TOKB Café, Malaysia’s First Military Concept Café

Hey do you like Kelantanse food such as nasi kerabu, nasi dagang, nasi tumpang, laksam and others? If yes you are at the right place. Few weeks ago, we went to satisfy our cravings at TOKB Café, short for Taste of Kota Bharu café. This is Malaysia’s first military inspired concept café that serves tantalizing Kelantanese fare prepared by the two head chefs, namely Puan Norma Binti Salleh from Kelantan, loving dubbed Kak Ma by all who know her and Lucas Lee one of the two founders of the café.

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TOKB Café, Malaysia’s First Military Inspired Concept Café
that serves Kelantanese food 


This café is very interesting and worth a visit, its part café and part viewing gallery with various wartime memorabilia. The history behind this café literally got its beginnings from ‘history’. “On 8 December 1941, Kota Bharu was invaded by the Japanese. Unknown to most, the infamous attack on Pearl Harbour only took place 70 minutes later, and World War II was declared. This point is left our in many history books and we feel that TOKB Café provides an opportunity to learn more about the major role Kota Bharu played in the early years.” said Bernard Tung, Director of TOKB Café.

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TOKB Café serves Kelantanese food

TOKB Café focuses on serving authentic Kelantanese fare such as Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Dagang, Laksam, Nasi Rocket (Nasi Tumpang), and Teh Atom (Teh Tarik Madu) flanked by Japanese and Western tidbits like Edamame and Smoked Salmon canapes.

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Nasi Kerabu RM17.90

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Nasi Rocket (Nasi Tumpang) RM15.90

TOKB Café, Malaysia’s First Military Concept Café, Kelantanese food, Kelantan Food, Kota Bahru Food, Nasi Dagang, Nasi kerabu, nasi rocket, laksam, teh atom, nasi tumpang
Laksam RM13.90

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Teh Atom Ice (Teh Tarik Madu) RM9.50

This will be the country’s first military-inspired concept café that serves affordable Kelantanese delights. The café span over 6000 sq ft with a semi-outdoor area for alfresco dining, an indoor air-conditioned area and a cozy mezzanine floor, all in all seating around 100 diners comfortably. And for private functions, the area can be further extended to accommodate up to 300 pax.

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TOKB Café, Malaysia’s First Military Concept Café that serves Kelantanese food 

Overall, I like their Nasi Kerabu and the sambal is flavorful and spicy enough (cukup rasa and pedas) for me. It’s a relaxing place to sit and do your work or even just to get some respite whilst fueling up with good yet affordable comfort food. Their food and drink prices start from RM1.20 and go no higher than RM17.90.

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TOKB Café

TOKB Café is located at Section 13 in Petaling Jaya, the café occupies a fair area of the Ground floor of the newly built 18-storey Avenue D’Vogue and has ample parking space in the basement with some lots reserved for café diners on the ground floor.

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TOKB Cafe loyalty card engraved military ‘dog tag’ 

You can opt to join the loyalty programme which will see them accorded with their very own engraved military ‘dog tag’ bearing your  key personal details and ranking from Sergeant to General, depicting their discount entitlement beginning from 8% all the way up to 22%.

Pork-Free

TOKB Café (Taste of Kota Bahru Café)
Ground Floor, Menara Inspiration, Avenue D’ Vogue,
No.3A, Jalan 13/2, Section 13, 46100 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-7624 5787
Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 9:00pm daily with take-out options

For more information about TOKB Café, Malaysia’s First Military Concept Café; please visit TOKB Cafe Facebook Page and Website 

2 comments:

  1. The fried chicken is so huge!! I'm gonna go try it soon! :D

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  2. The beer selection at this place was great and rotates often. Everyone who works at Chicago event venues makes you feel welcome. They remember your favorite drink and you will be glad to tweet about them.

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