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Nasi Kandar Line Clear


Anthony Bourdain’s face is on the wall, so Line Clear attracts foodies but it seems to mainly be locals eating Nasi Kandar. It’s a messy restaurant and meal but most of the best meals in South East Asia seem to be had on small plastic chairs in a very informal setting. Not exactly romantic but so tasty I kept wanting to go back.

Although I love the meat selections (especially black chicken or fried chicken), it’s actually great to just get a plate of white or biriyani rice (or a mix) with “sauce banjir” for a delicious filling meal for RM3 (50p). You can get roti canai from a stall at the back if you want bread too. Recommended!

"Arguably the most famous Nasi Kandar stall in Malaysia. They occupy a side lane, not even a stall, with their selection of masala fried chicken, fish head curry, lamb, sambal prawns, eggs, spicy greens, etc, all lined up along the wall in stainless steel pans, you just devour them with rice. Turnover is very high and they are very loud and friendly, as is the customers."

— Ranked #9 at the World Street Food Top 50 2017

Update: They now have a stall out the front selling cendol (7/10) in a cup, coconut milk and other drinks.

Overall rating... 7.5/10