D’Sawah Breakfast in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan has something that even five-star fine-dining establishments can’t offer – a beautiful view, paired with simple, tasty food, and warm service – the genuine kind that you only find in small towns, where life is laid back and there’s no such thing as a rat race.
The shop, located next to the main road, is a simple wooden shack next to paddy fields, with emerald green hills stretching as far as the eye can see. We were fortunate during our visit, as the fields were a verdant sea of green, swaying in the breeze underneath clear blue skies. Coming from the city, it was a refreshing breath of fresh air to see such lovely views, and the sight really eases your mind from everyday stresses and worry.
No air conditioning – just the natural breeze and a couple of ceiling fans. The food is simple but hearty – nasi lemak, noodles, assorted kuih and roti canai.
I was so taken by the sight of the paddy fields that I forgot to take pictures of the food except for the kuih, lol.
(left) Kuih talam – the bottom part is pandan and the top is coconut milk. (right) Kuih sagu, made from sago and rolled in shredded coconut.
For breakfast I had roti canai, which was fluffy and crispy on the edges, served with generous amounts of dhal and sambal. Nothing much to say – just good, tasty food.
D’Sawah is extremely popular with bikers on weekends as they travel from KL to Kuala Pilah/Seremban and further down south. Prices are extremely reasonable. If you want a taste of the simple, laid back life then defo stop by! They only operate four hours a day, so come early to avoid disappointment.
KODAI SARAPAN D’SAWAH
22, Jalan Kuala Pilah, Kampung Solok Paku, 70400 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Opening hours: 7 AM – 11AM (daily)