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Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan in Damansara Uptown

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.

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No-frills menu

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Simple decor

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.

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Nasi Dagang Capital

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).

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The whole works

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.

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Laksam

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Mix everything up and dig in!

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.

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Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken

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.

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Crunchy ikan bilis and sweetish sambal

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Toasted bread cubes

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Thick curry chicken with potatoes

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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Roti Kari — simple yet satisfying

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Kopi ais and sirap ais (RM2.50 each)

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Ambiance: 5.5/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 7/10 (halal)
Verdict: I’m so coming back for the nasi dagang and laksam!

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Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan
29 Jalan SS21/1A
Damansara Uptown
Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Tel: 012-921 5200
GPS Coordinates: N 3 08.163, E 101 37.260

*Photos were taken using the Samsung S4, no filter.

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9 Responses

  1. Ken

    Oh I like Nasi Dagang and it looks good here! No thanks for the Laksam, tends to be too creamy to my liking :p

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I actually like the laksam because it’s creamy hahaha! 😉

  2. The gravy of the laksam is made from coconut milk? Sorry a stupid question because I never have this before 😛

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yeah, it’s coconut milk. At least that’s what I tasted. 😉

  3. Their laksam is not authentic as they use rice noodles commonly used in laksa. Laksam’s rice noodles are shaped like chee cheong fun but much,much thicker and go very well with rich, creamy gravy.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Oooooohhhhh, thanks for the tip! Not sure if I can get the real laksam outside of Kelantan though…

      1. nadia

        i was surprised too, to see that they used laksa noodles in the laksam..

  4. ooo..added to my list to hunt liau . .since not that far. .

  5. Dean

    Jom la Bangsar babe I blnja you, nk try then I can reccomend to my frenz as I’m from the east coast

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