Voting for The Star People’s Food Awards is underway for the best Nasi Lemak in Klang Valley and while readers cast votes for their favourites, we thought we’d join in and list our very own top Nasi Lemak stalls in Penang.
Are you ready to drool? Here are some of the popular ones from our readers:
Nasi lemak Liverpool at Batu Lanchang
The name says it all. If you’re a Liverpool fan, this is a winner – a great combination of food with your favourite football club. Serving one of the best Nasi Lemak in Penang, the coffee shop is every fan’s playing ground with interesting Liverpool merchandises, trophies, banners and photos. It gets pretty busy at night as they’re not stingy on the sambal with no extra charges. Check out this place – you’ll never eat alone!
Ali Nasi Lemak at Lebuh Pantai
Situated right in the heart of Georgetown, Ali’s famous daun pisang Nasi Lemak comes in six different choices; anchovies and egg, fish, prawn, cuttlefish, chicken, and salted fish and egg. Each pack only costs RM1.50. The food is prepared on the spot and if you like the old style of triangular wrapped up Nasi Lemak, this will be right up your street. We promise that once you get a sniff of the fragrant coconut rice, there’s no turning back.
Intan Nasi Lemak at Taman Free School
This is a hidden gem. Tucked away from the main road, this is one of the tastiest Malay Nasi Lemak around Penang. There’s a wide range of dishes to choose from; beef rending, fried chicken, fish, ayam masak merah and a variety of vegetables.
Nyonya Nasi Lemak at Jin Hoe Café Pulau Tikus
This stall has been operating for the past 25 years and it’s a family run business. This is probably the only Nyonya Nasi Lemak that brings memories of our grandmothers’ home-cooked dishes. Choose from asam fish and prawns with its special sambal. Make sure to get there early!
Taman Perak Nasi Lemak at Perak Road Market Jelutong
If you’re serious about your Nasi Lemak, a trip to this stall requires a little more dedication. You’ve got to be there as early as 4.30am and you’ll be surprised to find a long queue at this unassuming stall. Serving a few types of curries, otak-otak, asam prawn and okra, the hot favourite is the delicious sambal.
What’s your favourite nasi lemak stall? Let us know!