If you want legitimate Malaysian food, stop here to get your fix. Located in Tempe, this place has a host of very foreign drinks and dishes that might seem different to you. However, most of their menu is pretty tame and some would argue it’s pretty average food.
I personally thought the drinks were very good and the dishes that were served were nothing special.
Think of the Barley Drink like boba except with popped barley at the bottom. The liquid is a sweet, sugary tea that has a semi-syrup like consistency. If natural boba was a thing, this would be number one on the menu. If you like a nutty, wheaty drink, this is for you.
They literally give you a shaved coconut, crack it open, and put a straw.
Bandang is a rose flavored drink that tastes very sweet yet has the background of rose. If you’ve never tried rose before, this may or may not be the drink for you.
Appetizer Plate (BP Platter)
A very bland and standard sampler plate that contains spring rolls, chicken wings, foil chicken, and fish balls on a stick. It’s not a bad sampler as the food was alright, but very underwhelming.
Derived from India, this was another appetizer. It’s a small dish of dough served with a spicy curry sauce. The dough is very light and fluffy and reminds me of a Chinese pancake.
Mee Sam (Chicken Cutlet)
A perfectly deep fried chicken cutlet paired with a lightly curried noodle dish. The chicken was amazing but I found the noodle portion underwhelming. The chicken was a perfectly battered and fried piece of meat that not only looked beautiful, but the bite into it had an excellent crunch. It was decently seasoned but could have been a bit more unique. Thoiugh the nopodles were specialty
Curry Chicken Rice
I’d describe Malaysian Curry as something not so spicy and doesn’t have the uniqueness of Thai or Indian. Maybe this place wasn’t a very good impression.
Hainan Chicken Rice
The Coconut rice presented here makes the rice very light and fluffy with a hint of creaminess. It tastes more light than creamy but you can still feel a hint of coconut. The chicken served with this dish was a well-steamed chicken that tastes like a Chinese restaurant. The meat has a gingery oniony flavor like most steamed chicken.
Char Kway Teow (Noodle Stirfry)
What looks like a standard chow mein dish, this looked like a hunk of brown stuff ona plate. The dish was alright and had a nice spice but it seemed very simple to make and tasted like something you’d order at a Chinese restaurant. Judging by the ambiance of the place, you can tell, I believe that was the quality they were looking for. If you’re a fan of Chow Mein with a little bit of spice, I’d recommend this dish.
Secret Menu: Lor Bak -Sausage wrapped in Bean Curd
This is a unique dish that would probably scare most unadventurous people. From what I understand it’s a ground pork sausage wrapped in bean curd skins and deep fried. The results is a crispy sausage. The meat is very fine and lean and spiced well with anise and numbing spices. The bean curd brings a unique but delicious crispy texture when combined with the sausage. If you’re adventurous, try this one out!
BP Café is pretty shabby but it’s roomy with a hint of yellow. I enjoy their HD TV which shows a powerpoint presentation of the dishes they serve here.
I have noticed that it’s mainly a takeout location, but I love the pictures of the Malaysian tourism.
Service is very friendly and very cooperative. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgable on what to drink.
You can get a decently filling meal for under $10.00s. I highly recommend getting a drink here.
The menu is a bit small and to be honest, their dishes don’t have too much variety. They all taste relatively the same with the same flavor and texture.
If you’re craving decent Malaysian food, you should go here. It does the job, but it’s nothing spectacular. I would highly recommend the cool drinks from here.