Nasi Ulam is a traditional dish that you can find in Malaysia. The dish is mainly rice and the different kinds of herbs. There are plenty of benefits from this dish and one of the benefits is detoxification. The main ingredient of the dish is steamed rice followed by the different kinds of herbs such as ‘daun kaduk’ (wild pepper leaf), ‘pucuk gajus, (cashew leaf shoots), onions, and many more.
If You Have Not Had Nasi Ulam, Here Are 8 Places That You Can Check Out
1. Winn’s Cafe
Get your Nyonya food cravings here at Winn’s cafe. Besides their Nasi Ulam, don’t forget to order their ‘kiam hu kut’ (salted fish bone) curry, inchi kabin, and not forgetting ‘juhu char’. These are just a few recommendations however there are more dishes that you should definitely try out.
Location: 2, Jalan Irrawaddi, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm (Closed on Sunday)
2. Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Koay
A small shop that is tucked away in a lane, you can get authentic ‘nasi ulam’ here. Besides that, there are various different kinds of ‘kuih’ that you can get here as well. The colorful ‘kuih’ will surely make you want to order everything that they have on display.
Location: Lebuh Chulia, Jalan Masjid, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: Tuesday-Thursday (10:30am-5pm), Friday-Sunday (10:30am-8pm) (Closed on Monday)
3. Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery
This restaurant is perfect for a family dinner because of space. Serving authentic Nyonya food, you should definitely order their ‘nasi ulam’. Besides that, you should definitely try their sambal brinjal and egg belanda.
Location: 1, Bishop St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Operating hours: 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-9:30pm (Closed on Monday)
4. Perut Rumah Nyonya Cafe
Perut Rumah may be slightly on the pricier side however, you’re definitely getting the kind of quality that you’re paying for. The ambiance of the place will definitely be familiar to the older generations as they have some antique on display. After having a meal, you’re able to also head upstairs to their cafe to relax and hang out with your friends or/and family.
Location: 17, Jalan Bawasah, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm (Closed on Tuesday)
5. Nyonya Willow Restaurant
This homey restaurant is quite new in town, however, don’t let that deter you from patronizing this place as they are serving a mix of traditional and modern Nyonya food. If you’re a lover of ‘petai’ then you should definitely try out their ‘petai’ prawn sambal.
Location: Arena Curve, 72-1-3, Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Sunway Tunas, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: Tuesday-Friday (11:45am–2pm, 6:30–9pm), Saturday-Sunday (12pm–2:15pm, 6:30–9:15pm) (Closed on Monday)
6. Richard Rivalee Nyonya Cuisine Restaurant
Besides having a scrumptious meal, the owner of the restaurant is also a really friendly person who will greet his customers at their table from time to time. Located in a small standalone bungalow, the interior is also decorated with antique Nyonya furniture as well that will definitely bring back nostalgic feelings for the older generations.
Location: 282, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-10pm (Closed on Tuesday)
7. Bibik’s Kitchen Nyonya Cuisine
Bibik’s Kitchen serves Nyonya food that gives you the home cooked food feel. Moreover, the homey environment adds on to the dining experience as well. This restaurant is run by a mother and daughter team where the mother would host the customers and the daughter will be cooking in the kitchen.
Location: 73, Jalan Sri Bahari, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 11:30am-3pm, 6pm-9pm (Closed on Monday)
8. Nyonya Breeze
Nyonya Breeze is no stranger to any Penangites as they have been around for quite a long time. Most people would probably remember them from their branch at Lorong Abu Siti. While they have moved to a new place, they are still serving their authentic dishes.
Location: 3A-1-7, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: Monday-Sunday (11:30am-2pm, 6pm-9:30pm)
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