Friday, March 13, 2009

Masakan Nogori @ Kak Rose 911, Kg Pandan, Kuala Lumpur

very delish daging salai masak lemak...Splashie Boy's favourite must-have

Last weekend, since both of us was free to do some exploring, we decided to visit Kampung Pandan to try and locate this infamous place, which serves Negeri Sembilan food or masakan Nogori. I accidentally found out about this place from
this blog. With the vague directions, we set off to locate it and surprisingly, it was pretty simple to find the restaurant.

the very unique rendang pegaga

Although the place is quite simple, I was surprised to see they had an air-conditioned section. The restaurant is extremely popular with everyone including the rich and famous. We spied these bloggers there when we dined here (couldn't miss the camera action right next to us) and on Splashie Boy's second visit there, he spotted a Porsche Cayenne. According to Splashie Boy's colleague who lived around the area, the reference 911 in the restaurant's name is because when they first started out, there was a discarded police car parked outside the restaurant (911 was the old number to call police last time). However, after they expanded, they had to dispose it but the name 911 stuck. Usually people park around the restaurant but opposite the place is Kak Rose's residence, which also acts as a car park.

the "sunken hippos" or badak berendam is definitely a must-try

What's good here? Well, almost everything we ate was very good including the desserts. They do a really good daging salai masak lemak - tender beef pieces in a slightly spicy and coconut milk rich curry. Another famous Negeri Sembilan dish is the teluk itik masak lemak, duck eggs in the same kind of curry. Then, I spied the unusual rendang pegaga, a mix of pegaga leaves and stems with chicken feet, gizzard and liver. Takes a while to get used to this dish. The tofu and ayam goreng also seem to pretty popular.

I love the desserts here and couldn't resist getting a large selection for just the 2 of us. The lepat pisang tasted like bananas vs those ones you get that taste only of flour! Another must-have is the badak berendam or literally translated as sunken hippos. They're actually dumplings filled with grated coconut with gula melaka; absolutely heavenly stuff. We also had tapai that was pretty good too. Prices are also very reasonable, for the amount of stuff we ate, it only came up to RM20 including extra orders for drinks. I'll definitely revisit this place again for their food and also to try the other dishes. For more on what we ate, see my Flickr.

Restoran Kak Rose 911
No. 25, Jalan Satu
Kampung Pandan
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-9281 2996

(Halal. Open from 11am to 4pm except Sundays. To get here from bulatan kampung pandan take jalan kampung pandan, stick to jalan kampung pandan abt 800m from roundabout take left, which is still jalan kampung pandan. On the left is the golf course, right is sekolah aminuddin baki. Go about 1.5 KM, make a right at the traffic light. On the left is a big NAZA KIA, go about 400m and Kak Rose 911 is on the right. Below is the location map. For a bigger picture, go to my Flickr set on Kak Rose)

Kak Rose 911 map

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.

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Penang Tua Pui said...

rendang pegaga is something special that make me wonder who is taste like....

daging salai masak lemak make me drool too....

bad to have early morning reading this blog :(

teckiee said...

I think i need a gps. The last time I was in Kampung Pandan.. I got lost.. round the area for 40mins and ended up in Jalan Ampang.

AA said...

I have been passing by the makan shop for the past 10 years and never once singgah. Hehe, I'll try it this weekend. Before the 911, there is a shop named OMAR KEDAH (right opposite the Naza Kia. Their specialty roti canai. Try it, it's quite good. :)

Rebecca Saw said...

arghkk? i lived like 5 mins away n ddnt know abt this plc! sure shows that i nd to explore a bit lioww! hehe..

Ciki said...

badak berendam !! now I know where... ;)

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Daging salai masak lemak!! Too bad I'm bad with KL roads... =(

J2Kfm said...

never try Nogori dishes before, but tempted to. since the only malay dishes i'm accustomed to are the local ones. the usual curry and stuff.

the TESCO is the former Makro, near Cheras, within vicinity of the big Old Town White Coffee? (sorry i'm not good with kl roads either)

foodbin said...

pengaga is a power and pungent herb-how was the taste of rendang with it?

worldwindows said...

This is good for a visit. Hard to get good Malay food. Sunken hippos are desserts?

boo_licious said...

penang tua pui - it was my first time trying rendang pegaga, tastewise it is quite like stir-fried pegaga leaves with bits of liver and tender chicken feet inside it.

teckiee - yeah, all the roads seem to lead to the same place. I think we ended up at MRR2 eventually also.

aqma - thxs for the tip, yeah Omar's looks interesting also.

thenomadgourmand - never mind, now you have no excuse not to visit this infamous place.

cumi & ciki - yeah, very good ones here as compared to the pasar ramadan places.

bangsar-babe - use the map?

j2kfm - er, that is Tesco Extra and in Cheras side. This one is a new Tesco. Start from Pandan roundabt as that is much easier.

foodbin - not very pungent though. I've eaten Kerabu pegaga which is nice and refreshing, this rendang one doesn't have much taste though.

worldwindows - good for those who like to explore and something different from the usual nasi campur stalls.

millipedemom said...

Yummy. Thanks for the map! I was wondering about this place after Vernon blogged about it;)

boo_licious said...

millipedemom - hope you find it. definitely worth a trip as the food is good.

tootsie said...

OMG, i stayed around there for more than 10 years now and i totally have no idea that this place is existed!!! plus my late father was from nogori sembilan so will try it out this weekend & broadcast to my family!! :)

txs again for this info!! m definitely a daging salai masak lemak fan!! woohoo!!

boo_licious said...

hope u like it tootsie, seems to be a fav among a lot of people.

Dad of 4+1 said...

Glad you liked the food here. My wife had another lunch session two days ago with her office mates and brought back lepat pisang and sunken hippos for me!!! Heavenly...Have to head there quite soon!!

Lin said...

Have you tried negeri food at Auntie Aini's in Nilai? Also very good an authentic. Anthony Bourdain went there when he did the shoot in Malaysia.

boo_licious said...

Dad of 4+1 - thxs to u! for introducing this place. Very good stuff.

Lin - hmmm, don't think I have heard abt it. I never did see that Bourdain episode. Must look for that too. thxs for the tip!

Mcburn's Kitchen said...

I love that name " sunken hippos" badak berendam. Some folks back home in NS name it "kueh buah sepang or sopang bersantan".

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huda said...

semua sedapp!!

jom ke

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