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Nasi Lemak Tepi Jalan,
Jalan 2/125,
57100 Desa Petaling.
Tel: 012-492 0874

CRISPY ikan bilis (anchovies), spicy sambal, and crunchy ayam goreng berempah make up the components for an ideal plate of nasi lemak.

This is what Nasi Lemak Tepi Jalan (NLTJ) in Desa Petaling is offering.

The stall has been operating at the same spot for 20 years now.

It is also the only nasi lemak stall along the stretch of Jalan 2/125, marked by its brick walls for easy identification.

Parking may be a bit of a problem, but for a good plate of nasi lemak (top pic), I was willing to park a little further and walk.

Nasi Lemak Tepi Jalan has a spacious room for the comfort of its customers.

Nasi Lemak Tepi Jalan has a spacious room for the comfort of its customers.

Entering the stall, one would be greeted by a table full of mouthwatering dishes to accompany the nasi lemak. They include ayam goreng berempah, roasted chicken,sambal sotong, sambal paru, ayam masak merah, ikan bilis petai berlada, telur sambal and fried eggs.

The stall is run by 24-year-old Intan Izliza Aziz, who took over the business from her parents early this year.

Intan said all the dishes were her father’s own recipes which he had perfected over the last 20 years.

A plate of nasi lemak and ayam goreng berempah costs RM5.50, quite affordable given that it was a huge portion.

There was a bowl of fragrant rice, cucumber pieces, peanuts, fried ikan bilis, half a hard-boiled egg and a generous amount of sambal.

How to get there

The sambal was sweet and spicy, in fact, a little bit too spicy for my taste bud.

This, however, according to Intan was not the usual.

“Our sambal is usually not too spicy. Perhaps it is because of the dried chilli we used in sambal this time,” she said.

She added that it took five hours to make the sambal and was prepared the night before.

Another noteworthy offering is the fried anchovies.

Whenever I eat nasi lemak, the anchovies are always a let down as they are usually tough.

But what I like at NLTJ is the crispy ikan bilis.

“We use smaller anchovies,” said Intan.

The stall also caters for those looking for healthier nasi lemak options.

“We have brown or basmathi rice, and can be accompanied with roasted chicken or grilled salmon with a side dish of salad. As for the condiment, we have air asam limau for which we use stevia as sweetener,” she said.

Nasi Lemak Tepi Jalan has roasted chicken for those who are looking for a healthier option.

Nasi Lemak Tepi Jalan has roasted chicken for those who are looking for a healthier option.

A plate of brown rice and roasted chicken costs RM8.30 and grilled salmon costs RM8.50.

During Ramadan, the stall is open from 5pm to 5am. Usually, the stall is open from 10am to midnight daily and located at Jalan 2/125, Desa Petaling.

For details, call 012-492 0874.

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