We were at Citta Mall when we came across this relatively new restaurant. Jombali had taken out a large sign which advertised (of all things) a Michelin inspired dish.
Needless to say, this had nothing to do with Michelin and I have no idea where the whole “inspired by Michelin” bit came in.
I ordered an Oreo Shake (RM 8.90) and my better half had a Coconut Shake (RM 8.90). The latter was quite enjoyable, tasted a bit like the Thai counterpart it was meant to emulate but the former wasn’t anything to write home about.
It was dinnertime so I had the Nasi Goreng 3 Rasa with Ayam Goreng (RM 13.90). This was from their Jomabli Top Sellers menu and the 3 Rasa part means “3 tastes”. It pulled that off quite well – the fried rice was salty, sour (from the tomatoes) and spicy. The portion was GIGANTIC though and I couldn’t finish it although it was good.
My dear had the Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng Berempah (RM 10.90) – the chicken is the same but hers is made with rice steamed with santan (coconut milk). It also came in a Supersized portion but the rice wasn’t very hot. I think part of it was due to them trying to serve us both at the same time, a very noble concept but maybe not so suitable for an eatery of their aspirations.
Jombali serves up decently priced food and adds to the selection at Citta Mall but we probably won’t be going back again unless we were really hungry.
7 thoughts on “Jombali @ Citta Mall”
The lengths people go through to get attention…and business. “Inspired by…” indeed!
Coincidentally, I’ve nasi lemak in my post too today at around half the price…but it was just a small and simple coffee shop. Food’s great there! Ex-TanahMas, The Ark and Red Carrot chef…doing it on his own now. Don’t miss it when you’re back in Sibu!
Yeah, I thought it was really funny too! 🙂
Oh, I’ve never been there before. I thought you meant One O One Cafe, just realized that it’s owned by a friend’s brother (although he has a stake in the business too). Sounds good, will try it next time I’m back.
Lol. Michelin inspired?? Hmm.
I would want to try that 3 rasa fried rice. Look good to me.
The 3 rasa fried rice is quite good! 🙂
I was surprised, it really has 3 tastes and the sourish component is realized by tomatoes, and they put lots of it inside. Works very well as an appetizer, especially with the chillies.
I have been there too…but that was for “brunch” . The portion very big also. Just nice to share with son. LOL
The name JOMBALI is nice and very inviting leh.
Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng Berempah is very cheap.
I think I have seen Jombali before in Tesco, Puchong. Don’t think I will eat here unless I am too hungry and this is the only place available.