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Nasi “Ganja” @ Raihan Nasi Kandar Asli Pulau Pinang #selangorlicious

Just because Nasi Kandar originates from Penang, it doesn’t mean that we have to travel all the way up north to get a taste of the original Nasi Kandar. Within the four corners of Selangor, there are plenty of options for Nasi Kandar fans to choose from and the beauty of Nasi Kandar is that every shop will have its own unique taste and style, making the food hunt for THE best Nasi Kandar much more fun and challenging.

I’m concluding my “7 places to eat in Shah Alam” food tour with a review/recommendation of what I think is the best place to have a plate of Nasi Kandar in Shah Alam. None other than the famous Nasi “Ganja” at Raihan Nasi Kandar Asli Pulau Pinang.

Before that, here are some reviews that I have written on other places to eat in Shah Alam:

Part 1 – Nasi Lemak and Roti Tampal @ Restoran Ceria – Click here
Part 2 – Cendol Tapai @ Cendol Pak Akob Seksyen 16 – Click here
Part 3 & 4 – Mee Ketam & Laksa Utara at Seksyen 7 Shah Alam – Click here
Part 5 All about Food @ Pasar Tani Mega Seksyen 13 Shah Alam – Click here
Part 6 Ais Kacang Special @ Fradoo ABC – Click here

The #Selangorlicious campaign is back for the second year and this time it’s more delicious with three parts of the campaign – Selangorlicious Foodster Blogging Competition, Selangorlicious EatOut and ‘Selangorlicious Good Food Guide’ & ‘Selangorlicious Ramadhan Promotion Guide’. Click here for more info.

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Located within an industrial area in Glenmarie Shah Alam mainly consisting of car workshops, Raihan Nasi Kandar is famous for offering a variety of Nasi Kandar dishes at an affordable price. However pease do not expect spotless clean ambience at this outlet as the environment is like any other typical Indian Muslim/mamak shop. Lower down your expectation and enjoy the taste, that’s my advice 🙂

Raihan Nasi Kandar’s specialty dish is the Deep Fried Chicken / Ayam Goreng berempah fried on-the-spot and topped with the famous “ganja” which is actually deep fried bits flavoured with ‘rempah’ or spices from Penang. This little thing along with the mixture of different types of curry is what makes the Nasi Kandar very addictive.

Some of the dishes.

My favourite. Nasi + Ayam Goreng Rempah + Telor Sotong + deep fried bitter gourd + kuah campur.

Telur sotong is not easy to find so I was happy to see it here.

The spices coming from all the dishes blend in nicely creating a unique taste. Perfect.

Even the way they mix the curry is an art that not all Nasi Kandar outlets are able to do it consistently. At Raihan Nasi Kandar, the staff seem to be able to master the art.

I tapau-ed some dishes for dinner, including another signature dish, daging masak hitam…

.. and sotong goreng. I’ve tasted better sotong goreng elsewhere but it is not too bad and cheaper here.

Raihan Nasi Kandar has been around for many years in Shah Alam, from just a warong to a restaurant and now even having branches.

This is another success story of a delicious cuisine being able to cross borders and successfully land in Selangor! Penang might still have the best Nasi Kandar but at least now I can get a taste of it here in Shah Alam!

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Raihan Nasi Kandar – Jalan Jurureka U1/40 (Glenmarie), Shah Alam, Selangor
My overall rating:
Cleanliness: 2/5
Ambience: 3/5
Food Quality: 5/5
Service Quality: 4/5
Value for money: 4/5
Overall: 4/5

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15 Comments

  1. hazman aka species1980 July 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Daging masak hitam tu menarik….anyway kalau nilai saya suka makan nasik kandar LAWOOD

  2. Thristhan July 18, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Nampak sedap gile bro. Nasi Ganja ah? Must take me try this place out one day 🙂

  3. Dania Ryezel July 18, 2012 at 9:48 am

    There is this thing that Fazly pointed out to me when we ate there yesterday (thankfully I ate first before checking out this post), if you were to look at all the 4 corners of the ceiling in Nasi Kandar Raihan, you’ll spot 4 bottles hanging at the corner. Thought of a few theories. Never got around to ask the owner tho.

  4. Alid Abdul July 18, 2012 at 10:03 am

    OMG nampak sedap semua hidangan tuh. Nasi Ganja? dari namanya membuat orang penasaran untuk makan, provocative name haha. Saya pikir dimasak dengan daun ganja hahaha. I better taste this for my next visit in Selangor.

    • azuan July 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      Thristhan: Bro, must try! Especially for a foodie like you.

      Dian: AS whay they always say, never look up or down when you eat at places you enjoy eating. Hehehe

      Alid: JAngan salah sangka. Bukan ganja 🙂 nama nyer saja sebab memang datang sekali mau lagi.

  5. Cathj July 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Wowwww… Very tempting….

  6. Deddy Faisal July 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Memang menarik tempat ini. I always patron this restaurant each time I deliver my car for routine servicing around the corner.

  7. za November 7, 2012 at 11:57 am

    azuan, rest raihan nasi kandar ni where exactly in glenmarie? i want to go today.

  8. Azlan Abidin April 1, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Nice review. I remembered there used to be a branch of the famous Ipoh’s Nasi Kandar Vanggey in Section 15, Shah Alam. They have closed/moved to another place? Any ideas?

  9. salehuddin August 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Mai cuba try test nasi kandaq din pak omaq dekat shah alam. http://Www.facebook.com/nasikandardpo. Alamat dgn gps coordinate serta map ada disana. Kedai kecik bawah flat. Baru buka.

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