Nasi Kandar Pelita

Restaurant 146A, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10400 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Published on: 20-07-2016

15.00 - 25.00 USD

Nasi Kandar Pelita is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Pelita Nasi Kandar is the largest chain nasi kandar restaurant in Malaysia that came a long way from a small stall in a coffee shop at Chai Leng Park, Perai.

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Why Nasi Kandar Pelita is special ?

Despite the fact that, there are lots of Nasi Kandar restaurant in Penang, Pelita Nasi Kandar stand among the best in Penang. Pelita Nasi Kandar is the largest chain nasi kandar restaurant in Malaysia that came a long way from being a small stall within a coffee shop at Chai Leng Park, Perai. However, in less than 20 years Pelita Nasi Kandar has now more than 26 branches comprising more than 5 Malaysia states, There is even one that open at Chennai, India.

Must try dish:

Nasi Kandar is a meal of steamed rice which can be plain or mildly flavored, and served with a variety of curries and side dishes. The rice for a nasi kandar dish is often placed in a wooden container of about three foot high, passing it on a unique aroma. The rice is often accompanied by side dishes such as deep-fried chicken, curried spleen, sliced beef, fish roe, fried prawns or fried squid. A combination of curry sauces is poured on the rice. This is called 'banjir' (flooding) and imparts a wide flavor to the rice

How to get to Nasi Kandar Pelita?

The nearest bus stop is along Macalister Road, a ten-minute walk away. Rapid Penang Buses 10, 101 and 104 stop there.

Selling points

  • Great dining experience
  • Very good Malaysian foods
  • Very special taste
  • Worth a try!
  • Good foods and service


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast YES
  • Serve halal YES
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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3.0 days
141.13 USD
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146A, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10400 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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Tips for you

  • Most nasi kandar outlets are open 24 hours a day, so you can decide when your stomach can bear the heavy load
  • They have very many locations so you can easily find their branches
  • For a decent meal, head to a Pelita Nasi Kandar franchise
  • If you’d like to try authentic Malaysian fare but would prefer a more comfortable setting, head to Rebung Chef Ismail for a traditional Malay feast
  • No trip to Malaysia can be called complete until you’ve tried this food institution.
  • The best way to eat like a local is to order like one.
  • While forks and spoons are provided, the best way to eat nasi kandar is by getting your hands dirty; pinch a little of your side dishes along with the white rice with your fingers and skilfully manouvre it to your mouth


TripAdvisor View more

Very crowded during lunch. Quite standard / same dishes of ready cooked food available. My choices are always the sotong (big squid), and the mutton curry, and with a mixture of different curry on my rice, with ice tea

FourSquare View more

I like their Bihun Goreng...And if you are craving for roti canai this is the place..but make sure you asked for the new one and garing

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