"One of the best places to enjoy tongue!"
I must confess I was seduced by a picture of sambal kerang on social media one day which led me to try the nasi lemak at Lesung Batu. Jasmeen who runs the place and is pretty much a wizard in the kitchen herself serves mainly Malay-Patani food like tomyum and daging merah. Their specialty here is the lidah goreng kunyit. That’s fresh cow’s tongue, boiled, sliced thinly then fried crispy. Wowsers it’s good, firm outside but still a little soft within.
"Petite but Powerful!"
Each packet from Angah is wrapped meticulously in paper and banana leaf. Its enticing aroma pulls you closer, the quintessential packed meal that is undeniably Malaysian. Rice is rich with aromatics like ginger and lemongrass. You can also taste a strong pandan flavour (they actually add in pandan juice to the rice during the cooking process). The mild sambal has equal tones of sweet and sour, a lovely combination of de-seeded dried chillies, tamarind and tons of onions. You don’t taste the heat initially, you only notice it as it lingers after finishing a packet. Nasi Lemak Angah personifies that age-old adage – great things do come in small packages.
After months of incognito reviewing hundreds of nasi lemak nationwide (almost), we have shortlisted 40 of our favourites for this year. To all nasi lemak fans out there, this is for you. Entrance is FREE and everyone is invited so share this event with your friends and families for a truly awesome Malaysian food event under one roof. We will be releasing… More »
"Rice cooked the old-fashion way!"
All the cooking for nasi lemak at Warung Sinarnor is done over a wood fire, a method that has remained unchanged even after 47 years. Wood imparts a smokey taste to the rice, enhancing the subtle hints of pandan and coconut. They steam it twice, first with water and the second time with santan which also helps to prevent the rice from turning clumpy. With so much going on behind-the-scenes at Sinarnor, it's no surprise that their scrumptious plates of nasi lemak attract new and loyal patrons to their eatery daily. More »
"A nasi lemak breakfast with a difference!"
Who would have thought that Batu Pahat turned out to be a treasure trove of interesting nasi lemak? From the smokiest sambal I’ve ever tasted to one that serves it with fried ikan siakap, this is also the town that came up with nasi lemak with sup tauhu. What’s that you say? Well allow me to enlighten you folks. More »
"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. More »
"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. More »