Say it with us one more time, Malaysians love their food! In fact, we will travel across state borders for the perfect meal. It’s definitely not uncommon to hear of friends making one day food road trips. This is when you just go from one eatery to another back to back the whole day. It’s a great way to bond, taste new food, and have an adventure to remember. One popular place for food road trips is Ipoh which can attract many for its chicken rice balls, kaya puffs, and tau foo fah. However, the next time you plan a trip to Ipoh, stop by Kedai Kopi Yong Suan for a meal that some claim is as addictive as weed. Nasi Ganja Ipoh can rack up a long queue any day.
While tourist usually choose to visit the limestone hills and cave temples, we locals prioritise the food. Ipoh offers a lot of variety when it comes to good food and we’re pretty much spoiled for choice. Here we can find hawker stalls, bakeries, cafes, and more to enjoy a good meal. One of which is the famous Nasi Ganja at Kedai Kopi Yong Suan.
Just in case you didn’t already know, Ganja is the Malay word for marijuana, also known as weed. Do take note that it is illegal to possess, use, or supply marijuana in Malaysia. That alone should indicate that there is no marijuana in the recipe. In fact, the reason it is called Nasi Ganja is because many fans claim that the meal is as addictive as weed.
So what do you get when you order a plate of Nasi Ganja? Well the stall features a variety of curries and side dishes to go on top of your rice. Moreover, many people like to have a mixture of curries with some having up to six different curries on their plate. It’s all about what you enjoy to eat.
Amongst the side dishes you can find a variety of meats and vegetables as well as salted duck egg. Ordering a signature plate of Nasi Ganja will get you a place of rice with signature chicken, ladies fingers, cucumbers, and a combination of curries. Furthermore, to top it all of is a dollop of Ganja Sambal which some say has coconut and mint.