Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa

September 20, 2003

According to the buzz, the Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa franchise spreading across KL is a pale imitation of the Kampung Baru original. Naturally, we felt compelled to probe the truth.

The verdict? We won't be rushing back for more, but it's not bad. The rice is fluffy and well cooked, though it lacks the special fragrance that distinguishes a divine nasi lemak.

The chicken rendang was ho-hum. Still, it did complement the rice.

The "bergedel," or potato patty, was tasty comfort food. But skip the fried egg.

Sambal kerang. Alright, but I've never truly liked cockles in sambal.

Paru goreng. A bit on the chewy side, but I'm not really a fan of this either.

Pisang goreng Bali. Scrumptious! Warm, sweet banana fritters without any batter, absolutely heavenly when dipped in the grated coconut.

Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa,
Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar.