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Haze always described me as someone who’s bordering insufferable when it comes to dining at shopping malls. It usually takes me quite a bit of merry-go-round trying to evaluate what is worth eating before settling into a restaurant. Luckily, at IOI City Mall, I found just what’s worth spending a meal – at Kakatoo.

Kakatoo at IOI City Mall
Kakatoo at IOI City Mall

The restaurant is tastefully decorated with a modern touch and Baba Nyonya colors, and with a cute logo to boot, it is one of the better looking outfits among the many restaurants on the lower ground of this huge IOI City Mall.

As for menu, they offer a mix of Western & classic Nyonya dishes, I was only interested in the latter.

cencaru with sambal, just like how mom makes them
cencaru with sambal, just like how mom makes them

For the two of us, we went for the classic dishes that defines any Nyonya restaurants – ikan cencaru with sambal, and paku paki sambal belacan.

The fish (RM 29.90 for two) was on point. Fried to perfection and with properly seasoned sambal too. They gave a bit of extra sambal tumis in the middle, but I’d be a happier man if even more was offered.

paku pakis with sambal belacan
paku pakis with sambal belacan

In retrospect, we probably should have ordered some other vegetable dishes that provides a bit of variety in taste, but thankfully the pucuk paku pakis (RM 16.90) did not disappoint. It was spicy, crunchy, fresh, and definitely went well with rice.

KY & Haze at IOI City Mall
KY & Haze at IOI City Mall

The Nyonya dishes experience at Kakatoo was one that worth revisiting, and now if I go to IOI City Mall again, I know where to go for a decent meal I won’t regret.

map to IOI city mall

LG-78B & 78C,
IOI City Mall Putrajaya,
62502 IOI Resort City, Putrajaya
Wilayah Perseketuan
GPS: 2.970467, 101.713870
Tel: 03-89538074

Discuss : KY eats – Authentic Nyonya Dishes at Kakatoo, IOI City Mall

  1. KY, back from skiing at Tahoe. Nyonya food is not easy to find in states. Wish to try make some to enjoy. Like cooking seafood and looking for recipes.

  2. Got babi ?

  3. I see you went cuckoo with sambal belacan at Kakatoo….wahahahaha! 😀 If got cencaru sumbat with sambal, I already like the place. Wishing you & your family a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 🙂

  4. Ya, I’m like if it’s a chain restaurant at a mall I deduct 10 points already haha!

  5. Yummmmm!!! I love nyonya. That sambal paku looks absolutely divine!

  6. wah. this one maciam best. like your mom cooking gokk

  7. I’ve tried Kakatoo once nearby my place (Activo Plaza) but didn’t have the Nyonya food though LOL

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