By: Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali
Seafood enthusiast on the hunt for a dining spot that satisfies their taste buds and offers great value for money need look no further!
Kazoku Kafe, an open-concept cafe located on Laluan Rokam 15, Pekan Razaki Ipoh, is now beckoning shellout enthusiasts and lovers of Malay cuisine.
Visitors can choose between two flavorful shellout sauces: oriental and salted egg. The tantalizing aroma wafting from the kitchen is sure to whet anyone’s appetite, enhanced by the freshness of seafood such as prawns, crabs, squid, clams, and mussels.
What sets this place apart is that the shellout is served on a l’talam’ (platter), not on plastic-covered tables as is common in most places.
Abdul Salim Putera Ahmad Shibi, the owner of Kazoku Kafe, explained that serving shellout on a platter enhances its flavour and showcases the Malay cultural heritage.
“Serving on a platter is a Malay cultural tradition. We want our visitors to experience this dish in an atmosphere of politeness, cleanliness, and tidiness.
“Here, we highlight the taste of Malay cuisine, with all our chefs being Malays, and not imported from neighbouring countries.
“I dare say the shellout prices here are the lowest compared to other places. Sellout prices for Set A (2 pax) are RM38.00; Set B (4 pax) is RM68, and Family Set (6 pax) is RM133, including Telur Dadar for four. Each set comes with white rice and complimentary ‘The 0’ (Tea with no sugar).
“We also offer the ‘Set Kazoku Rahmah’ priced at RM4.00, which includes ‘Nasi Bujang’ or ‘Bihun Bujang’ with Syrup Ice,” he told Ipoh Echo/Peraktastic.
In addition to the shellout menu, some must-try fried rice options including Reboiled Fish Fried Rice at RM8.00; Special Prawn Fried Rice at RM12.00; Black Pepper Fried Rice at RM10.00; Deep-Fried Pomfret White Rice at RM14.00, and Beef Fried Rice at RM8.00.
For noodle enthusiasts, don’t miss the chance to savour the Mamak Fried Noodles (RM9.00), a favourite among visitors.
Surprisingly, the beverage prices here will also astonish you. Prices for drinks range from as low as RM1.50 to RM5.00 only. For example, Fresh Orange is priced at only RM4.00, using two fresh oranges.
According to Abdul Salim, he is not trying to compete with any food entrepreneurs in terms of prices. Instead, he wants people from all walks of life to enjoy food as they would in hotels or luxurious cafes.
“The economic situation has led many people to think twice about spending due to the high cost of food. But at Kazoku Kafe, they can enjoy affordable yet luxurious-tasting food.
“So, come and try our menu here; you’ll be surprised by our prices and the quality of our cuisine. For us, your satisfaction and the value of your money are our responsibilities!” he concluded.