Lazy Weekends – Nasi Lemak@ Village Park and Shopping at IKEA

When mentioning nasi lemak, that perennial Malaysian favourite, Village Park at Damansara Uptown needs no introduction. Often touted as the best place for nasi lemak, the restaurant is well known among locals and foreigners alike, and has hosted an impressive guest list including ministers, celebrities and sports personalities!

We got there on a Saturday afternoon and there was already a long line snaking outside the store for takeaway. Outdoor seats were fully taken, so we slipped inside and were lucky to get a spot within minutes.

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Full house. Cramped, but worth it for good food!

Sometimes when there is really no space, they might even ask you to share tables. Walls have blown up pix of famous people who have dined here before.

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Their signature is the Nasi Lemak with Ayam Goreng (RM9) . Lying on a bed of fluffy coconut milk rice is a whole fried chicken thigh – crunchy and flavourful, with bits of crispy batter clinging to the skin. You can really taste the blend of herbs that they use to marinate the chicken, and the flesh was firm but tender and juicy. Better than KFC any day! :P I also liked the fact that they chopped the gargantuan thigh into smaller bits for easier eating.

Ofc, nasi lemak wouldn’t be complete without the customary sides – boiled egg, slices of cucumber, peanuts and anchovies, and sambal. The sambal here is not too spicy, so good news for those who can’t handle the heat!

Aside from chicken, diners can get other stuff like Sotong (squid),rendang, udang (shrimp) and more. Be ready to wait though, especially on weekends.

VILLAGE PARK DAMANSARA UPTOWN (HALAL)

5, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Business hours: 7am – 8 pm (Mon – Sat), 7am – 6pm (Sunday)

Tel: +603 7710 7860

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Since we were in Damansara, might as well drop by Ikea for some window shopping . Also to get some home decorating ideas for when I finally have my own place :)

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As land and property prices soar, spaces for the modern urban dweller are getting smaller and smaller. What I really like about Ikea is their ingenious designs for smaller homes. You can have a seemingly big space with living room, office, dining area and kitchen within a small 40m2 apartment.

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Interesting lights :) Aesthetics are down pat, but I guess they’d be a nightmare to clean.

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Interesting counter with many storage compartments for keeping cutlery. Looks like something I’d like to have in my own kitchen. :)

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Cozy :)

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Then walked over to e-Curve for McDs. Happiness is just RM1.06.

 

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