Nasi Lemak Kukus Tradisi @ Pholio Cafe, Mutiara Damansara

Last Saturday, we met up with Isaac and Ivy at Pholio Cafe, Mutiara Damansara. Relatively new, its nasi lemak kukus is already well-known in the neighbourhood and beyond.

It is obvious this is a sports themed cafe with a mini football field on the floor to the many football jerseys hanging around the cafe.

Football field floor. The bare wall is where they project live games during the football season.

Pholio Cafe, Mutiara Damansara
Address: Jalan PJU 7/16, Mutiara Damansara,
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone:+60 3-7731 9088
Hours:  Open daily except for Sundays · 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Being their signature dish, this Nasi Lemak Kukus Tradisi is a must try if you are in the vicinity of Mutiara Damansara.

Unlike ordinary nasi lemak cooked in gigantic rice cooker, the ones here are soaked in coconut milk for at least two hours before being steamed for another couple of hours. The result is sinfully rich and fluffy rice.

The fragrant and fluffy nasi lemak kukus is nicely done and doesn’t stick to each other. The sweet and spicy sambal with some salty and sour undertones matched perfectly, adding a contrast to the savoury coconut rice.

Priced at RM6.90 only, this is one of the better priced nasi lemak kukus in town.

We also tried some of their western food. 

Classic Chicken Bolognese Spaghetti (RM15.90)

Grilled Chicken Chop (RM18.90)

Fish n’ Chips (RM18.90)

Grilled Steak (RM24.90)

Spicy Seafood Aglio Olio (RM18.90)

A peek into their menu and it is obvious that western fares makes up the bulk of their offerings here but nothing beats their awesome possum signature Nasi Lemak Kukus. I’ll definitely return for their Nasi Lemak Kukus. 

About the Author: Merryn Tan

5 Comments + Add Comment

  • //

    The nasi lemak looks good leh!!


  • //

    I would love to try the nasi kukus. Will wait till the LRT or MRT line to that area is completed to go there.


  • //

    The test of the pudding is in the eating. Have to try, then only will I know how good it is. We have one nasi lemak kukus here, roadside stall – lady from Selangor selling outside her house…not that nice – the lemakness isn’t quite there.

    So this one’s a CONfusion place, eh? I am not into those – usually good but not quite there. Better stick to the “specialists”.


  • //

    I like my nasi lemak with a lot of “lemak”!! LOL


  • //

    I thought nasi lemak cooked through “kukus” (steam). Any difference with normal nasi lemak rice??

    Food looked good. Price reasonable too


Leave a comment

Join ME for updates & giveaways!

About Me

MeHome is where MY heart is.
I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.

Click here to learn more about me ^_^


Ayden and Mummy demo making CNY snacks


Submerryn and Mummy doing LIVE Peranakan Cooking Demo

Submerryn NTV7 Breakfast Show

Submerryn talks about coping with physical changes during pregnancy

Submerryn ON TV3, MHI

CNY Ang Pow lantern making demo and playing with snakes

Submerryn ON TV2 Hello On Two

CNY Ang Pow lantern making demo

Submerryn On TV3 KidsNews

Crafting with Ethan on KidsNews

Submerryn On Bernama Radio24

Submerryn In The Star Metro

Submerryn In The Star, In.Tech

Moms who’ve banked on their hobbies and build successful businesses

Submerryn In The Star, Metro

Tossing Lou Sang

Submerryn In Sin Chew

Family holiday trip

Karon, Phuket (Thailand)

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Super Heroes kind of holiday for the kids

Surin, Phuket (Thailand)

Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort and Places of Attractions in Phuket

Mai Khao, Phuket (Thailand)

Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao and Activities for the Family

Bali with Kids (Indonesia)

Holiday Inn Resort Bali and Activities for the Kids

Universal Studio Singapore

Universal Studio Singapore

River Cruise (Singapore)

Singapore River Cruise

S.E.A Aquarium (Singapore)

S.E.A Aquarium, Sentosa, Singapore

Tanglin (Singapore)

Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore

Port Dickson (Malaysia)

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson and Activities for the Family

Port Dickson (Malaysia)

Thistle Port Dickson

Penang (Malaysia)

Holiday Inn Resort Penang and Activities for the Kids

Penang (Malaysia)

Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Batu Feringghi Beach, Penang

Melaka (Malaysia)

Equatorial Hotel Melaka

Melaka (Malaysia)

Estadia by Hatten

Melaka (Malaysia)

Novotel Melaka

Melaka (Malaysia)

Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka

Johor (Malaysia)

Legoland, Johor

Johor (Malaysia)

Pulai Springs Resort, Johor Bahru

Johor (Malaysia)

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Nusajaya Johor

Pahang (Malaysia)

Bukit Gambang Resort City