Quickie Review

Nasi Lemak ‘Bakul’ @ Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam

by Edwan S. on Mon, February 03, 2014

Nasi Lemak Monday time! Today we're checking out a 'brader' that sells nasi lemak in a basket in front of a supermarket. Sometimes, good food doesn't mean it comes from a cafe. From a 'bakul' also can!

In front of the My Mydin supermarket in the hilly neighbourhood of Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, a 'brader' is always there in the mornings selling packets of nasi lemak from a 'bakul' (origins of bakul cannot be traced back to the Mydin he works in front of...). On weekdays, one can see a bunch of cars dropping by to get nasi lemak from him. He sells basic packets of nasi lemak; egg, ikan bilis, ayam goreng. Take your pick. They're all good, quintessential nasi lemaks, with no frills, just deliciousness. Do take note it is tapau only.

The Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng* (RM3.50) here is fragrant and wrapped in banana leaf and wax paper. It is not too 'lemak' tasting, which makes it a light and easy nasi lemak to start off your Mondays with. The sambal is more on the sweet side, so sweet sambal fans, do take note. Ayam goreng is fried to a wonderful dark brown, and is seasoned with just enough salt to bring out the flavours of the chicken. Crunchy ikan bilis tops it off, though the cucumber slice is negligible and would be better off elsewhere.

*yes, we're featuring a lot of nasi lemak ayam goreng so far, but fret not, more interesting lauks will pop up from time to time!

In front of MyMydin Bukit Jelutong,
4, Jalan Pelapik C U8/C, 40150 Shah Alam, Bukit Jelutong, Malaysia