The best Nasi Lemak by furflebear on Eaten
Nasi Lemak
13 reviews
REALLY GOOD
1st NASIB LEMAK SOTONG
Appu Uncle Curry House, Petaling Jaya
Appu Uncle has taken the local favourite of nasi lemak and added a fun ‘fortune’ with it. In Bahasa Malaysia, ‘nasib’ means fate or luck. Hence, Nasib Lemak, a play on Nasi Lemak. Taste wise, this is one of the better nasi lemak bungkus (pre-packed nasi lemak) around. Do come early. Their nasi lemak bungkus (especially the sotong version) usually sells out by 9am.
2nd NASIB LEMAK
Appu Uncle Curry House, Petaling Jaya
Words of wisdom from Appu Uncle. A fortune in a tasty pack of nasi lemak. How can I ever resist! 🤣
3rd NASI LEMAK AYAM GORENG
Kopitiam Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock, Petaling Jaya
That piece of fried chicken was absolutely delicious. Marinated in local herbs and spices and fried to perfection to get that crunchy skin. I could have two portions of that by myself. The rice and sambal isn’t too bad either but the chicken does steal the show. Cluck on.
4th NASI LEMAK WITH NYONYA CURRY CHICKEN
Brilliant Nasi Lemak House, Selangor
I’ve always been a fan of the nasi lemak here. The rice is fragrant and the sambal is kick-ass. They have reduced the serving of sambal but just ask for more if you need. No extra charges, until a certain popular nasi lemak joint that charges for additional sambal. The curry chicken was thick and flavourful and came with two pieces of meat. Not bad at all for RM9.
5th CHICKEN CURRY AND POTATO NASI LEMAK
Big Big Wantan ( Damansara Jaya), Petaling Jaya
The two sambals are what makes this really good. Not too spicy, not too sweet, with just a very tiny hint of sourness from the lighter one. Rice was ok, as was the chicken curry. I would gladly pay RM7 for this again.
6th NASI LEMAK CLASSIC
Poppo Kanteen Puchong, Puchong
I like how Poppo has switched up some of the accompaniments in the traditional nasi lemak dish. The ikan bilis (dried anchovies) and kacang (peanuts) is seasoned in spices and fried while the usual hard boiled egg is deep fried. The rice is decently fragrant, but it is that sambal that we are so addicted to. Super spicy and addictive, it is indeed killer stuff.
7th FAT SIS RICE
SIS & Co., Petaling Jaya
“Fragrant coconut milk rice served with sambal, anchovies, peanuts, Japanese cucumber, egg and choice of babi belly goreng berempah or pork curry” The rice could have been more lemak, but overall quite a solid version of a local favourite. The fried pork belly was really good! Not at all dry and nicely marinated with herbs and spices. I could snack on those little chunks all day. The chicharrones on the side were a nice change from the usual papadoms or fish crackers. I could snack on those all day too. No guilt at all...
8th NASI LEMAK KERANG RENDANG
Two Sons Bistro, Petaling Jaya
I have to admit, I was quite intimidated by the huge pile of kerang (cockles) when the dish arrived. But one tentative bite later and I was sold. Cooked nicely without being rubbery in rendang spices that helped to cover some of the metallic taste that kerang tends to have, I dare say this was rather addictive. I’d still share though. I don’t think I can handle so much kerang in one sitting 😂.
9th 10-GRAIN RICE NASI LEMAK
Simple Life Healthy Vegetarian Restaurant, Petaling Jaya
Loved this healthier version of nasi lemak. Everything on that plate was good, especially the pumpkin curry.
PRETTY GOOD
10th NASI LEMAK EXTRA SPECIAL (WITH AYAM GORENG KUNYIT DRUMSTICK)
Cinta Ria Cafe & Restaurant, Petaling Jaya
I feel like to a lot of people this would have ticked the Really Good box. The portion is generous, and the piece of turmeric fried chicken was delicious. It really is good but I have rather specific opinions when it comes to nasi lemak. This was almost there, but not quite.
11th NASI LEMAK AYAM GORENG SERAI
Nasi Lemak Lah!, Petaling Jaya
I would say this sits somewhere between Pretty Good and Really Good. Rice and sambal were decent but the lemongrass fried chicken was finger-licking good. Those crispy bits were absolutely addictive!
12th NASI LEMAK AYAM GORENG
SS2 Chow Yang Kopitiam 志昇茶餐室, Petaling Jaya
Rice and sambal was not too bad, although I wish there was more sambal but the fried chicken was really good! Will probably try the chicken rendang next time as that looked pretty tempting too.
JUST OK
13th NASI LEMAK AYAM GORENG
Sri Steven's Corner OUG, Kuala Lumpur
Rice and sambal were so-so. Fried chicken was good 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼. Best to stick to their naan.