For 4 generations, the Kluang Railway Station Canteen had been serving train travellers who are waiting to board or just disembarked. Still maintaining the original café, the owners opened two more branches in the area and one in Selangor. Rail Canteen is operated by a fourth generation member of the Lim family, aiming to bring you the original taste of Kluang. Now Kluang locals working in Petaling Jaya can have a taste of home while others get to try something new.
The place is spacious and comfortable with the huge glass doors and windows bringing in ample sunlight. With wooden chairs and black frames, the interior replicates a railway café but with some modern touches. The menu is traditional with some fusion elements, with ingredients and recipes mostly from the original coffee shop in Kluang.
Their best seller is the Nasi Lemak, a Malaysian staple food. You can choose to have it with Ayam Goreng, Ayam Berempah, Ayam Masak Merah or Rendang Kambing. With the Nasi Lemak Ayam Berempah, you get to choose from an assortment of sambals: cockles, squids, anchovies, prawns and onion. The cockles sambal is robust with a sweet flavour from the cockles. The freshly fried groud nuts and anchovies are crunchy while the rice is fluffy and fragrant. Do also give the Bun Bakar (roasted bun) a try. The bun is cut open and slathered with a generous amount of kaya with small cubes of cold butter. It is absolutely delicious, with the sweetness of kaya complimenting the slightly salty butter perfectly.
Pair your meal with an aromatic cup of Kluang Coffee that is creamy and not overly sweet.