Friday, June 27, 2008

Nasi Briyani @ Warung Kopi Mak Jah, Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam

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Milky teh tarik to start the meal

People in Bukit Jelutong have a reason to celebrate - they now have commercial shops and even a petrol station in the township. There's loads of food around the area now - Kayu Manis Cafe which serves decent food and very good hot lemon tea, Secret Recipe and etc.

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Mountain of rice

One weekend, I heard whiff of Mak Jah's from a friend, who enthusiastically smsed me one weekend, to inform me that the Nasi Briyani was a must-try. Hence, we decided to give the place a try.

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fluffy rice (RM10 for Nasi Briyani Kambing and RM9 for Nasi Briyani daging)

A nice modern coffeeshop with marble like tables, you can sit here comfortably to read the Sunday papers and relax. Artwork from budding artists dot the walls and is available to take home (for a price, of course). Since nasi briyani came highly recommended, we both ordered the beef and lamb versions.

After a while, huge plates were placed on our table - a mountain of rice burying our the meats, with crackers, fruit acar and sauce in a small bowl. The rice is simply superb - fluffy with little oil and like my friend said, tasted very home made. While I thoroughly enjoyed the taste and texture of the rice, I didn't quite like the meats. A bit tough, I felt, as it wasn't fork tender. Nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed our huge plates of nasi briyani, which was good enough for lunch and dinner! Do give this place a try, when you're around the area. During lunchtime, they also serve an array of cooked dishes served buffet style.

Updated: 2 July, 2008 - I had the Mee Rebus Johor, simply fantastic stuff. My colleague had the Lontong, very rich and a bit too sweet for our liking. Highly recommended is the chicken nasi briyani as the meat is tender.

Warung Mak Jah
33, Jalan Bukit Pelapik U8/B
Bukit Jelutong
Shah Alam

(Halal. Shops next to Petronas station. To get here, you need to use the second entrance into Bkt Jelutong. Go straight from Shah Alam, towards Sg Buloh. Keep left and take a left turn just before the start of the Guthrie Corridor Expressway. Go straight and at the fountain roundabout, go 12 o clock. Then take the first right turn, go up and the next right turn. Mak Jah is right in front.)

*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.

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Unknown said...

Please cut down on the closeups shots! It's just too much, getting kinda "muak". Some further away shots would be nice. Some foods I would prefer not to see too close. Doing a great job otherwise, been reading your blog for a long time now. Sorry if this offends you, it certainly not my intention, but I just had to come out and say it, cause it's been bugging me for some time now:(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

shah alam has nvr been 1 of the places i visit..despite the proximity to klang..need to make an effort since its a whole township of food!

Ciki said...

fluffy teh tarik, fluffy briyani rice... I want to drown in a bed of briyani or a sea to teh tarik, i do! looking that them photos :P

mingsuan said...

The first thing i see is this frothy tea tarik..could kill for one now. Plus some nasi briyani would be nice..reading your blog reminds me of all the food i miss!

perobek said...

cant believe there are people who actually go to bj to dine out..
though i live in bj..
that surprises me...huhu

boo_licious said...

save - well, you will be seeing less close ups from now on...

Joe - when u have to work there, these are the only choices!

cumi & ciki - we better rescue u from that sea, as we need u to go look for good food!

poor dearie. Never mind, can always cook it at home???

perobek - what to do, since we work just round the corner from BJ?

Former Rock Chick said...

This place gave both me and my husband food poisoning.

Not that nice food either

Unknown said...

i can say only one..very nice..

bluekapampa said...

Yeah, I am a regular patron. The beriani is so-so only.The price for Beriani ayam was RM10 initially in 2008, but since late last year, they offered it at RM6.90, minus the acar. If you require the acar, the price is still at RM10. Beriani kambing is still at RM12-00 per plate.

You need to be alert here when it comes to paying for the food. On 3 different occasions, they overcharged me for the food that I ordered for my family. Only last night, i ordered a plate of mee fo my daughter, but the receipt showed 2 plates. When told of this mistake, I expected the cashier to express surprise and review the receipt or checked with the waiter, but nope, he nonchalantly refunded me for the extra payment with a sneaky look.

bluekapampa said...

oh yes, you may be wondering why after such a hassle, I am still patronizing this outlet..Well, in Bukit Jelutong, there isn't much choice when it comes to filling your tummy.

The mamak shops are just plain lowdown, both in terms of food quality and hygiene...

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