So my family has actually been visiting this same Nasi Kandar joint since Mein Bruder and I were just kids. We used to drive up to KL a lot for holiday and this was always the first stop. It’s either we’d drive there straight after arriving in KL which would normally be close to lunchtime and we’d park and makan there or at most we’d pack a few and eat at the hotel.
Yeah we know there’re so many Nasi Kandar places in KL right? Guess there’s just something special about this one…
They’ve got quite an array of dishes for you to choose from. Granted that most of them are variants of the same thing (e.g. chicken or prawns cooked in 3 different ways) but you’re still going to be hard pressed for choice let me tell you that.
And this place is old school so the rundown is really simple.
You join the queue and when you reach the counter, there’ll be a guy ready with a plate of rice. You then proceed to tell him what you’d like piled on your plate and he obliges.
And when you’re done, that’s when the magic begins!
The guy will then proceed to finish off your plate with a little bit of every type of gravy there is there.
A little bit of this and little bit of that. What you end up with is a plate of yum!
Not sure what I mean? Check this out!
And that’s considered not much okay! I’ve seen guys literally scoop out a little gravy from as many as 10 dishes onto a plate!! Well, suffice it to say that you’ll have a very flavourful meal!
But what exactly can you choose from?
So you’ll see this giant price list on the wall but not all the items will be available at one time of course. But rest assured you’ll have quite a few to choose from. Let me give you a better idea of what you might consider getting.
I know this is not the best picture I could have snapped but hey I was impeded by the glass!
Anyways, this is a chicken dish. In fact, this is the #1 chicken dish here! I’m guessing this is listed as Ayam Kicap on that pricelist but it’s far from just being your average Ayam Kicap trust me.
Pretty much everyone gets it because this is the bomb and they wheel this dish out by the bucket (literally) because it’s such a sell-out item that goes really fast! It’s got a very distinct taste which is really something that makes you wanna have more and more.
They’ve also got other types of chicken such as Honey Chicken and Masala Chicken but trust me and try this first okay.
Other big ticket items are the seafood dishes and it’s not a guarantee they’ll be out because I guess it depends on what they can get at the market too.
Crabs are a rarity and the prawns are always a big draw. But the Fish Roe is always the bomb am I right? But don’t have too much okay leave some for the others LOL
So this is what our plates looked like.
The plate on top is mine and costs about RM13 somehow. Well, I wasn’t counting because this was really a great plate of makan. I always have a little extra Salted Egg on there!!
They also have a few vegetable dishes for you to choose from but I always garnish with a simple serving of ladyfingers and also they have this cucumber/pineapple pickle thing.
Sometimes, simple is best!
My Darling Wife’s plate costs a bit more because of the prawns and the fish roe so it;s about RM20. She opted for the Masala Chicken by the way which had a bit of a spicy kick.
And you can wash everything down with some Ais Limau!! Refreshing!
Nasi Kandar 4.5/5
Nasi Kandar 4/5
The only other Nasi Kandar joint we’ve tried was Nasi Kandar Pelita.
Yeah it was not bad but I guess maybe because we’ve been going for so long so it’s might be a habit. But there’s no doubting the Nasi Kandar here is power.
My Dad has been to Penang and tried the ‘original’ Nasi Kandar there and he tells me it’s really quite different from the Nasi Kandar we get in KL. Well, the original may be different but I think I might still prefer this version instead. 🙂
PS the newly renovated sign outside the shop reads MOHD YASEEM for some reason…
Maybe a typo?? LOL well look for the old school sign in the shop or just look for the queue.
Mohd Yaseen Nasi Kandar Pulau Pinang
351 Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 24hrs Daily
Closed between 1-2pm on Fridays