It’s great to see more Malaysian eateries popping up around Perth to satisfy those occasional Malaysian food cravings I have. Sometimes I do miss home but what I miss the most is the food. New to the Perth food scene, is Nasi Lemak Korner, which has recently been opened for a month. As the name suggests, Nasi Lemak Korner serves up Malaysian street food such as Nasi Lemak, Roti Canai (available on weekends) and Mee Goreng, just to name a few. The interior is a perfect combination between urban and modern.
I had the Traditional Nasi Lemak ($12) with Beef Rendang ($6) as the add on. If you haven’t had Nasi Lemak before, it usually comprises of a coconut flavoured rice served with egg, fried peanuts and anchovies with house special sambal sauce. When I first had the Nasi Lemak during my first visit, I thought that the rice could be more fragrant in coconut flavour. However, during my recent visit, they seemed to have took on feedback from customers and the rice was more flavoursome with a more stronger coconut flavour. If you love it spicy, you will love the sambal and beef rendang too. The beef rendang was tender and had a good chilli kick – perfect for this cold, wintry weather!
Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang
On a separate occasion with my dining partners, we shared a Mee Goreng Mamak ($14) and Pasembur ($28). The Mee Goreng Mamak is a dish which comprises of penang-style fried noodles with prawn and squid, chive fritters, egg and potato. I enjoyed the Mee Goreng Mamak and thought that it was delicious with a slight sweet texture. Need more sambal for some chilli kick? You sure can help yourself to the free flow sambal in the little black pot.
Similar to rojak, the Pasembur consists of battered soft shell crabs, prawns, chive fritters, egg served with mixed salad. Together with the spicy home made sauce, the Pasembur was fresh with a crunch from every bite. As it is a generous portion, the Pasembur is recommended to be shared between two.
I have been craving for durian ever since and was so excited to see a Durian Strudel ($12) dessert on the menu. When the durian strudel first arrived at our table, we embraced the strong aroma of the durian with open arms. The pastry was crispy and the durian filling had a really good durian flavour.
Overall, my verdict for Nasi Lemak Korner based on the food I had would be pretty authentic. The highlight would definitely be the super spicy beef rendang. If you don’t like it spicy, there are other dishes for you to choose from. But if you love your spice or have a high tolerance of spice, like me, the beef rendang is a must try!
Mel’s Rating : mmmm (excellent)