Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang

This morning I bought 45 packets of the above Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang.

Yes, 45 packs – not for myself lah – but for a breakfast meeting in my office. Some of my colleagues can easily polish off 2-3 packets each. Yes, it is that good! Also, because the packs are rather small lah. It’s the regular no-frill basic nasi lemak pack – the best kind (in my books) >>> nasi, sambal, ikan bilis, cucumber& peanuts.

So… where did these little packs of banana leaf heaven come from? They are from this stall, helmed by Kak Nor, along Jalan SS21/34 in Damansara Utama. Just look out for this yellow+red umbrella under a tree, across from the car workshop.

When I first started buying from this stall, I thought that Kak Nor was a rather dour woman – she hardly smiled or even looked pleasant towards her customers. But after a couple more visits, I got to know her better and nowadays when she sees me alighting from my car, she gives me a welcoming smile.

Kak Nor has been selling her nasi lemak for at least 10 years now and she’s a real pro in wrapping the banana leaves – every fold is precise, resulting in tall perfect cone-shaped packs.

She uses good quality ikan bilis (those from Pangkor) which are always freshly fried. I always ask for extra portions of ikan bilis and sambal… at a little bit of extra sen also lah, which I don’t mind paying, because it’s worth it!
Just look at this nasi lemak and tell me it isn’t mouth-watering??!
If you want to buy in bulk, like I did this morning, please call her at the number below, to pre-order.
Ahhh… see, her son is a great advertisement for her nasi lemak, too!
My rating: 8/10



19 Responses to “Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang”

  1. foodbin
    July 10, 2009 at 5:21 am #

    sure looks mouthwatering to me!

  2. Derek
    July 10, 2009 at 5:26 am #

    wish they hv this in abu dhabi…sigh

  3. PureGlutton
    July 10, 2009 at 7:36 am #

    foodbin: Yes it is!

  4. PureGlutton
    July 10, 2009 at 7:37 am #

    Derek: But your sifu oredi taught u to cook good nasi lemak… so u can just get some banana leaves & wrap it… i'm sure that will turn out nicer than any other nasi lemak, haha!

  5. Derek
    July 10, 2009 at 7:40 am # sifu oso get nasi lemak from this today..she oso din cook ma..easier to buy ma if you have craving..hehe

  6. babe_kl
    July 10, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    i like this kinda nasi lemak too, fuss free and simple. i usually get one of these if i have the urge for some nasi lemak in the morning 😀 one packet is just nice to satisfy my urge

  7. thenomadGourmand
    July 10, 2009 at 11:06 am #

    indeed the iakn bilis is the good quality kind! Hate those yucky dirty-lookin broken up pieces one…

  8. thule a.k.a leo
    July 11, 2009 at 3:35 am #

    economical way to have breakfast :)
    I have my fav nasi lemak too… but of course, it's far far away back here in pahang… lol!!!

  9. worldwindows
    July 12, 2009 at 10:30 am #

    Wow, Pangkor anchovies. I think its the best.? Nasi Lemak is much better off with these.

  10. Sugar Bean
    July 12, 2009 at 2:31 pm #

    Oh my, I miss this type of nasi lemak a lot. Haven't had them for ages! Used to have them when I was in college in KL, every morning I'll be looking forward to them!

  11. CUMI & CIKI
    July 13, 2009 at 3:22 am #


  12. J2Kfm
    July 13, 2009 at 6:06 am #

    simple, unpretentious. and sour face to boot. hahaha …

  13. Pete
    July 16, 2009 at 7:14 am #

    The ikan bilis do look nice and crispy! Hah, SS21/34…..will check it out…..also check it out at TOTO…2134……he he he!LOL!

  14. chrisau
    July 16, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    i love nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaf…very yummy!!!

  15. PureGlutton
    July 17, 2009 at 10:30 am #

    Babe_kl: Yes, this is the best kinda nasi lemak – just basic stuff!

    TNG: Ya, she doesn't stinge on the bilis!

  16. PureGlutton
    July 17, 2009 at 10:30 am #

    Leo: Everyone has his/her own fave nasi lemak, hehe!

  17. PureGlutton
    July 17, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    W.Windows: Yes, pangkor bilis are the best – very tasty & crunchy!

  18. PureGlutton
    July 17, 2009 at 10:32 am #

    Sugar Bean: Ya, u can get hooked on them huh!

    Ciki: Double yumms!

  19. PureGlutton
    July 17, 2009 at 10:33 am #

    Pete: Hehe, u really are a kaki-nombor huh! Hope u strike it!

    chrisau: Yes, the banana leaf adds on its fragrance!

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