10 Best Nasi Lemak in Penang You Must Try

From what we know, you foodies seems to be very interested in nasi lemak, since our two videos on nasi lemak have overwhelming responses. Sure, who doesn’t love the fragrant coconut rice paired with spicy, flavorful nasi lemak? For those of you who didn’t know, nasi lemak is a staple for Malaysian especially for breakfast. Today’s 10 Best Nasi Lemak in Penang post will make you drool again and again.


10 Best Nasi Lemak in Penang You Must Try:

#1 Ali Nasi Lemak

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Known to be the best nasi lemak in Penang, Ali Nasi Lemak truly lives up to its name. The crowd never stops since the beginning of their operation. You can see how they prepare your favourite nasi lemak from scratch. Rows of fragrant steamy rice waiting for the sambal to be poured over. you’ll get an eyegasm just by looking at it. They have different flavours to choose from, but we suggest you to stick with the classic. Who knew a small packet of nasi lemak could bring so much happiness?

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Address: Sri Weld Food Court, Beach St, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., (Sat) 7 a.m.-12 p.m. (Closed on Wednesday & Sunday)


#2 Projek Nasi Lemak

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A unique concept, in fact, Projek Nasi Lemak is one of the first nasi lemak in Penang who introduced blue rice. Made using natural dye from butterfly pea flower, the rice is soft and fragrant. Paired with their classic marinated fried chicken, so good. Besides chicken, they also have other choices such as fried squid, fish and other seasonal sides. Finish off with a glass of coconut shake, the combination is so sinful. The portion is huge and value for money.

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Address: 498, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Closed on Wednesday)


#3 Spicy Lemak

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Also known as “辣死你妈” (If you know what it means), Spicy Lemak has 3 outlets in Penang in less than half a year. Their signature nasi lemak comes with three different colored rice that uses natural dye. The best thing about their nasi lemak is the sambal. They are so rich in belacan and super spicy, it’s like the best sambal ever ! Besides nasi lemak, they also serve seafood which is worth trying. Spicy Lemak loves experimenting, they even have Nasi Lemak Burger and Nasi Lemak Pizza. Would you try them out?

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Beach Street: 177-197, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Burma Road: 253G-1-4, Jalan Burma, George Town, Penang.
Auto Mall: 29D-03-06, Auto Mall, Maritime Piazza, Persiaran Karpal Singh, Penang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Monday)



#4 Projek Nasi Lemak Box- Lobster Nasi Lemak

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Another branch of Projek Nasi Lemak, or should we say pop-up in Esplanade. The menu is exactly the same as their main branch, but different ambiance and settings. Remember the Lobster Nasi Lemak video we did previously? It went viral, who knew nasi lemak can be paired with such atas ingredient? And surprisingly the combo matches really well. Cheese lobster with spicy sambal that gives a boost, best of both worlds. Enjoy your meal with some sea breeze and greens, definitely worth trying.

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Address: Padang Kota Lama (Esplanade), 10200 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-3 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Wednesday)


#5 Nasi Lemak Liverpool


Just like the name suggests, this is a place for football fans. You get to enjoy nasi lemak with outdoor seating while watching live screenings of football match. Here at Liverpool, you are free to select dishes to your heart’s content. The sambal is loved by many but inclines towards the sweet side. Their fried chicken is something to rave about, crispy and cooked to perfection. So if you want to catch a football match or two with your friends at the same time craving for some nasi lemak in Penang, you know where to go.

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Address: 92, Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 7 p.m.-2 a.m., (Sun) 5:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Closed on Tuesday)


#6 Paya Terubong Nasi Lemak

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The ever famous trishaw nasi lemak in Penang, the queue starts as early as 4 a.m. This might sound crazy but their nasi lemak has got some skills. This prominent stall is a family-run business and has been operating for more than 3 decades. On a good day, the stall can sell around 800 packets of nasi lemak. Their sambal has a nice balance of spicy, salty and tangy flavors due to the generous amount of dried shrimps and chili paste. (Ps: They’re pork-free).



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Paya Terubong: 200, Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 4 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Closed on Sunday)
Kafe Sin Teong Nam: 10-D, Jalan Air Itam, 11500 Air Itam, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)


#7 Alamak

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Another hangout spot for supper, Alamak is the best place for your sudden midnight nasi lemak cravings. Located at an alley, you might miss Alamak at first glance. Their portion of nasi lemak is just right, with generous serving of ikan bilis and peanuts. The sambal is something we love, spicy, tangy and pairs so well with the rice. Besides nasi lemak, they also serve some good cheese burgers, so do check Alamak out.

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Address: 11, Jalan Gottlieb, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-2 a.m. (Closed on Wednesday)


#8 Nasi Lemak @ Ali Mamak

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Did you know your favourite mamak stall has some good nasi lemak? Yes you can easily spot them sitting on the stall, just ask for one. Spicy sambal with fragrant coconut rice in just the right portion, what more could you ask for. If you don’t like this version, they have nasi lemak goreng as well. They taste completely different from ordinary nasi lemak yet it’s oddly satisfying. The chili paste is really good so please try out on behalf of us okay?

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Address: Jalan Lunas, Kampung Syed, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating: 24/7


#9 Jin Hoe Cafe Nasi Lemak


This nasi lemak stall is no stranger to locals and among the neighborhood and has been operating for years. However, their operating hour and days are inconsistent. The texture of the rice is the highlight for their nasi lemak, sticky and fragrant. Of course, their sambal is super spicy as well. To avoid disappointment, go as early as 9 a.m. as they sell fast.

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Address: 46, Jalan Cantonment, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 8:30 a.m. till sold out (Closed on Sunday)


#10 Uncle Lanz Nasi Lemak


Also known as nasi lemak longkang due to its location beside a huge longkang (drain). Uncle Lanz is known for its nasi lemak, and crowds flood the place for dinner and supper. You can smell the fragrance of fried chicken from far, crunchy, juicy and big. The portion of nasi lemak is just nice, with a generous amount of sambal. If you’re looking for sweet nasi lemak in Penang, come over to Uncle Lanz. Their sambal is sweet yet enough to give you the kick. (Ps: We heard their chicken chop is FAMOUS as well).

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Address: 82, Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. (Closed on Sunday)


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