A product of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s aspiration, Rasa Utara was established in November 1984 with the aim of highlighting the beauty of Northern Malaysian cuisine. As a true-born son of Kedah, the state which is fondly referred to as the rice bowl of Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir saw the potential and uniqueness in the tastes of the North, and forged ahead with his dream of expanding the delights of Northern cuisine to the rest of Malaysia.
Ever since, Rasa Utara has been committed to offering its customers only the best, and has undergone a rebranding and repositioning exercise to keep itself up-to-date with the times, which lead to the re-launching of a brand synonymous with the Malaysian concept of makan time.
And this round, we are happy to be in Rasa Utara to taste the flavours of the northern cuisine. Located in Times Square, the restaurant is easy find where it is just a few blocks away from the main entrance. Convenient and easily accessible by public transport like bus and monorials. In Rasa Utara, you can find a lot of variety from the Set Nasi Rasa Utara, Nasi Jagung, Nasi Rasa Utara, Ikan Menari, Udang Sambal Petai and many more.
Set Nasi Rasa Utara (RM 15.80)
The lovely set of delights which is Set Nasi Utara comes amazingly good and worth for the price. The set comes awesomely good with the huge portion where they have the whole leg of the ayam masak merak, fish crackers, and also sup bergedil at the side. It is such a filling meal with the huge set of delights all in one.
Ikan Menari (RM38.80)
One of the signature of Rasa Utara, one can definitely falling in love with the dish itself. The fish is being deep fried till perfection with the crispy texture at the sides and served with the spicy sambal dipping by the sides.
Udang Asam Goreng (RM 35.80)
Love Udang Asam Goreng? Here in Rasa Utara; their fresh prawns is being marinated with the asam paste and it is then stir fried till perfection. The asam prawn comes perfectly good where the prawns are fresh and the flavous of asam is well infused into the prawns.
Mi Rebus (RM 13.80)
Another Malaysian favorites. The noodles are well accompanied with the sweet spicy potato based gravy and served with prawns, shredded chicken, bean curd, egg, crispy prawn fritters, and topped with the fried shallots and coriander.
Ayam Goreng Cili Lagenda
For those who are looking for some spicy sensation, the asam goreng cili lagenda is a must to order. The chicken is well marinated till perfection and cook till perfection leaving you an awesome bites.
Laksa Kedah (RM 13.80)
The nice lovely laksa which is one of the popular noodle dish from the North. The dried laksa enriched with the Rasa Utara’s special flavoured stock and gravy made of shrimp paste, shallots, and tamarind. Served with the maclarel fish , prawn paste, and shredded lettuce.
The satay comes good too where the meat is moist and tender. Juicy as it is .
Sago Gula Melaka (RM 6.80)
One of the signature in Rasa Utara, the sago gula Melaka is perfectly a great item to try. The sago pearls served with the caramelised coconut milk and gula Melaka syrup is simply awesome and every mouthful is just so perfect.
ABC (RM 7.80)
Don’t miss their ABC too. The mix of the ice shaving, sugar syrumps, peanut, green apple jelly, red beans, grass jelly, corn and topped with the evaprorated milk and peanuts.
Sirap Selasih Laici (RM 6.80)
Berjaya Times Square
Lot G-12 & G-13 , Ground Floor,
No. 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100
Telephone number : 03 – 2011 0884
Operation hours : 7.30am – 11.00pm