Medan Selera Mutiara translated as Pearl Food Court, is a famous hawker centre in Tanjung Bungah. It is located opposite the The Cove Condominium and is right in front of a row of shop houses, including Ingolf’s Kneipe German Restaurant, 7-eleven and Vintage Bulgaria.
Medan Selera = Food Court
Mutiara = Pearl
There are quite a number of stalls here selling different types of food like char koay teow, tom yum mee and chicken rice. But the only reason I come here is for the Nasi Lemak (Coconut rice). Nasi Lemak is a popular Malaysian food and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or supper. This is a Malay dish with coconut rice, sambal ikan bilis (chilli paste with anchovies), peanuts and boiled egg, wrapped in banana leaf the traditional way. But nowadays, it has been modernised into a more complete meal with chicken curry or fried chicken. Some even serve it with fried fish.
There was once when my sister and I bought this Nasi Lemak to takeaway so we can enjoy it in the comforts of our home. But because it filled the car with such salivating aroma, we could not wait for the 5 minutes drive to get home. We had to unwrap the banana leaves in the car, look for the plastic spoon my sister conveniently had in the glove compartment and share the Nasi Lemak! Since I was the passenger, I had to carefully feed her while she was driving. And because she was driving, I get more than half my share! Woohoo!!
MEDAN MUTIARA SELERA
Jalan Tanjung Bungah
(opposite The Cove Condominium)
11200 Penang, Malaysia.