RA Nasi Lemak @ Jalan Raja Abdullah, Kampung Baru

On Labor Day we took a LRT ride to Dang Wangi station looking for Yut Kee, an old coffee shop famous for their Hainanese food. We went pretty early thinking that there would be a huge crowd having breakfast due to the public holiday.
Unfortunately our assumption was totally wrong, as Yut Kee was closed. I guess they too need a rest lol. Disappointed and didn’t know where to go, we decided to take walk to KLCC and explore the new area (to us) while doing so.

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Then, we stumbled on a large crowd queuing up at a road side stall just behind Dang Wangi LRT station. The curiosity got the better of us so we decided to check it out – it was a nasi lemak stall, called RA Nasi Lemak.
The nasi lemak’s fragrant coconut milk smell from the wooden barrel was so strong it was detectable before we even reached the stall.

R-A-Nasi-Lemak

At that time the name RA Nasi Lemak seemed vaguely familiar to me, like I seen it before somewhere. I only realized it was the famous Jalan Raja Abdullah‘s Nasi Lemak after some research upon returning home.

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The nasi lemak is served buffet style here. Line up, take any plate of rice you like, add the peanuts, cucumber slices, egg and any dishes from the trays.

nasi-lemak-berlauk

Feel free to take as much sambal as you want.

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There were several dishes available, with most of them cooked in curry and sambal.

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A serving of nasi lemak like this with some sambal sotong and a big piece of chicken rendang was only RM5. Very reasonable if you ask me.
Both dishes I took were great especially the sambal sotong. It had to be one of the best for me so far – not too chewy with the right level of spiciness.
The same couldn’t be said for the sambal though. No, don’t get me wrong. It wasn’t bad but because it was the sweet type. I just love the spicy variant a whole lot more.

nasi-lemak-sambal-sotong

I also like the fact that the nasi lemak is served the traditional way – on a banana leaf. The finely cooked rice with nicely separated grains and good texture was very enjoyable as well. For me, lumpy rice is a major no-no when it comes to nasi lemak, no matter the curry dishes and sambal’s tastiness.

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A plain nasi lemak with only the basic ingredients without any dishes cost RM2, about sixty to eighty cents more expensive than the packet ones. But for the extra price paid, you get more rice and egg, and don’t forget the freshness too!

nasi-lemak-raja-abdullah

It was lucky of me to discover RA Nasi Lemak on a day seeming to end as an unfruitful food hunt day. If you are looking for fresh and tasty nasi lemak, which is reasonably priced as well then you should give RA Nasi Lemak a try. I think you won’t be disappointed.

15 Jalan Raja Abdullah,
Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur.

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On Labor Day we took a LRT ride to Dang Wangi station looking for Yut Kee, an old coffee shop famous for their Hainanese food. We went pretty early thinking that there would be a huge crowd having breakfast due to the public holiday.
Unfortunately our assumption was totally wrong, as Yut Kee was closed. I guess they too need a rest lol. Disappointed and didn’t know where to go, we decided to take walk to KLCC and explore the new area (to us) while doing so.

nasi-lemak-nasi-lemak

Then, we stumbled on a large crowd queuing up at a road side stall just behind Dang Wangi LRT station. The curiosity got the better of us so we decided to check it out – it was a nasi lemak stall, called RA Nasi Lemak.
The nasi lemak’s fragrant coconut milk smell from the wooden barrel was so strong it was detectable before we even reached the stall.

R-A-Nasi-Lemak

At that time the name RA Nasi Lemak seemed vaguely familiar to me, like I seen it before somewhere. I only realized it was the famous Jalan Raja Abdullah‘s Nasi Lemak after some research upon returning home.

nasi-lemak-peanut-cucumber

The nasi lemak is served buffet style here. Line up, take any plate of rice you like, add the peanuts, cucumber slices, egg and any dishes from the trays.

nasi-lemak-berlauk

Feel free to take as much sambal as you want.

