Malaysian cuisine encompasses a cocktail of different tastes with the combination of aromatic ingredients which makes them has a full flavoured taste especially spicy. The Malaysian food culture has heavy influences from the Malays, Indians and Chinese as they are the common races in the country. There are lots of breakfast meals or options in Malaysia according to different races, but there is only one food that unites them all or can be said as MUST EAT food which is ‘Nasi Lemak’. This coconut milk-smothered rice is combined with a healthy serving of tamarind juice, fried anchovies, peanuts, and a hard-boiled egg. It’s often served atop a banana leaf with coconut fragrant white rice in the centre. We pick the best places around the local area for a delightful plate of the nation’s pride and euphoria, the perfect Nasi Lemak. Chase down these Nasi Lemak for breakfast, lunch, supper or considerably dinner, in light of the fact that our national dish doesn’t confine itself to a specific feast time. That’s the best part of all! This top 5 list will get you to your journey in devouring Nasi Lemak in area near Kuala Lumpur, Subang, and Shah Alam. Let’s get started!
Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa Kampung Baru
Being one of the most establish nasi lemak in KL, they serve a plate full of nasi lemak consisting of rice, a half boiled egg, ikan bilis and cucumber. The stall’s strategic location at the heart of Kuala Lumpur itself makes it more popular because there will always be a continual stream of takeaway customers or the tables are always full. Instead of plain ‘sambal ikan bilis’ they also served variety of gravy or ‘lauk’ for instance ‘sambal sotong’, chicken ‘rendang’ and ‘ayam goreng berempah’ to excites your cravings.
While some nasi lemak stalls or restaurants proud with their offering that is more than just fried egg and fried chicken for instance ‘sambal paru’ or ‘sambal sotong, chicken and egg are pretty much all you can get in your nasi lemak in Mali’s corner but the simplicity itself that makes the nasi lemak shine and popular. The main speciality is the fluffy fragrant rice itself with the perfect amount of coconut flavour. Feels like you can it eat without anything to show how good and tasty it is! To top that, Mali’s spicy-sweet ‘sambal’ is served just plain as the anchovies will be put at the other side in the plate. Some people like the ‘sambal’ to be plain as they do not prefer anchovies or would like to try it with the egg and chicken. Well that sounds like pretty good option. Awesome!
Nasi Lemak Wanjo
Operating since 1963, Nasi Lemak Wanjo being operated way longer than many other outposts in downtown Kuala Lumpur. It is located in Kampung Baru just like Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa Kampung Baru and this humble eatery stall is rather famous among locals during breakfast to supper as they operate from morning until late night. Honestly, there are no rules in eating your favourite food and that means you can repeat it every time. At Wanjo, you can request for more ‘sambal’ or rice and you will not be charge extra for it. That is some amazing deal right there! Don’t worry about the side dishes, it has a lot and variety of it that could make your eyes twitch of choosing one. The best things of eating in a stall or restaurant are the affordable price and the portion of the food thus Wanjo complement both as the price you can get from Nasi Lemak with fried chicken and ‘sambal sotong’ is as low as RM11, not just that, their portion covers half of the plate! This is heaven on earth.
Nasi Lemak Tepi Jalan
As technology evolving, our nasi lemak is evolving too from just simple plain to adding chicken and other meat but this one is extraordinary special because your nasi lemak is definitely on another level. Well, it is nasi lemak with lobster that is located right in the Klang Valley. Isn’t it exciting?! Their original restaurant signature is the nasi lemak kukus and now they have come up with nasi lemak lobster with cheese on it but the excitements don’t stop there, they also served crabs version too. It is totally a favourite place for seafood lovers. The crab and lobsters will be served with delicious butter cheese sauce that is for sure satisfying, cheesy and finger-licking good! Now, their nasi lemak is viral and they often run out of crabs and lobsters but they always restock fast for the customers. Usually, when the food consists of seafood or lobster, the price will be quite expensive but this restaurant is an exception, you can get lobster nasi lemak for like Rm20 for starting range. That is quite affordable. If you’re craving for something extra, why not try this menu. So, what are you waiting for? This nasi lemak lobster will definitely be in your list.
Village Park Restaurant
This restaurant is well known as the Best Malay/Malaysian restaurant in Time Out KL’s Food & Drink Awards 2016. The best menu is their nasi lemak kukus which the rice is steamed, cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf as usual with the fresh hot crispy chicken from the fryer. A customer said their blood-red ‘sambal’ with the perfect amount of sweetness, hint of sour from tamarind and the slow tingling spiciness of the chilli is the best part of the nasi lemak kukus too. Instead of nasi lemak, Village Park Restaurant also served variety of dishes such as ‘Nasi Dagang’, ‘Lontong’ and its scrumptious traditional ‘kuih’. Moreover, the customer always respects the restaurant as they consistently improving to accommodate and facilitate the customers for example by adding more table from out of the door to the parking spaces so that everyone could enjoy the taste of their nasi lemak. Some people said that the tables were never ever empty; the food must be good to reach that kind of customers.
Therefore, the entire best places that have been listed have their own uniqueness or speciality. Nasi lemak might be evolving from basic to extra special but it is one kind of food that unites all Malaysians. No matter what is your background, race, religion or skin colour, when it comes to nasi lemak, it is our own identity as a country. That’s the best part of being a Malaysian. We celebrate our differences and share our unity through our national food.
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