Head towards one of those Ramadan bazaars and you’d be faced with lots of kuih, noodles and rice, and well while you are at it, do be careful to choose stalls that are hygienic and look more professional, because well, almost everyone wants to make some profit for Raya, and practically set up stalls, and if the food is not hygienic, we could end up unwell, with diarrhea or worse, I am not trying to scare anyone, but being cautious has its merit..…
Anyway, how about a healthier option, of breaking fast with grill and steamboat? For those living around Gombak, you really should check out the Restoran Nelayan Gombak! And yes, the price is pretty reasonable, for those on a budget and can’t quite afford the selection of buffet at 4-5 star hotels…
When I told my husband we were breaking fast at Restoran Nelayan Gombak, he automatically wanted to head towards the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, this was because Restoran Nelayan which was opened in the 1980s was synonymous with Taman Tasik Titiwangsa.
However, the restaurant relocated to Jalan Gombak Utara in 2012 and well, since mid 2016, the management was also changed to Q’Sha Trading (M) Sdn Bhd.
The Restoran Nelayan Gombak is offering a wide variety kind of special dishes for diners to choose with affordable price. One their special dishes would be the grilled meat.. choose from chicken, meat and mutton with four special seasoning.
There is a pretty good selection of ingredients for your steamboat as well from fresh shell fish to meat and the assortment of fishballs / fishcakes..
But no worries if you are the type who have to have your rice and other dishes… you can find quite a generous range for the ‘masakan kampung‘ menu, with over 15 kind of dishes along with ulam and kerabu…
‘Daging Gulai Kawah Tanjung‘ and ‘Daging Salai Masak Lemak‘ are prepared in huge woks at the open area. The high quality spices used for cooking these dishes are from a local brand, Rempah Tanjung.
Another dish you will find fascinating would be the ‘Roti Jala Magic’ which came in pink and green and it was made from Magic Flour
My husband certainly loved the Roti Jala Magic and went back for second helpings… and I loved the dishes prepared …
The noodles from the noodle selection, I guess I did not like so much… but that is just my opinion as I saw some other friends still enjoying it .. I tried the Nyonya Kari Laksa, I think…. But it did not taste like the Curry Laksa I am used to…
Do be sure to check out the stalls where there are also a huge variety of ‘kuih-muih‘, soup, dates, cake, snacks and also variety of fruits are serve by stall concept.
Quench your thirst with a variety of cordials and end your dinner with some special ‘Teh Tarik’, cendol or ice cream that are available.
The Restoran Nelayan Gombak has two new drink addition to their menu, the Mojitos Sparkling drink and Love Passion Sour Sop (but this is not included in the buffet and will be additionally charged).
The restaurant comes with a surau that can cater about 200 person in one time; as well as sufficient toilets and car parks… If you want to join the Terawih , you can as they have appointed an Imam from the tahfiz school to lead the ‘congregation’ there.
Price – RM59.90 per person / RM29.95 for kids between 5-11 years old or senior citizens above 61 years old… / Kid below 4 dine for free
Address – Restoran Nelayan Gombak, Batu 8 3/4 Jalan Gombak Utara, Kuala Lumpur (Near UIA)
Contact : 03-61858400 / 013-2237228 / 03-2967228 / 019-2931397
For more details, check out https://www.facebook.com/restorannelayangombak/