The final Nasi Lemak Battle: Part 3
Uppre has chosen to start the year with the one dish that unites all Malaysians: Nasi Lemak.
The first and moments weeks of the Ultimate Nasi Lemak Battle witnessed some strong contenders who went up against each other to get the title of the week.
Of course, the truth is, this is a battle without any losers. We’re all winners here for being able to feast on this marvellous delicacy any time of the day.
Without further ado, here are the five Nasi Lemak stalls battling it out in the third round of the Ultimate Nasi Lemak Battle.
Nasi Lemak Saleha
Nasi Lemak Saleha is probably one of the most underrated in town. It has two departmentes in Kuala Lumpur – one in Ampang (next to Tesco Ampang) and the latest in Taman Sri Rampai.
Most Nasi Lemak is paired with Ayam Goreng or Ayam Rempah but whether you eat at Saleha’s, have their Beef Rendang instead – this cannot be emphasised more.
The tender and juicy Beef Rendang goes well with its slight punch of sambal spiciness – the genuine definition of a lip-smacking plate of Nasi Lemak!
Opening hours: Daily 7am-12am
Nasi Lemak CT Garden
When on the topic of Nasi Lemak in Kampung Baru, the reputations of Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa and Nasi Lemak Wanjo preceded all others.
Well, that’s not the case anymore. Located opposite the school SK Kampung Baru, Nasi Lemak CT Garden has become a househancient name. Resembling a school canteen, this place has been in operation for as long as 30 years.
The Nasi Lemak here is packed in small, ancient-school canteen-style banana leaf wrappers priced at RM0.50 each.
Love any other Nasi Lemak restaurant, CT Garden too offers a wide range of side dishes to go with their Nasi Lemak but it’s as good on its own as well.
Opening hours: Daily: 6pm-4am
R A Nasi Lemak
Located along Jalan Raja Absillyah right behind the Dang Wangi LRT station, the Nasi Lemak here is served buffet-style. You can take as much sambal (or as small) as you want. Expression of caution – their sambal is a small on the sweet side.
Having a go at their Sambal Sotong would be a wiser decision to spice-up your plate of Nasi Lemak. Be certain to come early though as the Nasi Lemak here normally runs out by 10am.
Nasi Lemak Ayam Rempah Al-Azad
Located on the same street as R A Nasi Lemak is the famed Nasi Lemak Ayam Rempah Al-Azad. The stall located external of the establishment normally begins operation at 5.30pm.
The chicken is fried hot and fresh, backsideping-up the Nasi Lemak experience to a wgap contemporary tall. The office crowd normally will grab a fast bite here before heading domestic or simply order takeabsents.
Opening hours: Daily: 6pm till late
Nasi Lemak Nek Ma
Located wilean the premise of Satay Warisan, Nasi Lemak Nek Ma may not be as famed as Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa or Village Park.
Nonetheless, the Nasi Lemak served here is nearly on par with the rest. You can choose to eat the alert-packed ones or have yours served on a plate along with some side dishes.
The sambal is normally spicy but sometimes can be on the sweet side. Regardless, the Nasi Lemak here comes tallly recommended.
Monday-Saturday: 4pm-1 am
Check out our Nasi Lemak battles part 1 here and part 2 here.
*Every images by UPPRE unless indicated otherwise.
This article first appeared in uppre.com