Dissappointing apam made up by Nasi Lemak ‘Ganja’, Jalan Athinappan, TTDI

This hunt has been on-going for months.

There wasn’t much information that could be found on google searches, except for a mention or two of it’s general location, how good it is & the addiction (hence the name) that follows after the initial taste.

Some people I spoke to knew about it, most don’t. Those who knew about it warned me of eccentric opening days, delicious sambal & his phantom opening hours. But they couldn’t tell me EXACTLY where his stall is; just “at the bus stop along Jalan Athinappan, near the TM building“.

Left with not much choice but a strong kiasu need to taste this ‘grrreeaatt” nasi lemak, I made several attempts to seek him out. His opening hours are a challenge enough, for at 10pm I’m more drowsy then hungry. And each time I went, I had to drive along the whole stretch of Jalan Athinappan looking for a bus-stop with a lone stall selling Nasi Lemak.

Few weeks ago I was in the vicinity again. Though for a different purpose.

Our hunt was initially for this.

The apam stall near Devi’s at TTDI. For his famed durian apam.

TTDI Apam at Devis2

(excuse my pics, but my P & S camera seem to be acting up lately..)

I was there early, (at 9pm) as I was very hungry. I took some pics & ordered a Egg, Cheese apam to hold the hunger while waiting for the rest of the gang who is supposed to join me for this APAM TwitUp. Our main goal was to eat the durian version together. Unfortunately that night, Mr Assistant decided to close shop at 930pm due to some unforeseen circumstances! What a let-down!

Anyhow, back to my apam. I remembered reading on masak-masak’s blog that the apam is cooked using charcoal so I was quite taken back when I saw the gas stove. Anyhow, the dude (who is not the original Chubby Law but intro-ed himself as his assistant) said the change is due to requests by their regulars who feels that charcoal is un-environmental friendly. Hey, I’m all for the environment, but.. but???! WTH?!

My BURNT apam didn’t improve my mood for sure. See the edges?

Devi Egg & cheese Apam

But it does look good doesn’t it? Ok la, the apam batter was nice and sweet. I’m a sucker for eggs so the runny egg made it better. The so-called Australian cheese (see menu below) is Kraft slice cheese and that blardy apam cost me RM4.80.

There’s even franchising opportunity!

TTDI Apam at Devis

Apom Stall at the side of Devi’s Corner
Persiaran Zaaba
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Kuala Lumpur

Open from 9pm to 2am daily. To book your apom ahead, call Chubby Law at 019-2800698.

The disappointed gang then resorted to Devis’ thosai and milo ais while I started ranting about my again failed excursion in seeking this Nasi Lemak Ganja. Fortunately, lucky me hit the jackpot that night.
Apparently, Auzani, one of our members that night knows exactly where it is. WOOOOHOOO!!
Apparently also, my timing was off.  He is open only by 1030pm. Not 10pm. That explains why!

So 2 of us crazy Nasi Lemak addicts went to hunt for it again while the rest waited at Devi’s.

And yes!! It was open!

Ok, my P & S camera is really bad at night shots. Or it could be me all shaky hands cos of the anticipation 😛

TTDI  nasi lemak,Jln ATHINAPPAN

Yup, it is really at the bus stop!

They have quite a bit of variety. Curry chicken, mutton, vegetables & etc. And there was a constant stream of customers while we were there.  Business is definitely good.

stall at bus stop, jln ATHINAPPAN

It is strictly ta-pau. Unless you want to sit at the bus stop itself and eat. 😆

We tapaued (take-away) 7 packets, all with their famous sambal sotong. Each was RM3.50 (I can’t really remember but it was in usual nasi lemak price range).

NL sotong

I do not fancy sambal sotong so mine was with a piece of ayam masak merah.

TTDI  nasi lemak ayam

Though it is “No Outside Food” at Devi’s, there were kind enough to allow us to eat at the premises. The reason could also be that hot babe Arystle is the “mayor” (FourSquare) of Devis’ TTDi since she is there almost every night 😛  She even asked for cutleries for us! 😮


It was above -average for me. The sambal did have a bit of sting, and the rice fragrant and so forth. But seriously, nothing great enough to blow your diet for (eating at 1030pm at night!) .  In any case, this still beats the mamaks and even the famous Maybank one.

Nasi Lemak Ganja
Pak Anuar – 016 964 8956
Opening hours – 1030pm to 1am (or til
sold out)
Mon to Friday only.
(opens on whim so please do call 1st)

My favourite Nasi Lemak in the morning is still this: Warung Kak Sinar at Chan Sow Lin & Nasi Lemak Wisma Genting, Jalan Sultan Ismail.

At night? Well, this one is good, while the one at Maybank is so-so and I have yet to try the Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang Lorong at Jln Syed Putra Kiri (Off Federal Highway).

This Post Has 40 Comments

  1. msihua

    I would KILL for good Appam right now (the Penang typed ones with coconut and cream corn).. and also murder for delicious cheap Nasi Lemak… I’m so hungry here!!!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Ohh.. I know what u mean, I will die if I dont eat nasi lemak weekly ! 😐

      Poor you! Can you cook?

