24 May, 2012
Selera Jaya 223
Posted by: Wen Ching In: Malaysian Food
Some of you might know by now that we are huge nasi lemak fans and we would travel far and wide in search of good nasi lemak. The next on our list was the much-acclaimed nasi lemak at Selera Jaya 223.
The food court was rather crowded at the time we were first there, but on subsequent visits we realised that it was nicer to sit further inside the food court as it was less crowded and more comfortable in general.
Be ready for the vendors who will try to seat you nearest to their territory and tempt you with what they have to offer. Further, baskets of otak-otak will be set down on the table in front of you without needing to be asked. We did not try the otak-otak during the times that we were there, but it did take quite some effort to resist since it was just within reach.
The main attraction here was the bungkus nasi lemak. There were actually two different ‘brands’ of nasi lemak: Yati and Suri. Both of these packets can be found on most of the tables on the food court and they were in hot demand. Yati’s packaging had a red stamp on it and Suri’s packets had a blue stamp on it. Both were priced at RM1.20.
We tried both the nasi lemaks and unanimously came to a conclusion. Suri’s sambal was wetter, sweeter and mild as opposed to the spicier sambal from Yati. We enjoyed Yati’s nasi lemak the most as it lived up to our standard of a good spicy sambal.
We noticed that Suri’s stall had many accompaniments to the nasi lemak such as fried chicken and sambal sotong as an alternative to the ready-packed ones on the table. As tempting as this was, we have not tried any of it yet.
On a subsequent visit, we headed over to Yati’s stall to order her nasi lemak on plates instead. Yati’s nasi lemak did not have the accompaniments that Suri’s had, but we did get a fried egg to go with the nasi lemak. The nasi lemak on a plate with a fried egg was RM2. It was as good as we remembered it! Yati’s sambal was really top quality and it was a joy to eat with the fragrant rice. For some reason, the fried egg was really well done and fluffy as well.
Other items that we have tried include the Tauhu Bakar from Ainol Tauhu Bakar. This stall was located deep inside the middle of the food court, but someone will probably come around the tables to show off the menu and take orders as well.
It seems like we have found a competitor to Bangsar’s Nasi Lemak Famous for night time nasi lemak cravings. Even since trying it, we do crave for Yati’s nasi lemak from time to time and we will constantly go back for it!
Food Court Information
Selera Jaya 223