The quintessential staple food for people on low-budget and students alike, a humble plate of maggi goreng can indeed do wonders for your stomach – springy noodles drenched in rich seasoning, and flavoured with the additions of crunchy vegetables and eggs.
Truth be told, there’s simply no such thing as the best maggi goreng in town – so many of ‘em have been a memorable feasting experience. That said, these following eateries have indeed earned a nod of respect from fellow maggi goreng lovers.
The very epitome of modest comfort food done right. This famous Bangsar eatery offers so much more than its signature banana leaf rice – it serves up a pretty mean plate of maggi goreng as well, with a savoury aroma that’ll surely get you salivating in no time.
Where: 14, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
If you’re not in the mood for a chokeful of curry gravy, perhaps their version of maggi goreng will satiate your appetite. Distinctively spicy, this eatery spruces up the original recipe with a zing of sambal for a heavenly kick to the tastebuds – something pedas lovers will surely enjoy.
Where: 29, Jalan 17/45, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Said to have mastered the perfect balance between not being too soggy nor dry, Silva has rightfully earned itself the reputation of one of SS15’s best mamak eateries. Ask to tambah a runny egg, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful mess to feast on.
Where: 1, Jalan SS 15/8A, SS 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
4. Restoran Uma Rani
An interesting combination of sweet and spicy gives Uma Rani’s rendition of the classic maggi goreng a uniquely delectable taste. Mixed in with the likes of tofu and cabbage, remember to squeeze on some lime juice for an added zing.
Where: Alpha Complex, 26, Jalan 1/47b, Taman Rainbow, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5. Nasi Kandar Bestari
Forget nasi kandar for a second and marvel at their equally mouth-watering version of maggi goreng. A combination of humble ingredients coming together on the fiery hot wok – there’s simply nothing like a thoroughly stir-fried plate to satisfy one’s tummy.
Where: Jalan 23/70A, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia