Monday, November 10, 2014

Kochi Santan

Kochi Santan - MYR1.20 per piece. I am not sure what Kochi means and what language it is in. What I found online says Kochi means Kuih or Dumpling or Cake. Santan means Coconut Milk so I guess Kochi Santan means Coconut Milk Dumpling.

Open up the banana leaf wrapper and it looks like this: green and white dumpling made from glutinous rice flour with a dark spot in the middle.

The white part (a bit savoury) - coconut milk, the green part - pandan and the dark spot is the fillings - sweet browned coconut flakes (ye char). Interesting to eat this once in a while. There are many more other types of kochi sold here (nyonya colors) which I will try one by one later.

Nyonya Colors after renovation - many people because of its price (cheaper compared to other restaurants in MidValley Mall or Gardens Mall) and the fact that it opens very early.

There is a special breakfast set menu available before 10am. The main colour of this new look is light blue which I find to be too cold and not inviting enough but I guess it does not matter, just look at the crowd.

New Interior - I prefer the look of the outlet before renovation

32 comments:

  1. Huh... I always thought this is called kuih kochi. If kochi means kuih, kuih kochi is? Kuih kuih? LOL! I have no idea what kochi means too anyway..

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  2. Call me jakun.. Never eaten koci before.. I've eaten many types of kuih muih, but not koci or something that is wrapped coz I'm lazy to unwrap it, hehe.. I like onde-onde, kuih lapis, seri muka and the blue one with kaya when I go buy kuihs..

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    1. I like all the kuihs you mentioned. :)

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  3. Oh? Is that what it's called? I had that before...and I had the one at Nyonya Colours too - meet-up with a fellow-blogger and his missus once:
    http://suituapui.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/im-going-bananas/

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    1. I read your link. Wow you and bananaz and mango bought so many kuih one go. You even tried the kochi banana.

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  4. ah, I LOVE NYONYA KUIH!!! can be one of my weakest point and I always cannot resists!! be they sweet or savory, I just love everything!! this kochi looks good and I guess order just one like you, muahahaha!!

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    1. Ah I wouldn't know by looking at you so fit that you have a soft spot for nyonya kuih! :D

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  5. Nyonya Colors at MV?? were you there yesterday?? I was in MV from 4pm till 9pm ytday.. yeah, renovated but I remember I have only been to there once, yet it was before renovation.. oh!! that was a long bit ago huh?? :)

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    1. I was there on Sat and only early in the morning, seldom at night.

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  6. Love any kuih that's wrapped in banana leaves...a lot of their nyonya kuih are really good. Finally, Mun, I see you at a crowded place! Like you, I prefer the look of the place before renovation...this looks too modern....always associated nyonya food with a more traditional look.

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    1. There are many more types wrapped in banana leaves. I will try them one by one.

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    2. If you like a savoury/spicy one, try the glutinous rice one wrapped in banana leaf (don't know the name) but it's one of our favourites.

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    3. Actually I have eaten them all before but not at nyonya colors so I will eat them all again but only one each time. I know which one you are referring to.

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  7. A nyonya kuih but I dont think I see any kuih with dark ingredient in the middle.

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    1. So you have not eaten this before?

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  8. I believe I have eaten kuih kochi before. I don't like it because I don't fancy the coconut filling.

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    1. You don't like to eat coconut or just not coconut flakes?

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  9. I like kuih kochi santan and have eaten many times but now have to watch my diet.

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    1. Half a piece (share with someone) once a week.should.be ok I would think.

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  10. the interior looks too modern for a nyonya shop...i also prefer the interior before renovation.

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  11. Interesting kueh. I miss fresh coconut caramel in the different kueh a you can get in Malaysia.

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    1. Make your own kueh? You are so good at cooking, I remember all those mini har bee fried rolls you made.

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    2. My husband's family not from Malaysia. They don't appreciate the kuehs that we have. So no point making =(

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    3. Hhmmm, I guess you can't eat them all by yourself.

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  12. Feel like taking one now, Mun... every time after dinner, I feel like taking something sweet... Ok, later go down to take a piece of choc! :)

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  13. I call that thing kuih kochi. Isn't it one of the more well known types of kuih? Like lapis, talam, bingka... (or maybe I am greedy and just interested in food names!)

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    1. So you know what kochi means? Nyonya colors has many types of kochi .....

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  14. Thought kochi/koci refers to this type. Sticky kuih with coconut filling.

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    1. No idea because they sell kochi banana and other types of kochi without coconut fillings too.

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