Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan_1

Direct from Kelantan, the owners of the popular ‘nasi dagang’ stall in Kota Bharu’s Capital Cafe ventured into the Klang Valley this month, opening their first new outpost in Damansara Utama. Back in Kota Bharu, Capital sometimes ran out of rice by 10am, but this Uptown branch seems more well-stocked, remaining open through 5pm everyday.Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan_2

Nasi Dagang

A basic plate of ‘nasi dagang’ with ‘gulai ikan tongkol’ costs RM8, but it’s worth splurging on the ultimate platter (RM18.90), featuring tuna, beef rendang, curry chicken, prawns and sambal squid. Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan_3

Fragrant Brown Rice

Fairly fragrant brown rice with tender meat in flavorsome gravy. Pretty pleasurable.Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan_4


On weekends, ‘laksam’ is available. The menu isn’t wide; other highlights include ‘gulai kawah’ and toasted or steamed bread with butter, kaya and more. Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan_5

Keropok Sira

Capital also sells Kelantan-made ‘keropok sira,’ addictive fish crackers with a sweetish sauce. Eighty grams in this packet packs a 400-calorie wallop, so beware. Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan_6

Location Details:

Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan (same row as Wondermilk),

29, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya.

Find Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan’s directory listing here.

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