Last Saturday, I was pleasantly surprised when my partner suggested Nasi Lemak Bamboo@SS2. My lahling is not very adventurous when it comes to dining out. The only other time that he surprised me was Valentine's Day last year.
Again, he got to know about this place via his high school whatsapp group. SS2 is a very congested place and parking is usually a big problem. So I suggested that we must go early to avoid stress.
I have not been to SS2 in a long time. I noted that there are quite a number of restaurants that were not there previously. Perhaps we should come to SS2 and try more restaurants instead of heading to 1 Utama all the time.
Ordering at Nasi Lemak Bamboo is done at the cashier up front. The specialty here is obviously the Nasi Lemak Bamboo which my partner expected me to order. He was under the impression that I watched the video that he forwarded to me. Actually, he didn't forward that video to me hah..hah..
I wished that he had spoken up and prompted me but he did not. So I got both of us the Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng. I also ordered the Cucur Udang for sharing and a Cendol Original each. After paying, you have to wait for the order number (printed on the receipt) to be called and collect your orders yourself.
We waited quite a bit and when our order was ready, the number displayed did not tally with our order number. Luckily the restaurant was not too busy or else things would get really confusing.
The ayam goreng berempah was a tad over fried and my partner's was burnt on one side. The rice is fragrant enough but overall both of us agreed that the nasi lemak is not outstanding. It was just so so.
The cucur udang fared much better. It was adequately seasoned, very crunchy and with good distribution of small prawns.
I requested for the cendol to be prepared after our main meal. When we were done with our mains, I went to the counter to request for the cendol. The staff who prepared the cendol brought the dessert to our table.
The cendol consisted of shaved ice (drizzled with santan), red beans and gula Melaka. The gula Melaka had a deep (almost smoky) flavor which I disliked. The only positive note is that this cendol is not overly sweet, just nice.
I'm afraid we were not wowed by the food. I did mention to my partner that if the food is good, we might consider coming back for the Nasi Lemak Bamboo. But I think not.
We took a short walk along the row of shops to check out other restaurants.
We are considering coming to SS2 again for dinner, perhaps for rice and dishes, something that my partner appreciates.