Nasi Lemak at Zali Corner

by Ali on Fri, September 16, 2016

Armed with recipes obtained from her parents, Makcik Zuraiba has mastered the art of preparing early morning meals. She's been doing it since 2006, with that much experience, you know that you're bound to get a satisfying brekkie at Zazali Corner.

Ultimate Rendang Kerang!

Foodster's Verdict

Nasi Lemak at Zali Corner
  • Address

    Jalan 3/27a, Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Open

    6.30 am – 12pm

  • Pros

    Good variety of food choices

  • Cons

    Parking and seating could be challenging especially on weekends

  • Price Range

    RM1 - RM!0

  • Parking


  • Certification

    Muslim Owned

Zali Corner is a familiar sight for the residents around this Wangsa Maju neighbourhood. Started by a husband and wife duo of Encik Zali and Mak Cik Zuraiba, they serve the king and queen of Malaysian breakfasts - nasi lemak and roti canai. Located right in front of Alpha Angle's (AEON Wangsa Maju) front entrance, they have been serving breakfast to the masses for a decade.

Look at the luscious sambal!

The nasi lemak is cooked by Mak Cik Zuraiba, it's fluffy and the coconut milk is not too overwhelming, it keeps the dish light. The sambal has a humble amount of sweetness derived from the caramelisation of onions with a decent hit of spiciness.

Paru generously covered in spicy sambal.....

Peppered with chilli seeds, you know this sambal sotong is gonna be hot, hot, hot!

For lauk, she has fried chicken, sambal sotong, sambal sardin but the one lauk that stood above the rest was the rendang kerang. At first glance at this rendang, you know that it is different.

You have to try this rendang kerang......

It looks like a rendang tok with a yellowish color, it has the creamy rendang taste with a hint of turmeric. The rendang also doesn’t have the heat that most rendangs do. If you are a rendang addict, this is one you should definitely try because it is different from the rest. The recipe is taken from her mother who is also in the restaurant business.

The roti canai is also a winner, golden crunchy exterior and fluffy interior.

So good, you can even eat it on its own, or better yet, dip it in curry or dhal.

Besides the nasi lemak, the roti canai is also really good. On average Mak Cik Zuraiba sells 7kg or 100 plates of Nasi Lemak a day. The canai has a crunchy exterior and the dough is soft, a good substitution for someone who wants an alternative to nasi lemak. No matter what your preference, if you want to start your day right, go and have breakfast at Zali Corner.



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