panning in Tin Valley near the café. 

The café, situated in between the geopark lane of the limestone hill has an exhibition space Galleria, featuring collections of traditional tin panning equipment in 1906 around Kinta Valley. 

Operation hours: Daily (12pm to 6pm, closed on Tuesdays) 

 

Rosli Mansor 

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