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We have a strong passion for food! We cook, we eat, we even sleep food. We've been fat, thin, fat again n thin back because of food. ( -_-") This blog is to dedicate our happy journey together in the world of food and hopefully to share our culinary experiences with others.


1)Please be informed that some posts do not have sufficient details such as shop picture or price of food as those pictures were taken way before we decided to make this food blog.

2)Besides providing gps coordinates, shop location is also available for viewing on GoogleMaps. Simply click the location tab located at the very bottom part of each post.

August 8, 2011

Zainul Nasi Kandar @ Petaling Jaya

This post is a part of "Nasi Kandar Week" in accordance with Mr & Mrs Foodpacker's official launch, where we try to find out which shop serves the best nasi kandar in KL/Klang area. Click the link below to view the Top 5 and the winner of nasi kandar supremacy!

The second installment of our "Nasi Kandar Week". Told to be the nasi kandar shop which beats the legendary status of Nasi Kandar Line Clear in Penang, we went on the road to put that theory to a test.

Zainul Nasi Kandar is located in Komplek C, Emporium Makan dan Tempat Letak Kereta PJ (a market-like blue and yellow building) so you won't be able to spot the shop while driving. Max waiting time- 10minutes only. Operational hours: 11am- before dark (4pm-6pm I'd say)

Choices of menu available. Standard set include rice and taugeh, though the traditional bendi is spotted back in the kitchen. Our telur ikan is still nowhere to be spotted :(

The size of these chickens beat KFC. They will ask whether you want the big or small chicken. The small chicken is basically half of the big chicken. (They will cut it right infront of you) We ordered 2 big chickens =D~

Finally some big players from the sea for the hardcore eating fans.

Taugeh, bergedil(ontop), ayam goreng berempah. The taugeh is too crunchy indicating it is not cooked. Mrs Foodpacker suggested that they simply soak them into hot water before serving. Chicken is HUGE but it's rare that you can get both quantity and quality in one package. Hence, the chicken tastes just above average.

Ayam goreng berempah, taugeh and bergedil. Looks the same as above, taste the same as above. The bergedil is a very nice addition to the dish. Overall the items blend well together with the mixture of curry.

A plesant surprise after the horrible bumbu at Raihan Nasi Kandar. This bumbu is crucnhier, less oily and most importantly not as SALTY. I added a second order of bumbu for free and the pakcik was more than willing to give them. :)

Dishing it out: Zainul had a lot more variety than Raihan based on their seafood and meat selection. But like Raihan, they do not serve prawns and crabs. The bumbu was definitely a lot better than Raihan's but one more level up, and it would have been salty. Total paid was RM16.50 but the makcik counted as only RM16 as she was lazy to give out coins (you can tell how well the business is doing) As for it's status for being compared better than Nasi Kandar Line Clear in Penang.. sad to say, I beg to differ. Not the same sensation. :(

Coming back for more value: YES for the chicken, not because you miss Line Clear.
Crowd: YES
Cleanliness: MODERATE
Service: VERY GOOD freindly staff and more importantly no self service beverage counter (Reff- Raihan)

GPS Coordinates: N3.10078,E101.64586

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..and that's our "DISH" of the day!!!!!
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