Food trucks are taking KL by storm! But we've always had them, it's just that we usually call them vans i.e. Rojak Van, Fruit Van and so forth. So basically when you say Food Trucks we are talking about the ones tricked out like little mobile restaurants and cafes. We've invited 5 cool ones to attend the upcoming GREAT 2014 in MAGIC Cyberjaya that best… More »
Let's check out some of the best nasi lemak in Shah Alam for our Nasi Lemak Monday this week..
As with any other city in the Klang Valley (or Malaysia, come to think of it), Shah Alam is chock-a-block full on nasi lemak sellers. Shops, stalls, people going around carrying baskets of the stuff and not to mention the ones you'll find at the pasar pagi and pasar malams. You're spoilt for choice. Here are three of our current picks. Expect this list to expand soon! Nasi Lemak Pak Ayob (stall behind Petronas Seksyen 20, in front of KPJ Selangor Medical Center)
One of the big names in the Shah Alam nasi lemak scene. They were part of our I EAT NASI LEMAK event last year and with good reason. Their 8-hour slow cooked sambal is just packed with flavour and is rich, sweet and spicy. The nasi is wonderfully 'lemak' as well. Portions are huge so if you're hungry this is the one to go for. Nasi Lemak Akak Yong Unit 5, Ground Floor, Block 2, Prima U1 Jalan Penyelenggara U1/73 40150 Shah Alam
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"Dangerously addictive tom yum with a kick"
Ara Indah Thai Food is one of those places you wish you knew about earlier. It's a small, almost ramshackle roadside kedai tom yum that almost nobody has heard of. Hey, even I sort of just stumbled upon it one day as I was lost trying to get from Bandar Utama back to Uptown (I blame trying to escape traffic on the LDP). But boy, was it one heck of a discovery. It might well be my favourite kedai tomyum right now...
Friends, family and a roaring grill with loads of yummy food on it. Ah, there’s nothing quite like a BBQ get together. But we know sometimes you get flustered: the grill isn’t hot enough, the grill is on fire, is there enough food OMG! Relax
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Nasi Lemak Monday this week takes us to Pasar Besar Taman Taman Tun Dr. Ismail...
I love TTDI's pasar. It's clean, organized and full of good produce. As a bonus on the upper floor there are some pretty good makan spots as well. That's where I found Ellysal Makanan & Minuman (absolutely adore the name, so 'no frills'). There was a queue of people and when I checked it out, of course it was for nasi lemak.
Naturally, I ordered one.
The simple ones are always the nicest
The shop has quite a selection of dishes but I always go for fried chicken. The rice is crumbly and light while still packing the requisite 'lemakness' from santan. I loved the sambal! Spicy with a kick but with a gentle underlying sweetness. The fried chicken was also surprisingly well seasoned and tasty. My only gripe is that it was a bit cold when I got to it. The other condiments were fine too.
All in all, a great way to either 1) start your shopping or 2) end it on a high note!
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"A nasi dish fit for a King!"
Nasi lemak is probably THE flagship Malaysian food. Show me a Malaysian that doesn’t know nasi lemak and I’ll show you a unicorn. Seriously it is as ubiquitious as a food can get in Malaysia. Coconut rice, sambal and some ikan bilis, nuts and cucumber on the side. Everyone and anyone would know that as nasi lemak. But that is NOT what Nasi Lemak Royale Kedah is. Names can be deceiving, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing…
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