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Nasi Lemak & Ais Kacang, Kepong Wai Sek Kai
January 26, 2012

Nasi Lemak & Ais Kacang, Kepong Wai Sek Kai

Kepong is a place I avoid going to, because parking is often horrendous. It’s a different story when rif is driving, because I don’t have to stress myself going through small roads, alleys and squeezing into small parking spaces. We chanced upon this nasi lemak stall next to the Wai Sek Kai while looking for a parking spot – rif wanted mango loh.

Nasi Lemak with Chicken Rendang and Egg

Unlike some of the stalls in the food court, there was a long queue at the nasi lemak stall. That was close to 10pm. We decided to skip mango loh and joined the queue for the nasi lemak. I was so worried they would run out of chicken rendang since many people in front of me ordered the nasi lemak ayam. Turns out, I was worried for nothing as I still managed to get a piece of chicken thigh. I paid RM4.80 for my nasi lemak with chicken rendang and egg; pretty reasonable by my standards.

The sambal and rice defines a plate of nasi lemak

The sambal and rice defines the nasi lemak. To that former beauty queen who tortured me tried to make me lose weight by asking me to hold off the rice and pretend that the egg white was ‘rice’, you might as well not eat nasi lemak at all. A good nasi lemak should come with sambal that packs a punch. It should be spicy, yet lemak with sweet accents from the caramelized onions. This sambal was almost there. I liked how it was spicy and sweet, but this sambal lacked the rich flavour which the one from Nasi Lemak Warong Sinarnor had.

That said, the rice was pretty good. It was fragrant and rich from the coconut milk, and the rice grains were fluffy and well separated. The ikan bilis here was slightly larger than the ones I’m accustomed to. They were fried till crispy perfection, and added a salty kick to the rice.

Almost sold out by 10pm

The chicken rendang was decent, but nothing to shout about. Cooked till tender, the chicken was well-flavoured by the rendang gravy but it wasn’t as spicy or fragrant as I had hoped it would be. Still, it went well with the nasi lemak. The nasi lemak stall opens from 7pm onwards, and most items are sold out by 10pm.

Surprise discovery: Ais Kacang

I also tried the ais kacang from the stall a few doors away from the nasi lemak stall. It was good stuff. For RM2.20, portion was huge and it was the tastiest ais kacang I’ve eaten in Klang Valley. The ice shaving was smooth yet not overly fine, and the combination of jelly cubes, red bean, sweet corn, milk and syrups was of just the balance. If you can ignore the possibility of rats or other pests walking around, do give this a try.

No-frills ais kacang stall

Ambiance: 2/10
Price: 6/10
Nasi Lemak: 6/10 (halal)
Ais Kacang: 6.5/10
Verdict: Pretty good nasi lemak and ais kacang. Portions are generous and prices are friendly on the wallet.

Kepong Wai Sek Kai
Jalan Antoi Kiri,
Taman Kepong,
52100 Kuala Lumpur

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20 Responses

  1. Don’t really see many places selling nasi lemak at night, except at mamaks. But Kepong is also a bit far (and foreign) for me.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      It is a bit far for me too. But a lot of nice places to eat there, so I’m willing to brave the two tolls*. 🙂

      *as long as I’m not the one driving LOL!

  2. Bill

    Sometimes the nasi lemak stall will be closed if you ain’t lucky as my family and I tried visiting it occasionally. It’s been a while since we came there.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yikes. Too bad I couldn’t ask the uncle for his contact number that night. -_- Otherwise, you can call them to check.

      1. Bill

        It is alright. My family can live with that, though.

        1. Bangsar Babe

          Okie dokie. Have you tried their sambal sotong? Wanted to try some but they were sold out.

          1. Bill

            Like I said, it’s been a while since I ate Nasi Lemak there. To be honest, sambal sotong would be my first option naturally and so far it was good.

          2. Bangsar Babe

            Thanks Bill! Will definitely try the sotong next.

  3. This nasi lemak always have long q…& there is a nicer abc nearby at one of the dai chow stall, the one facing the main road, fatty mun

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Oooo…thanks for the tip! 🙂

  4. i rarely can bring myself to enter kepong too, though i think it’d be quite fun to explore for eating. i need my own personal rif to drive me too, heheh! 😀 the ais kacang does look fab … i think i’d pay double the price for it! 😀

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahaha…I think I should start renting rif to people! You want? 😛

      1. heh, only if the rates are comparable to a regular KL cab! okie, am asking too much 😀

        1. Bangsar Babe

          Hahaha…regular KL cabbies charge as they like. Ok la…I give you cheap cheap — RM50 back and forth. Nyek nyek nyek. 😛

  5. I tried the ice kacang b4…
    but i still prefer the SS2 wai sek kai ice kacang…

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I used to like eating the SS2 ais kacang. But it’s super smelly nowadays. The dustbin smell makes me lose my appetite. -_-

  6. rif

    Best ais kacang in KL!
    *bonus-no smelly dust bin smell

  7. It looks really good! I eat a lot of meat with my nasi lemak though. Haha. Even at the stall I usually go to (one of those van stalls) my amount runs up to RM 7 or so – kerang, sotong, drumstick, beef rendang, two eggs. 😀

    1. Bangsar Babe

      You and I both. I usually eat a whole chicken leg! 😛

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