Nasi Lemak Ong @ Jalan Putra, Alor Star

I was recently up north for work , around the time Cumi was invited for that smashing Balvenie whisky tasting session at Carcosa. I was gutted, to say the least. No scotch in sight, rather scorched under the hot noon day Alor Star sun.. no justice… no justice I tell ya. Anyway, I may not have been able to drown my sorrows in Whisky, but I sure managed to pig out on Uncle Ong’s nasi lemak!
StarCity Hotel, AS
The stall itself, is bright and a walking advertisement. How can a foodie resist eating here.
I was beside myself with anticipation as my colleague parked the car.  Hurry up. Ciki needs feeding.
There’s uncle Ong. He’s set against a backdrop of celebrity photos of basically, .. uh, celebrities eating his food. (What else..)
Just looking at the set up, one thing comes to mind. Uncle Ong’s nasi lemak is really Nasi Kandar with a twist!The selection of food is laid out before the hungry eater in all its glorious, greasy splendor. The nasi lemak junkie then asks uncle ong (nicely) for this, this and that (hungry finger moves in pointing jerking motion).So many side dishes to pick from, apart form the customary sambal and fried ikan bilis and peanuts, what more can you ask for in a nasi lemak?

One other interesting thing to note, you have a choice of rice, with uncle ong.

White or yellow.

I chose yellow because I like being different and found it to be just greasy rice. (similar to garlic rice but less aromatic)

So, verdict? Whilst the side dishes ranging from squid to fried gizzards to curry chicken/mutton.. etc was fantastic, the rice was a real let down.

No santan. How can?! Well, if they didn’t call it nasi lemak, I would not be as peeved as I was. How can you call it nasi lemak and omit the lemak? That’s like having s** and not… (ok, nevermind.. got young readers whom I do not want to horrify).

But anyway, horrific lemak-less nasi lemak. Apparently Alor Star nasi lemak is like that. Go figure.

Here’s my delicious plate of fried innards.


Where’s my messy plate of nasi unlemak drenched in sauce, nasi kandar style.

Burp. Next time just say you are taking me for Chinese nasi kandar – that would be the right term for this meal, me thinks!

Nasi Lemak Ong,
8-9-10, Jalan Putra,
05100 Alor Star,

Tel : 012-447 1283
Business Hours : 1130-1500
Closed : Wednesdays

OK Fine, i give in to peer pressure!

Contest C&C :
Nasi without the LEMAK is like …………………….. without………………………… ?!

(Winner gets an umbrella… ella … eh, eh, eh….
…. oh, and a stroll in the rain with Ciki :P)

(Keep it clean please.. otherwise you will not win!)

CLOSING DATE: MON 8th, 12pm!RESULTS : MON 8th, 5pm!


  • paranoidandroid says:

    Oh! I am having so much fun! Last minute fling….

    X-men movie without a villian
    A chick flick without men
    Dalmations without spots
    Bathing without soap

  • qwazymonkey says:

    i got one…it's like a pint of Guinness without the bold blackness.

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    by GEORGE! you guys are good! CLOSING DAY: THIS MONDAY!

    I told you i'd find a NON-BLOGGER to judge this contest.. and i did! I found her.. closer to HOME than expected!! woohoo..

  • Queens of Hearts says:

    Mahjong without tiles!

  • fatboybakes says:

    i think there's an errata in ur contest rules thing. it should be nasi LEMAK without the LEMAK, not nasi without the LEMAK..

    just for that i deserve the brolly…


    its like captain hook without the hooker…

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    Fbb, Just for that alone u will not gt the brolly,mr smarty pants:p

  • Auntie Helen says:

    Guess I will join in, need an extra umbrella.

    Lightning without thunder!

  • backStreetGluttons says:

    was that why those celebrities had their last pixs taken ( last time coming ) , like Ciki
    lol !

  • Lyrical Lemongrass says:

    Nasi without lemak
    Is like Shah Jahan without Mumtaz
    Of absolute love perfected
    In marble and topaz.

  • "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    how about malaysia without food?


    fbb brunch without alcohol?

    i want a brolly!!

  • Lyrical Lemongrass says:

    Nasi without lemak
    Is like Marie without Pierre
    Chemistry without Curie
    Discoverer of Radioactivity

  • CUMI & CIKI says:

    SLOGAN SIZZLE! Thank God I'm not picking the winner.. TOO TOUGH i tell ya.. too tough:P

  • Ken says:

    Nice post and Nasi Lemak always my number 1 food…
    Will try that when go to Alor Setar
    However, KL do offer a lot of delicious Nasi Lemak

  • hehehe says:

    Nasi without the LEMAK is like ……………strolling in the rain without Ciki!!!

  • Yoyo says:

    I should read your view before I head to this Ong Nasi Lemak this morning. The rice really disappointed.

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