Village Park Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak our nation's true favourite dish. Its as widely varied in as many ways as there are races in our country but they all share the same badge of being Malaysian. Oh enough with the comradery already. Short relapse for a moment there but this particular nasi lemak has a really fond memory thats as sticky as elephant glue. It was my last meal that i had in KL before i returned home just after i ended college. But memory and sentiments aside its really good.

Let me tell you why. To begin with it has a the perfect rice of a nasi lemak dish with its soft, fluffy and fragrant flavour. The backbone in every nasi lemak dish and this one sure sustains the NASI ( meaning rice) in Nasi Lemak very well.

Then there's the Sambal which has a slightly sweet and if you let your guard down at that very moment it bites you back with is spice. But not too hard, more like a teaser of what's more to come.

Dont skip out on the condiments too. It might seem small but it really plays a big part much like your liver hidden deep beneath many layers of fascia's but cant live without it can you? In nasi lemak its equivalent would be the hard boiled egg, deep fried anchovies, roasted peanuts and raw slices of cucumber. One important point that i must highlight is proper slices of cucumber which tastes like cucumber and not the handlers sweat. (bad experience with raw cucumber i have)
Can you hear it's soft tender cries?

Now for the true icing on the cake. Its fried chicken. Yet again, simple to most skeptics but the true excitement lies in the marinate and spice rub used. Here they do it with a typical Malay style rub of "rempah" with a slight twist of sweetness which strikes me as more chinese. Thats just the skin, second helping of pleasure is in its juicy and tender pieces of meaty protein underneath.

All of this washed down by a cup of "teh ais" (freshly brewed tea, condensed milk, ice) wraps this whole meal and sends away all misery and reluctance for a short lapse of time.


Exaggerating a little too much you might think. But this was that whole experience replaying itself over and over again in repeat in my mind. Like as if someone jammed the replay button on my ipod. But when i went back there again hoping to rekindle some college nostalgia. Everything replayed itself again staying true to its core values just like a good rock band(U2). Still dont believe me? Try it for yourself then. Go on, stop reading and drive/run/fly if you have to.

Location:

5, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

4 comments:

Nava.K said...

Must try since you have given good feedback on this place, nasi lemak - how not to love this.

Ronaldmohoni said...

wow... awesome

Brian said...

@ Nava.k: yeap much loved dish to all Malaysian's try it!

@ Ronaldmohoni: thanks!

Huai Bin said...

Oh yeah, this is awesome stuff! Great, great nasi lemak indeed. It has gotten me a craving at this hour.

I can certainly hear the soft tender fried chicken singing to me...especially when it's hot and just out of the frying pan. :D

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