Thanks to a business meeting at South Link, we had the opportunity to explore Hens Lah. As a new addition to the local food and beverage scene, this restaurant offers a variety of popular local dishes at an affordable price point. Although I am a regular visitor to Bangsar South, I usually confine myself to Nexus, The Sphere, and Vertical, rarely venturing beyond them. However, I am starting to understand that despite its relatively small size, this area is home to hidden culinary gems waiting to be discovered, just like Hen’s Lah.
The South Link has pleasantly surprised me with its own vibrant foodie ecosystem. The establishment is host to several culinary establishments such as Hens Lah, Fukuniku (an Asian Fusion restaurant), and a spacious, contemporary food court called Food City. It has come to my attention that this bustling hub is well-known among the working professionals in the area. As an outsider, I was previously unaware of its existence. Just by observing the bustling crowd, it is evident that this is a popular spot for local workforce, particularly during the lunch hour.
Parking: Easy. I parked within South Link itself, at its basement car park (visitor section). Compared to the rest of Bangsar South, this one had plenty of parking spots available. The parking rate is as follows:
Once you have parked, please proceed to the elevator and head up to the Ground floor. It is important to pay attention to the pharmacy (R Pharmacy) as Hens Lah is situated on the opposite side, directly facing the pharmacy. On this side, you will find a walkway that will guide you to a corner of the floor. Simply continue walking along this walkway until you reach the end, where you will find Hens Lah.
Nasi Goreng Kampung, RM 12.80 + Bee Hoon Goreng Tomyum, RM 12.80
Both dishes were delectable, exemplifying the flavors one would anticipate in kopitiam cuisine. Despite the mild taste of the distinct tang of tom yum, the Bee Hoon Goreng Tomyum proved to be a delightful dish. Abundant in ingredients such as fish balls, prawns, fishcakes, taugeh, eggs, and more, it served as a satisfying and flavorsome dish.
The fried rice was equally delicious. Nasi Goreng Kampung is a dish with a distinctive taste that one can easily recognize upon tasting. This particular dish perfectly embodies all the characteristics of Nasi Goreng Kampung. I enjoyed it so much that I didn’t even realize the absence of anchovies, until my observant friends pointed it out. We inquired about it and were promptly served a side of anchovies. The addition of the tiny fried fishes provided a pleasant texture contrast to the otherwise dense dish.
Overall, we had a pleasant experience here. Would I head back here? Yea, I would. I would be happy to give the other dishes available here a try.
Address: G 05, South Link Lifestyle Apartment, Jalan Kerinchi Kiri 2, Bangsar South, KL.
Opening hours: Everyday, 8 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.