Kaki Lima had a variety of meat and seafood choices to spice up your nasi lemak. There was a choice of chicken curry, beef rendang, chicken rendang and sambal sotong (squid cooked in sambal). H and I went for the chicken rendang and lill' sis had the curry chicken. When we received our plates of steaming nasi lemak, I was really looking forward to a dose of good old Malaysian fare. However, my expectations were shattered upon the first bite. The coconut rice wasn't rich and creamy as coconut rice should be (I could have made better coconut rice!). It tasted just like normal rice cooked in pandan leaves and salt. The chicken rendang tasted and looked watered down. Furthermore, some bits of the chicken were very dry, like when you microwave chicken too many times over!
We also ordered the beef martabak; cooked beef mince added to the inside of roti prata (asian pancake) and I thought to myself, OK, hopefully this will be much better and more authentic. But compared to past martabaks we've had at Kaki Lima, this was a big let down as well. The martabak had really little beef mince in it and the mince was tasteless! The prata was just ordinary and the dhal (lentil curry) that comes with it was also ordinary.
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Kingsford, NSW, 2000