The following was a food review I did on 12th October, 2006. I am quite busy at the moment with work and therefore, I am putting in this review for your reading pleasure. Why this review and not others? Well…because I just had Nasi Kandar Penang a while ago for lunch πŸ™‚



The Place
(updated 16102006)

Yesterday, I went further down Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman to see my tailor. It was around lunch time and it started to pour heavily. The tailor I go to, Astor Tailor, is located in the same block of building as K.S. Gill (specialty shop selling all kinds of pen) and I was basically stuck due to the rain. I then noticed that the end shoplot is a Penang Nasi Kandar Restaurant. Since I could not go anywhere else, I decided to check it out.

Choose your pick

The first thing I noticed was a newpaper review done on this restaurant. It must be good. Why else is it recommended as one of the top 5 places to have your Nasi Kandar in Malaysia? Let’s get started then, shall we?

Fried stuffs

This is Nasi Kandar Kudu bin Abdul. It is run by an Indian Muslim lady and appears to be a family business. Apparently, this family also runs the famous Nasi Kandars in Penang, the home of Nasi Kandar. Nasi Kandar is essentially white rice which comes with your selection of meat – chicken, fish, mutton, parts of chicken (neck, gizzard etc), crabs, prawns, fish roe, sotong and if I am not mistaken, beef lungs. What sets this Nasi Kandar apart from most other white rice dish is that upon placing the meat on the rice, the waiter / cook will pour a variety of curries over the rice so that the rice will have a most unique curry taste.


My superb lunch

I had the Nasi Kandar Ayam Kicap (Chicken in Dark Soya Sauce). The chicken drumstick / thigh is quite big in portion and tastes great. Has a nice hint of spice to it and not overpowering. It must be the family’s secret recipe. The meat is well-cooked though I would have prefered it slightly juicier. My Nasi Kandar Ayam Kicap comes with three pieces of steamed / boiled ladies fingers which were really tender, yet crisp to the bite. A couple of slices of cucumber and papadoms completes the dish.

Fried Sotong Nasi Kandar
(updated 16102006)

A plate of Nasi Kandar Ayam Kicap costs RM5.00 and is money well spent. You can always ask them to go easy on the curry but let me tell you, the mixture of the curries is the highlight! By the way, the curries are kept warm by the warmer underneath. Nothing beats warm curried rice on a rainy day!

Fried Pandan Chicken Nasi Kandar
(Updated 16102006)

Nasi Kandar Kudu bin Abdul is located at No. 335, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur. They are open everyday till about 8.30pm.


To get there, go to Maju Junction Shopping Centre along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. You will see a traffic-light cross-junction and Centrepoint Hotel across the junction. Walk across to Centrepoint Hotel and walk further down till you see Commerce Assurance Berhad. Nasi Kandar Kudu bin Abdul is across the street.



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  1. 1
    March 17th, 2007 at 10:28 am

    hmm.. RM5 for a lunch at Nasi Kandar restaurant sounds great to me! usually a meal will cost me at least RM8.

  2. 2
    March 18th, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    It reminds me of the best nasi kandar i tried. it was at Penang itself. The Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar.

    It was just just so good. We were staying at Vistana, and we went to this place to tapow a few times back to hotel. (Even after we had fab wedding dinner at Equitorial) haha…

  3. 3
    March 19th, 2007 at 7:28 am

    Nasi Kandar, this is. Then what is Nasi Campur and Nasi Padang? You should help me answer my post questions on Nasi Campur, Nasi Padang etc etc….
    Looks like it’s all “chap chye peng” ;p

  4. 4
    March 19th, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    tekko : Yes. It is very reasonable indeed.

    Keropokman : Just need to watch the tummyline πŸ˜‰ By the way, thanks for the link-up!

    tigerfish : This is Nasi Kandar. I just attempted to decipher all the mixed rice at your blog πŸ™‚

  5. 5
    March 20th, 2007 at 2:12 am

    I must thank you there and here πŸ˜€ You so busy, still have to explain to me…*pai seh* …..I’m sure next time I see those names, I’ll be less worried to get an order since I know what I’m ordering and what I’ll be eating ;p

  6. 6
    nasi kandar hunter
    July 29th, 2007 at 10:09 am

    im a student. this semester im doing my project paper on “the story behind nasi kandar.”
    i need a video toooooo. just to make my presentation become gempak!!!!!!!
    actually ive never been tried for nasi kandar in my whole life…..since this project have to be done… it has become a challenge to me to try for nasi kandar. plz….those who can find the best video of nasi kandar plz submit to my email asap….

  7. 7
    April 10th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    man….. i just wanna go there right now to have the nasi kandar. hehe πŸ™‚

  8. 8
    May 24th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    just visit this kudu last saturday. we went w/whole family. the best in town as i see it.

  9. 9
    June 28th, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    after all the hype, I actually went down to try it out myself yesterday. being a penangite/kedahan who is born and bred with nasi kandar, I can’t say that this is the best nasi kandar I’ve ever tasted. Cheap, yes (fried tenggiri fish + fish roe = RM7), but just bland; slightly above mediocre. u can find better (albeit pricier) nasi kandar along nearby Jln TAR. Or if u r in for some adventure, head down south to Glenmarie, Shah Alam where NK Raihan is. Their ayam ganja is a must-try.

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