The famous Malaysian dish, Nasi Lemak is the national food and it is popular during breakfast. Yes, as Malaysia is heavy towards asian culture, we eat rice almost every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. People would not favor nasi lemak at first bite and it takes time for our tastebud to get used to it. Nasi lemak has different version such as Peranakan nasi lemak in Melaka will have heavier taste of sambal with kangkung dish on the side and nasi lemak in Kuala Lumpur will have the mix with different soughts of protein such as chicken or squid. The aromatics of Malay nasi lemak will include aromatics such as coconut milk, pandan, lemongrass and ginger. Chinese nasi lemak served with curry.
The nasi lemak will make one’s day complete. Malaysians from all walks of life will agree that nasi lemak is one of the best cultural food in Malaysia that brings all the race into one. Commercialised restaurant such as Madam’s Kwan and Secret Recipe serve nasi lemak. Even better, stall beside the street will also serve cheap alternative for nasi lemak. Here, we will give you the complete suggestion on places that you can get nasi lemak at a good deal.
1. Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa
Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa is the go-to place for local and most recognisable among all. The original branch located in Kampung Baru (student can reach there by bus or train). Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa serves amazing nasi lemak with plethora of accompanying dishes to choose from.
2. Nasi Lemak Tanglin
Nasi Lemak Tanglin located at Jalan Cenderasari, near Kuala Lumpur Botanic Garden. The stall has been operating since 1948 and brings back memories of old timers. Nasi Lemak Tanglin, now run by the second generation Zainal Abidin Hassan, sticks to its family recipe that hasn’t changed for seven decades. The winning element in the dish is its sambal tumis – piquant and nicely balanced. The Nasi Lemak Tanglin open from 7:00am to 2:00pm and from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.
3. Nasi Lemak Angah
The founder started his business near LRT station to a brick and mortar store serving nasi lemak. Each packet of nasi lemak serves banana leaf for an extra waft of fragrance. The rice is rich and the sambal is mildl spicy that people can enjoy spoonful of it. Top it off with hard boiled egg.
4. Nasi Lemak Saleha
Nasi Lemak Saleha has been in the business for over 30 years. The restaurant has been at the same spot in Kampung Pandan with the second branch in Sri Rampai. The nasi lemak is famous with sambal and rendang chicken. Sambal will goes perfectly well with its fluffy coconut rice.
5. Nasi Lemak Wanjo
Nasi Lemak Wanjo is popular among urban citizen in Kuala Lumpur. Especially on weekend, people will cycle, jogging or walk around Kuala Lumpur and having Nasi Lemak for their breakfast. It might get overcrowded in the morning but the serving can be really fast as they have a lot of staff.
6. Big Tree Head Mamak
The nasi lemak place is well-kept secret among folks living in and around Kepong. The nasi lemak pretty decent - the regular condiment topped with fried egg. The crispy chicken is worth for guilty pleasure.
Nasi lemak is definitely worth of try especially with condiments and protein. For first timer, it is recommended to try nasi lemak with crispy chicken and dark coffee.
Date of Input: 31/10/2022 | Updated: 31/10/2022 | sitiafiqah
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