Saturday, December 10

Nasi Lemak Opah

hello, another entry for nasi lemak. yes, being Malaysian, you will never stop searching for the best nasi lemak. there's plenty of nasi lemak stalls and each has their own specialty. by the way, the name of the restaurant I am going to give a review is "Nasi Lemak Opah". We found this restaurant accidentally because a first plan is to go to Murni Discovery in Taipan, Subang Jaya but they were closing last Monday. This restaurant is on the opposite row of Murni and it is newly opened and interestingly full of people. So, we gave it a try here. I tell you what, it is a best decision we made that night!

There is no wonder why this place is pack of people. They are serving the best nasi lemak! fresh & yummy. This restaurant theme is more to kampungness. Well, you see, when you are at kampung, all nasi lemak are sold in a small packaging/wrap. same goes like this one. So, for advance advise, please buy at least two packets! one is never enough. this restaurant is more like self service. where the journey to the best nasi lemak begins here..

1) busy workers. you need to start here where you collect your nasi lemak on tray (for dine in) or put them in plastic bags (for take aways).

2) These are the nasi lemaks. They are gone too fast. Make sure you stand by with your plastic bags/trays. If you see there are many nasi lemak here, be fast also because one person can take them at least 5 packets!

3) Then, you choose your lauk. There's plenty of them. For dine in, you can put them on a plate. For take away, again, collect a plastic bag and put them in. It's all about self-service. One tip, this nasi lemak is good enough without those lauk anyway..

4) Make your order for drinks at the end of this lauk counter. They will send them to your table.

5) Straight away go to cashier and pay! don't forget to mention what drinks you ordered.

6) This is what we ordered. 2 for moi, 2 for bb. Bb's lauk is a bit blur when I snapped it, so, I didn't include them here. Mine was Ayam masak kunyit, Bb's were rendang daging & fried chicken.

now you see it.. you don't!

apart from nasi lemak, they also sells roti canai & assorted of noodles here. Their roti canai looks so good!!! Might try them some other time. I love Malay's roti canai rather than mamak's.

the ambience & decorations:

OMG. it's been ages since I last saw this kind of table cover! at kampung, they usually use this as carpet/floor liner (whatever its name). this pattern is so classic. yes..remind me of my great grandparent kampung house when I see this.

some of antique stuffs.

I think this place is a good place if you want to have a dinner or light snack. What I meant by light snack is that because the packaging of nasi lemak is small. So, I think it wouldn't be a problem for you to finish them. I know it's funny to think of having nasi lemak as "light snack"..haha. This is total good if you're looking for kampung-like nasi lemak. The taste is like pure and not too commercial. I'm not sure if this restaurant has other branches. But, I will definitely go here again next time!

Sunday, December 4


it's december again! the last month of the year before stepping in to the new year. yeah, another year goes, another one coming. anyhow, last month, as for my friends's birthday, Intan & Piah, we went to Capricciosa, an Italian restaurant at Subang Parade. I always wanted to go here ever since its opening. That's why when my friends planned to go out together, I suggested this one and luckily they're with me, yeah! Recently, this restaurant having a promotion where their fresh pastas are selling at the price of RM 7.90 instead of RM 29.00++. What a great bargain weren't they? But, a useful tips, don't fall too deep with this kind of promotion to any restaurant! Usually, it's either they want to make a clearance of their old ingredients or they will make your dinner not wholeheartedly. goes the pictures:

the dining area

the menu

fresh pasta & pizza station

table setting

and....the moment of truth. these were what we ordered:

Capricciosa Pizza, a house specialties! this is so OMG. best pizza!!

this is one of the best pizza I've ever tasted! move away Pizza Huts & Dominos! this pizza is crunchy yet the dough is so soft. not too thick not too thin. just perfect! I would definitely order this pizza if I ever go here again. The pricing isn't so bad for this one. About RM19.90 per pizza for 8 slices. what do you think?

Seafood Fresh Pasta, this one is belong to Pia

Mine: Fresh Pasta with salmon in creamy tomato sauce

Although they are called as 'Fresh Pasta' but the texture is chewy and quite hard. maybe it slightly raw. It tasted good but too chewy. For braces teeth like me surely having a hard time eating this. I didn't finish it anyway and packed it home. Days later, I reheat this and add some hot water to soften it, and it's totally good!! Maybe if they're soften it a little more at the first place, I would finish them. well, again, this fresh pasta are on promotional items, that's why it become like that? maybe if they are at their exact price, the outcome would be better? hmmm..who knows?

intan's: Tomato Seafood Risotto.

This risotto is belong to Intan. I'd like to see Italian restaurants to serve risotto as there aren't too many. it's always pasta & pizza everywhere. same goes to this restaurant. there are not much of risotto varieties in the menu. and this one tasted like normal rice covered with tomato sauce. I thought the texture should be much softer. softer&shorter than normal rice but not too mushy&soupy like porridge.


Cranberry Cocktail

tropical cocktail: not sure of its exact name

final products.. you can see, we finish everything except for risotto. but, can't blame the taste alone, since the portion are big too.

lastly..................must be included too:

the happy dinner patrons

goodbyes for now!

overall comment. I think this restaurant isn't that bad. it depends on the food you ordered. I can't be biased saying this restaurant is good/bad since there are too many of different menus which I haven't tasted yet. I think, for those who wanted to taste the fresh pasta, this is definitely the place. Maybe for my next visit, I will request my fresh pasta to cook longer to soften them more.

oh by the way, a little story. this restaurant is reminding me of Japanese Drama 'Bambino'. Well, I think the drama is based on this restaurant. I said that because of the above picture. That picture also featured in Bambino drama if you noticed. Plus, the name of the restaurant, the logo, colour and all are almost the same. Only the spelling change a little bit here and there. This is an Italian restaurant opened by Japanese people (just like the one in the drama)!

for more review on this restaurant, you can go to Intan's blog here.