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Meals are served in authentic banana leaves as well as these classic brightly-coloured plastic plates that you’d find in any roadside stall here in Malaysia.

Akmal Hakim

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It seems that Malaysia’s famous Penang nasi kandar craze has made its way to the busy streets of Tokyo, Japan.

Zero Two Nasi Kandar Tokyo” recently opened its doors in January and is credited by the Japanese food website, Japanese Heart, as the first-ever nasi kandar speciality store serving authentic Malaysian-Indian cuisine in the country.

The restaurant’s main course is a plate of nasi kandar served with at least six different choices of curry and all-time favourite side dishes like hard-boiled eggs, fried chicken, fried shrimp, squid, lamb cutlets, ladies’ finger and more.

The meals are also served in authentic banana leaves as well as these classic brightly-coloured plastic plates that you’d find in any roadside stall here in Malaysia.

(Credit: ゼロツーナシカンダールトーキョー via Facebook)

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All of the items in the store are said to be halal and they also have a vegetarian menu option available. The vegetables used in Zero Two’s dishes are also fresh and organically sourced straight from farmers in Japan.

Although we couldn’t get much details, the restaurant is apparently run by a man named Tateda, who was taken by the flavours of nasi kandar during his travels to Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

Besides being furnished with Malaysian aesthetics and murals on the walls, the store’s all-Japanese staff also appears to be very friendly and hyped about what they do.

(Credit: ゼロツーナシカンダールトーキョー via Facebook)

And by the looks of the restaurant’s social media pages, the store seems to be a great hit among locals with customers queuing up for meals all day long.

The nasi kandar joint also regularly sells out its meals before they close for the day.

If you ever find yourself in Japan and craving a plate of nasi kandar, the shop is located near Otemachi and Chiyoda in Tokyo city.

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