Thursday, June 20, 2013

Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan @ Damansara Utama

Direct from Kelantan, the owners of the popular 'nasi dagang' stall in Kota Bharu's Capital Cafe ventured into the Klang Valley this month, opening their first new outpost in Damansara Utama.

Back in Kota Bharu, Capital sometimes ran out of rice by 10am, but this Uptown branch seems more well-stocked, remaining open through 5pm everyday.

A basic plate of 'nasi dagang' with 'gulai ikan tongkol' costs RM8, but it's worth splurging on the ultimate platter (RM18.90), featuring tuna, beef rendang, curry chicken, prawns & sambal squid.

Fairly fragrant brown rice with tender meat in flavorsome gravy. Pretty pleasurable. 

On weekends, 'laksam' is available. The menu isn't wide; other highlights include 'gulai kawah' & toasted or steamed bread with butter, kaya & more.

Capital also sells Kelantan-made 'keropok sira,' addictive fish crackers with a sweetish sauce. Eighty grams in this packet packs a 400-calorie wallop, so beware. 

Still need more rice? Grain-gobblers will be glad to hear that only a one-minute walk from Capital, another rice specialist recently opened: Brilliant Nasi Lemak House. 

Brilliant's advantage is that its non-halal, so customers can have pork rendang nasi lemak here. The pork & fried chicken are succulent & savory, making the rice merely a supporting character.

Brilliant stays open through 9pm; this seems to be where we can get our Uptown nasi lemak for breakfast, lunch, teatime & dinner.

Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan (same row as Wondermilk),
29, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya.
Brilliant Nasi Lemak House,
56, Jalan SS21/58, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya.

39 comments:

  1. Nasi dagang here I come! The Ultimate minus the prawns...to avoid bcoming a 'tai tau har'...hehe :p

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    1. Ulric: heheh, maybe can ask to replace the prawns with one of the other side dishes here ... ermm, chicken gizzard or chicken feet =)

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    2. Gizzard! Yay! =)

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    3. Ulric: I prefer chicken liver, but gizzard also can! (And no liver here anyways) =)

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  2. we talking about same food!!! hahahahahahaha!!! i makan nasi dagang too yesterday morning in cheras.

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    1. 女飞侠: heheh, nasi dagang is nice to have for lunch, but it makes me feel sleepy and heavy after that :D

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  3. The fragrant brown rice and tender meat looks wonderful!

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    1. Linda: very addictive! i think i could finish two plates of that =)

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  4. I love nasi lemak with pork! Will go and try that soon. hehehe

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    1. CK: ya, hopefully parking here won't be so bad on weekends. i had to park inside a building nearby and walk to the nasi lemak shop =)

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  5. my brother studied in Kelantan, if he's in town I should bring him here and get his verdict :D

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    1. KY: i hope the nasi dagang here gets at least a "B+"!!! :D

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  6. Ooooooo....I like them all, my kind of cuisine. I thought nasi dagang's Trengganu and nasi kerabu's Kelantan? Whatever! All I like - must remember this place for my next trip to KL>

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    1. Suituapui: i used to always get mixed up between nasi dagang and nasi kerabu, heheh =)

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  7. Waahhh....such a coincidence! My friend from KB just mentioned about Capital Nasi Dagang over the weekend. But he said its abit expensive. When I crave for nasi dagang...I could easily get it from Pasar Malam in my neighborhood. I preferred nasi dagang with ikan tongkol ;-)

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    1. Melissa: ya, i guess it's definitely more expensive than what their stall in kelantan would have served. still not too bad by KL's standards, i think! :D

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  8. yups news travel fast for this outlet, ive never been to their original outlet but people tell me its a must try! im so dragging my dad there this sunday for brunch!! he'll love it!!

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    1. AugustDiners: ooo, weekend sounds good to go. your dad can have the nasi dagang, and you can indulge in laksam! :D

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  9. the nasi lemak looks very nice! =D

    Heaven Knows

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    1. Chiew Nee: the pork rendang and the fried chicken in the nasi lemak were very good :D

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  10. Wah I would totally go for the ultimate nasi dagang too, looks sinful! If only I wasn't on a diet now.. hehe ;P

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    1. Baby Sumo: heheh, after the diet ends, you can reward yourself with a platter of the ultimate nasi dagang ... and even ask for extra gravy maybe! :D

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  11. OMG!! Dagang! I want! And since i've been running so much I think i deserve this too lah. Marathon coming up. OK OK i go eat this 2nite:P

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    1. Ciki: run, ciki, run! but it's a bit too late this evening cos this nasi dagang place closes at 5pm. go tomorrow morning for brunch, after your run! :D

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  12. my keyboard's turn to be covered in drool :P kehkeh. evil sean! :P

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    1. Ciki: we must find a keyboard-cleaner that automatically wipes away all traces of drool :D

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  13. This looks absolutely delicious! Especially the nasi dagang!!! gotta drag the bf there since he is from kelantan, let's see if its as good as kelantan!

    Mich

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    1. Mich: ooh, this sounds like a lot of pressure for this place, making sure it lives up to the expectations of its kelantanese customers! i hope you both enjoy it :D

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  14. No wonder; I thought that it looks just like brown rice at Capital, and parking at Damansara Uptown can be sometimes a pain in the neck. =/

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    1. Waverly: that's true, uptown parking can be as nightmarish as ss15's parking :D

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  15. Ooh! Pork Rendang Nasi Lemak! That I got to try!

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    1. Kelly: the pork rendang here would go well even with plain white rice, i think! :D

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  16. Ah finally someone to grab some biz away from that Village Park :P
    But only the non-muslim since this place got pork. I wonder if the NL is good enough to be a worthy competitor. I have to try! this and a supreme set of Nasi Dagang! :D

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    1. TNG: heheh, maybe it can cater to the dinner crowd, since village park doesn't open for dinner. but i think their nasi lemak could still be more fragrant and flavorsome. their pork rendang and fried chicken are both very juicy and tasty, but the rice is missing something =)

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  17. Pork rendang! that is rare!

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    1. Missyblurkit: and it works well with nasi lemak! :D

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  18. We finally dropped by Capital Restaurant last weekend as my wife is Kelantanese. Quite a good place for brunch but we prefer this street stall in front of 7-11 at TTDI that serve really good Kelantanese food including nasi dagang and laksam. Quite a challenge as they're only available in the weekends in the morning and they're usually sold out pretty quick. Capital Restaurant's gulai kawah was pretty YummyLicious too ;)

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    1. Jimmy: oooh, thanks for the info about the TTDI stall. ya, i guess i might never be able to make it there in time, cos i usually only leave home at 11 on weekends at the earliest, heh! :D

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  19. We visited this shop last weekend, since everyone was talking about it. After been waiting for about 20mins, we managed to find seats for two.Settle down in a ordinary coffee shop setting, my gf and I waiting waiters to order our foods. Again, we waiting for almost 20mins, then one pretty young girl came and took our order. While waiting to try what we had ordered, suddenly, one of the shop waiter, I don't know, maybe cashier I guess, shouted over and huu haa happen. We decided to went off as it really spoiled our mood to try the foods. I never ever visited a shop as chaos as this.

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