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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Top 15 Best Nasi Lemaks You Can Find in Klang Valley

Nasi lemak is practically the symbol of Malaysia; the food that binds us together, the embodiment of all things Malaysian.(Featured image source)

When you’re stuck craving for some Malaysian goodness, where should you head to? Here’s some you could try out! Oh and no, we’re not including Nasi Lemak Village Park in the list since everyone basically already knows about it!

1. Nasi Lemak Famous

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Well, as its name already mentions, this nasi lemak is one of the most sought after from Malaysians. Tucked away in a hidden corner of the busy Bangsar Telawi, if you didn’t know about it you probably wouldn’t have stumbled upon it. The stall is located at Telawi food court and serves customers who are constantly flocking in all the way till midnight.

The nasi lemak costs about RM7 with friend chicken and has many regulars definitely recommending to try it out.

Location: Bangsar Selera Food Court, Jalan Telawi 1, Kuala Lumpur, 59100, Malaysia
Operating hours: 5pm-5am daily

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2. Nasi Lemak Kukus Chef Fauzey

Parked in PJ Old Town, this nasi lemak stall is not your usual stall but one that sells from a food truck! Even so, their nasi lemaks are to die for and have people from all races alike munching on their local goodness.

The nasi lemak kukus goreng that is priced about RM7 is served with a side of sambal, sliced cucumbers, and a single fried prawn, then topped with chopped fried chicken and crunchy chilli-fried coconut!

Location: Jln Othman, Pjs 3, PJ Old Town, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating hours: 5.30pm-11.00pm daily

Chef Fauzey Nasi Lemak Kukus

- Jalan Othman, 
Pjs 3, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46000
Daily: 17:30 - 23:00
4-7pm everyday for Ramadan

Closed every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

+60 193765886
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3. Nasi Lemak Bumbung (Sea Park)

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Unlike your usual spicy sambal, this place serves mild sambal with a sweetness to it. So for ya’ll non-spicy eaters, this is the place that you can enjoy to your heart’s content. The place has tables opened up into a long stretched alleyway and it’s always packed with people, especially students from the area. The nasi lemak is about RM6 and is usually taken with chicken on the side topped of with telur mata kerbau.

Location: Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours: 5.30pm-4am Mon to Sat; 5.30pm-12.00am Sundays; Closed on Fridays

4. Ann Nasi Lemak

Sorry but this one isn’t halal. What makes this unique is that this chinese style nasi lemak is drizzled with pork skin curry, yes you read that right, pork skin curry. The store opens pretty early so this nasi lemak ain’t gonna satisfy your midnight hunger pangs.

People often queue up to try their signature curry and the nasi lemak is frequently paired with sambal sotong or sambal kerang.

Location: Imbi Market (Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang), Jalan Melati, 55100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 6.00am-12.00pm

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5. Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang Seputeh

The hidden gem, this is a stall not known by most people unless you stay around the area. Opening from noon all the way past midnight, the stall drive regulars coming back every time with their fragrant rice and delicious sambal.

The place is value for money especially for their mouth watering nasi lemak. The rice is usually taken with fried chicken, but there are other dishes you can also pair it with. A personal favourite would be their paru-paru. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

The stall is located just along Lorong Syed Putra Kiri and you’ll be able to spot the place as the whole road is usually dark, besides dim street lamps and light emitting from the store.

Location: Lorong Syed Putra Kiri, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 3.00pm till 2.00am daily

6. Big Tree Head Mamak

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The nasi lemak here is pretty well known among residents of Kepong and it’s because of their fried chicken that’s made with a perfect crisp. Biting into their hot succulent chicken thigh, although a little oily, the crispy fragrant outer layer gave a crunch like no other.

Location: Pesiaran Mergastua, Kepong Baru, 52100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 6.30pm-2.00am Mon to Sat; 6.30pm-12.00am Sun

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7. Restoran Warisan Sambal Opah

Operating from evening till 4am, this spot is the perfect go-to for ya’ll supper kakis. The nasi lemak packets may be a little small, but at RM1 a pack, you might as well grab 2 or 3 more! Each packet is freshly packed in front of customers as they endure the long queue and if you’re up for it, there are plentiful of dishes to choose from.

