Yesterday we attended a free property and feng shui talk which was held in Puchong. The talk ended at 3pm and most of the places were already closed for lunch.
After some Google search we found a highly rated place called Warung Cikgu at Bukit Puchong which was only 5 minutes away. We dropped by to check it out and man I tell you, it was one of the most satisfying lunches I have had recently.
Warung Cikgu’s signature dish is ‘Nasi Mmanggey‘, or what is commonly known to us as nasi kukus ayam berempah. There’s another rice dish called Nasi Kak Wok that originated from Kelantan and they share similar characteristics.
Basically you get a packet of steamed rice drenched in gulai ayam, topped with pieces of fried chicken and sambal. All of this for only RM5.
It’s not a pretty looking food per se but who cares when it’s so delicious. Warung Cikgu’s nasi kukus is light and fluffy by itself and the amount of curry gravy the pour into every packet is just nice to coat the grains evenly.
As for the fried chicken, it’s ‘ayam cincang berempah’ and you can see they have been chopped up into smaller pieces. This allows the spices to penetrate the chicken and the skin is no doubt the best part.
The sambal, which I think is the most essential component is punishingly spicy here and I enjoyed it thoroughly. If you have a low heat tolerance just ask for less, but don’t omit it completely because you will be missing the yum factor.
What better to cool down the spiciness than Coconut Shake? Nice, creamy and refreshing, better than what you get at most places.
Fresh coconut juice is also available and it’s served in a metal bucket, they call it ‘Air Kelapa Baldi‘. For RM4 it’s worth the price tag considering pasar malam vendors sell the same thing at RM3.50 for a small bottle.
The portion is large enough to be shared by two pax and you get plenty of coconut flesh as well. Ice and additional sugar are optional.
For a sweet ending you won’t go wrong with the ABC Oreo @ RM4. The shaved ice had a refined texture (you can’t taste any ice bits) and the generous amount of toppings you get is quite impressive.
The sweetness was spot on, just enough to delight but not cloying. We always have low expectations when it comes to ABC in KL, but this really makes the mark.
Warung Cikgu’s main branch can be found in USJ. Nasi Lemak and Nasi Berlauk Ikan Tongkol are only available for breakfast, so if you drop by after that Nasi Mmanggey will be your only option.
Besides Warung Cikgu there are many other restaurants that also serve this kind of rice, eg. Warung Kita, Nasi JJ Kak Wok, Nasi Cikgu Sue etc. Time to start hunting them down one by one.
Warung Cikgu @ Bukit Puchong
1, Jalan BP 6/7, Bandar Bukit Puchong
Business hours: 7am – 10pm