Thursday, September 28, 2017

Nasi Lemak Tepi Jalan 1996 @ Cheras Selatan

Nasi Lemak Tepi Jalan 1996 pays tribute to a late matriarch who started selling nasi lemak at a street-side stall in Desa Petaling more than two decades ago; her family members have preserved her legacy with this full-fledged eatery where the signature temptation hits the spot for both taste and texture.

You can have your basic nasi lemak, fragrant and flavoursome, with accompaniments like crispy ayam goreng rempah and spicy sambal kerang. But the latest generation that helms Nasi Lemak Tepi Jalan hopes to also galvanise customers with a Nasi Lemak Ketam (RM25) and Nasi Lemak Lobster (RM20).

The crab version is surprisingly satisfying, coated in a cheese sauce - it's a messy, finger-licking meal, but the tender crustacean flesh and mild sauce work well with the nasi lemak, reinforcing the versatility of Malaysia's ceaselessly relevant national dish.

Nasi Lemak Tepi Jalan 1996
D1-28-G, Block 7 Jalan Dutamas, Cheras, Balakong, Selangor. Daily, 12pm-2am. Tel: 017-632-8772

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12 comments:

  1. Wow! This is really delicious and I eat nasi lemak every week for sure. This is my first time seeing crab with cheese! I want!

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    1. Twilight Man: i was a bit skeptical about this nasi lemak, but it tasted good! :D

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  2. A whole crab with nasi lemak! That should get the nasi lemak/crab lovers excited. Me, I will stick to ayam goreng berempah and request for extra sambal :)

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    1. Phong Hong: the good news is that the fried chicken here is quite tasty too! ;)

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  3. Wahhhhh!!! Nasi lemak tepi jalan has one whole crab and cheese some more? And as if that is not enough, there's lobster too! My! My!!! Must be streets lined with gold. :D :D :D

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    1. Suituapui: these days, some roads are indeed paved with more than mere asphalt! ;)

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  4. RM20 is ok for that! But gimme fried chicken anytime :P

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    1. Rebecca: fried chicken is my default choice too for Nasi Lemak! ;)

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  5. Ooo...how ingenious to add ketam and lobster...these sure are some classy-&-expensive nasi lemak eh which I won't mind trying at least once? ^o^

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    1. Contact.ewew: I think it’s worth trying, since the price and portions and quality are reasonable ... hopefully they’ll be able to maintain everything well!

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  6. Luxurious version of NL with crab! But I think I prefer mine basic, perhaps with addition fried chicken will do :)

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, yeah, crab nasi lemak is something for a once-in-awhile indulgence :)

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