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Experience the tantalizing flavors of Nasi Ganja Ipoh, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Ipoh. Despite its unusual name, this eatery serves up a culinary delight that will leave you craving more. Prepare to embark on a flavorful journey as you savor their signature dish: fragrant rice paired with a medley of delectable curry flavors.

The star of the show is the aromatic curry, bursting with a harmonious blend of spices that tantalize your taste buds. Each spoonful reveals layers of complexity and richness, complemented by tender chunks of meat or succulent seafood. The flavors are elevated further with the addition of crispy fried shallots, lending a delightful crunch to every bite. The experience is heightened by the vibrant sambal sauce, adding a spicy kick that perfectly balances the dish.

Don’t let the perpetual queue deter you, as the wait is well worth it. The popularity of Nasi Ganja Ipoh speaks volumes about its quality and taste. The attentive and friendly staff ensure a pleasant dining experience, adding to the overall charm of the place. Whether you’re a local or a traveler seeking an authentic culinary adventure, Nasi Ganja Ipoh promises an unforgettable gastronomic experience that will leave you craving their unique and addictive flavors.

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  • Jonathan Vishnu
    Jonathan Vishnu
    2 months ago

    The shop itself was a typical kopitiam setting. Had a nostalgic feel to it. Like I was back home in Seremban. Food was good had a unique taste to it. I found the chicken a bit dry. Could have been a bit more gravy sambal to it. Best eaten when it's hot. The beef dish was awesome. Recommended. Pls take note. There are 2 queues. One for take away and one for dine in. Hopefully the manager will put up a bigger and a clearer sign.

  • Dennis Chong
    Dennis Chong
    3 weeks ago

    Nasi Kandar Ayam Merah (Nasi Ganja) | Kedai Kopi Yong Suan | IpohIpoh State pride - Ipoh Horfun, yes, but also Nasi Ganja!For the unordained; Ganja is the Malay word for Cannabis! However, rest assured there is no illegal substance in the dish la. The term was coined as the proprietor of Nasi Kandar Ayam Merah’s built up a slew of die-hard fans, claiming his cooking is so tasty that it is as addictive as cannabis.Nasi Ganja, is a very popular northern Malaysian dish, originally invented in Penang (Penangites call it Nasi Kandar). It comprises steamed rice and a variety of different curries and side dishes, all on the same plate.Operating in a Chinese-owned coffee shop named Kedai Kopi Yong Suan, it is inarguably one of the most popular nasi kandar in Ipoh. Since 1957!According to the manager of Nasi Kandar Ayam Merah, Mr. Mohamed Nihmatullah Syed Mustaffa, they have been in the business for 61 years when it was first operated by his grandfather, the late Mr. Kassim Mohamad of which a plate of Nasi Ganja then would only cost RM1.20 per plate.MUST ORDER: signature plate of ‘nasi ganja’ each consisting of a plate of rice complemented by the specially prepared chicken (it takes 8 hours to prepare the chicken), ladies fingers (okra), fried fish, mutton, squid, and …. the secret ingredient… Ganja Sambal which contains coconut & mint that makes it so flavorful!5 of us with a nasi ganja feast, and a total bill of 147 ringgit. It was so delicious and definitely worth the visit! . . 📍 4, Jalan Yang Kalsom, Taman Jubilee, 30300 Ipoh, Perak.

  • Darjee HG
    Darjee HG
    2 months ago

    Must be one of the most popular Nasi Ganja in Ipoh. Sometimes the queue can be pretty long but they move quite fast, quite effective. The quality of the food is really good, but finding a seat is not easy, especially peak hours, so you see lots of people will dabao {pack and go}. We actually sit at the shop beside, can also get cendol durian if you like.

  • Mei Kin Yang
    Mei Kin Yang
    a month ago

    Always wanted to try this nasi but never had the chance due to time constraint. Thanks to Grab managed to pre-order for bfast. The packet of rice was rather big. This is the epitome of what you call ‘banjir’. The whole rice set was fragrant and surprisingly was not as spicy as I thought it would be. The specially prepared chicken was not too dry, beef was lovely and the lamb kurma was tasty; we could drink the gravy The star of the dish was the ganja sambal; it was minty and fresh; such a good accompaniment to the nasi. Also came with this was half a salted egg. Only downside was the lack of sliced cucumber. Would have loved abit more of it. Will definitely order this dish again. It was out of this world! Simply delicious!! And best of all, we skipped the queue and the time needed to find parking if we were there to dine.

  • Addy’s Travel Picture

    Went early at around 9.30am on Sunday. Still, there are many people. Car park is a major hindrance to come to this restaurant.Ordered 3 Nasi Ganja with chicken, squid and fish egg. Cost us rm55, a decent price. 3 milo drinks with 1 set of ‘roti bakar goyang’ for rm20. Need to pay saperately for the 2 orders. Cash for the drinks payment while qr code payment was accepted for nasi ganja.The restaurant was setup with traditional vibe. Like the food & the ambience. Will come again but not in the near future.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM