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Pattani-style Homecooked Food

Nothing beats homecooked food with harvests from one’s carefully tended garden. Fully organic and pesticide-free, the Lenggong Valley cooks take pride in serving visitors their top-notched dishes with these criteria in mind.

The following offers are targeted to please a diversified audience.

Traditional kampung-style lunch at Mak Ani’s dangau

luncheon at a "danau"

Mak Ani (Nooraini Othman) is a homemaker, passionate in her cooking, astute in her selection of the best from her garden and her environment. Take your pick from her generous menus that include temulawak, keladi lambok, mahkota dewa, misai kuching, ulam raja, puchok maman and various other herbs. As Mak Ani puts it, do eat as if you are with family. At her dangau (thatched roof hut), you are family.

For more information, contact Nurul Fatimah: +6019 410 5981 (prior reservations are required)

Nik serving the catch of the day at the river bank

After an invigorating boat ride, Nik (boatman Buii’s wife) awaits you with her specialities of sambal serai, ikan bakar cicah kicap, masak lemak jantung pisang, ikan masin and ulam varieties. Again, with her organic garden produce and fish freshly caught from pristine waters, what can be better?

Bohoiiri Mohd Nizar (Buii): +6013-478 6655
(prior reservations are required)

Heritage dinner at Rumah Tiang 16 by Ely’s

At Ely’s, Noorsyilahzam Nordin serves you a sumptuous spread that includes daging Pattani, kebebe, ikan pindang daun seniar, telur dadar and various kinds of green salads (ulam). While Noorsyilahzam works hard to support her family, she is a local who is ever willing to diversify her skills. 

Footnote: she is also an expert at making Lenggong’s famous bedak sejuk. Check this out as well!

Abdul Nasir Jalaludin (Nash): +6019 336 8807

Cooking classes / kuih making

Learn how to make traditional Malay kuih such as limas, curry puffs, cucur badak and pulut udang as well as some local dishes. Kak Mas will divulge her secret cooking tips that will help you sharpen your own culinary skills. Harvesting fresh ingredients from the gardens and rivers, the interesting cooking classes are not to be missed. 

Wearing many hats, Kak Mas can even show you how to make pekasam or how to tap rubber.

Duration: 3-4 hours.
For more information, contact Buii at:+6013 478 6655