"The yin and yang of nasi lemak"
Cik Pah Corner at Kampung Hang Tuah, Batang Berjuntai is a godsend. Food here is home-cooked, made with much love and care. As a hungry and often broke student this quickly became my favourite spot for a good meal during my uni days.The moment you lift the lid off the tub, the sweet smell of nasi lemak fills the air and your stomach roars in approval. You just know that this is going to be a good one.
"Serving Nasi Lemak since 1978!"
Saleha bt. Shaikh Ahmad started selling nasi lemak from a mobile cart more than 38 years ago. Since 1978, her stall located at Restoran Ming Huat has become a household name in Melaka, frequented by regulars nightly. Sambal is chunky with tons of onions and chillies, a typical Malaccan-type of sambal, sweeten by gula Melaka, flavoured by prawn heads and plenty of geragau (small dried krill). Mellow in terms of heat and sweet with a slightly briny taste.
"Shrimp Po Boy Perfection!"
Mad Miles' most popular dishes are the tasty Shrimp Po Boys and their Lamb & Mash. The Lamb & Mash consists of tender cuts of lamb in a meaty gravy served with a side of mash while the Shrimp Po Boy is made up of prawns covered in a golden breadcrumb coating doused with sauces between buns. Both are wonderful options that will satisfy your evening craving for fast food with a 'gourmet' twist.
"Heaping Amounts of 'kerak'"
The nasi lemak at Crunchy is fragrant and slightly clumpy (not that it’s a bad thing), you can enjoy the nasi lemak just by itself. The amount of coconut milk is very subtle keeping the dish fairly light.The sambal is quite liquid (not oily), has a sweet taste that slightly overwhelms the spiciness. Their base is actually the uncomplicated yet popular sambal ikan bilis.
"Tasty beriani on wheels!"
At one time you can count on one hand how many food trucks are out there serving up local food. After all, the great Food Truck revolution here began with offering foodies a tasty and cheaper alternative to Western food such as pastas, burgers, Tex-mex and so forth. Enter MS Beriani resolute in their Johorean dishes, who wants to promote authentic Johorean food to a younger crowd.
"Serving Burgers for More Than 20 Years!"
In front of 7-11 at Sea Park, Petaling Jaya (opposite of Ali food Corner), lies a burger truck known as Burger ANZ. The business was started in 1995 by Mr. Zainal, he's been serving burgers for 21 years, it gotta count for something. And that something is, really good roadside burgers. On average, he sells 160 burgers a day. Currently, he runs the truck with the help of his son, daughter and nephew.
"Ultimate Rendang Kerang!"
Zazali Corner is a familiar sight for the residents around this Wangsa Maju neighbourhood. Started by a husband and wife duo of Encik Zazali and Mak Cik Zuraiba, they serve the king and queen of Malaysian breakfasts - nasi lemak and roti canai. Located right in front of Alpha Angle's (AEON Wangsa Maju) front entrance, they have been serving breakfast to the masses for a decade.