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Nasi Lemak Nayan, Lenggeng, NS

by Edwan S., on Mon, September 29, 2014 - 11:39:19 AM, 0 comment
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Out of KL we go for this week's Nasi Lemak Monday...

Think of a sambal that you get with nasi lemak: it's almost always sambal ikan bilis or sotong, and at the furthest stretch would probably be sambal kerang (which itself is often an add on lauk rather than standard). But at Nasi Lemak Nayan, they give you... sambal ikan keli! (catfish sambal!)

From KL we went to the little town of Lenggeng near Seremban. After losing our way for a while, we asked directions. "Terus jo, lopas Pos Ofis tu masuk kanan. Nampak banyak keto parking and Cino ramai tu, tu la kodai dio," said a resident Negeri Sembilan lady. I'll translate: "Just go straight (from where we were) and turn right after the Post Office. Once you see a little shop with lots of cars parked and plenty of Chinese people, that's the place."

So we found it eventually. A small, family run business, Nasi Lemak Nayan is only open on weekend mornings. Even then the nasi lemak pretty much runs out after 9am. So come early if you want to try. The roads leading here…  Continue reading »

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Top 3: Burger Joints With Unusual Flavours!

by Foodster X, on Thu, September 25, 2014 - 1:14:30 AM, 0 comment
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A patty with cheese and the usual vegetables are fine and all, but every so often one might have a hankering for more unusual combinations. Peanut butter? Cornflakes? Who would've thought, right? But these three hot burger spots in the Klang Valley are all about unique toppings and flavours that work surprisingly well!

No. 14, Jalan 21/22, Seapark, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

I like black buns and I cannot lie...

Of course the crazy folk at myBurgerLab would top this list. When a restaurant has 'lab' in its name, you're pretty sure to expect some off-kilter and more unusual fair. myBurgerLab is famous for their 'experiments' that ultimately end up being delicious and satisfying. Burgers topped with lychees? Peanut butter? Even watermelon! It seems that the sky is the limit when it comes to flavours at myBurgerLab. Who knows what…  Continue reading »

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Nasi Lemak at Pasar Seksyen 6, Shah Alam

by Foodster X, on Mon, September 22, 2014 - 10:26:45 AM, 0 comment
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A pasar is always a good place to get yummy food, Nasi Lemak included!

Pasar Seksyen 6, Shah Alam is one of the smaller pasars around, but it still has loads to offer. Fresh vegetables and fruits to meats and seafood, it is also one of the more affordable pasars to shop at. Of course, there's plenty of good eats too.

This nasi lemak being sold at the pasar is what I like to call the 'quintessential' type. Nasi, sambal, cucumber, a slice of omelette and crunchy nuts and ikan bilis. The nasi is densely packed and quite creamy with santan.

Classic nasi lemak.

The sambal tumis ikan bilis strikes just the perfect balance between sweet and spicy, and plays well with the salty ikan bilis and mellow slice of omelette.

For less than RM2, it's a pretty good bargain.  Continue reading »

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Top 3 Nasi Lemak in Shah Alam

by Foodster X, on Mon, September 15, 2014 - 10:11:11 AM, 0 comment
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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…  Continue reading »

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Nasi Lemak @ Ellysal, Pasar TTDI

by Edwan S., on Mon, September 08, 2014 - 9:00:03 AM, 0 comment
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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…  Continue reading »

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Nasi Lemak Kak Sofia

by Farah, on Mon, August 25, 2014 - 10:23:11 AM, 0 comment
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As soon as you step out of your car, you can smell the inviting aromas coming from Kak Sofia’s stall. Kak Sofia has been at Mutiara Damansara for about 6 years and her nasi lemak is a popular breakfast option among the residents there.

A great little early morning nasi lemak

Kak Sofia’s nasi lemak has a subtle flavour, it’s not too creamy or rich, well-balanced with just soft notes of coconut milk. The rice is wonderfully non-clumpy, each grain separating with just a nudge of your spoon. Her sambal is red and thick, not too sweet and not too spicy. You can only taste the heat in your first bite, as soon as you mix it with the rice, the heat disappears.

Delicious daging kunyit with coconut rice... mmm...

There is an array of lauks on offer. Her more popular ones are the sambal sotong and daging kunyit.…  Continue reading »

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Usop Burger Celup

by Honey, on Fri, August 22, 2014 - 11:35:05 AM, 0 comment
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Take a moment to feast your eyes on the picture below.

The special at Usop Burger Celup

This is one of the finest examples of a 'celup'-style street burger. In this case it's an oblong patty dipped in a thick a peppery black pepper sauce, then wrapped up in egg with more sauces and vegetables. Usop plies his trade from a little food truck and on most nights, he's steady at the grill as orders come in non-stop. In one night he sells from 3 to 4 bags of buns, that's about 150 burgers- not bad for a guys who started doing it part time.

When we chatted with him, Usop can't even sit down because of orders

Although there are many burger 'celup' out there, Usop's burgers are quite addictive probably due to the fact that he fries up his burgers then dip them in his black pepper 'berhantu' while it's still hot. He leaves it in so that…  Continue reading »


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