This is the first time I had nasi kerabu. This restaurant reminded me of Madam Kwan’s and certainly several of such restaurants serving more pricey local food have started mushrooming in malls all over Malaysia, and they are doing well. It looks like local food is now going upmarket through the setup of these restaurants as customers prefer to dine in air-conditioned comfort rather than sweating it out in hot coffee shops or hawker centres. The value now lies in the whole dining experience and not just the food per se. Serai started out by serving Northern cuisine including certain Thai recipes. Today, they serve a variety of Malaysian, western, Thai and Middle Eastern food. They also serve desserts.
If we had not been so full, we would have tried their desserts. Next time.
Serai, LG37, Lower Ground Floor, Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, 47500. Tel: +603-5611 3200.