Monday, 26 March 2012

Nasi Melayu at Marvista, Medan Selera Tanjung Bungah, Penang

Ever heard of the saying 'You are what you eat'? 

Hmm, in this case, we are probably everything and anything! (except crawling creatures that are not meant to be eaten) :)

So, one nice sunny hot bright afternoon, we went all the way up to Tanjung Bungah and gave this place a visit (after so long for her since she used to live nearby that area). Nasi Melayu Marvista it's called.

Many might have heard about this place or even eaten here before. It's pretty famous I would say. There's actually two nasi melayu and some grocery stores in the Medan Selera so do take note that this review is on the first one as you walk in from the entrance!

                                 the mad crowd at 11am (it wasn't even lunch time yet!) 

the variety of food you choose as you walk according to the line all the way down to where you pay as you leave.
Starting off with the vege corner, fried corner (fish, chicken) and then the ending part consists of different types of curries! (just posting this up makes my mouth watery already!)

the man's plate.
(cuttlefish, brinjal sambal, sweet honey-ish chicken breast)
He says: The honey chicken was good. The meat is soft inside and the honey is not too sweet outside. One of my favourite other than the one in KAYU! . I took cuttlefish too! The sauce tastes wonderful! Didn't really like the brinjal though. =D 
Look at the crowd! You gotta try this.. the only minus point is that the place is kinda heaty.

the woman's plate.
(deep-fried pomfret, taukua sambal, kangkung, sambal belachan)
She says: The fish is YUMMY to the extreme! They always refill it with newly fried ones so it's like super crunchy and aromatic. I actually was struggling whether to choose this fish or their famous fried chicken. Guess fishy won. Taukua was soft and it's cooked in like peanut-ish sauce/curry and I just love the way it taste. A must everytime I eat there. Kangkung is normal! :) Oh, another must try is definitely the sambal belachan. really all thumbs up!

the 'famous fried chicken'
He says: Hmmmmmmmmm... Crispy and soft inside. At par with the one at Jamal! 
She says: The fish didn't really win huh. Cos I got the chicken in the end too! after i finish my lunch! tender and juicy and hot and niceee!  They refill this everytime tooo! 

So now that you heard about this place and what we both think about this place, you obviously want to know where it's located :)

Know where is Dalat International School? Know where is Batu Feringghi? Well, it's further than the international school and before Batu Feringghi! haha. It's opposite the famous floating mosque.

Nasi Melayu at Marvista, Medan Selera Tanjung Bungah, Penang
Location: Tanjung Bungah.
Direction: Keep driving straight after passing Flamingo Hotel, turn left when you see a Medan Selera blue board and a floating mosque on the right. REMEMBER, turn LEFT!

And then you will see this and your vehicle travels upward.

Go further in till you see the gate on your right. Turn in for more parking space or you can even park along where you turn in earlier.

the car park area inside. Free of charge.

They open everyday at 9am except Sunday!

Price: Very reasonable.

His rating: 8/10
Her rating: 9.5/10 (highly recommended!)


  1. Hey there, no offence but there's a big sewage system behind the "Arked" food court area. Although the food is good and the price is reasonable, their cleanliness is of utmost at risk. Just a friendly additional info. And well, there's always pros and cons anywhere. Thanks! Wrgds.

  2. Hey Anonymous, dont worry.. readers are always welcomed to give their opinions too! Hahaha.. About the sewage system, I personally did not realise that though (will check it out next time). Sorry! and yup I agree.. There are pros and cons everywhere.. Cheers!