Nasi kandar is essentially rice served with your choice of toppings, which commonly include curry, fish, egg and okra. Everything is laid out buffet style, though you can also order a la carte. 

Nasi kandar is a popular northern Malaysian dish, which originates from Penang. The word “kandar” referring to the wooden pole that the vendors would balance across their shoulders to carry loads of steaming rice and curries. 

Found all over Malaysia, nasi kandar eateries are extremely popular, most open 24 hours and run by ethnic Indian Muslims. 

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