Muslim-owned cafe serving authentic Malay cuisine with a selection of traditional as well as modern desserts in a comfy contemporary setting. Upeh’s signatures include the unique cone shaped Nasi Tumpang ($7 for fish, $8 for Prawn Gulal), consisting of layers of pressed rice cakes, sambal bilis, fish floss and omelette wrapped in banana leaf, Nasi Dagang with Chicken Gulal in traditional yellow curry ($16.50), as well as the namesake dish, Upeh Lekor ($8.50/$8.90), a traditional fish finger that comes in flavours such as lemongrass, garlic or black pepper, served with classic sweet, spicy chilli sauce. Pair your food with the Candy Teh Tarik ($5.90) that is a twist on Malaysia’s signature hot drink, before ending with the rich Pulut Durian ($8.90) of pandan glutinous rice in rich durian paste, finished with whipped cream, caramel drizzle & almond bits.
Upeh cafe is by Malaysian homemade food products specialist Upeh Lekor (@upehlekor), known for their Keropok Lekor (Malay fish cracker). Fun fact: Upeh comes from the word “upih”, a coconut sheath used as a transport in a Malaysian traditional race game called, “Tarik Upih.”