If there's one thing Malaysians can agree on, it is that any time is a good time for nasi lemak. Though commonly regarded as a breakfast staple, nasi lemak is also perfect for lunch, dinner and, yes, even supper!
Being a national dish, there are plenty of nasi lemak options all around us. Here to guide us to the best nasi lemak in the country are five Malaysian chefs.
1. Addin "Dean" Kamil, head chef of BAC
"Warong Mama Corner Masakan Kampung Melaka or simply Warung Mama when you search on Google and Waze, is a humble stall located right opposite UTC Sentul. It serves the real deal. It’s been awhile since I’ve had that wow moment when it comes to nasi lemak. The sambal is what makes it; I like it more spicy than sweet. The best part is when the grains of rice absorb all of it up. The peanuts are not overly toasted, the anchovies crispy, and the cucumbers fresh and crunchy. Nasi lemak varies from places to places, but at the end of the day there’s just something about a RM2 plain nasi lemak made by a makcik that warms my heart."
Warung Mama | Jalan 3/48a Bandar Baru Sentul, Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur | +6011 3331 0627 | Saturday-Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday, 9am-8pm