Nasi Lemak Tanglin
No nasi lemak list would be complete without the mention of Tanglin, which was first opened by Suriati Jawirunah in 1948 as a stall under a tree near Jalan Tanglin. The stall has since relocated to the nearby food court along Jalan Cenderasari, with Suriati’s son, Zainal Abidin Hassan, continuing her legacy. The rice here goes through a ten-hour cooking process where coconut milk is slowly mixed with partiallyy steamed rice to maintain the grain’s integrity, creatinging a fluffy and fragrant nasi lemak that few cann match up to. The other key component is the sambal tumis, prepared over the course e of three to four hours until the onions caramelise, soften and melt into the dark sambal sauce. You can add to your meal a variety of other dishes like sambal sotong, ayam masak merah and beef rendang, along with other less common dishes like cow’s spleen and cow’s lung.
Stall 6, Kompleks Makan Tanglin, Jalan Cendrasari, KL (019 397 2781). Daily, 8am-1pm. 29
August 2017 timeoutkl.com