Nasi Lemak Monday is here, hey ho! Today's nasi lemak is a lunch-time exclusive in busy Taman Maluri..
Along Jalan Mahkota in Taman Maluri, a stall literally named 'Nasi Lemak Ayam Rempah' plies its trade. But rather than opening in the mornings, this stall, manned by a kindly couple, only opens during lunch
. This means you have only have about 2 hours before they run out and close shop.
The nasi is crumbly and is given in a big, big portion
. The rice is nicely al dente, tender with a firm bite. It's not too lemak either, so the portion ends up pretty okay. The sambal is bright red and looked to be of the slightly undercooked variety. It is fiery hot though
, so go easy if you're not a heat junkie.
The best thing is that fry their ayam rempah fresh
here. You're very likely to get it juicy, succulent and piping hot.
They only sell one variety: Nasi Lemak Ayam Rempah. Each packet goes for RM4.50
Nasi Lemak Ayam Rempah (in front of Public Bank Taman Maluri)
Jalan Mahkota, Taman Maluri, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, 55100, Kuala Lumpur
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"Street-Western done RIGHT."
'Street Western' spots are a dime-a-dozen in the Klang Valley. Often they're just simple stalls and you can find them in food-courts, Chinese eating houses and even Mamak shops (where the 'Western' stall usually consists of a griddle and a deep-fryer). Street-western here means what Malaysians see as 'Western' food, but simpler and served from stalls
. Cheap chicken chops, fish and chips and steaks form the trivecta of foods served at these places. And that is the appeal: price!
A lot of people want a semblance of restaurant 'Western' fair, but at cheaper prices. And just like with any other makan place, there are good street-Westerns, and there are mediocre ones.
Steven's Western Corner at Uptown 7, Damansara Utama, is definitely one of the good ones
You don’t need to empty the entire ‘kitchen utensils’ and ‘crockery’ section of the supermarket to be able to make Western dishes at home. Often, the tools I use in the kitchen are the same things that you would use for everyday cooking.
That said, there are some things that I absolutely cannot do without in my kitchen. So here… More »
Latest show to hit our network is Western Masak Sempoi
, a brand new Bahasa Malaysia show teaching home cooks how to make delicious Western-style food at home. Hosted by Chef Eddie
who has… More »
How about a light lunch? Linguine in olive oil, garlic and chillies with a nice, juicy pan seared chicken and healthy, crunchy broccoli makes a nice, balanced meal. This is a straight-forward pasta recipe that’s light, but also filling and relatively healthy, too. You can even make it in the morning and pack it as lunch. It’s quick, cheap and pretty tasty. More »
Today's Nasi Lemak Monday brings you a very 'kenyang' one in Bandar Sri Permaisuri...
If you're hangkering for a nasi lemak to start your week and happen to be in Bandar Sri Permaisuri, check out Restoran Irshat. It's a regular mamak shop, but skip the roti and go for the nasi lemak bungkus on the tables.
They're straightforward nasi lemaks, but the portion is huge
. At first glance it looks like just rice and sambal, but that's just the way it is packed. Fiddle around a bit and beneath you'll find cucumbers, ikan bilis and wedge of boiled egg. The rice is tender and taste quite 'lemak', if not that fragrant. The sambal might look fierce, but is actually pretty mellow. Have the nasi lemak with a glass of teh o'. Be prepared to feel full the entire morning
Best of all? It's only RM1.50.
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"True nasi dagang is a BEAUTIFUL thing"
True nasi dagang is a beautiful thing. Not unlike many of our beloved local dishes, it relies on a perfect confluence of flavours. The best ones are delicate yet robust, with enough oomph to power you through the day without sucking you into a black hole of a sleepy afternoon.
Until recently, there were only a few places in the Klang Valley where you could get yourself a plate of the stuff. Even then, they were usually only adequately tasty. So of course, on the 8th of June last year, KL-based Kelantanese breathed a collective sigh of relief. The owners of the famed nasi dagang stall in Kota Bharu's Capital Cafe had finally set up shop in KL!