12 July 2010

Ulik Mayang (closed down)

Nasi Dagang Ulik Mayang
55G, Jalan Melati Utama 4
Taman Melati Utama, Setapak
53100 Kuala Lumpur

We come here quite often, more than once a month. It competes with Yu Kee Bak Kut Teh for our affections. Its interior brings back, to a certain extent, memories of growing up in my hometown.

If you're on the MRR2 heading to Batu Caves it’s at Taman Melati (in front of the orange coloured Platinum Victory Condominiums). You'll see a long row of shop houses sandwiched by Esso and Petronas. It’s on the far left end of the row of shop houses.

the exterior
where the nasi dagang is served
western food stall within the shop
beverage stall
Brendan & nasi dagang..
uniquely east coast..
a different angle
distinctly east coast
stuff from my childhood
couldn't resist a shot of keopok..

I hail from Kuala Terengganu and know for a fact that it should be spelt 'Ulek' and not 'Ulik' Mayang. Apart from this, I have absolutely no complaints about this shop as the nasi dagang is as close as you'll ever get to the genuine article. Also, it’s very competitively priced and meals will not blow a hole in your pocket (if you have a big family).

FYI, the best I've ever had is naturally a shop in Kuala Terengganu. If you're ever there, ask for directions to *Simpang Tok Ku. Once there, there's a shop right in front of the Shell petrol station. Last time I checked, the nasi dagang there was still RM1.50 per plate!

Update: The shop at *Simpang Tok Ku has changed operators. The two elderly sisters have relocated their business to Kuala Ibai. I'll be looking for them the next chance I get, and keep you posted.

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