We almost want to keep this nondescript stall a secret all to ourselves. There are so many things we love about this Chinese-style nasi lemak, and it all comes down to the variety of side dishes available. There’s a home-cooked quality to all of them, even more so when the dishes are all laid out in huge old-school tiffins.
The dry pork curry is the stall’s claim to fame; the meat and ribs have been cooked down until the spice mix has fully seeped into the tender flesh, rendering them crimson red with a just-enough slick of oil. There are two types of chicken to choose from: the fragrant chicken rendang, and the ayam masak merah that’s laced with a slight assam-like tartness – they’re both equally good.
It’s difficult to limit yourself to just a couple of side dishes (because there are also options like sambal sotong, chilli prawn, fried eggs, stir-fried kangkung, stir-fried cabbage, luncheon meat, hotdogs, fish cakes, and even sambal petai). The good thing is you don’t have to; this is one of the cheapest nasi lemak in town. A single portion of rice with chicken, pork, kangkung and a fried egg will only set you back around RM6. The sambal is good too – its sweetness keeps the heat in check, but never dominates. So remember to ask for more.
Do note that the queue starts 30 minutes before the stall is even ready to serve, and they usually sell out within a couple of hours. To find it, just look out for Restoran Sayur-Sayuran Sentul on Jalan Sentul, opposite the BHP petrol station.
|Venue name:||Jalan Sentul Chinese Nasi Lemak|
Taman Kosmo Jaya
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat, 5.30pm until finish|
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