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. 😉

nambawan restaurant & cafe

nambawan cafe

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, JUICY  &  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.

nambawan cafe - pork burger 1

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. 😉

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 😉

nambawan cafe - stone charbroiled pork belly 1

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. Location is effy but it is really not that hard once you have an idea of where it is exactly.


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.

This Post Has 45 Comments

  1. J the chocoholic

    Wow. Really very reasonable pricing! 😀

    (Now if only Old Klang Road wasn’t an area that I tend to avoid…. )

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yes, I would avoid tht area too!
      But it’s not Old Klang exactly.
      Eh like that we do lunch here one day! I ‘ll take u!

      1. paranoidandroid

        I will self invite to your lunch?

      2. Rebecca

        Oh yes! Why not! Come come, all comeeee! :yahoo:

  2. unkaleong

    Not only for BKT lar..Curry Mee, Thai food and CKT as well. In no particular order 😛 :good:

    I’m getting an order of mince pork. Will make burgers for you next weekendlar. Will not add any salt at all. You can season it yourself later.

    Your job is to go look for buns and condiments for the burger.


    1. rebeccasaw

      Nope. Unfair to judge El Meson at RM25++ to this humble RM6.90 but I still like El Meson’s.
      So for this price range, Andes is no 1 (RM10.90), then Kissaten teriyaki one (RM9.90 i think, cant rmbr…)then Nambawan (RM6.90).

      1. ericyong77

        hehehe then means this one would get 10/10 for value for money category marr…

      2. Rebecca

        Actually yes, agree!

    2. rebeccasaw

      Oh! Do get the group from #No1PorkBurger to go try! Worth going to sample their other PORK dishes too.

  3. That cross section pic of the burger has got me salivating already. A pity it’s too far away for lunch or I’d go there now! Parking sucks, though. Have you noticed how many supermarkets there are in that area? LOL.

    1. Rebecca

      A lot of those marts rite?
      We got parkin easily enough, but that could just be our luck fr tht day! 😉

  4. minchow

    This place feels like a clandestine affair doesn’t it? It’s all tucked away in that obscure neighbourhood, offers so much value and makes one not want to share! 😀

    1. Rebecca

      Haha! But we good food bloggers must share to all!
      You think you’ll be hitting this place anytime soon?

  5. Leo

    I had El Meson’s pork burger the other day and was completely blown off 🙂
    but don’t compare Nambawan’s version as one is high end while the other one target mass market!

    1. Rebecca

      Yup, this one’s in a category of it’s own!
      The below RM15 category! Ooohh..glad u liked El Meson’s. I vote it still KL’s best pork burger!

  6. Sean

    i wonder how they manage to keep the burger priced so low though! but i figure that even if they charge RM10.90 for it, they’ll still get lots of happy customers! 😀

    1. Rebecca

      Oh yes they will. But i’m thinkin tht the customers are mostly frm that area.
      But heck, dont give them ideas! ;p
      (hope they dont read blogs!)

  7. TummyRumble

    aiyooo… OKR is a bit too far lah.. hahaha… not worth the drive right??

    1. Rebecca

      No la! Its pretty near Sunway!
      And we did go all the way for that ais kacang rite? :yes:

  8. pete

    Mmmm, pork burger seems to be getting rather popular…nice!

    1. Rebecca

      Oh yes! It is the “in” thing! LOL.
      All restaurants goin porky & serving pub food.
      I would love to see you sharing a recipe for pork patties Pete!

  9. A Lil Fat Monkey

    I have to agree that the food quality there ain’t bad for its price. I actually found my way there using google maps when I typed in the address. perhaps you can try using that next time 🙂

    1. Rebecca

      Google maps?
      Honey, I cant read maps! Waahhaha! :unsure:

  10. Chong

    It’s been a long while since I last visited this place. Back then (more than a year back), the place was kinda empty, even on weekends. Not sure about now though. Can’t wait to go again!

    I do agree that their price are insanely cheap for the food they serve but the place is kinda hard to find. Even up to now, my friend still don’t know / can’t locate this place even with the help of Google Maps. LOL.

    1. Rebecca

      Oh yes! Good stuffs rite?
      I think I wan to go again soon !

  11. jackkhor

    ooo… walks away from me home! nice place :yes:

    1. Rebecca

      What? So near ar?
      Lucky fella u! 😉

  12. iamthewitch

    Ehh this place seems to be pretty near where I stay! Great I can go there during the weekend! Haven’t had pork burger other than the one in Kim gary *noob*

    1. rebeccasaw

      LOL. Pork burgers’ the bomb. My fav! I think I’m slowly but steadily tryin them all! 🙂

  13. mimid3vils

    I ‘ve been here once which very far for me :wacko: The pork burger really a steal but I don’t like the texture of it, not firm enough 🙁

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yes, its crumbly as it’s more meat, or perhaps they didnt add enough eggs & flour to bind it in. Well, you can try El Meson – RM25++.

  14. Marcky

    I, Marcky, shall not read your food posts when hungry in the middle of the night.

    However, I will drop by this place real soon. *slurp*

    1. rebeccasaw

      And i shall not read yrs too when I’m hungry! :yes:
      Lets go one day, and order more to share!

  15. J2Kfm

    Damn cheap right? I am still craving for a second visit to try the other stuff.
    Even cheaper than western food in Ipoh.
    Imagine that.

  16. Kenny

    Went there last weekend. Food was delicious, but prices have gone up a lot since this article was published. The burgers cast about RM8.90 or RM9.90 now.

    The Stone Charbroiled pork belly is still RM13.90 though.

    We definitely need to go back there again soon :p

  17. Dylan

    Hey there, is this restaurant near the old town area at sri manja?

    1. Rebecca Saw

      Hmm it’s sri manja but not sure if that’s “town”. it’s near NPE right 😛

      1. Dylan

        oh i meant is there ‘old town cafe’ around the area? haha i noe got sri manja police station

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