Dubbed as one of the best Nasi Lemak operator in the town, I have been patronizing this stall years ago, and seeing the price grew from RM1.50 or RM1.30 to RM1.80 per pack currently. Ali Nasi Lemak still serves the conventional nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaves (not newspaper!), and you will see an exodus of people herding the small stall during peak hours.
They offer several types of nasi lemak and all come with the same price tags (RM1.80, as of August 2015)
- Anchovies + half egg (ikan bilis dengan separuh telur)
- Fish (ikan)
- Cuttlefish (sotong)
- Prawn (udang)
- Salted fish + quarter egg (ikan bilis dengan kuarter telur)
- Chiken (Ayam)
A great thing about Ali Nasi Lemak is that they prepared their rice using coconut milk, and not plain rice was served, which they deserved the name of authentic nasi lemak. If I were to nitpick, the nasi lemak I tasted today was inferior to the nasi lemak I tasted years ago, as the nasi lemak back dated years ago possess nicer sambal. The portion remained the same though, served nice to stuff a corner of your stomach.
|Nasi Lemak Ayam|
Nevertheless, the sambal still tasted good and it is not really spicy to the stage of burning. Nevertheless, inconsistencies were found in the rice texture. The rice for nasi lemak ikan bilis was normal while the rice for Nasi Lemak Ayam was damp and clumped in together in a mass, which rendered us in disappointment. The chicken was not fresh and hard too.
After this round of experience, I am doubtful would I return to savour the nasi lemak here once again. The previous experience of great nasi lemak here had since diminished. Perhaps, we should come again for a second trial.
Ali Nasi Lemak @ Sri Weld Food Court
Lebuh Pantai, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
Operation hours: 7am - 4pm (Closed on Sunday)
Location map refers here.
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