A kitchen serving Singaporean and Malaysian favorites.
Only four months old, this restaurant presents a menu comprised of both Singaporean and Malaysian dishes. Popular picks include My Mother’s Nasi Lemak Set (coconut rice with fried chicken, spicy sampal belacan, fried anchovies, peanuts, eggs and cucumber, B150) and Singaporean laksa (imported laksa noodles, chicken, prawns, fish balls, fried bean curds in a rich coconut-based soup, B180).
You’ll have to travel a little further for a steaming bowl of laksa (B179) or a fragrant nasi lemak (B129), with news that one of the city’s most authentic Malay-Singaporean restaurants, Sambalacha, has swapped Chula for Bangna (Bangna Trad Soi 56, to be precise). Expect the same warm, welcoming service at the new townhouse location, but good news if the trek’s too daunting: they still do delivery (hit up 063-929-5615, www.fb.com/unclepangnasilemakbkk).
BK Food Review ★★★
This review took place in November 2015 and is based on a visit to the restaurant's former I'm Park (Chula) location without the restaurant's knowledge. For more on BK's review policy, click here.
Situated on the third floor of I’m Park, a bland, student-centric community mall behind Chulalongkorn, this modest operation doesn’t immediately stand out from all the Japanese chains and copycat cafes. With its fluoro lighting and candy-colored walls, it looks like just another dessert cafe. But in fact Sambalacha does some of Bangkok’s most authentic Malay-Singaporean food.