Paya Terubong Nasi Lemak at Air Itam

On a good day, this stall can sell as much as 800 packets of Nasi Lemak!

Paya Terubong Nasi Lemak at Air Itam

The Paya Terubong Nasi Lemak which has been operating for 30 years is renowned for their Nasi Lemak as its name implies. They are wildy popular among the locals for their chicken dishes.

Due to popularity, the nasi lemaks are usually sold out around 10am daily.

Paya Terubong Nasi Lemak
Paya Terubong Nasi Lemak - credit: @iniompapi

Paya Terubong Nasi Lemak (垄尾三轮车Nasi Lemak)

Contact: +6012-4656596

Operating Hours: Open daily 4am - 10am, Close on Sunday

Address: 200 Jalan Paya Terubong 11060 Ayer Itam Penang

Facebook: Paya Terubong Nasi Lemak (垄尾三轮车Nasi Lemak)

Nasi Lemak is a Malay traditional fragrant rice cooked with coconut milk and pandan leaf (screwpine); this is also a national dish of Malaysia.

Traditionally, it used to be a dish for breakfast; now it can be eaten any time throughout the day thanks to how conveniently it is readily packed.

While the basic version of Nasi Lemak comes with fried anchovies, peanuts, boiled egg (in half or quarter), cucumber slices and drenched in sweet sambal sauce (chili paste).

There are also variations that offers choices like sambal squids, sambal fish, tamarind fried prawns, fried chicken, or beef rendang.

The sweet sambal sauce is the most important part of Nasi Lemak to many who enjoys their spicy meal; with the fragrant rice playing an important role to fullfill the craves for this traditional dish.

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Photo credit: @penangfoodforthought