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Nasi campur, or Malay mixed rice, is usually a pretty uneventful type of meal. You pick a few dishes from a couple dozen precooked “lauk” to put on top of steamed rice, and go about filling up your stomach.

Unless of course, you head to Istana Budaya.

Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur
Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur

Most people associates Isatana Budaya as a place where you dress up to catch a fancy play such as Puteri Gunung Ledang, but did you know that they also serve perhaps one of the fanciest nasi campur over lunch?

Well, I was just as surprised when I got there the first time with a couple of my colleagues who are just as big a fan of good food as me – Razi & Amalia.

yes, this nasi campur spread looks like a luxurious buffet
yes, this nasi campur spread looks like a luxurious buffet

The nasi campur spread here looks as good as any hotel grade buffet, complete with a huge selection of halal dishes, including appetizer, main course, dessert, and even selection of kuih and other tea time favorites.

The modus operandi though, is the same as any nasi campur places – fill up your plate, go about filling it up with your favorite dishes, head to the counter to pay, and makan!

laksa, sago gula melaka, and more
laksa, sago gula melaka, and more

Other than rice dishes, there are also noodle dishes such as laksa. I also recommend ending the meal with a small container of those really sinful yet delicious sago gula Melaka.

Amalia sure looked happy
Amalia sure looked happy

Prices are not out of the ordinary, a usual meal cost less than RM 10 in an air conditioned dining hall, and being located at a big function building, parking is not a problem either. Have a try!

map to Istana Budaya, KL

Discuss : KY eats – Nasi Campur at Istana Budaya, KL

  1. KY, these food make me unable to decide what to go for. The grill fish is indeed must have and deserrt too.

  2. Good to see lots of colours on your plate 🙂

  3. immature 2.0

    uncle, i have had nasi ekonomi, but this is nasi first klass

  4. That’s nasi campur? Yes, it sure looks like a grand buffet lunch or dinner to me! I would enjoy this – love Malay(sian) cuisine.

  5. CL (RealGunners)

    Looks awesome! RM 10 for getting the buffet feel is already a winner!

  6. Aplenty choices i must say

  7. i think i’d want to pile two full plates of these goodies … wonder if they got telur ikan goreng 😀

  8. aiiyah.. looks so yummie.. i shouldn’t read ur blog or suanie’s before lunchtime!! arrrghhh.. kill me nao

  9. kamera sistemi

    Thank you kyspeaks
    kamera intech

  10. Looks like a good place for lunch if I’m in that area

  11. taking your advice to heart. :p

  12. nice good thnaks.

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