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Nasi Royale in Alor Setar

This is a ‘must-eat’ dish every time I ‘balik kampong’ to Alor Setar. Nasi Ali, Nasi Royale, Nasi Mamak, Nasi Hijau Kuning are just a few of many famous food names in Alor Setar. If you’re a fan of ‘Nasi Lemak Berlauk ala Nasi Kandar’, you cannot visit Alor Setar without tasting one of this signature dishes. Unlike Nasi Kandar in Penang, the Nasi Royale rice is like Nasi Lemak/Minyak and the lauk-pauk is tastier and the price is much cheaper.

I’m zooming in to one of my usual spot to have this Nasi Royale which is just opposite the famous Pekan Rabu. You’ll find this nice Kedai Kopi Kim Bee Chew. Operating hours are early morning till noon.

Long before our PM started the campaign of 1Malaysia, this restaurant has been a living evidence of the harmonious Malaysian community of different races and religions.

All in one same corner, you have a Chinese Coffee Shop in traditional settings, run by Chinese.

Inside the coffee shop, the famous Nasi Royale stall, run by Indian Muslims.

and the shop are always full with Malaysians from all races.

Truly 1Malaysia I would say.

Some of the dishes.

Chicken, Beef, Mutton, Fish, Prawn, Squids, Eggs, Vege – whatever you want, you’ll get it here!

During my last trip, I tapau-ed the Nasi to eat in my grandparent’s house.

This is what Nasi Royale all about!

Delicious!!! Mine. Nasi extra + Ayam Pedas + Limfa + Kuah Campur


The Nasi Royale alone is enough to justify the cost of flying to Alor Setar! This Nasi Royale at Kim Bee Chew is full espcially during Hari Raya. You’ll see people forming a long line as early as 6:30am and most of them are from Klang Valley! So it’s proven to be good 🙂


  1. azuan October 31, 2009 at 9:29 am

    i’m hungry..damn it…

  2. azuan October 31, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Note to my Firefly friends: This Nasi travels on your ATR AOR-SZB overhead compartment every 2 weeks. It’s properly sealed in containers and inside a proper bag but in case there’s a slight aroma of this damn good meal on-board, i’m sorry… hahahha

  3. Clive October 31, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    oh damn…got hungry again.aaaaa. 😛

  4. latte guy October 31, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    bestnya. i always love nasi kandar when i go to utara. sedak nyo

  5. aninie November 2, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    tergezut aku tgk kim bee chuan tu heheh. oooooooohhhh i c. tp aku rasa la living proof kesedapan nasi royale yg ko mkn tu, mc yg ko dpt last week hahahahahha. haa tu la mkn sampai 3 beg mau nye tak sakit perut. tp mcm best la lauk dia yg siap ada spillage tu yummmmmmmmmmmmm

  6. amirulfaiz December 29, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    waduh.. bertambah bergendang lagi perut aku ini.. 🙂

  7. The Duke February 8, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I still think Nasi Lemak Haji Ali is the best local dishes in Alor Setar way much better then Nasi Royale. The aromatic rice is so delicious and the curry is much more tastier then royale.

  8. WintersAngelita March 4, 2010 at 7:06 am

    If you want to buy a house, you would have to get the loans. Moreover, my brother all the time utilizes a consolidation loan, which is really useful.

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  10. ibrahim July 30, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    memang sdp kan sye nak p alor star p mkn kat hijau kuning,jom kita p mkn

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  12. syima September 4, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    bro, sehari sebelum raya bukak tak? ya allah rindunya

  13. Hungry Duck February 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Thanks for information of the place. Must try oneday. Possible to get the road name also?

  14. kim June 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Nasi Lemak Royal yang popular di sekitar Alor Setar, Kedah mempunyai cawangan di Ampang. Sesiapa orang Alor Setar yang mengidam boleh lah ke sana untuk melepas geram. Hehe 🙂

    Lokasi: Club House, Tiara Duta Condominium (Taman Putra Sulaiman), Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia 68000

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