Monday, 20 April 2009

Nasi Kandar

Some pics I took from my visit to M'sia last year.
In the middle of a hectic shoppping trip in one of the huge malls in KL, it's great to be able to take a breather in a food court which serves up to hundreds of different dishes, to replenish your energy. However, the problem is that there is such a big variety to choose from, and when your time there is limited, what do you do?

For me, I always resort to the Nasi Kandar stall. A plate of plain or coconut rice, and I select the meat and veg from dozens of mainly spicy dishes on display.

This one above was from the food court in 1-Utama and consisted of a fried kembung fish (like mackerel) marinated with spices, four angled beans in sambal, and brown reconstituted squid in sambal.

This one was from Mid Valley mall in Bangsar. Seemed a bit pricey, so I dunno if I have been ripped off or not. It cost me RM10. Consisted of long beans with white squid strips in sambal, cockles in sambal, and a type of four angled bean (direct translation from its Chinese name!), also with sambal!

A you can probably tell, I am quite fond of sambal (chilli paste with other spices like belacan) over the curry dishes, mainly because I can easily get curries in Manchester, but not good sambal.

These were not the best nasi kandar I have ever had, but when you have been living away for so long, anything will do!


Tummythoz said...

Err yup. Ripped off. But being in food courts within popular shopping complexes near affluent areas, expected-lor. ;>

backStreetGluttons said...

Nasi Kandar ( Malaysia ) Tips :

1. mamak shops are best
2. buy and eat before 12pm

if briyani rice chosen , expect to pay a lot ( like 2 or 3 X chap fun comparable items) !

3. avoid Big Names like Kayu

enjoy your extra bright brown & orange meals !

Hazza said...

I thought so. Maybe I will haggle over the price in future!

I agree, but I suppose I have to pay the price for wanting to eat in an air con environment.