The weekend is here - hooray! To celebrate, here's one of my favourite breakfast meals i.e. Nasi Dagang. When it comes to Kelantanese food, I've got quite a "thing" going as I absolutely love their food. I got hooked on it when I used to visit Kota Bahru for work.
For the people of Kelantan and Terengganu, their breakfast staple is Nasi Dagang versus the more popular Nasi Lemak. The thing which makes or breaks the dish is the texture of the rice. It has to have the right chewy consistency from the mix of glutinous rice grains with the normal white rice. Next comes the aroma of the rice which is steamed with coconut milk and cooked with strands of ginger to give it extra flavour. To differentiate between Nasi Dagang from Terengganu or Kelantan, just check to see if there are any reddish brown rice grains as that signifies it's the Kelantanese variety.
This particular Nasi Dagang is from Restaurant Jaring, the ever popular place in Sunway. Always packed with people, they serve this for breakfast which sells out quickly. If you don't get here early, it's sold out by 9 to 10 am. As it's served buffet style - a lot of people heap their plates with the fragrant and chewy rice. To give it an extra kick, Jaring serves their version with lots of chili padi. Ladle the creamy ikan tongkol (tuna) curry and a helping of the vegetable and fruit achar on the side. If you don't fancy Nasi Dagang, they also serve Nasi Kerabu.
48, Jalan PJS 8/2
Bandar Sunway Mentari
Tel No: 03 - 5636 6366
(Opens from 7 am to 7.30 pm. Closed on Sunday and is located opposite Sunway Pyramid and is next to a Domino's Pizza outlet. Prices are determined by how much you place in the plate but it ranges from RM3 to RM5.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Nasi Dagang