Located in the heart of the district of Petaling Jaya, The Local -a food eatery founded by The Gastro Project (TGP), caters to everyone's whims and wants when it comes to serving regional delicacies scattered across the country all under one roof.
A cafe in all earnest, with a rather spacious interior for ample seating spaces, the Local is more than adequate to handle the rush hour horde of the hungry lunch crowd on the prowl for delectable -and affordable; meals in the streets of Petaling Jaya. As its name aptly suggests, the cafe is ever-readily equipped with culinary marvels hailing from the various ethnicity found within the soil of Malaysia. Yes, you heard right the first time. Malay, Chinese and Indian -not forgetting Western; signature dishes are all available here.
If you're ever patronising the premises for a decadent meal sporting an authentic Malay twist, look no further than their Nasi Lemak dish that is best paired with a selection of meats ranging from chicken, beef or seafood. A suggestion; their spice-fried chicken is quite the palate pleaser with the tender texture of the white meat complementing the savoury flavours of the dish as a whole. Or else try their Nasi Kerabu with Chicken in Percik Sauce, which is quintessentially fragrant blue tinted rice paired with a succulent piece of poultry drenched in savoury, aromatic, coconut-milk-infused curry gravy.
For dishes of Chinese origins, patrons can take a shot at the Local's rendition of Char Kuey Teow, Hainanese chicken rice as well as Wantan Mee, just to name a few. If you are a fan of Indian cuisines, the Roti Jala there is one of the many notable dishes selling out fast like hotcakes. Pair it with a warm, steamy cup of Teh Tarik and you'll be set with a meal that is both heartening and tasty. At any rate, with an extensive list of good eats, patrons will indubitably be spoilt for choices. Indecisive people, ye hath been warned.