"By now people of Bukit Jalil and netizens from all around the nation would be very familiar with the deliciously warm ‘Nasi Lemak’ which is operated by Sangeetha.

You can get a packet of generous amounts of nasi lemak along with all of its condiments; a boiled egg, anchovies, slices of cucumber, and the most heavenly spicy sambal - A must-try!

Having said that, we at Astro Ulagam decided to go on the ground to have a chat with the public and of course with the Boss herself.

A powerhouse in the business world

Starting a small business is never easy, and it takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to keep it going. And, it came to our surprise when Sangeetha told us that it’s been over a decade since she’s running her Nasi Lemak business.

"Cooking has always been a passion of mine, and nothing beats my favorite dish of Nasi Lemak. Cooking for my customers who have been waiting for me since 4.30 AM and watching them enjoy my favorite dish is a joy that cannot be replaced.”

Asking about her preparation of cooking for nearly 200 / 300 pax, the mother of two stated that she starts preparing approximately 10 -12 dishes everyday from midnight.

“A life without challenge, a life without hardship, a life without purpose, seems pale and pointless.”

As the quote denotes, it was not all sunshine and rainbows, though the mother of two reveals that she faced trials and tribulations of her own on her journey. She recalled how few business owners that were jealous of her success reported her stall to the authorities.

Trust us when the writer says that the strong woman wasn’t weathered the storm as Sangeetha soldiered on and continued cooking for her customers to date.

The support from the netizens is undoubtedly overwhelming!

Looking at the amount of appreciation and comments on social media, the writer took a moment to have a chit-chat with a few customers. Indeed, shocked to hear when a few customers mentioned that they hail from Rawang, Seremban, and Klang just to try Sangeetha’s Nasi Lemak.

“I’ve been coming over to Bukit Jalil from Seremban for the past 3 days just to try her Nasi Lemak. Today is my fourth day, and right on time, I managed to buy it.” - Rajan

Furthermore, the fact that people are willing to travel from far away to try it is a clear sign that her food is truly exceptional. It's also worth noting that this kind of customer loyalty and dedication is not easy to achieve.
Whatever the industry you’re in, if you’re truly passionate about something just do it. There are always going to be challenges or naysayers, but if you can believe in yourself and what you’re setting out to do, there’s nothing or no one in the world that can stop you.

Power of Social Media

It's amazing to see how social media can be a powerful tool for small businesses and individuals to gain exposure and grow to greater heights. In the case of Sangeetha and her nasi lemak stall, a video of her cooking and serving her delicious food went viral on social media, which in turn led to an increase in customers and business.

If you'd like to support her and get yourself a packet of Sangeetha’s nasi lemak, you can head to her stall at Puncak Bukit Jalil, which is located at the following address:

Hong Leong Bank: Jalan PUJ 3/2, Taman Puncak Jalil, Putra Permai, 43300 Seri Kembangan.

Operating Hours: Open daily from 6 AM to 10 AM