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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.

Interior, 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.

Otak-Otak, Selera Jaya 223
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.

Nasi Lemak, Selera Jaya 223
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.

Nasi Lemak, Selera Jaya 223
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.

Nasi Lemak Suri, Selera Jaya 223
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.

Nasi Lemak Yati, Selera Jaya 223
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.

Ainol Tauhu Bakar, Selera Jaya 223
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.

Tauhu Bakar, Selera Jaya 223
The tauhu bakar was priced at RM3 for one plate. It was crispy and we enjoyed every bite of it!

Maggi Goreng, Selera Jaya 223
We also tried the Maggi Goreng from stall number 59. Priced at RM4 per plate, it was not bad at all. Not the best we’ve had, but definitely acceptable enough if one is craving for maggi goreng.

Nasi Goreng, Selera Jaya 223
Lastly, we tried the Nasi Goreng Biasa (Fried Rice) from stall number 44 for RM4. The fried rice was alright as well. Similar to the maggi goreng, it was nice enough, but just nothing to shout about.

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
Jalan 223
Petaling Jaya

6 Responses to "Selera Jaya 223"

1 | Simple Person

May 24th, 2012 at 12:37 am


I always pass by .. but never go inside..
OK now I know Yati nasi lemak…

2 | Chong

May 24th, 2012 at 1:19 pm


Always wanted to try them but I’ve no idea where’s the exact location. Hehe.

3 | The Yum List

May 24th, 2012 at 3:43 pm


I love the packaging inside the leaf. It’s almost mysterious wondering what’s inside. :-)

4 | Sean

May 24th, 2012 at 4:34 pm


ooo, i had not-very-good nasi lemak recently elsewhere (not fragrant or moist enough). the one here looks more promising and is definitely not as pricey! 😀

5 | eatonlylar

June 4th, 2012 at 5:46 pm


Simple Person, oo, you should visit this place next time, their nasi lemak is very worth checking out. Yati nasi lemak is quite famous, we saw them in the Kuchai Lama food court as well!

Chong, haha, yeah, it was quite hard for us to find initially, we used the GPS instead. This place is worth finding though!

The Yum List, yeah, guess that’s the attractive part of nasi lemak! =)

Sean, aww, that’s a bad experience. It’s ok, now you know where to find good and cheap nasi lemak! ^^

6 | kc

June 27th, 2012 at 8:22 pm


ahhh…i think this food court is nearby my place =D

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