RA-nasi-lemak

There were several dishes available, with most of them cooked in curry and sambal.

nasi-lemak-ayam-rendang

A serving of nasi lemak like this with some sambal sotong and a big piece of chicken rendang was only RM5. Very reasonable if you ask me.
Both dishes I took were great especially the sambal sotong. It had to be one of the best for me so far – not too chewy with the right level of spiciness.
The same couldn’t be said for the sambal though. No, don’t get me wrong. It wasn’t bad but because it was the sweet type. I just love the spicy variant a whole lot more.

nasi-lemak-sambal-sotong

I also like the fact that the nasi lemak is served the traditional way – on a banana leaf. The finely cooked rice with nicely separated grains and good texture was very enjoyable as well. For me, lumpy rice is a major no-no when it comes to nasi lemak, no matter the curry dishes and sambal’s tastiness.

nasi-lemak

A plain nasi lemak with only the basic ingredients without any dishes cost RM2, about sixty to eighty cents more expensive than the packet ones. But for the extra price paid, you get more rice and egg, and don’t forget the freshness too!

nasi-lemak-raja-abdullah

It was lucky of me to discover RA Nasi Lemak on a day seeming to end as an unfruitful food hunt day. If you are looking for fresh and tasty nasi lemak, which is reasonably priced as well then you should give RA Nasi Lemak a try. I think you won’t be disappointed.

15 Jalan Raja Abdullah,
Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur.

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24 Comments on “RA Nasi Lemak @ Jalan Raja Abdullah, Kampung Baru

  1. sad, i always loved Hainanese food.

    at least you found another cool Nasi Lemak store bro ahaha…

    even thou frm the pic it looks…er…weird…i guess we cant judge a food by its appearance.

    there is another mamak that makes REALLY good nasi lemak in Klang

    its “Shammugas”, its situated near the Federal highway, next to another mamak called Berkeley Corner, hope you can come and try it out hehe…

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  2. must go to yut kee on friday. they have this killer roasted pork done ala western style haha

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  3. the sambal sotong make me salivating in office la.. omg…

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  4. Such reasonable price! I wonder if they open at night as well. The Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa was so so only.

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  5. Delicious! That’s the only word I would say to describe RA Nasi Lemak. I can eat this every single day. Haha!!

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  6. Hello! Hakka Ngin! hahaha. My trip to BM and Penang wouldn’t be so awful if I found your blog before I go. Awesome site buddy, keep it coming. Found your blog through other chinese sites.

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  7. I agree on the sambal..nowayads KL commercial outlets ones are all sweetish types.
    But honestly, the NL here is not tht good.

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  8. RM2 is 60-80 cents more exp than the usual?
    aiya, the usual referring to the wrapped ones ma.

    go to any (pretentious) kopitiam, and a plate of plain-jane nasi lemak might set you back at RM2.50 and above.

    good find, thanks for the direction.

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  9. Fuyoh! Another Nasi Lemak review.. Good one! RM5 for chicken rendang and sambal sotong, so they are selling reasonable price nasi lemak.. i always love nasi lemak to be one of my breakfast, we are Malaysian ma.. Haha..

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  10. To me this nasi lemak is already a winner, being served on the banana leaf…definitely taste better.

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  11. Chicken rendang is always good!

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  12. JD

    Nice find. Will try to find it this weekend if managed to go to Yut Kee as well.

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  13. i love Nasi lemak so much….!!!

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  14. KBCG: Killer roasted pork? Morning or afternoon?

    Hmm..I always read about nasi lemak in jalan abdullah but don’t exactly know where is it. lol

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  16. i have tried this nasi lemak not once, but many times. yes, it is one of my favorite. you should try ikan tenggiri goreng sambal and rendang limpa too.

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  17. Fendi

    Nasi lemak d ra juga blh tempah melalui tel. Jika ingin bungkus banyak dan tak mahu tgu lama blh cll 0173998657

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  18. fendi

    harga d r.a juga berpatutan n/l biasa rm1.50, sotong rm2.70,tenggiri goreng rm3.70-4.20, ayam rm3.70, daging rendang 3.20,paru 3.20, dan banyak lg pilihan.

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  19. miss wincheter

    dear writter,
    i realy wanted 2 know the easiest way to go there by public transport??
    i’ll do my industrial training at some place around there but stuck coz dono how 2 go there..

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    1. hi, I think the easiest way is to take the LRT and alight at Dang Wangi station. It’s only a couple stops away from KLCC

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  21. Peter

    Aloha … may i know their business hour ?
    the store just nearby DANG WANGI station ?
    Can go there by walk or cab ?

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    1. I am not too sure about the business hours, but it was open when we went for breakfast and lunch
      and yes you can walk there from Dang Wangi station

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  22. yee

    this place looks tempting..is it still there?
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