[Non-halal] Ann Nasi Lemak, IC(C) you! Ann Nasi Lemak is one of the more popular stalls in the Integrated Commercial Complex Pudu food court, or ICC Pudu food court for short.
If you’re looking for Chinese-style nasi lemak with porky curries, Ann Nasi Lemak is one of your best bets with its delectable dishes and topping. Make sure you arrive early to avoid disappointment – they sell out fast!
ICC Pudu is steeped in history
ICC Pudu has one of the most popular food courts in Kuala Lumpur.
While this complex has only been operating for six years, the stalls here have an extended history. In 2016, over 250 vendors relocated from the old wet market in Imbi (to make way for the development of the Tun Razak Exchange) to ICC.
ICC Pudu – KL’s favourite breakfast haunt
Fret not, as the food count here remains popular – with more than 120 years of history and tradition.
It remains one of KL’s favourite breakfast haunts – with Ah Weng Koh’s Hainan tea and kaya toast, ginger wine noodles, Bunn Choon egg tarts, Imbi Kueh Bakul, crispy popiah, and Ah Fook Chee Cheong Fun as popular options for breakfast.
Come early to beat the crowd
We’ve patronised many of the food stalls here even before they relocated from their old spot in Imbi.
Nevertheless, when we visited this place over the weekend – we were really surprised by the number of new vendors, as well as how popular the complex was. ICC was bustling with people enjoying their Sunday breakfast, with long queues seen at many of the popular stalls.
Granted – it had been a few years since we visited ICC this early in the morning (we arrived at 9.30am). But we had never expected this crowd.
Hence, we advise coming early to beat the crowd and avoid disappointment, as some of the food stalls sell out before noon.
Ann Nasi Lemak
As we’ve tried many of the popular dishes here, we were determined to try something new.
The first stall that caught our eyes was the Chinese-style Nasi Lemak at stall no. G-24.
Dubbed Ann Nasi Lemak, this stall serves Chinese-style nasi lemak with porky dishes as its main attractions. The stall is particularly known for its pork skin curry, sambal siham (cockles sambal), and sliced pork curry.
While the stall usually has a queue, the line moves very fast as it only took us five minutes to get our plate. However, 30 minutes after our order – the stall was completely sold out at 10.30am. So come early to get your nasi lemak fix!
Good pork skin curry and fragrant petai
For our plate, we opted for pork skin curry, petai with minced pork, and onion sambal.
Together with the usual half-boiled egg, cucumber, anchovies, and peanuts – our plate cost RM11.50, which was a decent price for the portion.
Needless to say – the nasi lemak was good!
The coconut rice was adequately fragrant, and we really enjoyed the crispy fried peanuts and anchovies. The onion sambal was not spicy – which is very accessible for those who can’t take the heat – but is fragrant due to the generous amount of onions.
The highlight, though, had to be the pork skin curry, and stir-fry minced pork with petai.
The pork skin curry was rich in spice, but not too thick with coconut milk. The skin was superbly soft and tender, providing a nice chew that goes well with the rice.
We also loved the generous portion of the petai (stink beans). The petai had a good bite, which paired very well with the flavourful minced pork cooked with mild spices. It reminded us of what our grandma cooked when we were young.
Our friend treated us to Auntie Mei’s crispy popiah here, which we enjoyed very much. The filling was generous and the crispy bits were adequate to provide a nice crunch.
It appears that the popular Sisters Crispy Popiah had moved out of ICC Pudu to be replaced with Auntie Mei’s stall – from which these rolls came from.
Nevertheless, we thought these rolls were good. Just look for the stall with the long queue near the entrance of the ICC Pudu food court.
Madam Eng Cury Mee
Our friend’s bowl of Curry Mee from Madam Eng’s stall was decent, with a generous topping of fresh cockles for only RM8.50.
The broth was mildly spicy with not too creaminess from the coconut milk. Nevertheless, more broth would have been appreciated.
And finally, the brewed coffee and tea from the Chong Ha Hainan Tea stall were pretty decent too.
We recommend Ann Nasi Lemak and the crispy popiah here, if you’re looking for something else besides the usual popular dishes at ICC Pudu.
We’ve also tried a unique dish – Teochew steamed ‘hor fun’ (flat rice noodles in Cantonese) – which we will feature separately in the next post.
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Address: Jalan Kijang, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 6am-2pm Daily
Phone: 03-2111 1111