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Try This: Our Favorite Combos for Any Any’s Nasi Lemak and Roti Prata

October 7, 2017

Chef Nicco Santos and Quenee Vilar of Your Local and Hey Handsome do it again with another Asian food concept, this time taking a cue from Singapore hawkers through a hawker-like (though incredibly posh) food stall in Hole in the Wall. Specializing in two beloved Malaysian breakfast dishes only, Any Any lets you customize your Nasi Lemak and Roti Prata to suit your budget and cravings.

The style of Any Any’s bar counter mimics the tiled aesthetic of Your Local and Hey Handsome.

But if you’re the type of person who gets overwhelmed with too many choices, we did the dirty work for you and found the best combinations for each type of dish.

NASI LEMAK – CATFISH WITH SAMBAL SHRIMP

Away from the world wide web, catfish is actually a delight.

Any Any’s Nasi Lemak is for the daring tongue, as its level of hot may require the mere spice-enthusiast to have a pitcher of cold water nearby. But it gives us the kind of sweat that we love and that certain Pepper.PH chili-lovers can’t get enough of. The best meat palette (yes, we’re making an art analogy here so we spelled palette right) for their Nasi Lemak’s flavors is their catfish: crunchy with a touch of saltiness and a clean meat flavor, it enhances what the rice dish (with its melody of spicy and a little sweet) has to offer instead of combatting it with more flavors. Thank goodness you can finally go to a place and order catfish for one instead of having to convince the whole table to commit to the dish. The size of this order is very filling, but if you insist on getting more and upping the spice ante, throw in a side of sambal shrimp and make it a one-person food party.

ROTI Prata – CHEESE, ONION, AND MACKEREL

Yes, you can (and should) combine more than one of the roti flavor options.

Be prepared to leave oil smears on your phone and wallet post-Roti Prata, because this is buttery AF and we love it. You can have it plain or with a sweet dip to enjoy the heavy flatbread by itself, and it is a delight to eat by itself, but if you choose to go all out, we like the way that the salty mackerel mixes with the gooey cheese and is punctuated by the onions. Size-wise, it’s an ideal snack for a hungry afternoon.


Any Any

Singaporean food stall in Hole in the Wall specializing in Nasi Lemak and Roti Prata.

ADDRESS: 4/F, Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue cor. Salamanca Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati
VISIT: 11AM-10PM Sundays to Thursdays / 11AM-12MN Fridays and Saturdays
SPEND: PHP 200-600
FOLLOW: Instagram / Facebook

Pamela Cortez Pamela Cortez Pamela Cortez writes about food full-time, and has honed her craft while writing for publications such as Rogue, Town and Country, and The Philippine Star. She once rode on a mule for a mile just to eat mint tea and lamb in Morocco, and has eaten a block of Quickmelt in one sitting. Her attempt at food photography can be viewed online @meyarrr. FOLLOW
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