Nasi Kandar Pelita; a love/hate relationship

Let me just start by saying that I’m generally a food hygiene freak due to my Public Health background. However, after we settled into Kuala Lumpur and tried out some of the local places I’ve definitely been stretched (we won’t get into the details). That being said, you can’t leave KL without having visited at least one of the Nasi Kandar Pelita chains located throughout the city. In my opinion, it’s the closest thing you’ll find to a covered hawker stall in KL. It’s a mix of Malay, Indian and Chinese ethnic foods that are common names in households across Malaysia. With an extremely casual atmosphere (think backyard BBQs in the US) the ample seating is outdoors but usually covered should it rain (keep in mind Malaysia’s tropical climate). At the low cost of food here (about $1-$5 USD per dish) you’ll most likely be tempted to try a little of everything (like my husband). I must admit they have one of the best “teh o’ ais limau” (ice tea made with lime instead of lemon) which you can see below.

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