[Halal] OMG, rindu!!!
It’s been more than a year since we ate at Nasi Kapau – our favourite spot for Nasi Minang.
Since our last visit in Dec 2019, the shop was always closed whenever we popped by.
Well, we recently found out why! Besides the lockdown, the owner baru je nikah (got married) last year! So maybe that’s why dia tutup lama. Congrats!
Anyways, we absolutely love the food here, and nothing has changed. Originating from Kapau, Bukit Tinggi in Indonesia – Nasi Kapau is very similar to Nasi Padang.
One dish here we’ve yet to find elsewhere is Ayam Pop (RM7) – chicken cooked in coconut water and spices before it is fried to golden brown. The meat is tender and flavourful. The accompanying sambal is mildly spicy and sweet, and cooked with a bit of petai for the slight pungent hit.
The other specialty dish we love here is the Dendeng Lambok Lado Ijo (RM8) – thinly sliced beef topped with green chillies.
We’ve eaten a few dendeng dishes around town, and we still prefer Kapau’s. Despite being fried, Kapau’s dendeng somehow remains moist and full of flavour! This is because Dendeng Lambok is first boiled with spices before it is flattened fried. Hence, Lambok has a more juicy bite vs. the drier versions of Dendeng Berlado or Batokok.
They also serve Dendeng Lambok with red chillies – but we prefer the green chillies (lado ijo) as it feels more refreshing with a slight additional tart Come early, ‘coz the dendeng lado ijo was sold out at 12.15pm!
If you love beef offals, Kapau also offers Gulai Otak (beef brain curry), Tunjang (tendon), Babat (tripe) and Usus (intestines) in its menu. We definitely find the selection here more varied compared to its other counterparts in KL.
Nasi Kapau is best enjoyed with Teh Botol and a bag of Krupuk Kulit (beef skin crackers). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
The venue is immaculately clean with the food safely enclosed and out of customers’ reach. Come early to beat the lunch crowd.
We wrote about our first visit to Restoran Nasi Kapau here.
For more Nasi Padang in KL, check out Masakan Padang Asli (review here) and Restoran Nasi Padang Kampung Baru (review here).
We’ve also cooked Dendeng Batokok and Ayam Pop at home. Find our recipes here and here.
Restoran Nasi Kapau
Address: 379, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 10am-10pm Daily
Phone: 012-645 8983
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