Friday, July 27, 2007

Nasi Dagang @ Restaurant Jaring, Sunway Mentari, Petaling Jaya

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.

Restoran Jaring
48, Jalan PJS 8/2
Bandar Sunway Mentari
Petaling Jaya

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.

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Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Oh my god!!! Bald Eagle is gonna KISS your feet!!!

Cheesywee said...

this dish looks really good and i'm surprised that this is a breakfast dish! I haven't eaten rice and meat for breakfast in a long time but this plate is making me want to start!

Cat Cat said...

Nasi Dagang & Nasi Kerabu are my favourite and I missed both dishes so much. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

sugar & spice said...

I have always loved Nasi Dagang for its great aroma..However, im not a great fan of fish..

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sc said...

ooohhhh..i miss a good nasi dagang!

Unknown said...

had a really nice nasi dagang in comes with the fish too..and its only rm 2! omg..i miss it so much

Lovely Malaysia Food said...

YOur pictures are very beautiful. The food looks very dilecious. Make me very hungry.

Flower said...

i like this style of nasi dagang, ie terengganu style. Kelantan nasi dagang is purplish in colour.

IronEaters said...

that pic looks absolutely delicious! I lov nasi dagang too!!

wmw said...

Woo Hoo, another Nasi Dagang place in PJ!

boo_licious said...

LL - wahhh, really. Maybe I should tapau Nasi Dagang for him everyday.

cheesywee - it's a nice change once in a while. Kinda like nasi lemak except the rice is chewy.

cat cat - I'll try and do Nasi Kerabu one day. Been a while since I ate that. Great Nasi Goreng Mamak that you did at home - looks very good.

sugar and spice - you can have just plain rice and kuah but it's traditionally served with ikan tongkol curry.

rayhana - thanks for noticing. I know abt it already since I also get the magazine all the time.

sc - nothing beats the ones from Terengganu and Kelantan though.

kampungboycitygal - wowee, RM2 for great nasi dagang is a steal.

lovely malaysia food - quick, go grab some this weekend!

flower - this one is Kelantanese I think as it has the red brown grains.

ironeaters - ahh, but nothing beats yummy snails on puff pastry.

wmw - this one a bit far from the main area and must go early or else gone!

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