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I first got to know about Datang Sitok Cafe from an article online, and was happy to find out that it is actually located less than 10 minutes from where I stay, further more, it is actually just a stone’s throw away from our usual jogging park.

So, being a fan of Sarawak Laksa, naturally I had to check it out.

Cafe Datang Sitok, Seksyen 7 Shah Alam
Cafe Datang Sitok, Seksyen 7 Shah Alam

Cafe Datang Sitok is located at Seksyen 7 directly next to Unisel, or North of UiTM. A simple shop lot with non existent interior decoration. There’s your usual plastic chair and table, some fans for your comfort, and hawker stalls in which your food is cooked.

Owners who run the place appears to be a couple, with the lady & main cook originated from Sarawak. (yes, I asked)

The menu consists of slightly over a dozen different dishes, with majority of them rice dishes.

We went for two of their three varieties of Laksa Sarawak – normal, and Pattaya version. Had wanted to try the “super special” with big head river prawn but unfortunately the boss told us supply was hard to get during MCO. We also ordered their cucur udang (prawn fritter) as a side dish as well.

Sarawak Laksa & "Pattaya" Sarawak Laksa
Sarawak Laksa & “Pattaya” Sarawak Laksa

The laksa (RM 8) came with all the usual ingredients – shredded chicken, bean sprout, thick meehun, prawns, coriander, shredded omelet, fish cake slices and sambal with calamansi. The fish cake being the additional ingredient that isn’t supposed to be in laksa Sarawak, but in this case, it didn’t spoil anything.

The Pattaya version (RM 10) is essentially the same dish but with a giant thin layer of omelet wrapping the entire dish, taking a page from nasi Pattaya, quite innovative I must say!

Most importantly, these laksa passed my taste test. It was proper, well cooked, and albeit not very thick, the soup does have a decently strong flavor to it. I particularly love the sambal as well, chunky & strong.

cucur udang
cucur udang

Oh, if you’re there, don’t miss out on their cucur udang (RM 5) as well. The plate came with 2 pretty good size prawn fritters that hits the right spots, they’re crunchy and rather delicious, especially with those slightly sweetened sambal accompanying the dish.

I’m going to go back there to try some of their other items next.

cafe datang sitok menu (1) cafe datang sitok menu (2)

datang sitok cafe map

Address:
Datang Sitok Cafe
No 14, Kompleks Anjung 7,
Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
GPS: 3.076586, 101.496307
Tel: +6013 576 0800
Hours: 11:30am–10pm, closed on Mondays

Discuss : KY eats – Halal Sarawakian Hawker dishes at Cafe Datang Sitok, Shah Alam

  1. The prawn looks so huge. Must be really juicy. :p

  2. Well, at least, the name is in Sarawak Malay, meaning “come here”.

    They have that Pattaya laksa at one place in Kuching, a gimmick I would say. I’d like the omelette thinly shredded, not in one whole piece like that…and people were put off by the sight of the chef using his hands to handle and fold the egg!

    • suituapui: haha ya it is indeed a gimmick, not something I’d order usually, was just trying to see what it was. Cute nonetheless.

  3. I saw friends sharing this shop on FB. Thanks to the covid-19, I have not datang sitok to try out their food especially the pattaya which most Sarawakian will be skeptical to try but hey, I don’t care cause I’m a Sabahan! HAHAHAHA

  4. OMG, where’s my comment? I remember I was the first who commented in this post! 🙁
    Pattaya style on soup noodles? Work meh?

    • Choi Yen: it was interesting, not bad actually but maybe a bit gimmicky than “great”. haha.

  5. That’s pretty cute…omelette-wrapped Sarawak laksa Pattaya-style. I don’t mind since I like to eat eggs…done any style…hee..hee! 😉

  6. My neighbour used to make Sarawak Laksa for me but I could rarely get through more than a quarter of a bowl as it was so spicy!

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