JAWI PERANAKAN HERITAGE CUISINE
simply unforgettable, food for feasting
Jawi House was established by the Karim family of Punjabi-Jawi Peranakan ancestry , dating back six generations in George Town and four generations of women who created this incredible cuisine. Jawi Peranakan cuisine is known by the Malays as 'food for feasting' and we assure you that dining at Jawi House takes you back centuries of magical culinary history, along the early spice routes when Malay women lovingly domesticated the spices and herbs brought home by their Persian, Arab, Indian and Punjabi husbands and created a culinary experience which is simply unforgettable.
“Wow! What flavoursome food from the briyani rice to the chicken curry sauce to the beef rendang - couldn't fault anything. Service was attentive and discreet. Worth a visit!”
- TRIPADVISOR REVIEW, MAY2019 -
LOCAL & SUSTAINABLE
Growing up in Penang where
the culinary mosaic is highly diverse
and each meal was an adventure;
Chef Nurilkarim thoroughly enjoyed discovering
'secret ingredients and techniques'
of preparing and cooking
Penang's various iconic dishes
hence, nurtured his love for
local cuisine and flavours.
firmly believing in
local and sustainable sources of food,
Chef Nuril is eager to develop
modern fine dining cuisine
with every part of the flora;
flowers, spices, shoots and herbs,
sourced from Malaysia's equatorial
gardens and rainforests.