As a Filipino myself and have been away from my home country for a while now, I have missed the Food I used to eat, smell, and enjoy. Although there are some restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, I could not appreciate the taste as it was far from what I wanted, used to, and missed a lot.
Then we had a chance to go to Kuala Lumpur a few weeks ago. This time Calvin found a Filipino restaurant with a great review and it was more interesting as it is named under the National Tree, Narra.
The exact address is G001 Dataran Millennium, Jalan 14/1, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. It is outside the capital city but going there by train, Grab, or Uber is quite affordable to do so. However, what we decided to do was to stop by Jaya Shopping Center and walk towards the restaurant.
It was located in a really quiet neighborhood which makes it look like it was secluded away from the busy streets of the city.
It wasn't that difficult to find the restaurant, just follow the map and it will lead you there.
It was already late in the afternoon when we decided to have lunch and it was on a weekday so it was not busy at all. The restaurant has been decorated with Christmas decorations as it was just a month before the event. It had a really good, cozy, and clean ambiance.
Immediately sitting on the most comfortable area, we received the menu and ordered.
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In less than 15 minutes our order has arrived.
The dishes were flavored the Tagalog style. It was good but it didn't satisfy me that much. I missed the crispy skin of the Lechon Belly that I used to eat in Cebu and the savory taste of longganisa.
Overall, it was a really nice experience and the food was also okay. I enjoyed the Bicol Express very much as I am used to this Northern taste of the food. The Lechon was also good when dipped in the sauce.
In my own opinion, they need to work more on their service, maybe there were less than a handful of customers, they should serve with a smile at least. I've noticed that in a lot of Filipino restaurants even in Ho Chi Minh City. They look bored and doesn't want to work, which kind of makes me feel uneasy waiting and taking an order.
Well, while waiting, I enjoyed looking at some groceries from the Philippines that are available for sale.
And some photos of the cozy ambiance of the restaurant.
Here is the receipt of all we ordered:
Thank you for reading! Please anticipate for the next food or travel adventure!
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