I looked back at my previous post (HERE), and realized that it was published in 2010.
4 years in operation and the team had maintained the quality and the price.
I have been back 2-3 times since then and the pork burger, God bless the owner, is still as good.
The menu is familiar. Not much has changed, some items were discontinued but overall you can be assured that your old favourites are still there; and that is if you’re a long time customer like I am.
I zoomed in on the pork every time I’m here, but there are lamb, beef, chicken and pasta offered too.
Nambawan’s weekend specials provide good reason to head here on a Saturday or Sunday. For example, the recent weekend saw spring chicken, pork ribs and pork flanks, on top of the standard menu.
Variety is always good, for that means more pork!
Nambawan basic burger. RM6.90.
The patty is slightly chunky with a good bite and it is nicely seasoned; nor too bland or salty.
There had been slight changes to the patty since my first visit, but it wasn’t for worse so there’s no cause to fret.
I’m guessing the weight of the pork patty to be fairly 120 – 150 g. To make it a more substantial meal, an egg is only an additional RM1.
The burger comes with fries on the side, and lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes are sandwiched together with the patty with a decent bun.
Bigger appetites can opt for the King sized version, which is double patty and priced about RM16.90.
For bacon lovers, the BLT Burger which is 50% bacon, 50% pork for RM9.90 could be a viable option.
Since we were there on a weekend night, we sampled 2 weekend specials; Chargrilled pork flank steak, roast potato & salad (RM17.90) and the Hickory Smoke BBQ baby spare ribs (RM28.90).
Well-seasoned, tender and smothered in gravy with sweet-sour apple sauce at the side, the pork flanks proven to be a good choice. The ribs were dry on the meaty areas, but soft and fatty nearer to the bones.
The roast potatoes that came with mine is a familiar feature of Chef’s and is a good reason to eat potatoes. A simple salad balanced out the meat-heavy dish nicely.
Sides for the ribs were adeptly fried fries and a simple coleslaw tossed with their house-dressing. I appreciate the Chef’s effort for not taking the easy route of tossing raw cabbage with loads of mayonnaise and passing it off as coleslaw.
With all that meat, a simple salad for RM4.90 is not necessarily a bad thing.
The Mushroom soup isn’t too bad either, though a bit starchy. We were assured that it wasn’t from a can.
Location is a bit off for many of us who are more familiar with PJ/KL major areas, but if you could get a group of friends together and carpool over here on a weekend night, food can be pretty rewarding for your efforts.
Nambawan Restaurant & Cafe
10, Sri Manja Square One
Taman Sri Manja
Jalan Klang Lama
Tel: 016-224 1533 (Yap), 013-263 2772 (Gilbert)
Business hours: 12 – 3pm, 6 – 10pm.
Closed days: Should be Mondays, please call to enquire.