People of Kampung Pandan and KL area would be very familiar with the deliciously warm Nasi Lemak Saleha.
With more than 28,000 likes on Facebook, Nasi Lemak Saleha has progressed into the world of food delivery with FoodPanda, Grab Food and even Honest Bee.
Initially, Madam Saleha Abdullah started as a helper in her late mother’s nasi lemak stall.
Then later, with the support of her husband and a small starting capital of RM3,000, she expanded her business.
Saleha started her business with only 1 kilogram of rice and did not inject any more capital into her business.
Instead, she relied on her children who helped her out despite the tight budget.
Slowly, her business grew to owning lorries for nasi lemak delivery and having 60 of her own staff.
For only RM 1.90, you can get a plate of nasi lemak together with all of its condiments; half a boiled egg, anchovies, slices of cucumber and the most heavenly sambal.
The sambal takes Saleha and her team about 6 to 7 hours of preparation to feed 2,000 customers. She starts preparing sambal as early as 4 a.m. every morning.
The secret to her success lies in never cutting corners on ingredients thus consistently keeping the fine quality of the food served.
Nasi Lemak Saleha now has its own building in Sri Rampai. With her children as her successors. Among them, her son who was formerly a doctor.
Her shop is open daily from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.
1. Free Malaysia Today, May 1, 2019 (Penjual nasi lemak raih RM400,000 sebulan dengan modal RM3,000)