Are you ready for this week’s best 5 nasi lemak in town?
When it comes to nasi lemak – a proud Malaysian dish – one can never conclude the list. As we continue to discover more nasi lemak in and around Klang Valley, here are our top picks for this week’s battle:
Nasi Lemak Saleha
Nasi Lemak Saleha is probably one of the most underrated nasi lemak in town. It has 2 branches in KL – one in Ampang (next to Tesco Ampang) and the latest sister in Taman Sri Rampai. Previously, most of our nasi lemak covered came with either ayam goreng or ayam rempah but if you buy Saleha’s nasi lemak, you should (I couldn’t emphasize on this more) have your nasi lemak with their beef rendang. The tender and juicy beef rendang went well with its slight punch of sambal spiciness – the real definition of savoury nasi lemak!
7 am – 12 am everyday
Nasi Lemak CT Garden
When it comes to nasi lemak in Kampung Baru, the reputation of Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa and Nasi Lemak Wanjo precede any other nasi lemak. Well, after discovering CT Garden Restaurant, that’s not the case anymore. Located opposite to SK Kampung Baru, CT Garden is a household name for late nasi lemak resembling a school canteen that has been in operation for as long as 30 years. The rice is packed in small old-school canteen-style banana leaf wrappers priced at RM0.50 each. Like any other nasi lemak restaurants, CT Garden too offers a wide range of side dishes to go with the nasi lemak but we decided to eat our nasi lemak just by itself and trust us, you would want to buy 3 packs right away.
6 pm – 4 am every day
R.A. Nasi Lemak
When I first come to Kuala Lumpur, I had my breakfast at R.A. Nasi Lemak. For someone who fancy nasi lemak as breakfast very much, R.A. Nasi Lemak was satisfactory. Located along Jalan Raja Abdullah right behind Dang Wangi LRT, the nasi lemak here is served buffet style. You can take as much sambal as you want but for me, their sambal was too sweet and it could be quite a disappointment. Taking sambal sotong would be a wise decision to do to spice your nasi lemak up. A heads-up, the nasi lemak usually runs out by 10 am so be sure to get there earlier.
Monday – Friday 6.30 am – 3 pm
Nasi Lemak Ayam Rempah Al-Azad
Located on the same street as R.A. Nasi Lemak’s is the infamous Nasi Lemak Ayam Rempah Al-Azad. The stall located outside of the establishment usually starts its operation at 5.30 pm. The chicken are fried hot and fresh, elevating the whole nasi lemak experience. The office crowd usually will grab a quick bite before going back home or simply order for takeaways.
6 pm – late every day.
Nasi Lemak Nek Ma
Located within the premise of Satay Warisan, Nasi Lemak Nek Ma may not be as well-known as Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa or Village Park. Nonetheless, nasi lemak served here is almost at par with the rest. You can choose to eat the packed ones or served in a plate along with the side dishes. The sambal is usually spicy but somehow, it was a bit sweeter when we ate it the other day. Regardless, the nasi lemak is still highly recommended!
Monday – Saturday 4 pm – 1 am