Bitcoin Restaurant at Damansara Utama

Where: Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan, Damansara Utama
When: 9am - 5pm, Daily
Admission: RM 19 for Ultimate Nasi Dagang with the works
Info: Restaurant | Source | Location

Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan has the distinction of being the first Bitcoin accepting restaurant in Malaysia with a Bitcoin Point of Sale terminal provided by Bitcoin acceptance started from May 11th, 2014. Down south, Singapore has ten to date but none yet in other regional capitals including Hong Kong (based on a cursory search).

Nasi Dagang
Nasi Dagang is the nasi lemak of the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, in the states of Terengganu and Kelantan. It is a type of brown rice steamed with coconut milk and served with rich fish gravy and vegetable pickles. The combination of fenugreek seeds and coconut milk gives Nasi Dagang its unique flavour and fragrance.

Purple Rice
The Terengganu version uses the normal white rice, while the Kelantan variety uses a type of rice locally called beras nasi dagang, which is a type of wild rice that has a light purple colour and a little glutinous. The Terengganu version is also much simpler, eaten only with fish curry and pickles.

Not Fish Curry
The accompanying fish curry is specially prepared for nasi dagang and is sometimes locally called gulai darat. 'Curry' is actually a misnomer as the fish is not cooked using curry powder but in coconut milk mixed with traditional Malay spices such as lemon grass, galangal, chilli paste and turmeric.

Nasi Kerabu Khaojum. Photo: Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan