The mark of a good plate of Nasi Lemak, in my opinion, is when the sambal is spicy enough but not overtly spicy to mask the fragrant rice and mixing the half fried egg yolk … and its a pleasure to see it ooze out and coating the condiments giving the overall dish a boost of creaminess …. through the interaction of crunchy ikan bilis, some ground nuts and also a few slices of cucumber.
It’s typically Malaysian, who with a hot cuppa teh tarik; is arguably the most blissful combination: a plate of nasi lemak makes this the ideal breakfast of champions. And so, we brought some of our family members for a breakfast gathering after a random morning briefing to Allongs Restaurant, a Malay cuisine restaurant where it is within 5 minutes driving distance from M Roof Hotel & Residences that specializes in serving Nasi Lemak. No doubt, there are several nasi lemak places in Ipoh, but this is arguably one of the best!
Located in Ipoh Garden, and a stones throw away from Wolley Food City, directly behind of Medan Aneka Selera (Tung Koo Thing) for those who know Ipoh; the restaurant was named after the owner, Mr. Zabidin’s nickname (Allongs) and they have been around the neighborhood for almost 15 years ever since they open their restaurant in September 2003, according to Ms. Suzana, the Restaurant Manager. However, be warned that their Nasi Lemak sells like a hot cakes and usually finishes before 11.00am every day from Monday to Friday.
Signature Nasi Lemak Sotong Kering with Telur Goyang
Kuey Teow Goreng
Restaurant Manager – Ms. Suzana
Lauk Pauk Petang
Allongs main signature is Nasi Lemak with Sambal Sotong Kering (Dried Octopus) and Telur Goyang (Half friend egg that can move!) but the Telur Goyang is upon request as it is limited. Their nasi lemak with sambal sotong kering (dried cuttlefish in spicy chili paste) is a surewin with the breakfast crowd; judging from the constant stream of customers early in the morning, as well as lunch breaks. The magic lies in their signature sambal sotong kering; a piquant blend of spicy, sweet and savoury flavours complementing the pieces of chewy, dried cuttlefish. If you require a needed boost to the flavours, one can always opt to have your rice served with any of the many condiments or side dishes available at the counter – and there is much too choose from like their Peparu (beef’s lung). What happens when Nasi Lemak is finished when you got there? They do offer various Lauk Pauk with white rice apart from where it will last until 3.00pm daily.
Nasi Lemak aside, there are various dishes to be ordered within the restaurants such as Bihun Sup (Vermicelli Soup), Kuey Teow Goreng (Fried Kuey Teow), Mee Bandung, Soto and Lontong. Needless to say, it was a rather satisfying breakfast at a reasonable price of RM30.20 for 5 of us. The average price of the Nasi Lemak with Telur Goyang is around RM3.00 per serving not counting the flavourful condiments and additions!
No. 24, Pesara Ipoh 1,
Taman Ipoh, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.
H/P No: +6018 466 6238 (Ms. Suzana)
Opens daily from 7.30am-3.00pm (Closed on Friday, Saturday and Public Holiday)
NOTE : We do not eat for free, nor were we paid for this review. We ordered and paid for everything that we consume. This review is a general summary from feedback provided by all members of the M Boutique Family who partook in the Food Review.