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Aunty Aini's Garden Cafe
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Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

The best place for dine in for me. 5* . Been longing to be here such for a long time, finally be here with bunch of friends. Overall, excellent. The food was great, we had chicken chop, lamb chop, spag marinara and asam pedas daging tetel.

We meet aunty aini personally, such an honor to meet her. Friendly person and easy going.

Definitely will come here again!

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Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is with the best environment among all the restaurants in Nilai. I have been there for several times. For malay food, i recommend rendang beef n daging salai. For western food, i like its spahetti meatball n burger. Except these, its tapai & ice cream is also highly recommended

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

I've been to this place to have lunch or dinner quite number of times, with my friends and families, I can't remember how many times.The recent visit I had was with my friends after golfing at the golf club near by. And yes, every time I went for golfing at Nilai, definitely I will stop by this restaurant for Lunch! I've tried all of the local Malay Cuisine on the menu except Western (My son tried Chicken Chop before, for me when I'm here I will not going for Western)

This restaurant, they serve nice local Malaysia cuisine, "Negeri Sembilan Cook Style". It taste Delicious!!

They do serve western as well, but my recommendation, why go for western if you can find more better western restaurant out there. Their specialty is local Malay and Negeri Sembilan Cuisine, you should go for that! Nothing will go wrong.

On my recent visit with my golf friends we had... Daging Salai Masak Lemak Cili Padi Udang Galah Masak Sambal Tumis Petai, Ayam Kampung Goreng, Sambal Belacan and Ulam and white rice. Not to forget highly recommended for you to try, is the dessert "Ice Cream Tapai" - Delicious!

Highly recommended this restaurant for locals and foreigner who wanted to explore local Malaysia foods. The place suitable for all.

The place if you are not local, a bit hard to find, however below address and GPS coordinate maybe might help you to get there. You can go lunch or dinner , but remember, they Close on Sundays.

Location : Aunty Aini's Garden Cafe - Nilai Negeri Sembilan
Address : Batu 16, Jalan Sepang (Kampung Chelet), 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan
GPS Coordinate : N 2 47.84 , E 101 46.34

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

You'll see photos of Gordon and Tony with arms tightly clasped around Aunty Aini gracing the screen in the cafe. It's a family run business – Aunty Aini and her husband, assisted by a troop of capable staff. Aunty Aini personally supervises every dish – if she doesn't cook it herself – to ensure everything's perfect before the dishes are served. (Ramsey and Bourdain have also visited her premises seeking the secret to her rendang!)

Aunty Aini's fame rests in her traditional Malay cooking. But her kitchen also whips up a mean menu of burgers, steaks and pasta. But for Malaysians and the food-adventurous, this is the place to savor some of the best ever "kampung" (Malay village) cooking! Having said that, I hear her burgers rock too!

Location: Blink and you may miss it. The cafe is located smack in the middle of a village called Kampung Chelek in Nilai – 45 mins from Kuala Lumpur and a few minutes from KLIA, the international airport. Surrounded by quaint wooden houses, large expanses of land and fruit trees, it's a beautiful setting away from the city. With plenty of parking just next to the cafe. (Best to call for directions or locate it on the GPS.)

Food: Popular dishes include the daging salai masak lemak; her asam pedas rocks; ayam goreng kunyit, tempoyak ... just drooling at the thought. All the herbs and spices are plucked from the garden. So everything's fresh! For the less adventurous, she also has a awesome western menu – burgers, steaks, etc. May seem a little strange for a little village restaurant but according to Aunty Aini, being close to KLIA, the industrial zones and international schools, she commands a huge footfall of regular expat customers wanting good, home-cooked comfort food. For dessert, try the tapai ice-cream. Yeah, I wasn't sure about that combination initially. But one bite was all it took to convince me to order another helping!

The setting is semi-outdoor, under a gorgeous traditional attap roof. And there are also a few traditional sit-on-the-floor cabanas which can accommodate families and small groups. You'll certainly feel like you're on some wonderful food vacation!

I can go on about this place forever, having dined here on 3 occasions. Just a few minutes from KLIA, makes it the perfect place to stop for a bite for those who've been away from local food or the last-chance saloon to enjoy those familiar favorites before you embark on a long journey.

You can try prying the secrets from her. Aunty Aini's always up for a chat with her customers. Good luck trying to score the recipes, though! LOL!

She doesn't open all day. So best to call and check the hours. I believe it's 11 a.m. to 3 p.m and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. but don't quote me on this!

Bon apetit! And be prepared to suffer a food hangover at the end of the meal! :-D

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