"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.
"Mountains of lauk and delicious nasi lemak."
Jalan Alor. Two words that mean only one thing to most if not all Malaysians (and tourists too!): FOOD. So well known it is for food that a move by DBKL to change the name was met with vehement protests from tenants and visitors alike. It’s a street that is renowned internationally as being a haven for street food of all kinds. Seafood, mamak food, tom yum shops, even ice cream and drinks. And while most of these are Chinese makan places, in the mornings you’ll find a gem of a nasi lemak place: Nasi Lemak Alor Corner
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"Fried nasi lemak. Do you need anymore reason?"
Nasi lemak is a beautiful dish in the way that there are so many interpretations of it that somehow, still hold true to the ‘spirit’ of a nasi lemak. This is mainly because despite the variations, most people will agree on several key components: rice in coconut milk, a sambal, egg, peanuts and anchovies. But once every so often, there’ll be a nasi lemak that would seem strange… but somehow work in all manners of deliciousness… More »