Malaysia | For the Love of Rice and Curry

First impressions aren’t everything, and a nasi kandar enthusiast would agree. A Malaysian staple that rests its finesse on flavours than appearance, nasi kandar is the comfort food of many. Originated in Penang, nasi kandar was traditionally served on the go. Back in the day, the sellers would balance large containers of rice, curries, and side dishes using a long kandar pole.

Today, nasi kandar has embraced comfort in the form of casual, open-air restaurants. Whenever a Malaysian craves nasi kandar, their mind wanders to the long queues of Penang’s famous eateries. Thankfully, these nasi kandar restaurants in the Klang Valley provide a delicious alternative minus the expense of a flight ticket.

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