Navin’s (Spyderman. Haha!) back in town. Apparently, he flew in from Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday. Never tell me earlier. Somemore SMS me with his Indonesia number. Anyway, last time he was here (a month back, if I’m not mistaken), I promised that I would bring him out for some nice Nasi Lemak. We set the date for 27th December 2005. Well, guess what, it just came and went, and I kept my promise. I introduced him to this place called Mali’s Corner.
We made arrangements to meet at KLCC between 6.30pm and 7.00pm. I was working so he had to arrange his own transport to KLCC. I picked him and WL up at around 7.15pm (town rush hour traffic while its raining is a killer). Mali’s Corner a long way out of town in Wangsa Maju, near TAR College. The place is favourite haunt for students looking for a snack and a break from their studies. The drive out took about an hour. We were a little concerned that they might not be open due to the school holidays and such but our fears were unfounded. We found Mali’s Corner, alive and well, and already operating full swing.
Mali’s Corner has two specialties; namely Nasi Lemak Ayam Panas and Char Kuey Teow Penang (Basah style. Don’t expect the chinese style fried kuey teow). As usual, there was a queue in front of both the nasi lemak and fried kuey teow counters. We decided that we would go for the nasi lemak and took our place in line. A short while later, we were placing our orders. WL had nasi lemak + ayam + telur while Navin and I had the nasi lemak biasa + nasi + telur. The total came up to RM8.30. Here’s their menu prices:
- Nasi lemak biasa: RM1.20
- Nasi lemak telur: RM1.80
- Nasi lemak ayam + telur: RM3.50
- Ayam goreng panas (hot fried chicken): RM2.50
- Telur goreng (fried egg): RM0.60
- Tambah nasi: RM0.60
- Mali’s Corner: Sign Says It All -
- Mali’s Corner: Long Queue -
- Mali’s Corner: Navin’s Back In Town! -
For drinks, I had Teh O’ Ais Limau (Iced lemon tea) while WL and Navin had hot barley. RM4.60 for the drinks. Don’t ask me how they came by that price cause I don’t have a breakdown and I didn’t bother to ask. Both WL and Navin said that the hot barley was nice. They forgot to add limau (lime) into my Teh O’ Ais but remedied that quick enough.
The nasi lemak, as usual was steaming hot with a good helping of sweet spicy sambal. WL initially didn’t want the chicken but changed her mind cause she saw that it was really panas (freshly cooked and hot!). However, she was a little disappointed to find that the drumstick she got was a tad cold. Me, I enjoyed my nasi lemak except for when I ran out of sambal. WL had warned me to get more. Serves me right for not listening. I stole some of her’s ;)
After that, we sat around for about half an hour chit chatting and catching up. That’s when a couple sat down on the table next to us with two plates of Kuey Teow goreng. WL looked at me and I asked her whether she wanted to share a plate. Obviously the answer was, yes. I lined up for it. A small plate costs RM3.00, while a large one costs RM3.50. There is a special version (don’t know what’s in it though) that costs RM5.00. Navin, WL and I shared the large plate.
- Mali’s Corner: Nasi Lemak Ayam Panas + Telur -
- Mali’s Corner: Char Kuey Teow Penang -
- Mali’s Corner: Drinks Menu (Rather Pricey) -
As I mentioned earlier, the kuey teow is not the standard chinese style fried kuey teow. Its the wet type. Ingredients include taugeh (beansprouts), 3 prawns, some siham, kuey teow (obviously), egg, and their special sauce (whatever that is). It tastes nice but is a tad on the pricey side since the small serving is REALLY small. Probably not enough for a meal. Good to try though.
We called it a day after that. So once again, the place is at Wangsa Maju, near to TAR College. Take the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) pass the Wangsa Maju turnoff and take the left turning after that. Go along the road until you get to a junction where you can turn right. Take the first left after that and you’ll see Mali’s corner on the right side of the road.
The place gets two thumbs up for their nasi lemak and one thumbs up for the kuey teow. The reason for only one thumb is the price. The price for the nasi lemak is very reasonable and it tastes very good (to me at least). Navin’s comment was, “Now this is nasi lemak!“. So if you don’t take my word for it, take his. Or better yet, try it out for yourself. Great place to hang out with friends and have dinner or supper if you’re in the area.
Wangsa Maju, near TAR College
Operation hours: 6.00pm until forever. I’ve never stayed long enough to find out.