From Faber Towers, follow the row of shophouses along Jalan Desa Bakti till you reach Restoran Sepetang. It’s not hard to find; it’s the one with a long queue of customers winding around the stall in front. The popular run by multilingual owner Karen, offers Nyonya style nasi lemak.
This means, in addition to fluffy grains of coconut milk rice, spicy-savory sambal, crispy ikan bilis (larger in size than the usual variety), you will also be offered some of her signature pickled pineapple and cucumber relish, which is utterly addictive — so good you can eat it on its own. But what sets Karen’s nasi lemak apart from the rest is the option to add a side of dry curried wild boar. Hardly the most common in town, much less paired with nasi lemak, the wild boar is succulent without being overly gamey, and thanks to the right mix of rempah rendang (Malay curry spices). Don’t forget to tapao (take away) some Nyonya kuih for tea later in the day.
Nasi Lemak @ Restoran Sepetang
64A, Jalan Desa Bakti, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
TEL: +6012- 639 2083 (Karen Tee)
BUSINESS HOURS: 0700 – 1100 (Monday Closed)