Nasi lemak is one of the few things universally beloved by Malaysians from all walks of life. Due to its massive popularity, it’s ubiquitous but where do you go for nasi lemak that’s truly worth your while? Here are six nasi lemak places as recommended by the editorial team of Tatler Malaysia.
1. Village Park Nasi Lemak
"When it comes to nasi lemak, Village Park and its signature fried chicken (ayam goreng berempah) is always at top of my mind. The chicken is cooked to perfection—meaty, juicy and crispy—and the whole dish is brimming with aromatic flavours. I can eat it plain but it does come with sweet-savoury sambal chilli that's mildly spicy. The restaurant is always packed and there’s usually a queue to order this dish."
- Elizabeth Soong, Print Editor
"It may look small from the entrance, but this hawker-like Damansara Utama restaurant knows that it draws the rice-hungry crowds. The Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng here is just flat-out packed with flavours. Crispy and well-seasoned chicken paired with sweet, tangy but spicy sambal and piping hot fragrant rice. You know the stuff is good when it tastes spectacular after surviving the delivery journey to your home."
- Tania Jayatilaka, Senior Digital Writer
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