This spot used to be occupied by Rawsome, which did not last very long. In fact Lembaga Tabung Haji has vacated its office next to the restaurant.
I was not too keen to visit initially based on the low 3.6 score on Google reviews. But what the heck, I read a positive review by eatwhateatwhere, though hers was from the Jalan Tun Perak outlet.
As I approached the food counter, I noted the menu on the wall. There was quite a list of items, including dishes for nasi campur.
Since I was there for the nasi lemak, I settled for the Nasi Lemak Daging and I tambah two items - paru (lungs) and limpa (spleen). I have a thing for organ meats.
There you have it, my plate of nasi lemak with ikan bilis & peanuts, paru, a nice chunk of beef rendang and limpa.
The beef was tender and I noted that the rendang gravy is the saucy type. I am more used to thicker gravy and I found the rendang flavor different than what I am familiar with. But having said that, I did not dislike it though I found the rendang gravy to be a bit too sweet and a bit too pedas. But still enjoyable.
This is the first time I am eating limpa (spleen). It is fried till crispy and the texture is meaty, perhaps like liver. I can't really tell what it tastes like on its own since it was doused in rendang gravy.
As for the rice, it was very fragrant and the grains of rice were well separated. Yes, I loved the rice and this nasi lemak can stand on its own. As for the sambal, I think it was quite diluted and not much was given, perhaps the adek felt that I did not need so much in view of the rendang gravy. Maybe next round I will get something with no gravy so that I can taste the sambal.
The paru (lungs) was a hit and miss because some pieces were fried until very dry while there were chunks and pieces that were moist and spongy. No complaints on the ikan bilis and peanuts as they were fresh and crispy.
Overall, I think this plate of nasi lemak was more than decent and Nasi Lemak Tanglin, Damansara Uptown deserves more than a 3.6 rating.