I used to work in Jalan Larut and frequented Norman Nasi Melayu for lunch. However, I haven’t been there for years already.
Norman Nasi Melayu is a very popular Malay rice stall. Both non-Malays and Malays will crowd around to get their rice during lunch hours. Their prawns, sotong and taukua with the chili paste are some of the famous items.
If you eat at Norman, you must take a spoonful of the sweet chillies. I ordered just basic stuffs like a ikan cencaru belah belakang, sotong basah and kerabu kacang botol.
You can find my resipi ikan cencaru belah belakang here. Heh, as if I need to teach a Malay to cook a Malay dish. 😛
The other stall that is famous is the CRC mee rebus and mee goreng. However, I am very disappointed with the mee. There are lots of ingredients in there but somehow, the taste is just not right. It used to be special because they put an egg into the soup and it tastes really fantastic.
I don’t know if the person cooking it is not in the mood or quality has changed. Maybe I will give it a try again next time and ask for cabai banyak.
The Norman Nasi Melayu coffee shop is located at the corner of Jalan Bawasah and Jalan Larut. Just next to Dorset (was Sheraton) hotel.