rif and I stumbled upon Capital Nasi Dagang last weekend when we were driving around Damansara Uptown in search of a lunch place. It was close to 3pm and we had just finished running errands and picking up some things for our new home – and most lunch places were closed.
The name Capital Nasi Dagang rang a bell. After a few seconds, it hit me. This was THE nasi dagang place rif and I wanted to check out in Kota Bharu but couldn’t because it was closed on both attempts. The uptown outlet was simple – with basic tables and chairs and pictures of must-order dishes on the wall.
But look beyond that as the food is commendable.
We ordered a few things to share; Nasi Dagang Capital (RM18.90), Laksam (RM6.90), Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken (RM8.90) and Roti Kari (RM6.90).
The Nasi Dagang Capital was as tasty as it looked. For RM18.90, you get the whole works – brown coconut infused rice with ikan tongkol, squid curry, chicken curry, prawns and beef rendang. I liked the beef rendang best; fork tender and full of flavour from the spices.
The Laksam (only available during weekends) was good stuff. This Kelantanese version of laksa came with rice noodles, thick gravy, shredded fish, beansprouts, cucumber and fresh herbs. The sambal was sweetish but packed enough punch to liven up the laksam. Pity the portion was small – I could have done with a bigger bowl.
The Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken was fairly decent, but paled in comparison to the nasi dagang. I found the sambal a tad sweet and not spicy enough. Then again, most of the dishes in Kelantan are sweetish in nature. Not my kind of sambal.
For small eaters, the Roti Kari would be a good bet. This snack of toasted white bread cubes with thick chicken curry with potatoes was simple, yet satisfying.
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Food: 7/10 (halal)
Verdict: I’m so coming back for the nasi dagang and laksam!
Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan
29 Jalan SS21/1A
Tel: 012-921 5200
GPS Coordinates: N 3 08.163, E 101 37.260
*Photos were taken using the Samsung S4, no filter.