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The Best Places to Eat Nasi Lemak in Kuala Lumpur – A Delicious National Dish

Nasi Lemak is Malaysia's national dish for two reasons; it's loaded with exotic ingredients and flavours, and Malays know how to cook it just right. Here are top spots in KL, to eat Nasi Lemak.

1

The Village Park Restaurant

This restaurant is run by a Chinese-Malay household and is well worth the rather out of the way commute. The place is very popular for its delicious fried chicken and delectable Nasi Lemak, which is one of the best you will taste in KL. If you are new to this dish it is, in fact, a simple rice based creation, which once cooked in coconut milk is called santan. And if your taste-buds finds this dish heavenly, do head back to the restaurant which serves a range of equally flavoursome Southeast Asian dishes. Village Park Restaurant is located at 5, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama.

2

Nasi Lemak Tanglin

This little eatery can be found within the city centre and is easy to reach when staying at a centrally located hotel in Kuala Lumpur. It has been in operation since the 1940's and has been lauded for its authentic cuisine. Nasi Lemak Tanglin is located right behind the popular Butterfly Park and Bird Park, just 10 minutes from the Berjaya Times Square Hotel. The portions are small, but well make up for size in flavour. Packing quite a punch, the dishes served here are lauded for their authentic Malay flavours. Nasi Lemak Tanglin is located at Jalan Cendarasari Komplex Makan Tanglin. It's open from Monday to Friday, 7 am to noon and 4.30pm to 9.30pm on weekdays.

3

Jalan Sentul Chinese Nasi Lemak

This version of Nasi Lemak proves, Malaysia is indeed a hub for a multi-cultural race. The eatery is a movable hawker style kiosk, serving some delicious Nasi Lemak, as a Chines style mixed rice with a delicious curry made from pork rib; the long queues of enthusiastic patrons, speak volumes about the taste of this dish. Don't forget to order a cup of the place's signature fruit juice, which gained popularity long before the Nasi Lemak. A meal here is a "must try" for foodies looking to enjoy some authentic local cuisine that is bound to be a memorable experience for you and your state buds! Jalan Sentul is located opposite the BH-Petrol shed in Jalan Sentul Taman Kosmo, Jaya. It's open from 5.45pm to 7.45pm, Monday to Saturday.

4

Ali, Muthu and Ah Hock

This place is a bit more contemporary; a cafe style eatery, the restaurant has taken the humble Nasi Lemak and given it a modern twist. Blending well with the chic café style ambience of the place, the Nasi Lemak is served with a spicy chicken, which, many find quite flavoursome. The restaurant is located at Jalan Balai Polis 13 and is open Monday to Sunday, from 8am to 7pm.