Nasi Lemak Korner, South Perth
One night three other people and I decided to try the restaurant, especially since we were long overdue for a proper catch up! We didn't book the restaurant but finding a spot for four on a weeknight wasn't a fuss at all although we saw two long tables with 'reserved' signage on it (oops).
The first thing that caught my attention was the friendliness of the staff at NLK. Under their watchful eye we never lacked of water at all. Additionally, one of them courteously offered to take a group photo of us.
Like other diners who went to NLK, we ordered pasembur to be shared among us and were in awe by the size of it. That explained the $28 cost of the pasembur and it was a perfect entree to be shared among four people, but would of loved it if the peanut sauce was a tiny bit spicier.
Our mains of the night were curry assam fish with yellow rice, beef rendang with yellow rice, mamak noodle and the famous nasi lemak (with addition of beef rendang). When you go to a place called Nasi Lemak Korner, the nasi lemak has got to be up there to live up to its namesake. Thankfully enough, for the most part...it does. The assam fish's gravy tasted really good and the sourness was sufficient and the famous beef rendang had enough spiciness (although we can go for a hotter version ;)).
The letdown of the night was mamak noodle that was quite bland in taste in comparison to the rest of the meals.
We were quite full by the end of our main meals, but our two friends decided to end the night with durian strudel. I wasn't a durian eater, so I just tried the feather light strudel pastry. Based on their opinion they couldn't really taste the durian filling.
Now the biggest concern of people who wanted to try NLK was in the price of each meal. Without the dessert and drinks I paid $48 for shared entree, two main meals, good service and seating at a well decorated restaurant. NLK is definitely not a restaurant that you can go to on a daily basis, but it lends its presence as a good social hangout place or as a date night venue.