I've walked by this restaurant many times and finally decided to give it a try.
I called ahead to ask about the lunch specials and placed an order for pick up.
For $8.50 I ordered the Nasi Jambori. On the phone I was told by the lady it was a dish of beef rendang, chicken curry, prawn sambal and egg.
I also got an order for some Roti.
Upon pick up, the guy who I believe was the owner greeted me promptly with a big smile, my order waiting. He added some mint chocolates which was a nice touch.
I got home, ready to dig in!
Now, I'm unsure if the prawns go missing when the Nasi Jambori is served at lunch but they weren't there! Disappointing because I was told over the phone it was indeed included in the meal.
The beef was delicious and extremely tender with an interesting hint of sweetness.
The chicken curry was ok but the chicken itself was overcooked and very dry.
The food was spicy with the dollop of hot sauce on the side. I liked that.
I'm not used to the type of roti I tasted. I'm only familiar with the roti of the east and west indies. This was an interesting take..light and flakey, a nice side.
Overall, I would likely try Jonker Street again for the beef rendang and hope that the chicken satay is more tender than the curry. Although...I'd personally return mainly for the location. I've heard from friends (some Malaysian) that I should make my way to Banana Leaf for Malaysian cuisine.