Nambawan Cafe, Taman Sri Manja, PJ – Another option for PORK burger!

Always on the look out for good pork burgers, it didn’t take much persuasion for me to seek this place out, especially after reading a few positive reviews from blogs.

Unfortunately, the area completely eludes me. And Old Klang road is not a vicinity I would venture into voluntarily. GPS coordinates would have been helpful, if any could be found.

The only option left then, was to get a human GPS. The one that I know, however, happened to be a lazy won’t -travel-far-for-food-unless-it-is-bak kut teh bum.

So one weekend, I refused to eat lunch unless lunch is at Nambawan. And wisely, the other half figured that instead of dealing with a sulky bitch, a phone call to find out exactly the location of Nambawan Cafe would be a better alternative.

And thus the weekend was saved. I sat in Nambawan Restaurant & Cafe a short while later & happily browsed through the menu for my order. πŸ˜‰

nambawan restaurant & cafe

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The area isn’t the Old Klang road that most of us know. To get here, you’ll have to drive past Sunway Pyramid on your right, head towards Taylors’ Lakeside Campus & turn in at the Shell station before the toll. Anyhow, hold on to your bags & valuables tight here as the area feels a little dodgy. But the food was worth it. Or more specifically, the price of the food was worth it!

I had my heart set on the Pork burger @RM6.90 though there were other more tantalizing options threatening to sway my decision. The patty won points from me simply cos it was FATTY, THICK, JUICYΒ  &Β  redolent with herbs. It crumbles a bit easily but I didn’t mind. There wasn’t any “gummy” texture that reminisces of too much fillers, ie flour.

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Tastewise, it was delicious; not too finely grinded, but with obvious chunks of meat giving it a satisfying & meatier bite. It wasn’t overly seasoned too, of which I’m glad since I have low sodium tolerance.

Another brownie point goes to the sauce. Instead of a lazy slap of mayo, the sauce provided was tangy & sweet, almost like salsa but not quite. Layers of fresh cucumbers, lettuce & tomatoes completes the assemble.

nambawan cafe pork burger n sauce

The bun was of the cheap variety, but heck, it is a cheap burger, so I’ll shut up. πŸ˜‰

nambawan cafe - pork burger

The other half had the Stone-charbroiled Pork Belly with roasted potatoes and garden salad (RM13.90). Another value for money dish, for the hearty slab of pork belly would have easily cost RM25-30 at other joints.

nambawan cafe - stone charbroiled pork belly

The charbroiled pork’s colouring was lovely, slightly charred outside but the insides still pink & fatty πŸ˜‰

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Oh, the roast potatoes were also very addictive, beautifully browned and flavourful. This is a good reason to eat carbs!

nambawan cafe - potatoes

Would I return?

Yes I would. Very reasonable priced items & there is still a lot more to sample from the menu. Ingredients are fresh & preparation is obviously well planned, for even side dishes are uncommon & the sauces original.Β Location is effy but it is really not that hard once you have an idea of where it is exactly.

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NOTE: This place has gained popularity and a recent visit by a friend last week was a test in patience as the place was packed. Anyhow, he reported that the food was good & hoped that Nambawan continues to maintain the quality (food-wise) & improve it’s service levels to cater to the influx of customers during peak periods.

nambawan map

Nambawan Restaurant & Cafe
10, Sri Manja Square One
Taman Sri Manja
Jalan Klang Lama
46000 PJ.

Tel: 016-224 1533 (Yap), 013-263 2772 (Gilbert)

Business hours: 12 – 3pm, 6 – 10pm.
Close every other Monday, please call up to check 1st.

Category : General