On to today's post that keeps with the Raya theme, it's all about Malay food. This is one of my favourite places to have nasi lemak. Let me clarify one point though, I eat nasi lemak once every few months rather than some who I have heard must have it every day for breakfast so I may have different tastebuds from others.
I really love the nasi lemak from this place, the rice is fluffy and smells of coconut milk. I read that the owner steams it with santan in a wooden rice container. The sambal also gets my thumbs up as it is not too spicy but you can taste the ikan bilis (Malay for anchovies) and onions that has been cooked for about eight hours. Usually they serve it with half of a hard boiled egg plus some fried ikan bilis and peanuts. You can add any other dish from a large selection of dishes but I usually go for the chicken rendang. I love the rendang here which has lots of lemon grass and the sauce is fantastic.
I sat outside so I could take pictures and ordered some Air Bandung to quench my thirst. They do this drink really well here. The combination of the rose syrup and the evaporated milk is just right plus there is a dash of lime juice also.
I was a bit early so some dishes were not all out so I had the sambal petai. Petai are beans which you can get in the jungle and is reknowned for their smelliness. Kinda in the same category of durians so don't eat them if you have a date. It was yummy stuff. The last time I was at this place, they had some wonderful kerabu vegetables but they cook different selections all the time.
Besides the nasi lemak, they also serve nasi kerabu , lontong and nasi dagang. Yet to try all the other dishes as I usually stick to nasi lemak but after reading this review of them, I may just try it out soon. (Note that the link may not work after one week since you have no access to the paper's archives) The place is run by a Chinese couple and usually one of them is around the place running the restaurant and collecting monies. The only slight problem you may have is parking around the area especially during the weekdays as that place is packed since there are so many offices around them. I usually go during Sundays or public holidays so it is easier to get parking. If you do want to try them for lunch during the weekday, park inside the Uptown buildings as they have ample car parks downstairs. The only thing is don't go there alone as I find the car park to be a bit dodgy as it is way too quiet.
Village Park Restaurant
45, Jalan ss21/37
Tel No: 03 - 7710 7860
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.