Best Nasi Kunyit in Penang

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Captivating with luminous yellow hue and often accompanied with rich chicken curry and hard-boiled egg, Nasi Kunyit definitely prides itself as a dish that signifies good fortune, wealth and royalty. Also known as “yellow rice,” the glutinous rice is infused in turmeric and coconut milk, forming an appealing mound. Commonly found during a wedding or special occasions by the Malay community or baby’s Full Moon celebration among the Peranakan enclaves. Everyone turns one month old only once while wedding invitations are not flocking in daily. Frustrated yet yearning for this gooey goodness? We have foraged the finest in Penang, May you’re blessed with flavours and fortunes. 

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    Eaton Kuih Centre

    For decades, this renowned restaurant has been drawing locals with their array of delectable Nyonya Kuihs. Especially during the morning hours, the crowd snakes out the eatery, this is always a good sign. Despite the hordes, everything on the menu is deftly done, signifying their adroit skills and heirloom recipes. Their Nasi Kunyit with chicken curry is oh-so-worth-it, a mound of sticky yellow rice and thick curry loaded with bits of tender chicken and potatoes round of the beguiling box. 

    Tips

    Thinking of a bulk order, it can also be done online

    Things to expect

    Authentic kuihs

    Best with

    Kuihs

    Price

    RM4.50 to RM10.00

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    Eaton Kuih Centre View restaurant

    110-M or 139-M, Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim, Batu Lanchang, 11600, Georgetown, Penang
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    046577223

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    Every day
    07:30AM—05:00PM
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    RelishHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    How about gobbling down mouthwatering Malaysian delights in a bouncy and flamboyant dining space? Housed in Gurney Paragon, Relish reconciles all good memories of classic dishes such as Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang, Keropok Lekor, Nyonya Laksa, Penang Rojak, Ayam Percik and Nasi Kunyit with Chicken Curry. No doubt, the presentation of the Nasi Kunyit evokes your appetite at full stretch and gathers applause. The pile of gold rice is daintily dished up with slivers of cucumber, hard-boiled egg, a dollop of belacan and aromatic chicken curry. The treacly rice just binds blissfully with the lip-smacking curry that packs a punch of spices. 

    Tips

    Bring in a large group and devour them all

    Things to expect

    Charming food and joint

    Best with

    Gula Melaka latte

    Price

    RM14.90 to RM30.00

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    Relish Gurney Paragon View restaurant

    Lot 163D-2-33A, Gurney Paragon, Persiaran Gurney, , 10250, Georgetown, Penang
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    042189216

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Tree Monkey RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Tree Monkey is widely vaunted as a restaurant not to be missed if you visit the northwest territory of Penang Island. Paradisiacal pleasure guaranteed, being a vantage point that offers vista over a scenic stretch of beaches and lush greenery. Whet your appetite with their bright and appealing Nasi Kunyit which is imbued with fresh coriander leaves. It’s good on its own, but if you yearn for its best pal, there are plenty of chicken varieties to tag along. 

    Tips

    Never miss their pineapple rice

    Things to expect

    Range of hearty meals

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Tree Monkey Restaurant View restaurant

    595, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang, 11000, Batu Ferringhi, Penang
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    048813494

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    09:00AM—10:30PM
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    PapparichHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    No surprise Papparich is so well patronised among locals and those who are looking for a realm of Malaysian delicacies. Among the pride of the kitchen is their Nasi Kunyit with Curry Chicken. The yellow rice sits on a verdant banana leaf, paired with scarlet-red curry chicken, roasted nuts and slices of cucumbers. It’s a platter brimming with colour and flavour. The meat is utterly tender, just slid off the bone and the rice is sticky and plump, just like how authentic Nasi Kunyit should be, downright worth the calories. 

    Tips

    Weekends are pack, get in early

    Things to expect

    Smorgasbord Malaysian delights

    Best with

    Milo Dinosaur

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM40.00

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    Papparich @ Egate View restaurant

    1-1-1, Lebuh Tunku Kudin 2, 11700, Georgetown, Penang
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    046554977

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    09:00AM—01:00AM
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    Aunty May's Porridge @ Old City Food Court

    Nestled in the bustling Old City Food Court, this amiable aunty is well-known for her range of comfort food such as homemade porridge,fried noodles, spring rolls and rave-worthy Nasi Kunyit served with rich and aromatic chicken curry. The bowl of curry is generously piled with chunks of chicken and potatoes, and the yellow rice is exemplary. 

    Tips

    Opt for extra rice

    Things to expect

    Cheap and succulent meals

    Best with

    Juices

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM10.00

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    Old City Food Court View restaurant

    Old City Food Court, Jalan Fettes, Tanjung Tokong , 11200, Georgetown, Penang
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    0164044808

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    10:00AM—04:00PM
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    Pearl Restaurant (Mutiara Selera)

    This is a typical Penang food court, filled with voracious eaters buzzing around far-flung choices of local delights under one roof. Upon entering, you’ll spot a Nyonya kuih stall with a scrumptious spread of colourful morsels and nasi kunyit. It’s actually the front runner, it runs out fast, therefore just hope luck is on your side to gun down this gooey rice with delish chicken curry. 

    Tips

    Get in early, it runs out fast

    Things to expect

    Bustling eatery

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Pearl Restaurant (Mutiara Selera) View restaurant

    1-A Lorong Delima 5, 11700, Georgetown, Penang
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    06:00PM—11:00PM
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