Enjoying Nasi Hujan Panas in the heart of Kuala Lumpur
Recently I came across this Nasi Hujan Panas that is selling in a small alley off Jalan Sultan Ismail / Jalan Bukit Bintang intersection (where you find the Mekdi outlet). Within easy walk from Sungai Wang Plaza and the Pavilion, you will find a queue of people lining up at this small stall called Nasi Kahwin Hari Hari (you can google or waze your direction here).
The Nasi Hujan Panas is basically a colorful nasi minyak or ghee rice that originates from Terengganu and if not mistaken, the name of this dish refers to the rainbow that forms after a short spell of rain on a sunny day. This Nasi Hujan Panas is a very common dish served in Malay weddings up north and since we don’t get wedding invitations everyday, this is a place one can stop by when you are missing the delicious food served during weddings.
The rice which is flavored with aromatic spices is fluffy and flavorful and with red and green food coloring in it makes it not only a it not only a joy to your taste-buds but also pleasing to the eyes.
At this sidewalk stall, the standard set of rice sets you back RM 8 and comes with a good serving of the colorful rice, a side of cucumber pickle (acar timun), papadom and you have the option of three proteins – the Ayam Madu Dua, Ayam Rose Terangkat and Daging Masak Hitam.
I went for the Ayam Rose Terangkat which is so succulent and well coated with thick flavorful sweet, slightly sour and spicy sauce that is synonymous with the northern-style Malay food. I ask for kuah campur to get in a nice sample of all his three gravy so to taste out all its pairing while my friend had the Ayam Madu Dua option. I find all their three sauces are great match for the aromatic rice.
All diners are provided with free flow of cordial and plain water to mimic Malay wedding kenduri buffets. Operation are from 11am to 4pm (or till finish) on Monday to Saturday and you can call or whatsapp +60163055388 for deliveries.