Flavourful nasi ayam kunyit beckons


Sri has been operating her food truck in the same area for nine years.

FOODIES looking for spicy dishes should try out the nasi ayam kunyit at a food truck parked on 15, Lorong Dungun, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.

The white rice served with fried chicken coated in turmeric powder also comes with long beans, cabbage and carrots.

The chicken is very spicy, just how the dish should be.

I first came across nasi ayam kunyit while studying in Perlis and it has become one of my favourites.

Other than chicken, Sri also serves squid and beef with the nasi ayam kunyit.

However, this was my first time trying this deceptively simple dish in Kuala Lumpur, and I must say I was impressed.

The food truck is only a four-minute walk from the Semantan MRT station.

Sri Has Tuti, 48, who manages the food truck with her friends, came up with the idea to offer beef and squid alongside chicken, which this dish is most associated with.

Adding the sambal with kicap manis concocted by Sri herself certainly turns the heat level up a few notches.

Sri has been trading from the same spot for the past nine years and packs the rice in biodegradable packets in advance to make the buying process quicker for customers.

She sells around 450 packs per day.

“No ayam kunyit I have tried can match this version,” said one customer S. Divenesh, 27.

The price ranges from RM6 to RM10 depending on the side dishes, and portions are generous. The food truck is open daily except Saturdays, from 10am to 2pm.

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