• Pelita Samudra Pertama (M) Sdn Bhd , Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Penang.
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Head Office

  • Pelita Samudra Pertama (M) Sdn Bhd
    19th Floor, The Light Hotel (M) Sdn Bhd, Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar
    Seberang Jaya, 13700 Penang.
  • 04-3980275, 04-3975532
  • psp@pelita.com.my

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  • Pelita Samudra Pertama (M) Sdn Bhd
    Tingkat 19, The Light Hotel (M) Sdn Bhd, Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar
    Seberang Jaya, 13700 Penang.
  • psp@pelita.com.my
Flavors for royalty

We Offer Top Notch Meals

Welcome to our restaurant, where culinary excellence meets exquisite ambiance. Indulge your senses with our delectable menu crafted from the finest ingredients, tantalizing your taste buds with flavors that will leave you craving for more.
Our story

Origin of Nasi Kandar Pelita

The origin of nasi kandar, an Indian Muslim dish, can be traced to the very streets of colonial Malaysia. Here, amidst the proud houses and bustle of life, a lone figure would trek through the dusty streets, bearing baskets of food and rice hanging from a yoke across his shoulder. Tantalising aromas of fragrant curries, vegetables, fried fish, beef and chicken would precede his arrival as he went from house to house, hawking his fare.

Hence the name, ‘Nasi kandar’, came from how this popular dish was delivered - "nasi" ( rice in Bahasa Melayu) and "kandar" (yoke in Bahasa Melayu).

Later, as towns grew and the pace of life changed, the traditional nasi kandar hawker would put down his yoke and set up a hawker stall to cater to the popular Malaysian pastime of streetside dining. Today, Nasi Kandar Pelita still uses the same age-old recipes enjoyed by generations before to deliver traditional mouth-watering dishes that are part of Malaysia’s unique heritage.

Our History

A fusion of old & new

On 9 June 1995, Nasi Kandar Pelita first opened for business as a stall selling nasi kandar at a corner coffee shop at Taman Chai Leng, Perai, Penang. In a short time, word of Nasi Kandar Pelita's tasty dishes spread and some time later the restaurant was able to buy the coffee shop.

The growing popularity of Nasi Kandar Pelita's food led them to extend their business hours to 24 hours which helped transform the once sleepy hollow of Taman Chai Leng into a more lively and busy hub. People from all walks of life thronged to the restaurant just to taste their nasi kandar. Since then, Nasi Kandar Pelita has grown to become Malaysia's largest nasi kandar restaurant chain.

Nasi Kandar Pelita was established on the concept of bonding the old generation with the new generation of nasi kandar entrepreneurs. Combining the culinary knowledge of the older generation and the innovative business and management strategies of the new generation has resulted in turning a small scale business into a multi million Ringgit Malaysia international operation.

The men behind Nasi Kandar Pelita are two family friends, Mr. Kirudu Muhamed Bin Kuppaikanni or as regulars know him, Abang K. K., and Mr. Kaliq Jamal, popularly known as 'Pak Misai'. Abang K. K. has more than 40 years experience in nasi kandar cooking and is the very first person to introduce a fully wall to wall tiled 24-hour nasi kandar outlet located at Tamil Street next to the Penang Chowrasta Market. He introduced 'Kuah Campur' a specialty that definately give Pelita's nasi kandar its unforgettable taste. Pak Misai has more than 34 years experience in nasi kandar cooking and is a man of great culinary knowledge. Through his skill, he has improved and maintained the great taste of traditional nasi kandar.

why choose us

Our Strength

Hygienic Food

At our restaurant, we prioritize your health and well-being. We are committed to serving you hygienic food that is prepared with the utmost care and cleanliness.

Fresh Environment

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Skilled Chefs

Introducing our team of highly skilled chefs who are the heart and soul of our restaurant.

Event & Party

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