Saturday, August 2, 2008

Nasi Lemak

 Nasi Lemak literally means Fat Rice. Although it is high in calories, the dish is not cooked entirely out of fat. The rice is in fact cooked with coconut milk. Pandan leaves are added to give an added fragrance. The dark gravy beside the rice is what we call sambal. Some prefer extra hot sambal and some prefer it with a little sweet taste. Besides boiled egg, nasi lemak is eaten with fried anchovies and peanuts and slices of cucumber.
The photo was taken at a cafe where fried chicken and keropok is added as well. Nasi lemak is one of the top 5 favourite breakfast of Malaysians. If you happen to meet any Malaysians in your country, try asking them which home food they missed the most. I'll bet Nasi Lemak will come out top of the list.
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Eki said...

Hmmm ... yummy! Your picture makes me hungry at this early morning hour, Murphy!

I take it you love good food? :D - Your posts about food/eating places are always so enticing!

Z said...

Looks very good, though I might have to pass on the anchovies. What are the chips? They look like they could be Indian papadams.

J.C. said...

Nasi Lemak, fave breakfast!! I just had a nasi lemak bungkus daun pisang this morning. Whenever I am away from Malaysia, I would crave for this!!