July 26, 2011
Another year, another outlet takes over this address. In 2009, it was Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa; last year, it transformed into Nasi Lemak Tanglin. Now, Heritage Food takes a shot at showcasing Malay street food here.
Nasi minyak hujan panas. Reminiscent of nasi briyani; perhaps not as rich, but commendably aromatic nevertheless. We couldn't tell what went into the rice _ bunga cengkih? buah pelaga? kulit kayu manis? _ but this is something we wouldn't mind munching every Aidilfitri.
Laksa Johor, with spaghetti, bean sprouts, cucumber, lime & other garnishing, accompanied by a thick fish gravy (mackerel? maybe). We like this better than Penang's Assam Laksa, since it seems less fiery and not so sourish.
Lontong. Comfort food, blending sweet, savory & spicy nuances in a warm broth. Heritage Food's offerings are moderately priced by Bangsar's standards; most items cost below RM10.
Nasi lemak. The rice itself was OK but forgettable; instead, order this for the surprisingly tender paru goreng, possibly this neighborhood's best.
Freshly fried cucur ikan bilis, a little less common than cucur udang.
Lempeng kelapa, a fluffy pancake partnered with sambal & gula melaka.
Bubur durian, served with pulut. Hot, sticky and subtly stinky.
Teh tarik, served in mugs like hot chocolate.
All in all, a pleasant place, with well-prepared food and a friendly, helpful service crew.
51, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.