Friday, August 16, 2019

Restoran Cikgu Kay, Bandar Penawar, Desaru

While looking for places to eat in Desaru, I came across this restaurant which many has praised as having the best nasi kerabu in the area. Restoran Cikgu Kay is a restaurant in Bandar Penawar, which serves East Coast specialties such as nasi kerabu, nasi kukus and nasi dagang.

The restaurant is run by an elderly couple. Most of their dishes are showcased at the front. We both chose the Nasi kerabu, which the owner assembled for us (ie the blue rice, usually tinted by blue pea flower aka bunga telang, various herbs, kickass sambal chilli) and then you help yourself to the salted egg, keropok (cracker) and meat of your choice. Usually, I go for the fried chicken when I have nasi kerabu but as we arrived quite late, the remaining fried chicken looked a little sad so I opted for the ayam masak merah instead. Turned out to be a good choice as it was really yummy.

Hubby had the same but with daging rendang (beef rendang) which was flavorful, well-spiced and tender. We both enjoyed the nasi kerabu here. The kids had white rice with some beef rendang and fish crackers.

Opening hours: 7am to 7pm daily.

Price: Total bill RM25 for 3 meals.

Location: Restoran Cikgu Kay,No. 2 Jalan Dato Jaafar 24/2, Taman Mutiara Desaru, Bandar Penawar, Tanjong Surat, 81930 Johor, Malaysia. (Street parking available)

Tel: 014-531 3756

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  1. I so love nasi kerabu!!! Elderly couple? I guess one must be a retired teacher then.

  2. i know the owner, he is a lecturer at KPM Bandar Penawar..


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