Monday, December 30, 2019

Perak Delicacies | Labu Sayong Signature Restaurant (Gourmet)

This time around, Labu Sayong is NOT a Labu Sayong.
And let me tell you why.

If you google, you will find that Labu Sayong in English means The labu Sayong (water container) is a Malay earthenware container. As many of you know, Labu Sayong is a significant heritage craft of Perak. An iconic Perak pride originated from the village called Sayong, in the district of Kuala Kangsar. This gourd-shaped clay pitcher existed hundreds of years ago, it was crafted by the Malays living along the Perak River. It was used to store drinking water by the locals back then.

Todate, this local fine dining restaurant is called Labu Sayong Signature, named after the Perak famous craft. Labu Sayong Signature is housed in Rumah Kutai in Meru serving the usual nasi campur (mix rice lunch menu) as well as fine dining gourmet dinner. Very the haute cuisine dinner (kira macam arts of fine food and drink gitew). And guess what, I get to experience all this!

Labu Sayong Signature described themselves as ‘Labu Sayong Signature is the perfect stop for anyone seeking for the true taste of Perak. The original and traditional restaurant offers a wide array of dishes with the unique and authentic flavours of Perak.’. Some of the dishes are new to me but I have to admit, they taste are superbly yummeh.  There were a lot of ‘ooohhhh, aaahhhh…. and wow!’ as the dishes were served. We were awe-strucked, mind-blown, spellbound and obvious speechless (cos I am very sure all of us combined, our vocab range is more than ‘ooohhhh, aaahhhh…. and wow!’ [eyes rolling]).

Some of you might be wondering, Malay fine dining? Gourmet dinner? Haute Cuisin!?!
Let me share with you…. [wink]


Tenggiri Kepai Pandan Udang Kertas
Traditional baked mackerel fish mousse with crispy prawn & seafood black sauce


Rusuk Kambing “Tongkat Ali” Kelapa Muda
Aromatic soup of lamb with onion, lemongrass & “Tongkat Ali” root in coconut

Main Course

Nasi Lemuni
Ikan Purba Kala Sayong
Deep-fried seabass stuffed with 27 local ingredients accompanied with bird eye chilli ginger sauce, vegetables & Lemuni Rice


Putri Gunung Ledang dan Pisang Goreng Rangkai
Rice flour dumpling stuffed with date sesame served with coconut gravy, deep-fried crispy banana

With end it with the good trusted tea/coffee coupled with good fun laugh.
I was told that for course meal, you need to book a day or two in advance. They also have serving options such as tiffin style or makan berdulang. I was thinking to bring my mom and try the tiffin style. What do you think?

Note : Rumah Kutai or Kutai House - “Kutai” means old or ancient and the houses could be seen along the banks of Sungai Perak, from Kuala Kangsar to Pasir Salak.

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Operating Hours
Sun until Thurs : 11.30am – 10.00pm
Fri & Sat (include eve of Public Holiday & Public Holiday) : 11.30am – 11.00pm

Lunch : 11.30am – 2.30pm
Afternoon tea :  3.00pm – 6.00pm
Dinner : 6.30pm – 10.00pm (Weekdays)

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