Hello gNOMes! Here is a shop where the gNOMes have been a regular. We aren’t exactly from Sarawak, but boy do we love their food! There are just so much to love about Sarawak! We present to you 7th Mile Kitchen!
Recommended by a friend who is from Kuching, the gNOMes decided to try out this place. Having fallen in love with Kuching food, the gNOMes had high expectations visiting the shop.
The shop is located at Kelana Square, a seemingly obscure place in Kelana Jaya. But now that Paradigm Mall is built directly opposite Kelana Square, it makes for a great landmark. The shop is well-known for their Sarawak Laksa, Kolo Mee, and Tomato Mee, all of which can be found in the soon-to-be-posted gNOMes’ guide to pigging out in Kuching! *advertisement time*
As much as the Kolo Mee is fairly good, the gNOMes usually have their own favorites in the shop. gNOMe 1 always orders a BIG Laksa with no taugeh (beansprouts), and gNOMe 2 will have her usual Tomato Kueh Teow .
This Sarawak Laksa (RM5.50) comes with its own special sambal and santan (coconut milk)-based broth, imported all the way from Kuching! Throw in some chicken strips, egg strips and prawns to give it sweetness, sprinkle some coriander on top for the final garnishing. Of course the meal is not complete without squeezing lime into a saucer of chili paste and throwing them all into the mix to provide a hint of sour goodness. The vermicelli absorbs the essence of the broth nicely to form the complete dish.
Tomato Mee (RM4.50), is NOT cut tomatoes fried with noodles. It is a wonderful mix of noodles, char siew (cantonese-style roast pork), vegetables, fish cakes, all in a tomato-based broth that caters to those who crave sweet and sour food. A personal favorite of gNOMe 2, it is also consumed with cuts of cili padi or pickled chili.
Top off the whole meal with a special famous in Sarawak as well, the Teh C Peng Special (RM2.50). Teh C meaning tea without sugar, Peng means ice in hokkien, Special here refers to the 3-layered nature of the tea. Made in specific proportions of tea, evaporated milk and gula melaka, this is one satisfying drink with a unique touch of sweetness.
Verdict: Like we mentioned earlier, this is one of our favorite haunts, so we definitely recommend it! If one is from Sarawak and craving their hometown food, this is a good substitute for flying all the way back home. Most of the customers here are from Sarawak anyway. That should tell you enough about the place. Don’t want to head there all the way and be disappointed if they run out of your favourite laksa? Call them to make reservations! They are awesome like that!
How to get there:
Address : RG 24, Pangsapuri Kelana Sentral, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya or you can click here to map!
Contact Number : +6016-228 3832 (Alex)
Opening Hours : Mondays to Sundays. 0730 hours till 1500 hours.