Nasi Kandar has always been that one dish that makes people standing in line in most of the popular restaurants across the country. Originated from Penang, this dish might look simple with white rice, vegetables, meat, and dashes of different types of curry. However, there are lots of eatery in Klang Valley that claim to be offering authentic nasi kandar. One of the most talked about restaurant is Zainul Nasi Kandar located at Medan Selera MBPJ, Seksyen 52, Petaling Jaya. According to their regular customers, the nasi kandar served here have the ‘proper taste’ to it, similar to the ones from their state of origin. A lot of people tend to judge the dish based on its appearance. Here, it might look simple but it tastes very good.
Among the popular picks here are the fried chicken legs, tofu, beef mutton curry, fish head curry, poppadum and a plate of beansprouts. To add more flavours, it is best to ask for a plate of mixed curries to pour on your delicious nasi kandar. Patrons love the fried chicken most. They love the fried batter bits that adds a crunchy texture to your plate of rice. Another favourite side dish is the mutton curry – tender meat and nicely seasoned gravy that gives great flavours and aromas. Apart from that, you can also opt for other items like the fried fish, chicken curry, salted egg, fish cutlet, beef and tauhu bakar.
This place is so popular among the locals that you might see customers dropping by as early as 7am just to take away the very famous nasi kandar. If you are craving for some authentic nasi kandar and Penang is like hundreds of kilometres away, why not give Zainul Nasi Kandar a try?