This Damansara Uptown joint is the Kelantanese restaurant's first offshoot in KL and for an authentic taste of their namesake dish, you will not be disappointed here. Bring a friend for the East Coast experience, and for company — it's a long walk from the nearest parking area. Have the staple nasi dagang, gravy-laden brown rice with a variety of proteins to choose from. The traditional pick is a Gulai Ikan Tongkol (mackerel tuna curry, RM8.90). Cooked in a spicy coconut gravy, the meaty fish has none of that unpleasant fishy taste and is a constant crowd pleaser. But we also heard great things about the Kelantanese Beef Rendang (RM9.90) that's light-bodied yet just as flavourful, if not more than the local variant. If you're not a stickler for tradition, opt to beef up your nasi dagang with rendang. For a full-on feast, get the Ultimate Nasi Dagang Capital (RM18.90) abundantly served with a portion of each side dish.
Avg price person: RM20
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