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Since Setia City Mall is arguably the most happening shopping center nearest to our residence, we’ve been going there quite a bit. To be honest, shopping mall food aren’t usually in my list of preferred lunch/dinner options, but sometimes you do find a gems among the thorns.

For Setia City Mall, Tuk Tuk and Little Nyonya being some of our favorites, and today we’re going to talk about the latter.

Little Nyonya at Setia City Mall, almost always packed
Little Nyonya at Setia City Mall, almost always packed

It’s easy to want to give Little Nyonya a try when you’re at the mall. It is almost always one of the most crowded restaurants on the lower ground level. The decoration is simple and optimised to packed as many customers as possible, so comfort level may not exactly be on top of their list.

Think of it as a place for quick eats instead of leisure dining with great ambience and you’ll not be disappointed.

asam pedas fish, asam prawn, two style kailan, rendang chicken
asam pedas fish, asam prawn, two style kailan, rendang chicken

Little Nyonya offers quite a comprehensive list of menu with individual dishes such as nasi lemak, rendang beef with rice, nyonya curry chicken rice and so forth as well as dishes to share ala “tai chao” style.

For the four of us, we ordered four dishes, a starter, and some desserts for dinner.

Apart from asam pedas fish (RM 22.90) which I thought had a good seasoning and base but lacking quality fish (dory was used I believe), the other three dishes were on point. Asam prawn (RM 19.90) had a balance of asam & cooking caramel taste to it, two style kailan was as advertised, and the redang chicken (RM 17.90) turned out to be one of our favorites of the night, really good marinate that seems to penetrate the poultry while not being over powering, we would definitely order this dish again.

pie tee, bubur cha cha, cendol, pengat pulut
pie tee, bubur cha cha, cendol, pengat pulut

Pie tee (RM 7.50) is a must-haves at any Nyonya restaurant, and this version is well, acceptable.

For desserts, I thought cendol (RM 5.50) was perhaps a little too watery for my liking, it did have a good gula Melaka presence. Others were happy with bubur cha cha (RM 4.80) and the rather rarely seen pengat pulut (RM 5.80). Pengat pisang, pengat ubi keladi, bee koh moy, and ais kacang were some desserts we did not try, perhaps next time.

for a restaurant this size, the menu is rather extensive
for a restaurant this size, the menu is rather extensive

If you find yourself at Setia Alam City Mall, Little Nyonya is certainly a place worthy to spend a meal on, especially when Tuk Tuk is overly packed.

map to setia city mall, shah alam

Little Nyonya
LG-43, Setia City Mall,
Persiaran Setia Dagang,
Setia Alam,
40170 Shah Alam, Selangor
GPS: 3.085229, 101.458629
Tel: 03-3375 8788
Hours: 10 am to 10 pm

Discuss : KY eats – Little Nyonya (Halal) at Setia City Mall

  1. KY, I don’t know much of Nyonya food but they sure look good. Which dish you like the most? My nephew is sending me a pie tee mold so soon able to make some for party.

    • Vickie: The rendang chicken here was the best, but Nyonya food does have a lot of other dishes not available here, for example the pork dishes. 😀

  2. immature 2.0

    The name is Little Nyonya, but the menu is not-so-little hehehehehehe

    Also Little Nyonya is a movie from Singapore, and it sounds very naughty naughty wan… heheehehehehe

  3. I’d like to pour some of that asam pedas gravy to my rice, yum~

  4. Eva jakarta

    Dear KY … halal food is my favaourite menu,wherever I live, i must be sure to know about halal food.

  5. Must KIV this place. I love nyonya! Had a couple of disappointments in Melaka and also in Penang.

    • suituapui: Melaka & Penang nyonya can be quite different tho. This place is good for a halal Nyonya outfit but if you want to enjoy the whole range of dishes there are other alternatives.

  6. This Little Nyonya is not related to the Little Nyonya in Pavilion, right? Coz the one in Pavi is quite hopeless 🙁

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