The Local New Kid On The Block
Ah, that beautiful question on almost every Malaysian’s mind at any time of day— “What to eat next?” Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea, dinner, or supper, no one — not even the community under our roof — is spared from contemplating our nation’s healthy appetite.
It just so happens that new kid on the block The Local deems itself a worthy choice for all or any of these occasions. It is a small establishment, with a seating capacity of just over 60, but that doesn’t seem to stop them from serving a mouth-watering array of delectable local food and drinks that keep customers coming back for more. Chef Othman is always trying to tweak your taste buds by coming up with variations of the Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes we all know and love.
To cool you down on a tough day, The Local serves a creative array of drinks, from Apple As- sam Boi to Oreo shakes or freshly brewed coffee. If you’re looking for comfort in tried and test- ed favourites, their all-time Malaysian favourites of Nescafe Tarik, Teh Tarik, and Milo Tarik should do the trick.
Here are four of The Local’s specials:
Nasi Kerabu Ayam Percik: Aromatically cooked with daun kesom, selom, serai, and coconut milk. A generous piece of chicken with coconut gravy makes for the perfect combo of sweet and spicy. With the addition of keropok, salted egg and pickled vegetables on the side, it’s safe to say we haven’t seen a dish quite like this before in Jaya One.
Claypot Chicken Masala: First things first, this is not your ordinary claypot dish. This is rice with a spicy Indian chicken masala served in a claypot. That means it’s always piping hot! If you love chicken masala, with a whole array of blended onions, chillies, garlic and spices cooked in coconut milk, this is the dish for you!
Sizzling Yee Mee: It’s the yee mee you know and love, sizzling away on a hotplate. A mix of wantan sauce, shiitake mushrooms, ginger, dried chilli with an egg and bak choy on top. In short, it’s a feast!
If it’s a taste of western-fusion you’re hankering for, try the Beef Rendang Burger. The lean and mean minced beef is cooked in the classic rendang style with coriander, cumin powder, turmeric, lime leaves, and blended chili. It is then served up with a soft bun, a poached egg, tomato, yellow onion and salad. Sink your teeth into the best of both worlds!
Don’t be a stranger to The Local
Where: D-53-G Call: 03-7931 1741
Hours: 8am to 9pm, Mon to Sat