Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Nasi minyak, Chukai

Initially, KH wanted us to try the nasi lemak at this stall. He said that the sambal was somewhat different from the usual sambal we've tasted.
Most unfortunately, we were there after 9pm, and there's not a single plate of nasi lemak in sight :-(. Since we were there and the place was packed with customers, we figured the food should be fine..
We had nasi minyak (directly translated as oily rice) with ayam goreng(fried chicken) and with ayam goreng rempah (fried chicken with spices).
Having not tried nasi minyak before, I expected some fragrant, herbs & spices rice. But other than the colour, I could not really taste any distinct difference compared to white rice. Guess this stall didnt really do justice to the nasi minyak..The ayam goreng was tender and surprisingly juicy for breast meat. Would have tasted better if the chicken had been marinated longer as the breast meat tasted bland without the kuah kari (curry sauce). I preferred the ayam goreng rempah as the mix of spices was well balanced, giving the chicken a delicate aroma and lovely flavours. The chicken thigh we had was also very succulent, chomping this down was certainly satisfying.The kuah kari goes well with the chicken and rice, again, their version of curry is less spicy, but creamier and sweeter.
Dont think there's a name to this stall. Drive towards Chukai town (if coming from Cherating, turn right at the traffic light which states Chukai), you will see a minimart on your left name Cola about 2km from the traffic lights. The stall is opposite Cola. Opens for dinner only.

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Blogger KampungboyCitygal said...

glorious nasi minyak..miss the particular road side stall tat i tried in kt..

08 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

bet you had a good version of it kampungboycitygal. mine tasted very much like white rice..

08 May, 2007  
Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

thanks for the visual feast. The ayam goreng certainly looks scrumptious. Too bad about the nasi minyak. My mum makes a mean nasi minyak.

08 May, 2007  
Anonymous jason said...

I have yet to try any nasi minyak. How does the real thing tastes like?

08 May, 2007  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nasi minyak??..hmmm yumm haha rite now i hav a craving for fried chicken..whether its kfc..or mamak style..argh!

08 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

lyrical lemongrass: visual feast? wah, mine is so amatuerish compared to yours! ;). your mum makes yummy nasi minyak? lucky you!

jason: dont think the one i tried was a good nasi minyak either. was told that it shud be very fragrant with spices in the rice..

joe: haha..go get yourself a dose of fried chicken now!

09 May, 2007  

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