Nasi Lemak is one of the most popular Malaysian dishes. It is loved by Malaysians from all walks of life and people from all backgrounds. As Malaysia is a country of many culture and races, there are many versions of Nasi Lemak that one could enjoy.
Nasi Lemak is a type of dish which includes Santan rice with a mixture of ingredients. The standard ones include anchovies (ikan bilis), peanuts, a hard-boiled egg, cucumber and sambal (a type of spicy chilly gravy).
Depending on the cook, there are many additional ingredients that are included in Nasi Lemak like curry chicken, beef rendang, fried eggs and even sea food like sotong and prawns.
Nasi Lemak is normally taken in a few ways. There are the pre-packed ones which are sold at convenience stores and most food outlets while there are those that you handpick what you want at the roadside stalls and they will pack it in for you.
As Nasi Lemak includes a lot of different ingredients, it is very popularly known for offering a complete breakfast choice. After all, you have carbohydrate, protein, vitamins, fiber and all that in one plate.
One of the most popular Nasi Lemak cooks is the one in Sakura Restaurant in Jalan Imbi. The name is so popular that many stalls are selling their own version of ‘Sakura Nasi Lemak’.
For a comfortable and extremely good curry chicken is the Nasi Lemak served in Madam Kwan Restaurant found in most major shopping malls around the Klang Valley.
If you wake up early in the morning and would like to try one of the best Nasi Lemaks in KL, then head on to the Methodist Girls’ School behind the National Mosque where there is the Tanglin Nasi Lemak. This place is usually very packed and you have to go through a long queue before getting your food.
The Nasi Lemak Kukus in Chan Sow Lin is another very popular hangout. This stall opens in the morning and is very packed, so you need to go there early. In Section 19 in Petaling Jaya, you will find a Futsal Sports Center and that is where you can find the Nasi Lemak Mak Lang.
The Nasi Lemak here is very delicious but it is the presentation of the dish that gets your attention because they put a lot of attention into it. In fact, the Nasi Lemak here looks like you are dining in a 5-star hotel restaurant.
In Istana Budaya, where international and award winning theater shows are played, the cafeteria there sells the pre-packed Nasi Lemak which is very popular, drawing people here solely for the dish.