TI’s Top 3 Steaming Goodness of Nasi Kukus in JB

Nasi Kukus

Malaysians and their love for rice are inseparable. The versatility it has includes being steamed to a different fragrant and textures of rice which is great to be paired with crispy chicken parts, curry gravy, ulam mostly consisting of cucumber slices and a spoonful of sambal belacan to add some zing. Steamed rice meal or Nasi Kukus is a notorious favourite for many locals and we have our top 3 favourites that you must try.

  1. Nasi Kukus Ayam Goreng Berempah Cupchai Cafe & Resto

Pre-pandemic, this is the place to be when one craves steaming rice of goodness with a hipster and youthful environment. Cupchai Cafe & Resto is known for its extensive Johor’s delicacies and one of its signature dishes is their flavourful Nasi Kukus Ayam Berempah.

Find them or order online at:

Address: 1-16, Jln Padi Emas 1/4, Kampung Skudai Kanan, 81200 Johor Bahru

Price: RM10.00

Crispy chicken fried daily at D’Cempaka (image courtesy of Nasi Kukus Gulai Kawah D’Cempaka)
  1. Nasi Kukus Gulai Kawah D’Cempaka

Trust a seasoned catering service to give you the best bundle of Nasi Kukus with the richest curry gravy and crispiest chicken ever! Cooked daily, the pack of rice at this stall is never short of long queues, virtually and in real life.

The steaming rice is served hot at:

Address: Hanafi Catering, G 41, Jalan Persiaran Teratai, Taman Cempaka, 81200 Johor Bahru

Price: RM8.00

MZ Nasi Kukus under a simple tent with delicious and affordable food for busy people
  1. MZ Nasi Kukus Impian Emas

Quick, tasty, affordable and simple – all that a busy worker could wish for at lunch time. Under the tent in the middle of workplace square, there it is at the corner, giving off whiffs of freshly deep-fried chicken, crunchy cucumber and gentle yet spicy sambal with its steamed rice. This stall is tremendously popular and is very affordable too. Do check out the neighbouring stalls that sell beverages to go with your rice pack and you’re all set.

Find Caltex petrol station, Taman Impian Emas and you will find the tent nearby:

Address: Caltex, No 72, 3, Jalan Seri Impian 1, Impian Heights, 81300 Skudai, Johor

Price: RM6.00

We hope you’re salivating with our picks and hop in the car/bike to get these goodness during your next lunch break.