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When Francis Meet Rempah in KOTA - The Westernize Nyonya Food!

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Located mysteriously within a historic and iconic landmark in Penang - Fort Cornwallis, you will find a place where when Francis meet rempah at KOTA, a restaurant that served Westernize Nyonya Food. A trip to Penang is incomplete without visiting Fort Cornwallis and tasting out the local deilghts in KOTA!

I called it Westernize Nyonya Food as the place dishes out Fusion dishes with a touch of Local-Nyonya flavors. A mixture of western and local delight makes it a harmonious blend of traditional and modern which to meet the different taste buds of everyone.


Kota Dine & Coffee - when Francis meets rempah
Fort Cornwallis, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, 
George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Open daily  10.30AM – 10.30PM











I was quite delighted with the interior design as they uses glass window which could allow natural lighting to brighten up the whole places, added with the services from the waiter/waitress sum up a good experience for my visit :)

When it says it is located in the Fort Cornwallis, so there is a catch before you could visit the place. To enter Fort Cornwallis, you will have to pay an entrance fee of RM10 for MyKad holder but with every minimum spend of RM 20 in the restaurant, you get to deduct the entrance fee of RM 10 from total bill, meaning you only need to pay another RM 10. Let says if you're in a group of 5, all of you will need to spend a minimum of RM 100 in order to get the deduction of RM 50

Starting from appetizer to main dish, desserts and drinks, all of it taste beyond my expectation! I am truly satisfied with the dishes served here :)


NYONYA - RM 25
Rendang | Butterfly Pea Flower | Coconut Rice | Archar | Otak-Otak
Signature blue nyonya rice plate incorporating various flavourful sides into one impressive ensemble.


SATAY - RM 25
Spices | Peanut | Brown Sugar | Lemon Grass | Ginger | Rice | Turmeric | Chicken
Restructured traditional Malay satay with modern cooking chicken roulade stuffed with rice, roasted peanut with brown sugar and herbs.


KOTA ASAM PEDAS - RM 32
Salmon | Lemon Grass | Chili | Galangal | Ginger Flower
A hearty traditional sour and spicy broth with fish served with fried rice.




JUMBO PLATTER - RM 38
Pai Tee Cup | Chinese Bun | Chicken Lollipop | Or Kak | Tandoori | Kerabu
A gastronomic ensemble of local savouries to excite your pallet.


HOKKIEN - RM 25
Blue Prawn | Shallot | Chilli | Caviar | Bisque | Sambal Prawn
A refined version of the famous Penang prawn noodles taking the form of Italian capellini with bisque reduction and sous vide quail egg.


KID'S MEAL BAK KIAN SPAGHETTI - RM 25
Tomato | Chicken | Prawn | Crackers
The all time children's favourite spaghetti bolognaise with oriental styled chicken and prawn patty.


NASI LEMAK CAKE - RM 19
Coconut | Ikan Bilis | Peanut | Cucumber
Nasi Lemak cake is inspired from the traditional Malay breakfast of nasi lemak with its elements of coconut milk, anchovy & cucumber.


PARFAIT - RM 19
Peanut | Black Sesame | Pandan | Coconut | Jack Fruit
A delicate trio of jack fruit, black sesame with coconut and screw pine flavoured parfaits.


NYONYA TIRAMISU - RM 19
Mascarpone | Santan | Kopi | Pandan | Coconut Flake
An Italian dessert with nyonya influence showcasing a replacement of inspiration ingredients of mascarpone cheese with coconut milk, black local coffee & coconut flake.


CREAM BRULEE - RM 19
Cream | Egg | Pandan | Gula Melaka | Black Glutinous Rice
Inspiration from French dessert creme brulee combined with nyonya flavours of screw pine, palm sugar & black glutinous rice.


WATERMELON MOJITO - RM 16
Watermelon | Mint | Lime | Sprite


PANDAN MILK - RM 16
Milk | Grass Jelly | Basil Seed | Screw Pine Juice
My Favourite Drink!



The Asam Pedas is exceptionally good! 

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