Mention Malaysia’s national breakfast and automatically the image of a piping hot plate of nasi lemak pops up into mind.
While we do love the fragrant coconut rice served at Village Park but sometimes the crowd and the parking problem at Damansara Uptown hampers us from enjoying the food. You’re always on the lookout in case you’re double parking someone or you have to shovel your food down to make space for other diners.
If you’re like us, we have a list of 5 Best Nasi Lemak in Klang Valley to satisfy your cravings. Trust us, they’re as good as Village Park!
1. Selera Jaya @ 223
As much as we love spicy fried chicken, the most basic, triangle nasi lemak is the ultimate comfort food for many of us. It reminds us of our school days, it is easy to consume, nutritionally balanced and more importantly it is reasonably priced! There are two nasi lemak stalls at Selera Jaya to choose from – Suri and Yati.
Suri boast fluffy rice and her sambal is more on the sweet side (good for those who can’t take too spicy) while Yati’s spicy sambal literally makes her nasi lemak a pack full of kick. But one thing they have in common is that their nasi lemak is so popular that they are constantly dishing out fresh and HOT nasi lemak.
Address: Jalan 51A/223, Petaling Jaya, 46100 Selangor
Operating Hours: Daily (food court is open for 24 hours)
2.Nasi Lemak Bumbung
It’s dinner time, you’re craving for nasi lemak but your faithful nasi lemak stall doesn’t do dinner? Keep calm and head over to Nasi Lemak Bumbung at Sea Park for your coconut rice fix. Also known as Nasi Lemak Maybank, Nasi Lemak Seapark, or even Nasi Lemak kat Alley Paramount, this stall is a popular lepak spot among PJ-ians. Their nasi lemak may look simple but the well-spiced chicken goes really well with the sweet sambal and the sunny side up egg is definitely the Midas touch to the dish.
Address: Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Daily 5:30pm – 4:00am
3. Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock
If you like your spicy fried chicken BIGGGG, Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock is where you want to be. Wooden chairs, wooden tables, music from the 60’s and 70’s in Malay, Chinese and Indian languages, this eatery gives out a very nostalgic ‘warong kampung‘ (traditional village kopitiam) vibes, just like the good old days. At Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock, the aromatic rice is perfectly steamed, making it the perfect canvas to go with the chicken and condiments. They currently have two branches, one at Oasia Ara Damansara and the second one at Jalan Balai Polis. If parking problem is something that concerns you, visit the former branch.
Address 1: Lot B-G-01, Ground Floor, Block B, Oasis Ara Damansara, Jalan PJU 1A/7, Petaling Jaya
Address 2: Lorong Panggung, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday- Saturday: 8:00am – 7:00pm (Oasis Branch),
Daily: 8:30am – 4:30pm (KL branch)
4.Warong Kak Long
Its end of the month, you’re broke and hungry? Don’t worry! Kak Long (translates to eldest sister) will take care of you like a sister. All you have to do is head to her stall at Cheras for some really cheap… like 50 cents per pack cheap nasi lemak. And if you have some extra change, just top up RM3 for a piece of spicy fried chicken. The nasi lemak usually sells out by 11am, and we heard its common for people even kids to tapao 15 packs in one go. So if you’re really broke and craves for a pack or two nasi lemak, try to be the early bird that gets the worm.
Address: Jalan Suasana 2/7A, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn, 43200 Batu 9, Cheras, Selangor
Operating hours: 6.30am to 5.00pm daily. Closed on alternate Mondays
5. Ann Nasi Lemak
There are many variations to the nasi lemak and some are just too avant-garde for us to digest. But the Chinese take on the national’s breakfast is definitely something worthy to be on this list.
A well known stall in Imbi, Ann Nasi Lemak is famed for their spot on flavour with perfect texture signature pork skin curry. If you don’t fancy pork skin, they also serve other options such as curry chicken drumstick, sambal cockles and sambal squid. Our minions told us that this nasi lemak is so good that some days, they sell out as early as 9am!! Now that is taking breakfast for champion to a different level.
Address: Imbi Market (Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang) Jalan Melati, Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: Breakfast and brunch
What is your ideal nasi lemak? Are you a fried chicken person or are you from the ‘sambal is king’ school of thought? Drop us a comment and let us know!