If there was one place I would bring tourist friends in Kuala Lumpur (well, Petaling Jaya is the same ball park), I will always make sure to bring them to Village Park. Put simply, BEST nasi lemak in Kuala Lumpur for me, period.
Is it Halal
Village Park is a halal restaurant. It is a Chinese kind of twist to nasi lemak, but the owner is a Chinese owner.
Where it Is
Village Park is located in Damansara Utama, more affectionately known as Uptown by the more local folk, and the corner lot for Village Park is a stall named Hayaki. Go further up a few shop lots, and you will see the unmistakable Village Park.
You usually will see a bunch of cars piling up, people lining up to get a seat, so you really can’t miss it. I personally like parking in Starling Mall and walking over, just because it is much easier. Not advisable when it is raining, but when the weather is fine, I definitely recommend just parking in Starling and walking over. Saves you the trouble of fighting for a parking lot.
Address: 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Weekdays - 6.30am to 7.30pm
Weekends - 6.30am to 6pm
What it Costs
The nasi lemak ayam goreng is priced at RM10.40, nasi dagang at RM7.90 and penang prawn mee is RM7.90 as well. There are numerous other things on the menu, but I think you would be a fool to not get the nasi lemak ayam goreng here.
The portion is pretty good, you can be full up on a lunch, maybe not as much so for a dinner, but it does fill the tummy up. You can get a few extra sides if you’d like as well.
How it Tastes
Like the best nasi lemak you have tasted! There are 3 different elements that they do well here. The rice is really fragrant, and works well with the entire dish. The chicken is fried to perfection, and the skin is delicious to eat.
The sambal is a sweet variation, almost a Singapore-esque kind of style of sambal (I would say that because I grew up in Singapore but moved over to Malaysia), which you just can’t help but falling in love with. The best part is that they ALL work in tandem with each other to make an amazing dish.
Pretty much everyone. For bringing a date that hasn’t been here before, lepak-ing with friends whilst having a drink, just don’t stay here for too long - they get pretty annoyed because they tend to have long queues full of people wanting to come in and eat.
8/10. My favourite nasi lemak in Kuala Lumpur, and for good reason. The only thing that slightly bothers me sometimes is how claustrophobic you can feel here. Sometimes it is impossible to get a seat, and you tend to get a million strangers next to you when you get one. But hey, some people like this aspect to feel more among Malaysians!