BY CK Lam
Nasi Kandar is a special hawker food for many, as it is often tasty and with affordable prices. The food that keeps me going back for more is at Nasi Kandar Line Clear.
Nasi Kandar Line Clear with a casual environment is located in a narrow alley near Penang Road junction and Chulia Street. The place has been around for more than forty-five years and is one of the famous Nasi Kandar stall in Malaysia. This place is usually very busy and packed with office workers and tourist alike.
First things first, when you arrive at Line Clear, be prepared to line up and wait if you want to eat. The waiting time depends on the queue. Those lining up at the end of the long queue will have to stand under the hot sun but the movement is relatively fast.
The interesting part of waiting is that I got to watch the food being cooked. The aroma of the pungent curries really had my tummy growling.
Besides the curries which are rich in spices and herbs, this place offers many delicious dishes to go along with the white rice or the savory and fragrant Nasi Briyani. This fragrant rice is better than most I’ve had.
Just as good are also the curry prawn, fried chicken, fish, squid’s egg and beef. They can be ordered as individual dishes or set on top of the plate of rice. The prices are charged according to your selection. Do check out their daily special menu with each day serving a specialty. The popular fish head curry is only offer mainly on Monday.
Most customers like to have their rice topped with a mixture (campur) of the palatable curries and gravies. If you do not fancy having the rice flooded with the gravies, do let them know ahead. This plate of rice with a huge fried chicken drumstick, fish, squid’s egg, fried egg and a small portion of rice cost RM11. Their fried chicken is arguably finger licking good.
The Curry prawns and Curry Sotong are a hit with customers and come with a higher price.
The spicy meal was cooled down with glasses of cool sirap limau (lime juice), ais kosong (ice cold water) and sirap ros (rose syrup). This is a food outlet on the island not to be missed! Click here for the Map Location.
Nasi Kandar Line Clear
Behind 177 Penang Road
Tel : 04 2614440
Business Hour : 24 Hours
Closed every one fortnight on Tuesday and from 1pm – 2 pm for Friday prayers
Written by CK Lam, food blogger and editor of http://www.what2seeonline.com ; featuring the Best of Penang Food. She constantly combs Penang for the best gastronomical delights and loves promoting Penang Cuisines, Culture and Heritage.