Our Story

Nasi Kandar Pelita was born out of passion, dream and leap of faith in June 1995 by three good friends.  The late Mr Kirudu Mohamed Bin Kuppaikanni, Mr Kaliq Jamal and Mr Ramesh embarked their journey in nasi kandar business with a clear common vision – to serve authentic nasi kandar food for the locals.  Their first stall concept nasi kandar was at a corner shop at Chai Leng Park, Seberang Jaya, Penang.


The mastermind and founders of the most popular Nasi Kandar Pelita, Mr Kirudu Mohamed and Mr Kaliq Jamal – a borne spice lover, just knew the right blend of the spices to make a dish literally finger-licking good!


A humble start for Mr Kirudu Mohamed from a typical nasi kandar stall way back in 1972 at Chowrasta Market and later moved to Kinta Lane, Penang has flourished to be a renowned household brand name in Malaysia today. 

“Halal, bersih, sedap, selesa....”

I like it ( pelita KLCC ) I think it's one of the best restaurants in KL
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We landed in Penang on Sunday, left on Wednesday and we ate all of our meals right here and nowhere else! Breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner! Seriously! The food was excellent, delicious and so much variety from spicy to almost sweet/sour. Roti's, Naans with all flavors, Tandoori Chicken, Fish, Mutton and Beef, delicious soups, Chai and even fresh fruit juices! The kicker is, first off, all the staff are so friendly and helpful and patient too with limited English skills but then the generous portions Vs the prices is unbeatable! We checked out the little street hawkers next to the Sunway Hotel and they are no comparison at all - not price wise nor taste wise! We might come back to Penang for a holiday next time and we already know where we will be getting our meals - Right here at NASI KANDAR PELITA! I am requesting TripAdvisor to include this excellent restaurant for Penang and if a few more of you joined in they might soon get the recognition they so truly deserve! Thank you Nasi Kandar Pelita Official and all of your wonderful staff for taking such good care of us! You are truly all of the 5 Stars on here!
Sydney Moss