The flood…

I came to know about this place…

Nasi Lemak Banjir Bro, banner

…a few days before it commenced business but no, I did not bother to go and grab the special for the 1st 100 customers.

I dropped by the stall…

Nasi Lemak Banjir Bro, the stall

…at this coffee shop the other day and yes, they sure seemed to be enjoying brisk business – I did see a lot of people eating their nasi lemak.

These are the usual condiments…

Nasi lemak condiments

…and if you stick to the basics, you will have to fork out RM4.50 for it.

In the cabinet, they have the add-on’s…


…ranging from the ayam berempah, masak merah, rendang and whatever else. I think the former is more expensive while based on what I could see on their notice, the rest are RM2.00 each.

I opted for the beef rendang

Beef rendang

…and I was told that it would be RM3.00, RM2.00 for the chicken but I went ahead and stuck to my choice. I must say it was very nicely done, very fragrant on the kunyit leaves and it tasted great, one of the nicer rendang I have had around town, that’s for sure.

The sambal


…was very nice too, bursting with the flavours of serai (lemon grass) or whatever, nicer than a lot around town and I loved the fact that it was quite spicy, very much to my liking.

There were two salted fish…

Salted fish

…too alongside the usual half a hard-boiled egg, two slices of cucumber, peanuts and ikan bilis (dried anchovies) though I wished they had removed the black insides, not just the heads.

It sure looked like a regular nice enough plate of nasi lemak

Nasi Lemak Banjir Bro with beef rendang

…nothing more, nothing less, though a more expensive one at that, RM7.50 altogether but there was no banjir (flood) at all, nothing. I was expecting it to come completely drowned with some gravy but no, there was nothing of the sort and actually, I was glad that it wasn’t. This way, I was able to taste the rice to see if it was lemak enough and unfortunately, it wasn’t. Thankfully, it was not hard and dry like some that I had had the displeasure of eating elsewhere – there was just a slight hint of the lemak-ness, so slight that it might as well not have been there.

All in all, considering the hassle and pain of finding a parking space in the vicinity…AND the price, I probably would not be going back there again all that soon.

NASI LEMAK BANJIR BRO is a stall located at the CAFE 63 (2.293970, 111.826350) is located at Jalan Tunku Osman, to the left of Blackball and Big Thumb.