Farah is a nasi lemak fiend, but she occasionally takes breaks from her beloved meal for something different. Here, she checks out another classic Malaysian dish: Pulut Kuning. We think now she's torn between the two...
Pulut Kuning - the golden rice of Malaysia...
Morning - In front of Oriental Mini Market, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, TTDI, KL
Evening -In front of Guardian ( same row as CIMB ), Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi. TTDI, KL.
Tel: 014 2154755
Morning - 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Mon to Sun, Evening – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Mon to Fri
Authentic Kelantanese nasi dishes
It sells out quickly. And sometime's Kak Ana isn't there.
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...
Come late and you have to fight for the pulut with these folk!
Kak Ana started selling the usual Kelantanese fare like Nasi Dagang, Laksam and Nasi Kerabu. Eventually, she added Pulut Kuning in the menu, simply because it was one of her own personal favourite, and now, it has become her signature dish. Although Kak Ana has an array of dishes on offer, her Pulut Kuning is a crowd favourite, usually finishing within an hour.
It is a simple dish made with sticky rice, fresh turmeric and coconut milk. The key to making the perfect Pulut Kuning is to make sure that you soak the sticky rice for a couple of hours before steaming it. This helps the rice to cook evenly, ensuring a wonderful sticky soft texture that goes so well with the rich, slightly salty coconut flavour. Kak Ana uses her grandmother’s recipe, she keeps it original by using fresh ingredients and blending everything by hand.
Simple is always best! That Fried Chicken... Mmm..~
The Pulut Kuning is so good that you can simply eat it on its own. But if you like to add something heartier to it, opt for Kak Ana’s Fried Chicken or Rendang Daging. Fried Chicken is fried till golden brown with yummy crispy bits of ginger and garlic. Rendang Daging is thick with kerisik and aromatics, a great accompaniment to the Pulut Kuning or Nasi Kerabu.
That's the Rendang with Nasi Kerabu.. a sure winner, too!
If you fancy a more traditional east coast dish, try the Nasi Dagang with the Gulai Ikan Tongkol. For non-rice lovers, the fried beehoon and laksam are also delicious options.
'Travellers rice', so they say...
Kak Ana is one hard-working lady, along with her stall, she also has a catering business that she runs with her children to handle big orders for weddings and other events. But most days, you can see her manning the stall, in the mornings from 7.30 am till 1pm and In the evenings, from 5pm till 8pm. Come early if you want the Pulut Kuning, it is her most popular dish and usually the first to go.