Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mali's Corner : Nasi Lemak and Char Kuey Teow

Mali’s Corner. It’s quite possibly one of the most recognized Nasi Lemak and Char Kuey Teow establishments in KL. Their business so successful they have ventured into franchising now.
After delaying so many times, I finally went to Wangsa Maju to have a famous Char Koay Teow (Malay style) and Nasi Lemak that was highly recommended. It is also a favorite among the Chinese community.
This is 2am in the morning
Self service where you have to queue up for order

Let start with Nasi Lemak. For me, what exactly makes a good Nasi Lemak is the combination of good rice and the sambal. Bonus if the condiments are good. I love Nasi Lemak, I can have Nasi Lemak for breakfast, lunch or dinner. From January to December non stop everyday. LOL crazy.

I love when Nasi Lemak is served the traditional way – on a banana leaf, it gives a fragrance. But unfortunately the rice was lumpy and I just don’t like that because it will get lumpier when I add the sambal.
The sambal..? Oh I’m sorry I didn’t take sambal photo but it was like gravy, not like typical sambal. But it was acceptable due to fact that they serve to large number of people. The taste was good, it tasted both spicy and sweet, but I ask the girl to have half than usual. I can’t stand with spicy heat.
The chicken, I always go for drumstick. Drumstick with firm flesh, fragrance and tasty, especially the crispy skin even it a little salty.
Here, a plate of Char Koay Teow. It tasted a bit moist and had a strong, sweet seafood and soy sauce flavor. Overall it was oke, I’m a bit frustrated when the bean sprout is so lumpy. For me, the bean sprouts should be nice and crunchy when served. They should add the bean sprout at very last minute.
Food Type: Nasi Lemak and Char Kuey Teow (Malay Style)
Price: Reasonable
Cleanliness Vote : 3/5
Food Vote : 3.5/5 
Revisit : Yes


  1. i dah try b4... reputation is above the par... the food taste normal... as for me lar...

  2. Anonymous : I love the Nasi Lemak rather than CKT. Other than food, I love the fact that the atmosphere is so happening. Every night like a Saturday night :)

    Farish : Yea kat Setapak near TAR College. Famous lah. Dulu study kat Gombak every week is a must to have dinner there.

  3. if u really luv nasi lemak can try the best nasi lemak kangkung nearby FAM kelana jaya..but if i'm not mistaken only open morning till lunch.

  4. Mr./Ms Anonymous : Aiseh morning until lunch only..? Then Sunday might be the best to have it. I got cousin work at FAM KJ, will ask him about that. Tanx there. XX

  5. sad news.mali' corner owner name Mali died today after involves in accident yesterday. hit by drunken Chinese lady

  6. Come to Sg Petani and eat Nasi Lemak Pokok Buluh.