  2. Sean

    wah, the egg in that aa sunnyside looks perfect. wonder how come the guy can burn the apam so badly but still manage to fry such a wonderful-looking egg! =)
    hmmm, how about all the nasi lemak stalls at kg baru? those are the only ones that i can remember checking out at night. i thot most of them were pretty good 😀

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yes I wonder too! No skill la this fella 😐
      Oh no, I err… failed all those at Kg Baru . Heh.

      1. Teh


        My name is Teh and I saw the Apom in TTDI Devi’s corner.

        I like to apologise for the quality of Apom and it was done by Steven our previous staff. The quality ought to be rejected.

        Please come again as now it is operated by Charlie who is a OKU (Orang Kurang Upaya)… you can see his facebook… http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kuala-Lumpur-Malaysia/Asia-Apom-Manis-Tycoon/357783397750

        Again, please give Charlie a chance and come back again.


      2. Rebecca

        Oh hi Teh!
        Urmm…I guess I will give it atr round. So is Charlie open daily for business?

      3. Teh

        yes…he is opened every monday, wed , fri and sat.

        Do come over…and sms me at 0193285328

        Sorry I do not check this web frequent enough…saw yr message was in Sept…

  3. Chaokar

    i’m back !
    and good to be connected to facebook/blogspot again.

    time to shop for new camera becky. micro 4/3s

    1. rebeccasaw

      Back as in KL? Woots!

      So how was the food there? :mrgreen:

  4. Curious: Why is it called nasi lemak ganja again? Adds something extra extra to the rice, does she? 😉

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hmm.. ya lor hor.. Myself is addicted but this one doesnt seem to do the trick for me.
      Better tho, since 1030pm is not a good time to eat NL!! 😉

      1. Life for Beginners

        Hahaha, I think 10:30pm ain’t a good time to be eating at all, for me. It’s my bedtime! LOL

        (I tidur awal, bangun awal ma.)

  5. mimid3vils

    the apom really burnt ler….for me sure I can’t stand it & refuse to accept lor…

    1. rebeccasaw

      Wish I could do that.. I didnt wan to spoil the mood for the night 😐

  6. A Lil Fat Monkey

    I’ve not had Nasi Lemak after 8pm for a very long time now. But I remember eating form this store when I was still a student. Back then can chuck anything at wee hours and still not add an inch to the waistline!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Ohh! U tried it before? Better than the one at Fed?
      Hahah.. I wish for those days too! Eat as you pls!

  7. minchow

    It sure is one of life’s biggest challenges, to take uncompromised pics PRIOR to getting the food in the tummy first! How do some of our bloggers do it, I’ll never know! The burnt apam sure looks a right turn-off!! I’ll just have the egg, thanks!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Haha! Discipline?
      I’m alws like..tis gonna make a fabulous post! I tell myself tht everytime. Til I tasted the food. ROFL!

  8. Huai Bin

    I went here once but then was when I just got out of rehab so someone drove me. I don’t know where it is now. Go again? =D

    1. rebeccasaw

      Oh yes! Why not? Or I tapau over to yr place! Haa…

  9. Chong

    Opened at 9pm and closed at 9.30pm?! -.-“

    1. rebeccasaw

      😆 EXACTLY! imagine my errr…”shock”.
      More like WTF??? actually

  10. sophia

    The apam..I’ve never heard or seen it before with RUNNY EGSS and cheese!!! it’s calling out my name…even with the burnt bits! Do you know how much I LOVE burning my food? no I’m serious! I love the burnt parts most!

    Nasi lemak is okay…I’ve never really been a fan of it. I wouldn’t go out of my way (and blow my “diet”) for it either.

  11. Marcky

    I was neither impressed nor disappointed with this.

    I was, however, damn disappointed that I didn’t get my apam.

  12. unkaleong

    Seriously. Literally at the bus stop. 10.30 I qqg di. Heh. If you tarbau, save some for me 😛

  13. Pureglutton

    Eating NL at 10.30pm is sinful! 😛 The sambal looked kinda runny… think i still prefer my own sambal, hehe!

  14. ciki

    wow, u seem to be really unlucky with your food hor? poor thing

  15. foodbin

    the NLemak does not looks inviting.

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  18. Anthony Resh

    All extremely true, but I still like the apam. But I certainly support your right to have your own point of view. Fascinating stuff anyway, having durians!

  19. IcedNyior

    Oooo so you managed to find the nasi lemak bus stop in TTDI.

    When u say the maybank one, which one are u referring to?

    The apam isnt as good as it was before unfortunately. not to mention more expensive

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yups, thanks to auzani! He knows that area very well!
      Maybank one – the one at Seapark. I tried once actually, quite sometime ago. Not really great laa…

  20. Jimmy Lee

    Hi Rebecca,

    The best nasi lemak for me is at Asia Cafe right next to Sunsuria, Kota Damansara opposite Sunway Giza. They are open around 5pm but best to go around 7pm. They will run out of nasi lemak by 10:30pm, so best to go early. Look for the nasi lemak stall nearby the mixed rice stall at the back. Trust me, the taste will blow your mind away 😀

    1. rebeccasaw

      Oh my god! That’s a great tip! Thanks! I live nearby too! 😀

      1. Jimmy Lee

        Sharing is caring Becky. That means we’re neighbours. Me and my wife have been staying in Kota Damansara for more than a year now. Stumbled upon this nasi lemak stall by accident on a late night supper. Enjoy!

      2. rebeccasaw

        I see! Cool, thanks again 🙂

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