Best Nasi Ulam in KL

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Nasi Ulam (ulam rice) is a steamed rice dish diverse with various shredded herbs including wild pepper leaf, cashew leaf shoots, onions, lemon basil, vegetables, spices and other various side dishes. Kerisik and other spices are added for an extra nutty flavour. At times, shredded fried fish is mixed in as well. The dish is a feature of Malay cuisine where it can be commonly found in Malaysia. Particularly one of the better authentic dishes in comparison to the famous ones out there. So here’s a few selected ones that have mastered the art of Nasi Ulam in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur.

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    Chili EspressoHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    A beautifully well-prepared dish with a twist of ingredients that utterly colourful giving it a vibrant look to it. The dish is fashioned around different ingredients. A generous amount of fragrant ulam rice that’s coloured beautifully. The rice gives out a pandan flavour that’s fragrant and pleasant. Throwback flavours of sambal belacan for a spicy kick, red chilli pickled green papaya for a tangy taste, fresh cut slices of onions and red chillis, a spoon full of finely sliced lemongrass and greens. Accompanied with a quarter piece of fried kunyit chicken with tomato rempah sauce that gives hints of sweet, salty and tangy flavours that’s right in all places.

    Tips

    You have the option of choosing either the fish or the fried kunyit chicken.

    Things to expect

    A modern Asian style restaurant (air-condition).

    Best with

    Honey Calamansi Mint Soda.

    Price

    RM16.80

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    Chili Espresso View restaurant

    G-6, Ground Floor, Nexus, Bangsar South, 7, Jalan Pantai Permai, 59200 , Bangsar South, Wilayah Kuala Lumpur
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    0322422632

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—10:00PM
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    EcoGreenHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    A toast to this dish with a very nutty completion for this one. Beautifully presented with the mixed vegetables, herbs, assorted nuts circling around the pile of steamed organic brown rice and topping up with an average of 20 varieties of herbs in a seaweed sauce. Accompanied with a few slices of white chicken and served with tender grilled mackerel (optional). Also not forgetting that EcoGreen introduces their customers to organic eating habits hence, their ingredients are all organic. As this restaurant embraces the organic eating strategy, you’ll also love to embrace the organic way of eating while savouring a good plate of organic ulam rice.      

    Tips

    Private function room and catering services are available.

    Things to expect

    A modern and spacious restaurant (air-conditioned).

    Best with

    Lemongrass Tea.

    Price

    RM15.90

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    EcoGreen Organic View restaurant

    127, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000, Kuala Lumpur
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    0377258388

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Sarang Cookery

    Fans of nasi ulam would be delighted to share their joy over a lovely banana leaf platter of steamed rice that’s been well-crafted with an intricate variety of local herbs, vegetables, prawns and dried fish. Throwback flavours of lemongrass, wild pepper leaves, shallots, baby shrimps and other spices will take you back to its original taste of Malaysian cuisine. A well diverse set of raw ingredients giving an invigorating texture that’s tasty, wholesome and a fine way of getting vitamin minerals and protein nutrients in your body. You’ll get the best of everything from its presentation, taste and quality of your meal to a satisfied tummy.

    Tips

    Arrive early to avoid waiting too long for the Nasi Ulam.

    Things to expect

    A homey style Nyonya style restaurant.

    Best with

    Pongteh Chicken.

    Price

    RM25.00

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    2-12, Jalan Galloway, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50150, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0122100218

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    07:30AM—10:00PM
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    At Ben’s, be prepared to be served a scrumptious plate of good Nasi Ulam with ayam percik and solok lada. This recipe follows the Kelantanese style where the rice is dyed in blue. Fish crackers, hand full of mixed greens, half a salted egg and not forgetting the juicy ayam percik that’ll coax your appetite savouring every last bit of it. Definitely a dish that follows the written rules of proper Nasi Ulam. A sturdy and well mixed meal for the hearty soul. Nothing too oily or dry neither it bland or too salty. Every element to this dish is well-prepared and presented.

    Tips

    Arrive before peak hours.

    Things to expect

    A semi-classy setting.

    Best with

    Honey Lemon Tea.

    Price

    RM33.00

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    Ben's View restaurant

    Lot 37A and 37B, Level G2, No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, Publika, 50480, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur
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    0362052768

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    11:00AM—12:00AM
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    Mill Café

    Charging towards an authentic recipe, this ulam rice will be one that’s a crowd pleaser. Served in a buffet style concept restaurant. Decorated with a few slices of fresh cucumber and tomatoes as the condiments and topped with quarter slices of salted egg. The ulam rice has been evenly mixed well with the steamed rice convenient for customers to just grab the amount wanted. A definite must try especially for first timers who have yet to taste the beauty of Mill Café’s Nasi Ulam. Remember to take a little bit of everything to savour its full fledge falvour.

    Tips

    Take note of the buffet timing.

    Things to expect

    A classy modern restaurant.

    Best with

    Freshly Squeezed Juice.

    Price

    RM25.00 to RM60.00

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    100-199, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 55100 , Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0321174163

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    06:00AM—02:30PM
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    07:00PM—10:00PM
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    The Yogitree

    Nothing better than a plate of good ol’ Nasi Ulam that’s available at The Yogitree. A definite blast from the past with this one. You’ll get diverse flavours of the fresh earthy flavours from the herbs and mixed vegetables, a taste of baked organic chicken smothered in perchik sauce, fish crackers and a small saucer of a special spicy tangy sauce to give that extra kick to this dish. Mix sure to stir well with the the pile of fresh ulam and steamed organic jasmine brown rice together. Also, not forgetting to squeeze a good amount of lime juice to zest your meal for a finishing touch. 

    Tips

    Arrive earlier before peak hours.

    Things to expect

    A modern restaurant is air-conditioned.

    Best with

    Tiramisu Cake.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM18.00

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    The Yogitree View restaurant

    Syabas Wilayah Kuala Lumpur, Taman Bukit Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 59200, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Kuala Lumpur
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    0322826163

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    RiceTaurant

    Respectively one of the better Nasi Ulam around that’ll keep your tummies satisfied with just a plate full. The dish boasts a colourful spunky character matching its diverse flavours when mixed. Accompanied with a side of a quarter piece of chicken with perchik sauce smothered entirely, crisp fish crackers, salted egg, herbs and ulam leaves chopped into tiny pieces. Topped with kerisik on the steamed rice you’ll be glad to know that it’s one that’ll definitely be a healthy hearty meal to go. Definitely, a meal to appreciate and please the East.

    Tips

    Arrive earlier preferably before 7pm.

    Things to expect

    A dimly lit Asian restaurant.

    Best with

    Pomelo Juice.

    Price

    RM19.90

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    51, Jalan Damansara, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilyah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0322871566

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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