Nasi Lemak is a local Malaysian delicacy made from coconut milk flavoured rice and served with spicy sambal and condiments. A humble and homey dish that serves to satisfy and calm the hungry tummy, but in my humble opinion, not everyone can cook absolutely delicious nasi lemak. Well, to me it is not an easy feat.
I’m somewhat fussy and terribly picky when it comes to nasi lemak. I don’t like lumpy rice. I prefer fluffy and those perfectly fragrant nasi lemak. And the accompanying sambal or side dishes must compliment it well.
Yes. Not easy to find good tasting nasi lemak but I could recommend a few in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur that is worth every single calories. One of is Nasi Lemak Wah! from Celebrity Corner, located somewhere in Wangsa Maju.
The stall. You can opt to eat in or takeaway. The stall in question operates from 5pm-11pm from Monday to Friday and attracts quite a crowd.
Pricing is as of follows.
But as far as I’m concerned, the side dishes menu changes daily, so you ought to make enquiries when you make your orders. The usual suspects like fried eggs, fried kangkung, ayam goreng berempah, ayam masak kicap, kari ayam are there on rotation basis.
I managed to sample some when I dropped by last week. And here’s sharing what I had:
Bihun goreng biasa. (RM1.50).The humble fried rice vercimile, paired with some specially made sambal tempe and a side of sambal. Good enough to have on it’s own but the accompanying sambal gives the humble meal a kick. Now, a forewarning. The sambal packs quite a punch and quite spicy. So if you’re not into spicy food, do opt out of it.
This is the Nasi Lemak Biasa. (RM2.00). Served with a side of fried peanuts, a quarter of boiled egg which I opt out from, crispy fried anchovies, sliced cucumber and specially made sambal tempe.For RM2.00, I’d say this is quite a bargain and would satisfy the growling tummy in a jiffy.
Nasi Lemak Sotong& Ayam Berempah. (RM6.00). A generous portion of nasi lemak served with a side of a quarter of boiled egg, homemade sambal tempe, sambal, fried anchovies, sliced cucumber and of course, ayam goreng berempah. I may have complained that the accompanying sambal is a tad too spicy for me, but it is good enough for me to polish to the last grain of rice. Yes. It is that good!
Nasi Lemak with fried egg and curry gravy and fried kangkung. Not sure how much this is as my friend is the one who had this, but the combination, according to her, is to die for and I can’t say that I disagree.
Basically, Nasi Lemak Wah! at Celebrity Corner is not too shabby. Friendly on the pocket, and yes, delicious too. This will be on my favourite list for quite a long time and will be dropping by again to sample the rest of the nasi lemak combinations that they have to offer.
Wanna drop by? Here’s the location:
Celebrity Corner ( look out for T.FC restaurant, the stall is there)
Jalan Wangsa Delima 5
Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur