Auntie Aini Cafe Nilai


It was lovely experience to have a chance to lunch at Aunty Aini’s “Secret Garden” Cafe out here in Nilai under the invitation of Chef Norman Musa who is currently back in Kuala Lumpur for his cookery espionage. It was an hour drive out from the city on a chilled down Saturday morniing that brought us to this fabulous and beautiful garden. Auny Aini is a famous self-taught cook who specialised in the “Minang” cooking. Her favourite dishing out cooking would be fresh turmeric coconut cream “Masak Lemak” based dishes.

Gordon Ramsey’s Great Escape with Aunty Aini

Aunty Aini definitely an icon, she is such a fabulous lady . . . a woman with such humour and substance. She is so likeable and even Gordon Ramsey adores Aunty Aini during her recent appearance on The Great Escape.

Aunty Aini with Gordorn Ramsey at The Cafe while Anthony Bourdain had a stop over lunch

“Gulai Lemak Tempoyak – Ikan Jenahak” Fish Cooked in Freh Turmeric Thick Coconut Cream, “Gulai Masak Lemak Daging Salai” Smoked Beef Cooked in Fresh Turmeric Thick Coconut Cream, “Gulai Masak Telur Itik” Poched Duck Egg in Fresh Turmeric Thick Coconut Cream and “Puyuh Goreng” Deep Fried Pigeon

The food was adoreable. The coconut cream gravy was fabulous, totally makes me nuts. I just can;t stop eating, it was full of luxurious and whats more lucheon within a secret graden. Aunty Aini even spicy up some of the dishes with bird eye chilli! Wow that was truly awesome. The dishes was truly authentic and unique . . . . totally delicious.

The Luncheon

Chef Norman Musa

Dessert – “Kuih Koci” & Fermented Glutinous Rice with Ice Cream

The glutinous rice custard with coconut filling ” Kuih Koci” was so fabulously done, not overly sweet and the fermented glutinous rice pudding with ice cream got me be wilded and lusted for more.

Aunty Aini’s Loft & The Backyard of the Secret Garden

The Tourist

The Satisfied Fans

We had a great time thanks to Chef Norman and Aunty Aini, it was a true experience lucheon out from the city under the canopy owithin the secret garden . . . . . . . . . . . it amazes Sidney Kan

Aunty Aini’s Garden Café Batu 16, Jalan Sepang,
Kampung Chelet,
71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan
Tel : 06-7991276

Opening Hours :
Monday – Thursday : 11.30am – 3.00pm, 5.30pm – 11.30pm
Friday – Saturday : 11.30am – 3.00pm, 5.30pm – 12.30am
Closed on Sundays


  • June 6, 2011 - 11:23 am | Permalink

    heard about Auntie Aini so much, but have not been there b4…anyway, it’s indeed a gem in this small town
    SimpleGirl´s last blog post ..Weekend Breakaway@ Swiss Garden Damai Laut &amp Ah Pek Seafood

  • June 6, 2011 - 11:29 am | Permalink

    It was indeed an awesome lunch! Her Out-of-this-World Kampung Restaurant has a gorgeous garden…

    It was lovely to meet the two great chefs themselves, Kak Aini & Chef Norman Musa!
    Chasing Food Dreams´s last blog post ..Restaurant Ocean Point- Kota Kemuning- Soul Food!

  • June 6, 2011 - 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Now that is my kind of place! Wow, she is popular. Lucky her.

    Thanks fro sharing!



  • June 26, 2011 - 6:10 am | Permalink

    I saw Auntie Aini on Gordon Ramsay’s show.. she is one feisty lady :)Would love to drive down to her restaurant one weekend and try out her food.
    Baby Sumo´s last blog post ..Sky Bar & Gobo Upstairs Bar & Grill @ Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

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