Location: 7, Jalan USJ 9/5p, Subang Business Centre, 47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours: 5.00pm-4.00am Mon to Sat; 5.00pm-12.00am Sun

Warong Nasi Lemak Panas Warisan Sambal Opah

2 Jalan Usj 9/5, 
Usj 9, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47620
1 Vote
Daily: 16:30 - 04:00

Read more at WOB: http://www.worldofbuzz.com/top-7-best-nasi-lemaks-you-can-find-in-klang-valley/

8. Nasi Lemak Mak Wanjor

Mak Wanjor’s stall set up isn’t impressive from its exterior, but their food is worth the trip to Kampung Baru in the heart of the KL.

The nasi lemak (RM3) at Mak Wanjor has fluffy rice grains, and you can really taste the santan used to make it. The sambal wasn’t too thick or sweet, but tasted great with the rice.

Choose from a wide variety of sides at Mak Wanjor

Some of the lauk (sides) offered here include daging masak kicap (RM3), paru goreng (fried cow lung, RM2), and begedil (RM1.50).

The highlight however, was the beef rendang (RM3). Our hungry team unanimously agreed that it was the best dish, with thick rendang sauce and tender juicy meat.

Oh glorious beef rendang, how we adore thee

Nasi Lemak Mak Wanjor

8 Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Kampung Baru, 
Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur 50300
16 Votes
Mon - Sat: 06:30 - 12:00
Mon - Sat: 16:00 - 01:00
Closed: Sun

9. Bukit Indah Food Corner

Lady Luck is what you have on your side when both the nasi lemak and the Ramly burger stalls are open outside of the Bukit Indah Food Corner (which is really a fancy name for the local mamak). Some of the nasi lemak offerings include sambal kerang and chicken rendang.

The burger Ramly and nasi lemak stalls usually operate right in front of BIFC, but there’s also a satay stall in the corner

The sambal was sweet and spicy, mixed together with fried ikan bilis and roasted peanuts. The chicken rendang was well-marinated, with strong lemongrass and galangal flavours.

The only catch with this stall is that it doesn’t have consistent operating hours, but your best bet would be 8pm on weekdays until it’s sold out.

Looks don’t count for this nasi lemak, it’s probably one of the best and ugliest you’ll have

Bukit Indah Food Corner

1-G, - Jalan Medan Bukit Indah 2, 
Taman Bukit Indah, Kuala Lumpur 68000
Daily: 08:00 - 19:00

10. RA Nasi Lemak

With an easy-to-miss exterior along the Asian Heritage Row, you’ll be surprised to find that RA Nasi Lemak is extremely popular for its nasi, and they are usually sold out by 11am on weekends!

This place is a favourite haunt for the local working class, and if you miss the morning rush, you can still have their nasi campur until 4pm.

Keep a look out for their sign, or you might miss it altogether!

The lauk offerings at RA Nasi Lemak are unique in its authentic kampung-style dishes, such as gulai lemak pisang and sambal tempeh ikan bilis. The lemak pisang almost tasted like vegetables (peel and all), while the tempeh had a salty spicy kick to it.

If we were giving out awards, this might just win the award for Best Kampung Style Nasi Lemak

RA Nasi Lemak Raja Abdullah

15A Jalan Raja Abdullah, 
Kuala Lumpur 50300
8 Votes
Mon - Sun: 07:00 - 22:00

+60 12 354 6800

11. Det Station

Tucked away in Ampang Avenue behind the likes of a PappaRich and the Ampang-famous Hafiz Corner, Det Station may often be overlooked, but its patrons know better than to use their appetite on other shops nearby.

Det Station’s nasi lemak was quite a stunner, with coconut milk-laden rice, a signature pool of sambal, and crunchy fried chicken (RM3.50).

No tricks here, just a carefully crafted nasi lemak

They don’t get crazy with sides, but that’s what makes their dishes so good. You could go with a fried egg, fried chicken, or our personal favourite, sambal ikan keli, and still have the best meal in the area. The fish was so good that we packed two more to bring home!

