What makes us Malaysian? It is undeniable that FOOD is a common aspect that unites us all! Nasi Lemak is one Malaysian cuisine that is loved by all and on an honest note, it can be Nasi Lemak for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper! Here is a list of 6 Must-Try Nasi Lemak in Petaling Jaya to die trying for!
1. Nasi Lemak Bumbung @ Seapark
Contradictory to its name, Nasi Lemak Bumbung (Bumbung = Rooftop) is without a roof! This stall has been selling Nasi Lemak for over 20 years and PJ-ians are no stranger to the popular food place. Seatings are placed behind an alley of a row of shops at Seapark and crowds flock in for supper as well. Their fried chicken topped with Indian spices is what makes the eatery stand out!
Address: Jalan 21/11b, Sea Park, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours: 5.30pm – 12.00 am
2. Village Park Nasi Lemak
Rumours have it that Village Park is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants selling Nasi Lemak! From KL to overseas, Prime Minister to tourists, you can be sure to queue up for some time if you are not early for their famed Terengganu-style Nasi Lemak with crispy tender fried chicken and spicy sambal!
Address: 5 Jalan Ss 21/37 | Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya 47400, Malaysia
Operating hours: Monday- Saturday (7.00am-7.30pm); Sunday (7.00am-6.00pm)
3. Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock Restaurant
This restaurant screams 1Malaysia! The Nasi Lemak speaks of our nation where people of different racial backgrounds share a common love for food. The Chinese-styled Nasi Lemak is meant to be shared by all along with its vintage interior. Ali, Muthu & Ah Hock would be pleased to have you as their guests for a round of ‘yumcha’ session!
Address: Oasis Square, Lot B-G-01, 2, Jalan PJU 1A/7, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours: 8.00am – 6.00pm
4. Nasi Lemak Panas Suri
Never underestimate the power of Nasi Lemak! Nasi Lemak Panas Suri is as popular as McDonald’s because they operate round the clock! Situated in Medan Selera 223, stall No. 2, the place is always crowded with people hustling and bustling to grab affordable and delicious Nasi Lemak all day err’ day. Suri’s received orders in bulk where local hawkers would purchase in hundreds just to cater to the breakfast crowd. The sambal is so good that you will want pack after pack.
Address: Medan Selera 223, Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Operating hours: 24 hours daily
5. Nasi Lemak Goreng Chef Fauzey
This Nasi Lemak is a version with a twist! Chef Fauzey ‘goreng’ (fried) his Nasi Lemak with sambal sauce to serve his famed Nasi Lemak Goreng piping hot. Uniquely, the chef sells his dish on a food truck situated right behind the bus station in PJ. The crispiness of the fried chicken is ensured with a double-fried method and the sambal is worth noting as it is cooked for four hours!
Address: Jalan Sentosa 3/57, Pj Old Town, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating hours: 6.30 – 10.00 pm (Mondays to Saturdays), Closed on Sundays
6. Mamalee Nasi Lemak
Mdm Lee, the face of the recognisable restaurant icon has a love for good food and learnt from her mother-in-law of Peranakan heritage. The restaurant was opened by his son when he too uncovered hidden cooking talents and started selling unique versions of Nasi Lemak. Guests would come for their Buttermilk Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Nasi Lemak and also Nasi Lemak Lobster!
Address: 27M & 29M, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating hours: 7.30 am – 7 pm (Mondays to Saturdays), Closed on Sundays.
So many forms of mouthwatering Nasi Lemak that you should definitely give them a shot! Do not fret if you are unable to bear the long queues at these popular eateries, you can always foodpanda your way! On the other hand, if you liked this list of 6 Must-Try Nasi Lemak in Petaling Jaya, and would like to try your hand at making nasi lemak at home, check out this recipe.