May 30, 2019

[Cafe Hoping] Lunch at The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex

Hello everyone! :)


Today I am here at The Roots with food Youtuber Chak Yan and Wei Hong.
(I'm linking their Instagram profiles here, so you can check'em out!)


Join my lens as we discover new eat out place in Kota Kinabalu city! :9


The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex



- Address : Jalan Asia City, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

- Operating Hours : 10AM to 8PM (daily)





The cafe is located inside the shopping complex, beside the escalator.
You will be able to locate it easily.


The cafe is not confined within four walls,
having an open-space concept, unlike many other cafes in town.


It's a perfect place to chill when the weather is hot outside
because there is air-conditioning inside the shopping mall.


What are their signature dishes?


Specifically, the owner suggests that we should try their homemade Laksa and Nasi Lemak.
Kinda surprising to find these local taste menu in a cafe? Me too!
But why not? :)


(Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in Peranakan cuisine of Southeast Asia;
Nasi lemak is a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf,
usually serves with fresh cucumber slices, small fried anchovies (ikan bilis), roasted peanuts, and hard-boiled egg as condiments)



Menu; The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex


Menu; The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex



As for the dessert, Chak Yan, who he had been visiting this cafe for a couple times,
highly recommended that we should try their Cendol.


(Cendol is an iced sweet dessert that contains droplets of green rice flour jelly,
coconut milk and palm sugar syrup (gula melaka)).



Menu; The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex



Everything sounds yummy... Bring'em on!!! :9


Lunch at The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex


Nasi Lemak The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex
Nasi Lemak served with Curry Chicken



Nasi Lemak The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex
Nasi Lemak served with Curry Chicken


Look at the Curry gravy!!! (mouth-watering indeed)
Not a spicy-eater? Don't let the immense redness trick you.
In fact, the Curry gravy is not very spicy.
I will rate 4 out of 10 in terms of spiciness.
The perfect blends of coconut milk and various spices elevate the whole dish.


The flavour might be slightly salty for some, but it goes well together with the fragrance rice.



Laksa The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex
Laksa Mee Hoon



Laksa The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex
Laksa Mee Hoon


Another classic local dish.
I'm a big fan of Laksa and Tom Yam.


Again, don't let the colour get you.
As you see how intense the colour,
it only converts to how strong flavour it is, minus the spiciness.


Garnished with Chicken flakes, fresh prawns, omelette cut in strips and spring onions,
this homemade Laksa is total win for me.
Full of flavour and packed with condiments.



Cendol The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex
Classic Cendol


Shaved ice for this hot weather? Absolutely perfect!
Topped with gula melaka, coconut milk, cendol itself and red bean,
this is the ultimate classic local dessert.


Love how creamy the coconut milk and the taste of gula melaka..
At elsewhere, you might get more of the shaved ice than the condiments,
but it ain't here.



Kopi C The Roots 禾豐, Asia City ComplexKopi C The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex


Last but not least, their kopi (coffee) is known to have strong and thick flavour.
I ordered hot kopi c (coffee with evaporated milk).
It serves in a cute ceramic cup and coaster as above.


Truly the coffee taste is strong and it's a bit thick for a non-daily coffee drinker like me.
Are you after coffee-kick in the morning? Try this one here!



Lunch at The Roots 禾豐, Asia City Complex
With Wei Hong (middle) and Chak Yan (right)


The overall dining experience is pleasant and we are all full with yummy food!
Did I mention the food portion is extraordinary BIG? Hahaha
The food price is slightly higher, but totally worth the money.


Will I revisit this cafe? YES!
Perhaps food sharing with a friend would be better on next visit.


And that's all for today cafe hoping!
Stay tuned for the full vlog on Chak Yan's Youtube channel.
I will link them here when it's up.





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