A very significant spirit of me being a Malaysian is how much I enjoy having Nasi Lemak. Whenever I'm back in Malaysia after a long vacation, it's always Nasi Lemak which I'd turn to, just to fix my "homesick". That explains how much my love is, for our national dish.
One day, as we were scouting around SS2 Petaling Jaya in search of lunch ideas, we stumbled upon this relatively new Nasi Lemak specialty restaurant named "Nasi Lemak Lah!". There's no reason turning away from it. The interior of the shop applies simple renovation, with a feature wall full of green leaves, giving the overall ambience a refreshing mood.
The menu is quite simple and straightforward, offering classic Nasi Lemak with different side dishes. We ordered Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng Serai (Nasi Lemak with Lemongrass Fried Chicken) and Nasi Lemak Kari Kambing (Nasi Lemak with Mutton Curry), paired with barley drink.
We enjoyed the fragrant coconut milk rice and the sambal. You can select your preferred sambal here, whether it's extra spicy or just mildly spicy, both taste great. As for the side dishes, it was hard for us to justify which was better.
The lemongrass fried chicken was very aromatic with a hint of our favourite herb, the lemongrass. The crispy flakes at the side of fried chicken gives the dish an extra layer of texture, which we like.
As for the mutton curry, it was cooked to perfect tenderness. In just one bite, we could tell how rich the flavour was, the mutton curry was prepared using a mixture of many local spices and herbs.
Overall, it was a satisfying lunch. We especially enjoyed the environment of restaurant - it's clean and cosy, very much an ideal place to enjoy a good portion of Nasi Lemak. The price was slightly pricier than other eateries serving Nasi Lemak, but we found it reasonable as the place is air-conditioned and centrally located in SS2. Will come back for more when we're in SS2!
After the hearty Nasi Lemak meal, don't forget to take a photo at the side alley of the shop. We found it very Instagrammable!
Nasi Lemak Lah!
📍 Address: 21, Jalan SS 2/64, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
⏰ Opening Hours: 10AM - 11PM Daily
☎️ Phone: 03-7865 5655
🚗 Parking: Metered parking available in the proximity
Ambience: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️
Quality of Food: ⭐ ⭐️ ⭐️ ½
Price: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ½