Nasi Kandar is one of those dishes that is perhaps taking a back seat when it comes to our national identity, everyone associates nasi lemak with Malaysia, bak kut teh with Klang, but most may not know that nasi kandar originates from Penang, with vendors on foot balancing a post “kandar” on their shoulder carrying rice & various other (usually) dishes such as mutton curry, fried chicken and so forth.

Kok Siong nasi kandar, Puchong
Kok Siong nasi kandar, Puchong

It is also one of the many must-have dishes when one visits Penang, the state where I grew up. For those who are in KL though, there are always Kayu & Pelita that littered pretty much the entire Klang Valley. These places offer decent enough nasi kandar, but the usual complains would be price, and sometimes the lack of confidence in hygiene standards.

For those looking for something different than those chains, there’s Kok Siong Nasi Kandar in Puchong.

Situated in Puchong right next to Tesco Extra hypermarket, this is perhaps one of the only nasi kandar places that is run by Chinese instead of traditional mamak vendors. Apart from that, the dishes offered are actually very similar, and pork free. If you’re looking for chasiu nasi kandar, well, you’d still have to assemble it yourself, probably at home.

squid with extra petai, fried chicken nasi kandar
squid with extra petai, fried chicken nasi kandar

We tried their squid with petai, and a piece of 1/4 fried chicken in two plates, with plenty of curry over rice. The dish is also served with papadem (as usual), and plenty of crispy bits on top, which I really like.

The squid is your typical mamak style that’s slightly on the harder/more cooked side, and does taste proper. Chicken was well cooked with crispy skin and juicy meat, but what I really love was those petai with ikan bilis, absolutely pungent and super delightful.

mixing up the different curry is the way to go
mixing up the different curry is the way to go

Fans of nasi kandar should find this place quite satisfying. As the “kitchen” is pretty much an open concept, cleanliness isn’t a dodgy affair. Price wise I thought they were neither cheap nor expensive, while a “standard” plate of nasi kandar with fried chicken should be RM 8, the bigger piece of chicken we ordered actually carried a higher price, so if you’re on a budget, do ask ahead.

kok siong nasi kandar puchong map

Address:
Restoran Kok Siong Nasi Kandar
45, Jalan Bandar 16, Pusat Bandar Puchong,
47100 Puchong, Selangor
GPS: 3.036115, 101.616258
Hours: lunch

KY eats – Kok Siong Nasi Kandar, Puchong
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10 thoughts on “KY eats – Kok Siong Nasi Kandar, Puchong

  • September 16, 2020 at 3:05 pm
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    Chinese nasi kandar? Hmmmm…hopefully, their knives are not as sharp as those mamak ones.

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    • September 17, 2020 at 9:16 am
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      suituapui: haha definitely more manageable

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  • September 18, 2020 at 12:06 am
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    Looks like the fried chicken (the whole leg) is very popular here judging from the many plates waiting to be chopped….and I like that they added more crispy bits! ūüėČ

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    • September 18, 2020 at 1:31 pm
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      eatwhateatwhere: yesss, crispy bits were great!

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  • September 18, 2020 at 4:28 pm
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    during my three years studying in penang, i swear i must have eaten more than 300 plates of nasi kandar, cos i ate it at least twice a week. from penang road to bukit jambul, those are some of my favourite food memories from george town ūüėÄ this one in puchong looks nice – would be a nice supper if they open late ūüėÄ

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    • September 21, 2020 at 2:44 am
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      Sean: that’s some impressive numbers!

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  • September 23, 2020 at 10:59 am
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    I think they were once had a branch at Kepong Baru Wai Sek Gai, but closed down.

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    • September 24, 2020 at 8:20 am
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      choi yen: ohh. pity.

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  • September 28, 2020 at 2:17 pm
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    woah chinese version. is like that alor setar 1. will go explore this

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