Restoran MZ DarulNaim

by Arslan Z. on Thu, March 15, 2018

If you’re a Kelantanese, then you know Kampung Baru is the place to be if you wanna satisfy your Kelantanese monster appetite. Restoran MZ DarulNaim should be in your list and this place makes you feel right at home with friendly servers and good East Coast lauk...

Kelantanese food haven in the heart of KL

Foodster's Verdict

Restoran MZ DarulNaim
  • Address

    No. 64, Lorong Haji Hussein 2, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: 019- 905 1130

  • Open

    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Daily

  • Pros

    One of the cheapest Nasi Campur you can find.

  • Cons

    They usually ran out of food by 2:00 PM, so getting there 12:00PM will be just right...

  • Price Range


  • Parking


  • Certification

    Muslim Owned

Restoran MZ DarulNaim started off close to 30 years ago by the late Mohd Zain (who hailed from Tanah Merah, Kelantan), hence why the restaurant bears his initials "MZ". Now keeping the legacy is his wife and daughter, who keep on forking out top of the heap “lauk pauk” and family-style hospitality. Instilling these values with all of their servers and cooks as well, you’ll experience that first hand the moment you set foot into the restaurant. All the Makcik will greet you with a big smile and “dah makan?” The vibe is dining at a friend's house.

You'll get a little rambang mata with all the choices you’ll get at MZ DarulNaim. Rows of lauk plated up will greet you on the table and you can just grab what you like. It is advisable to come with a big group so you’ll get to sample every single lauk here!

The Gulai Kawah here is the cream of the crop of Gulai Kawah perghh! Made with more than 15 different spices, herbs and ingredients. It’s a flavour bomb waiting to explode! With sweetness from the gula melaka and sourness from the tamarind juice, it all works hand in hand with the strong beef.

If you’re a fish lover than you gotta bolt for their Ikan Masak Singgang. For those who are not familiar with the dish, it’s essentially a fish soup that tastes tangy, salty and a little spicy from the galangal and dry tamarind simmered with fish (usually kembung). The ones over here is an example of a good Ikan Masak Singgang, everything blends with each other thoroughly, and it takes you back to younger days when mom wanted to fix up something quick but still tasty.

Simple, yet satisfying

There are of course all sorts of other lauk like crispy omelette, other meat gulai, masak lemak ikan masin and even very Kelantanese side dishes like solok lada and budu with tempoyak. This is served up East Coast style with cili padi and lime to squeeze on top.

So the next time you have an itch for Kelantanese Food, pop in to MZ DarulNaim and they’ll take good care of you.