Muteaudio the blogger has mentioned this nasi kandar stall many times. My hubby normally ta-pau the nasi kandar for me as it is quite hard to find a parking lot at the place. However, I am looking for some place different and decided to head there for breakfast yesterday morning.
Kampung Melayu is one of the earliest low cost flats in Penang along with Rifle Range and Caunterhall. If I am not mistaken, a unit only costs about RM5K-RM7K back then, in the early 70s. These are the one bedroom, probably 500-600 sq ft.
Nasi Kandar Kampung Melayu is therefore, not for the hygienic city folks. But if you like adventure, then head to this densely populated place with a wet market below, chicken slaughtering next door and have yourself some nice, kickass nasi kandar. Don’t say I never warn you.
You can tell the place has good foods by the number of people queuing and the sizes of the pots there. I was there around 9 am + and there were TNB, Telekom, MPPP, PDRM folks in their uniforms. They come in droves and people either share tables or queue for an empty one.
What is special about this nasi kandar is in the mixture of the various curries gravy. There is no oily layer like some of the nasi kandar stalls. Just nice spicy curry without overpowering spices.
Initially, I thought I won’t be able to finish the mountain of rice but I walloped all of them because of the pleasant tastes. This nasi kandar is different from most of the franchise mamak nasi kandar because this nasi kandar curry is cooked by an elderly woman. I think she must be the chief chef, walking around supervising, adding more curries from huge pots, bringing freshly fried chicken and etc.
The cup of kopi tarik is exceptionally good too. I just cannot tell if they have added tea or chocolate (Milo) into the coffee because it has a mocha taste to it. I had to purposely ask the man to change my cup of coffee into this traditional cup because I wanted a more authentic photo.
There are lots of friendly mak ciks selling nice Malay kuihs at the wet market but I was about to explode from the mountain of rice. So, I didn’t buy any of the kueh eventhough they look so yummy. Just like pasar ramadhan. If you visit, look out for a stall selling nasi lemuni. I love that nasi lemuni too. Awet muda, kan?
I am sure Muteaudio will head to this Nasi Kandar Kampung Melayu now that he is on leave.
Kampung Melayu Nasi Kandar
Opens: 6.30am-noon (not sure close on which day but it is open on Friday though)
Tel: 019-575 5877