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Saturday 6 July 2013

Restoran Capital

Restoran Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan
29 Jalan SS 21/1A
Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya
(Coordinates: 3° 8' 11.00", 101° 37' 15.75")

We were up at dawn this morning because Brendan was involved in a Rakan Muda parade at school. He recently joined his school’s chapter of the St John Ambulance (SJA) and while he did not yet made the rank of cadet, he was proud to represent SJA in a marching contest.

The contest ended by late morning and we headed to Mont Kiara to run an errand, and thought of this place. We’ve been meaning to come here for a while now. Cat read about this restaurant on Facebook and was dying to know if it had the same Nasi Berlauk (literally translated as rice with dishes) she used have in ‘Padang Bank’, Kota Bharu a long time ago.

parking is tricky this neck of the woods

signboard says it all!

Walking into the restaurant she immediately recognized the tauke-so (proprietress) Ah Peng Che. Yes, we got the right place. Although the signboard said Nasi Dagang being a Terengganu boy I did not fancy the Kelantanese version so we settled on the Nasi Berlauk.

I ordered the Beef Rendang; Cat tried the Gulai Ikan Tongkol (Tuna Fish) while Brendan had the (what else?) Chicken Curry. Yup, it’s the same old Nasi Berlauk, Cat pronounced and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

'exercise book' menus, what a novel idea

not tired out from all that marching?

iced lemon barley

I had the beef rendang

Cat had the tuna fish 

someone can hardly wait?

Brendan had the... what else?

ready to dig in 

hard at work

next time it'll be the nasi dagang with tuna fish

Cat and the proprietress

The downside is that what used to be ‘economically’ priced in Kota Bharu is almost double that here in the Klang Valley. All in all the entire meal (plus drinks) only cost us a very respectable RM30, which is still worthy of the ‘everyday food for the everyday person’ mantle.

Highly recommended, especially for those who miss authentic Kota Bharu Nasi Berlauk!

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