Thursday, February 6, 2014

Kayu Nasi Kandar: A very popular mamak restaurant.

Out with the GBS girls, for lunch at work. It's reading week and exam starts next week, and supposedly we have all the time in the world, except for the occasional FYP presentation.

So here is the scenario: 4 young healthy professionals (alhamdulillah) with grade A personalities and much ambition, who are very hungry and ready to rate the place. The restaurant was extremely crowded when we arrived, and almost all the tables were full. We headed straight for the nasi station and pointed our fingers at the lauk. "That one, yep, no, no, yes, bit more, please, stop!! that's too much".

Here is the verdict on each of our respective dishes. We use the old-time 1 to 5 rating scale, 1 being extremely bad and 5 being very good; scores given on each picture:

Shima's. Nasi kandar lauk sotong. I give 3 points.

Kak Sarina's: Ayam goreng, telur ikan and the rest. She says 3.5.
Miza's: She says 4. But then Miza always liked mamak food.
Ida's. Her begedil was more like a chicken burger. But she says 4 too.
Ida and kak Sarina
Me and Miza, Ms Mamak Expert

The average score is therefore 3.625 over 5, or 72.5% which is a B+ or GPA of 3.3.

Kayu nasi kandar, here are a few suggestions on how to get a 4.0 GPA.
  1. Don't flood our nasi with kuah kari.
  2. Don't rip me off on the sotong (sotong is RM8 per piece and the dude just lays 2 in my plate. Miza--who has much experience with mamak restaurants says never go for crab and squid at mamak places. They are overpriced. I agree.
  3. We want more nasi and less kuah kari.
  4. We can't connect with the curry because there's too many curries on there.

But anyhow, the place was overwhelmingly full of people regardless of the 3.3 GPA, so perhaps I am biased in my review because of my Chinese-Jawa heritage. We can only speculate.

Kayu Nasi Kandar
Cyberjaya (by the BOMBA, next to Burger King)
Cleanliness: B
Food: B+
Price: C+  so expensive for rice!
Satisfaction Level: B
Service: B --we had to pay at the Cashier twice, once for the rice and once for our drinks. They could come up with a better system.
Atmosphere: A --crazy full of people

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