- Nasi Lemak 223
‘Nasi lemak cop biru, or cop merah?’ will always be the tricky question. Nasi lemak 223 has been a crowd favourite location for decades. The nasi lemak is only RM1.50 per pack or plate with the option to add fried chicken, sambal paru, sambal sotong and more. If you’re a nasi lemak fan and have never been here, you might wanna rethink the word ‘fan’.
2. Nasi Lemak Warisan Sambal Opah
If you’re from Subang Jaya, then this place is common mention. Nasi Lemak Warisan Sambal Opah is known for their RM1 price, that made them viral not too long ago. The store claimed that they’ve been around since the 1960s, before the owners decided to open up a physical store in USJ 9. Sold in small portions, the sambal is the bomb here, as its spicy explosive taste leaves a mark in every bite.
3. Nasi Lemak Kukus Chef Fauzey
Chef Fauzey is already a household name in Malaysia’s culinary scene – and it’s all because of our favourite national dish. Chef Fauzey took it up a notch with his version of the nasi lemak by frying the coconut-infused steamed rice in a wok. Topped with generous amount of fried chicken crumbs, it’s no mystery as to why Chef Fauzey’s humble establishment is synonym with the thought of good nasi lemak.
4. Nasi Lemak Bumbung
Most probably the most famous one in the list – but for all the right reasons. The crispy ayam goreng, kaw sambal and fast service made the place the perfect go-to supper place for many people from PJ and beyond. The name is Nasi Lemak Bumbung is catchy and ironic, since they don’t actually have a ‘bumbung’ (roof).
5. Empire Nasi Lemak
Another Subang Jaya representative, this time from SS15 Darul Boba. Empire Nasi Lemak has been a mainstay at SS15’s pasar area, and is currently King in this part of the town. We can’t blame them, their variety of lauk for the nasi lemak experience is more vibrant than any of the other stalls listed in the list, that includes paru sambal, rendang and a number of drinks. If you’re rajin enough to brace the jam for this, we just want to say: it’s worth it.