"Seputeh's hidden gem..."
If you like your sambal hot and spicy, make your way to the Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang stall in Seputeh. The sambal here has plenty of heat, with tons of chillies, blended and simmered for hours to create a wonderful balance of fiery and sweet flavours. More »
"Sweet, smoky sambal here!"
Nasi Lemak Wanjo, called in turns Mak Wanjor for the matriarch of the family until the sign came up on their shop recently; serves a good, solid nasi lemak. For those of you that like your sambal a little sweet, this is the place for you. It’s still spicy but there’s a sultry sweetness that runs through it and a smokiness that gives it character. More »
"Eat until you sweat... oh yeah..."
Chicken. Rice. Sambal. You really can’t go wrong with this food combo. Mat Rock built a business around this. Bite-sized pieces of chicken, marinated in turmeric and salt is fried to a wonderfully crisp exterior while the inside remains tender. To this, a handful of fried onions and beans are added for some crunch. All this rests on a bed of fluffy white rice. More »
"East Coast deliciousness in KL"
Nasi dagang - travellers rice - is a pretty popular dish. But maybe some of you folk didn't know that there are two kinds: the Kelantanese version, and a Terengganu one. Now the Kelantan one you're familiar with of course: it's the red one, often served with gulai ikan tongkol. But the Terengganu version is quite tricky to find in KL. So bless Restoran Gamelan at Ara Damansara, as they have a superb Terengganu nasi dagang.
"Pulut Kuning - the golden rice of Malaysia..."
Looking for something different for breakfast? Wrapped up in fragrant banana leaf, bright yellow and steamed to perfection, Kak Ana’s Pulut Kuning is a dish that is a great alternative to the usual nasi lemak. Coming from a long line of Kelantanese cooks, it was only natural that Kak Ana decided to continue the family tradition. About 18 years ago, she decided to set up a stall in Taman Tun...
"Little packets of nasi lemak joy..."
A good packet of nasi lemak really gets me going in the morning. When I open a packet of nasi lemak at Kak Maimon’s, I am instantly taken by its simplicity. There’s a generous dollop of sambal, a thick cucumber slice, peanuts, ikan bilis and a halved hard-boiled egg. The sambal here is well rounded, not too sweet and not too spicy, as Goldilocks would say, the sambal is just right. It’s chunky with a deep crimson colour. Dried chillies, onions and garlic are blended and then cooked slowly for two and a half hours, allowing the aromatics to simmer and release their natural sweetness. More »
"Savoury soup, amazing fried chicken and a to die for Duck Egg Gulai!"
At a glance, behind Restoran Ayam Kampung Publika could be any other nasi campur restaurant. But this place in Damansara Perdana does things a bit differently. Most nasi campur places have rows and plates upon plates of dishes, but not here. Oh no no, this place isn't into that. After all, how often do you really take more than 3 lauk into your rice plate? Exactly. Here, the selection is small. And that my friends, is a good thing.