I don’t usually eat Nasi Kandar because its in general, not a very healthy food. A lot of oil is used in the cooking and in some less popular stalls, you never know if the food is fresh. But not the Penang Nasi Kandar at Kudu bin Abdul, I’m sure. The queue that snakes out this corner coffeeshop on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman is legendary.
We went there one Sunday afternoon for lunch, as we’d all heard about this place and decided to give it a go. On a Sunday, traffic is more manageable and so is parking, which is available in a parking lot behind this row of shops. If you know where the famous Kin Kin Pan Mee is, you will know how to get to this coffeeshop, which fronts the main road. If you don’t, then drive down Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman towards Maju Junction until you see the queue snaking out of this corner coffee shop. You can’t miss it!
Even on a Sunday, it was packed. When we got there, it must have been a lull because the queue was not very long. We managed to snag a table outside on the five foot way, and went in to place our orders.
This man will take your food for you depending on what you want. There are the usual curries and fried chicken and fish, squid and prawns. Your regular mamak nasi kandar food. If you choose, you can have them all placed on your plate, and they will then ladle a combination of different curries over the rice. It adds flavour and is what makes Nasi Kandar special.
Freshly fried chicken was replenished while we were waiting our turn so naturally, a few pieces found their way into our order. How can you have Nasi Kandar without fried chicken? The chicken was well flavoured and juicy.
This is what we had that day. Clockwise from left: Beef cooked in spices till black (very tasty and tender!), Cabbage stirfried with tumeric, combination of curry sauces to eat with white rice, steamed lady’s fingers, curried squid, fried fish and fried chicken.
The common consensus was that the squid was very good. I don’t normally eat squid at these places because its usually very pricey, but since my Dad ordered this, I had a go, and yep! Delicious!
With 3 plates of white rice and no drinks, our meal for 5 cost us RM42. I won’t say its super cheap, but its not extortionate either. I don’t mind coming back here to sample more of their wares.
If you intend to come here, dress down and be prepared to slum it. It is very hot unless it rains then it is wet. To get here, drive down Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman towards Maju junction. This coffeeshop is opposite the Honda showroom which is on your left. Parking is available at the meter parking spaces, or at the parking lot behind the row of shops.
Nasi Kandar Kudu bin Abdul
No. 335, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman,
50100 Kuala Lumpur.
Kudu bin Abdul Penang Nasi Kandar is Halal.