Nando’s, KL Malaysia

 13:40 10/06/2012 It’s catchy red neon light  of word Nando’s gleaming from afar, was our first recollection of this famous South African restaurant chain in KL. Yeah, it looks attractive and inviting. But people queue here for ages, and pretty sure it’s not about that fancy lights. It must be something special on their menu, or services of this restaurant. And that’s what we wanna know and find out.  Our desire  to uncover of ‘what’s with this restaurant’ had grown even more. So we walk in and give a try.
Surprisingly, we secured a seat , opposite to what we observe every time we pass by to one of it’s branches. It’s a typical restaurant that frequently visited by family, friends or some one whose exercising  self-indulgence. 

A service attendant promptly come to our table and hand over the menu. Scanning the book and try finding that something or a secret which made this restaurant a crowd drawer. After five minutes of flipping the page, still we’re undecided which on the list to order. Then, I  found this phrase on their menu book ” In life, there are moments when it’s hard to make a choice. This is one of them.” 

Somehow it’s true, so we ask our service attendant for recommendations and happily introduce their best sellers. We took the half chicken with 2 sidelines, and choose the Mediterranean rice  and fries.


Peri-Peri design condiments holder


We’re reminded that order takes 10-15 minutes so while waiting we read the story from the menu book about Nando’s and Peri-Peri. It’s a Mozambiquan-Portuguese of origin which humbly started their first restaurant in South Africa. Peri-Peri is an African word  for African’s Bird’s eye chili which is one of it’s prime ingredients in marinading their chicken recipes. It’s good to know about its history and beginning.

More or less after 10 minutes, our Half Chicken Mild Spicy with Mediterranean rice bowl and fries was serve. It was put on a big platter and the chicken had almost occupy the entire space. The chicken was oven-grilled and brush with a medium spicy peri-peri sauce. The serving is obviously good for two people, but it’s subjective to one’s appetite.

The aroma of herb and spices  can be trace on it’s meat, the peri-peri sauce made the chicken more appetizing. It’s unique taste made us crave for more and  order an extra rice. By the way, the Mediterranean rice is also a winner, the infused spices attributed to it’s special taste. I guess this answers to our query why people would waste their time on queuing, indeed a must try.

Yet, if you’re not satisfied with mild spicy, Hot and Extra-Hot peri-peri sauce were also available on the table. Out of curiosity we these two, it’s overpowering the taste of chicken so we settle for the mild one. We’re so thankful that their sauce is made available on the supermarket, and we can just buy them anytime and convert that ordinary chicken to nandostic one.

So, if you’ll gonna ask if we’ll recommend this restaurant, Absolutely YES! Spicy food lovers will surely enjoy  Nando’s.  Bom proveito!

Address: Lot 4, Kompleks Pernas Sogo, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur.

Note: This is not paid post or some sort, we just want to share our good experience with this restaurant.
Foodie couple,
Sky and Summer


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26 Replies to “Nando’s, KL Malaysia”

  1. Aldous Calubad says: Reply

    Wow, who does not love peri peri chicken? Those pics look mouth watering

  2. i have never tried eating in a south african resto but i think they have good delicacies here.:)

  3. GilCamporazo says: Reply

    The foods really look so luscious and very inviting. What hesitates me to get one if I were there is the hotness of the food. I couldn't bear eating hot and spicy foods. For you, I think you overcame this hotty foody. Good for you.

  4. Wow that chicken meal looks so appetizing! I want to try it too! 🙂

  5. Jonas Ignatius Labagala says: Reply

    I've eaten a peri-peri chicken here in SM Davao. It's best eaten when it's extra hot. It makes the dish a lot better. 😀

  6. This reminds me of a resto here in Manila that serves Peri-Peri Chicken. Yeah and its best devoured extra hot just as Jonas said 😀

  7. vee fernandez says: Reply

    nice post.i just visited HK last april and i do intend to visit this country together with my family soon 🙂

  8. The food is so tempting. I think there's also a resto here in Manila that looks like this. I haven't tried per-peri chicken but it seems delicious.

  9. Rochkirstin Santos says: Reply

    Hey their prices are expensive huh. I thought that restaurants in Malaysia offer cheaper food than those in Singapore but I was wrong. Maybe for seafood yes but for meaty stuff and this type, they're almost the same and some are even more pricy. 😛

  10. Pehpot Pineda says: Reply

    oohh my kids would love this place! They love anything spicy 🙂

  11. It's bit pricey since Nando's is an international restaurant chain, just like Italiannies, TGIF etc. But if you're talking hawkers here in Msia, much cheaper compare to SG 🙂

  12. Everyone does! thanks Aldous

  13. You should tried, jsut be mindful about the intensity of spicy food.

  14. We don't really much a fan of eating spicy stuff first when we came here. Living in Msia for more than two years, made us more embrace eating spicy deli.

  15. It is Kim, I run out of superlatives how to describe how tasty this chicken is.

  16. I heard, there's peri-peri chicken in Davao, but I guess Nando's had dominated this specialty. I hope thye'll open a branch in Philippines soon.

  17. Agree, peri-peri chicken is more enticing when you paired it with extra spicy sauce.

  18. There's a same concept in Phils, but definitely not Nando's.

  19. You'e kids must be foodie adventurous, that means they love bicol express 🙂

  20. Thanks Vee! Do let me know if wanna ask anything about KL 🙂

  21. Olan Fernandez Emboscado says: Reply

    eggzoited to try these. 🙂 nomnomnom! KL, malapit na! 🙂

  22. Of course, you should not miss this, walang nando's sa Pinas 🙂

  23. Jhoveleen David says: Reply

    I Like their condiments holder. My kids will be playing with that when they can see that in our table.

  24. Woot! Sakto mag-Nando's kami sa Monday :))

  25. It's lovely and we could almost ask the staff to take home it. 🙂

  26. Enjoy Mica! Bom Proveito!

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