The sambal ikan keli is a must-try at Det Station

Det Station Restaurant

No. 19 Jalan Avenue 3, 
Taman Bukit Indah, Kuala Lumpur 68000
8 Votes

12. Nasi Lemak Royale Kedah

Only a few shop lots down from Sweetree is the famous Nasi Lemak Royale Kedah. Though similar to nasi briyani, the yellow colour of the rice is all they share. The shop is extremely popular with the locals, and they even have Korean expats who dine frequently at the restaurant for their delicious nasi lemak.

At Royale Kedah, sides matter

The side dishes at Royale Kedah are absolutely impressive. Though we’re impartial to the daging masak kicap (which tastes like sebak, a Nyonya dish), Royale Kedah also has whole fried quail, fried mantis prawns, a variety of kuah (gravy), and many more.

Prices range according to what you put on your plate, though the prawns may cost anywhere from RM15-RM50.

We’re absolutely in love with the daging masak kicap here!

Nasi Lemak Royale

Tiara Duta Condominium, - Jalan Dagang 4, 
Taman Dagang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur 68000
Daily: 07:00 - 01:00

+60 125220051

13. Angsana Risoles

Another famous nasi lemak located in SS5 is Angsana Risoles. If you’re looking for other dishes to go with nasi lemak, you’ve come to the right place. The truck also sells asam laksa, mee goreng, and kuih, so take your pick!

Choose from a variety of other dishes if nasi lemak isn’t for you

The nasi lemak (RM1.50) runs out quickly, so we suggest getting there as soon as they open at 2pm.

The star of the show was the ayam masak merah (RM2.50), which was chockful of sautéed onions and tomato chilli paste; you can’t go wrong with this chicken on the side. The sambal was quite spicy, but we love that kick in our nasi.

Don’t miss out on their ayam masak merah!

Angsana Risoles

- Jalan SS5D/5, 
Ss 5, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47301
2 p.m. onward

+60 193695766

14. Nasi Lemak Panas Warung Rindu

Also known as Warung Rindu Pak Ya, this simple roadside stall has been operating for 17 years! They serve the evening crowd from 5pm to 2am, so you can have nasi lemak for dinner or supper.

Just like CT Garden, patrons pick the number of nasi lemak bungkus they want (RM1 each), then choose from ayam goreng (RM3.50 for small, RM4 for big) or burung puyuh goreng (fried quail, RM4.50).

Their packets may be small, but they carry a lot of goodness

Warung Rindu’s sambal was of the sweeter variety, and their fragrant rice was packed without kacang (most diners take at least two packs of nasi). The fried chicken was superb - with crispy skin and tender flesh, it was good enough to be eaten on its own.

Gerai Satay Che Ha operates right beside the nasi lemak canopy, so you can have juicy caramelised satay with your meal as well!

A great snack to go with your nasi lemak panas

Warung Rindu Nasi Lemak Panas

- Jalan 1/112a, 
Taman Bukit Angkasa, Kuala Lumpur 59200
Open at 5.30 pm

+60 122073037

15. Nasi Lemak Kukus BHP at Taman Connaught

If you’re in Taman Connaught for one of the longest pasar malams in Klang Valley, here’s a great place to stop by for some grub! Located next to the BHP right across the highway is a nasi lemak kukus stall that opens only from 3pm to 9pm.

There’s limited seating at their stall, so if it rains it would be better to have your nasi lemak kukus to-go.

Their stall isn’t too far from the Connaught pasar malam, so stop by

The turmeric fried chicken is what it’s all about - with a thinly-coated, crispy batter, the chicken was absolutely delicious! The makcik or encik will even generously scoop spoonfuls of leftover fried batter into your packet for extra texture to the fluffy rice.

Our plate of nasi lemak kukus with a piece of fried chicken, sambal kerang, and fried egg, cost us RM8.

Look at all that crispy fried goodness!

Nasi Lemak Kukus BHP

- Next to BHP Petrol Station, Jalan Waras, 
Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur 56000
Daily: 15:00 - 21:00


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