8 Economy Rice And Nasi Campur To Try In Penang

Economy Rice And Nasi Campur Spots That You Should Check Out

If you’re on a tight budget and you’re looking for something that will fill you up during lunch or dinner, we have a list of economy rice and nasi campur spots for you. Economy rice and nasi campur are quite famous among Malaysians because of the affordable price and the endless variety of dishes. There is no wait as well because all the dishes are ready made and all you have to do is pick what you’d prefer to eat your rice with.

Here Are 8 Economy Rice And Nasi Campur Spots You Should Check Out

1. 142 Economy Rice

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This place is quite a famous spot because of it’s among the cheapest spot in Penang. You will definitely want to try everything because of the never-ending choices of dishes that they have. You can get almost anything you’re craving for during lunch here. Do check out their Facebook page because during certain weeks, they’re closed on Tuesday as well.

Address: 71, Jalan Magazine, 10300 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Opening hours: 10:30 am – 7:30 pm (Closed on every Monday and sometimes Tuesday)


2. Nasi Melayu Lidiana

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Nasi Melayu Lidiana is definitely a famous spot that you’ll want to check out when you’re visiting Penang. Located right opposite the floating mosque, it’s a favorite spot among the locals. There are a few dishes that you should definitely try such as their fried chicken, fried fish, and special black sauce chicken.

Address: Nasi Melayu Lidiana, 11200 Tanjong Bungah, Penang

Opening hours: 7 am – 9 pm (Closed on Sunday)

3. Zap Tong Economy Rice

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Zap Tong Economy Rice is known because they’re open till past midnight. So if you’re looking for a spot for supper, this is the place for you. It’s a rarity for economy rice shops to be operating past midnight, therefore, this spot is quite unique.

Address: 317, Jalan Perak, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 7:05 pm – 2:10 am (Closed on Wednesday)

4. Nasi Campur Awet Muda

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This spot is known for their homecooked dishes and their regular customers always leave this spot feeling satisfied. While it may be slightly pricier than your regular nasi Melayu but you’ll definitely get what you pay for and that is dishes that taste amazing. Bring your friends and family along so you’ll be able to try more dishes and not miss out on anything.

Address: 795-B, Lorong Sungai Dua, Kampung Dua Bukit, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 9 am – 5 pm (Closed on Sunday)


5. Ah Boy Economy Rice & Porridge

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While this place does not have as many various dishes as your regular economy rice shop but it’s definitely a favorite stall among the locals who live nearby. You can pick either plain porridge or rice to pair it with your dishes. The preserved vegetables and salted egg pairs perfectly with plain porridge and it’s comfort food for many.

Address: No. 115, Jalan Mount Erskine, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Opening hours: 7 am – 3 pm (Daily)

6. Minah Restaurant

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This shop has been operating since 1957 and all the dishes are cooked by a 65-year-old lady. Minah Restaurant has been patronized and loved by both the younger and older generation. While there’s nothing really extraordinary about this place but the cook pride themselves for sticking to the traditional recipes. Do try their curry fish head which is a favorite among the regular customers.

Address: Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Taman Tun Sardon, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 8 am – 6 pm (Closed on Monday)


7. Emperor Mixed Rice

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Emperor Economy Rice has not only a huge variety of dishes but you have a choice of sitting indoor that is air-conditioned or outdoor. What’s even better is you get a bowl of free soup per person. You will be spoiled for choices at this spot.

Address: Jalan, Kampung Batu Lanchang, 71, Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim, Jelutong, 11600, Penang

Opening hours: 7:30 am – 8pm (Closed on Friday)


8. Pak Yusoff Nasi Melayu

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Pak Yusoff Nasi Melayu is famous among the locals who live nearby. From the various different kind of curries to fried fish with onion, you’ll be leaving this spot wanting more because of how tasty everything is. If you don’t want to miss out on the various curries, you should definitely mix all of it together and eat it as the local do which is ‘Nasi Banjir’. ‘Nasi Banjir’ is where your rice is literally swimming in curry. I’m not sure about you but that’s how I like my nasi Melayu.

Address: Jalan Macalister, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening hours: 10 am – 4 pm (Closed on Friday)


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