Written by Natasha Christopher
No doubt this place in the northeast of Peninsular Malaysia presents some of the most diverse culture, dialect, and most importantly, the food! Yes, I’m talking about Kelantan. The local dishes that they have there is pretty colourful and delicious in their unique way. From nasi kerabu, sup belut, nasi tumpang, laksam, khao jam, ayam percik, nasi dagang and many more.
With all of this food listed, you shouldn’t feel the need to travel to Kelantan to only enjoy them, you can now get these delicacies in KL/PJ area too! Let’s delve right in.
1.Restoran Nasi Kerabu Keramat
One of the most famous and authentic Kelantanese dishes they have here is the nasi tumpang or the locals Kelantan would call them as nasi tupe. The rice with a different layer of dishes wrapped in a cone shape with banana leaf. It is tightly packed with an omelette, local curry, beef or fish floss and cucumbers. All in one go. Besides that, they source for the freshest ingredients and also does delivery straight to the comfort of your home.
Address: No.9, Jalan 46B/26, Taman Sri Rampai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact number: 03-41432778
Business Hours: Opens daily from 7:30 am to 6 pm (Friday opens only from 8 am to 12 pm)
2. Kelantan Stop
Take a breather and pit stop at this USJ Subang Jaya place for your dose of good and delicious nasi kerabu and many more. This place can be packed during lunch hours by working adults, and families. One of the reasons on top of it being a good spot, it is also budget-friendly. Their motto translated is an affordable price, five stars taste. Their nasi kak wok is a type of rice dish that features freshly steamed rice eaten with crispy bits of ayam goreng kunyit. The dish is complemented by some sambal belacan and chicken curry. Remember, to stop by here!
Address: No. 2, Jalan USJ 14/1l, USJ 14, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Contact number: 019-2729040
Business Hours: Opens from Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am to 7 pm. Closed on Sunday
3. Restoran Tuu Dok Ko 1488
This restaurant is famous during breakfast timing and is a favourite spot for many if you’re around Batu Caves area because that’s where this place is located at. Their nasi dagang proves to be a great best seller here. It consists of rice cooked in coconut milk with fenugreek seeds, lemongrass and sliced shallots on top. Plus add in with fish or meat curry. Their famous laksam meal is also one of the best here.
Address: Jalan Samudera Utara 2, Taman Samudra, Batu Caves, Selangor
Contact number: 012-6055415
Business Hours: Opens on Tuesday to Sunday from 6:30 am – 5 pm. Monday closed.
4. Capital Nasi Dagang Kelantan
Formerly this restaurant is situated in the heart of the capital of Kelantan in Kota Bharu, it has now moved to Damansara Utama side. Apart from the basic combination of rice and curry, Nasi Dagang usually comes with its different components which can be combined to suit the diner’s taste. From a simple serving of the steamed rice and ikan tongkol (tuna alike) curry and completed with vegetable pickle, sambal and half-boiled egg. Many people from all walk of life come to dine here. Maybe it’s time for you to get your nasi dagang filled food too?
Address: 29, Jalan SS 21/1a, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact number: 012-9215200
Business Hours: Opens daily, Monday to Wednesday (8:30 am to 5 pm), Thursday to Saturday (8:30 am to 9 pm), Sunday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
5. DJJ Restaurant
Their family business has been around for 15 years in Kelantan and they now have a branch in Putrajaya. Their Signature Nasi JJ is a MUST try! Deep fried chicken served with fluffy rice and drenched gulai ayam is sure to keep you wanting for more too! Some of their hot selling items also include nasi kerabu daging bakar, nasi khoumok, and meggi ketam. Now you know where to find authentic Kelantanese food in Putrajaya!
Address: 8, Jalan Diplomatik 2, Presint Diplomatik, 62050 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya
Contact number: 019-9110605
Business Hours: Opens daily from 8 am to 11:45pm
6. Kelate Kitchen
Sticking true to its name, Kelate Kitchen is a restaurant that serves some of the best and variety of local Kelantanese food. Don’t be surprised by the long queue during lunch hours as most are there to grab the famous Nasi Kukus King. Among their other items that are good as well is the kambing bakar, fish, and their honey the tarik special. However, for those of you who are a spicy food addict, you should try their mix of spicy-sour chilli taste and the sambal.
Address: B-G-7 Plaza Prima Setapak,Jalan Prima Setapak 1,Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact number: 013-885 9988
Business Hours: Opens daily from 9:30 am to 10 pm
7. Warung Wok
Owned by Kelantanese, you must try their Signature Nasi Kukus. Steamed rice, filled with lots of kuah with some tender ayam kampung madu . It’ll sure fill you up with happiness. Located in Puchong, many come here to try their other Kelantanese dishes too. Looking for a snack type of Kelantan food? They have it here too with the Roti Titab. It’s a roti bakar topped with half-boiled egg, simple yet delicious!
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Address: G – 2, Jalan Kenari 12a, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Contact number: 018-2015800
Business Hours: Opens daily from 8 am to 8 pm
8. Nasi Pak Man
Nasi Pak Man is the perfect combo of fried chicken and kuah ayam. There are so many choices of kuah to choose from and they are all freshly prepared in the morning. Nasi Pak Man ensures you decent Kelantanese cuisine at an affordable price. It is worth a try. Give the Nasi Lemak, Nasi Dagang with ikan or ayam and Laksam a try too! The dishes here stand out in terms of its aromatic smell and thick, delicious gravy. Not forgetting the crispiness from fried stuff.
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Address: 49-G, Jalan Sepah Puteri 5/1B, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact number: 03-61516738
Business Hours: Opens daily, Monday to Friday (8:30 am – 9:45 pm), Saturday and Sunday (7 am – 9 pm)
9. Kak La Nasi Berlauk
In Gombak, this small restaurant has swept the locals there with their authentic Kelantanese food ranging from nasi dagang gulai ayam, nasi kerabu daging goreng, varieties of nasi berlauk and many more. Famous in Kampung Padang Balang area, if you want to experience the freshness of the meal itself, you must be able to line up as early as 7 am to enjoy the food, if not you’ll be lining up for a long time. Also, after a meal, make sure try some of their rare kuih like Akok telur, cek mek molek and lepat pisang.
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Address: Kampung Padang Balang, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Contact number: 011-3746 9558
Business Hours: Opens daily from 7.30 am to 12 pm (closed on Thursday)
10. Dua by SKOHNS
Dua by Sköhns is a Muslim-owned Halal restaurant serving classic local food at affordable prices. We specialise in Kelantanese Nasi Kerabu made with natural local ingredients and served with a variety of accompaniments. They also serve a whole assortment of local and western dishes as well like nasi lemak, nasi biryani, plates of pastas, burgers and many more. Since it’s located in TTDI in a private environment, their establishment is also perfect for small functions and events.
Address: 12A, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact number: 03-77316954
Business Hours: Opens daily, Monday to Friday from 12 pm – 3pm, 6 pm – 11 pm, Saturday and Sunday opens from 12 pm to 11 pm
It is true when we say Kelantan food is some of the rare gems of food that represents a part of Malaysia. There are many more Kelantan cuisine available near your area. So, enjoy this list for now. Kelantan food for the win!
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