I am going to introduce to you in my opinion is inarguably the best Chinese nasi lemak in Bukit Mertajam. I call it “Chinese nasi lemak” because the seller is indeed a Chinese aunty, and also to stress that it’s non-halal, that’s all. Anyway I am lucky enough to stay just 5 minutes away from the stall which operates next to AIA company, opposite Courts Mammoth along Jalan Sungai Rambai.
I have been patronizing this nasi lemak stall since Form 1, that’s like more than 12 years already! Since I am a long customer of hers, we do chat a bit. According to her, she has been selling even before I was borned, lol.
Another thing, the rice is only normal white rice, not any coconut milk rice lol. Sorry about that, I just have no idea what name to give to the rice she sells. Shown here is a my most favorite combination for a wonderful breakfast – curry chicken, curry prawns, baby squids in dark soy sauce, loh bak (meat rolls) and lots of curry gravy!
Trust me on the combination, as I have tested many variations. This is the tastiest, lol. It usually cost me RM3.50 to RM4.00 for a packet.
When I was still working in Penang, I used to take away the nasi lemak here to the office. On the journey there, the rice would get soaked nicely in the curry chicken and prawn’s gravy. Everytime I open my packet, the aroma would never fail to draw my colleagues over to my cubicle lol. Although smaller in size, baby squid’s flesh is less chewy and more tender than a full grown squid. You really gotta try it.
The array of dishes she prepares daily (in addition the ones I mentioned just now) always consists of curry stingray with okra, cockles, fried anchovies and long beans. Sometimes when I am not in the mood for rice, I’d order fried mee hoon with only curry prawns instead. It tastes just as nice!
She starts selling from 7.30am onwards daily except on Sundays. And since her business is very good she usually finish selling by 9am most of the time. So, you gotta be early or you’d miss out all the nice dishes. This is one of the foods I never fail to have whenever I take a trip back to BM – partly because it has played quite a big part in my life. If this interests you, find the map here.
GPS Coordinates: N5 21.855 E100 27.181