This particular Nasi Arab pays homage to the food loving people of Malaysia. The main recipe is tweaked to suit local tastebuds and they even provide sambal as well! The queue can get pretty ridiculous but man we can never get enough of this delicious Nasi Arab.
Only available for Friday lunch!
Jalan Sepah Puteri 5/21, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya
11am - 2pm (Fridays only)
Great localised Nasi Arab with scrumptious gravy
Only open for Friday lunch so it's a once a week treat
Say Nasi Arab and people usually imagine long grain rice, full with spices and cooked with mountains of meat. There are a few popular dishes frequently ordered at Arab resaurants such as Mandy Rice, Kabsa Rice, Maghdut Rice and many others. However sometimes we just like it simple, flavourful meat with fragrant rice and with a bit of local twist. Well there is a particular roadside stall that sells their own take on Nasi Arab and it is delicious...
This stall only opens on Friday around Friday Prayers at Masjid Kuning in Kota Damansara. More reason to thank God its Friday eh?
There are only two dishes here namely Nasi Arab Kambing or Nasi Arab Ayam. The rice is aromatic because they take their time to thoroughly caramelize the onions before adding their secret spice mix to infuse it. Once that process is done they add in tomato sauce, the ratio is altered to suit local tastebuds. In fact, this this Maghout-style because of the use of tomato and the fact that is has a bit gravy. We see it as a sort of tasty Arabic stew.
The meat is cooked for hours so it's fall-off-the-bone tender.
The rice is served with the meat of your choice, dalca, yogurt salad and sambal. The yogurt salad with cucumbers and onions adds a nice refreshing element to the dish. The sambal is a nod to our spicy-loving Malaysians who must have some sort of spiciness. They also add in scoopfuls of the delicious gravy to make the dish 'wet' so there's a bit of 'kuah' to soak into the rice.
The owner got the recipe from her Auntie who frequents Mecca. From there she tweaked the recipe and voila, Nasi Arab Masjid Kuning is born.