Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak is one of the Malaysia National Food. So simple and yet so good. The translation for nasi lemak is oily rice. The rice is oily because it is cooked with coconut milk. Rice cooks in coconut milk is fairly common in Malaysia. Coconut milk is one of the staple in Malaysian cooking and it is widely used in Malay cooking.

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This is my version. I like it simple and original. If it is wrapped in banana leaf, I would be in heaven. Fresh banana leaf is hard to come by here, basically non-existence. Only the frozen one is available in some of the oriental stores here. When I was back in Malaysia, the only nasi lemak I wanted to eat were those wrapped in banana leaf that cost about $1 (used to be 50 cents). I just love the fragrant that the banana leaf gave to the rice. Smell so good.

5 comments:

buzzbuzz said...

Hey Ching, I was planning of making Nasi Lemak tonight too!!! Hehehehhe.... And I totally agree on the banana leaf wrap, gives a different flavor altogether.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy! Got to have it once in a full moon. :P

PC said...

Hi, can you share the recipe of ikan bilis sambal for nasi lemak? I craze for nasi lemak but can't get it in Holland...

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi PC,

Here's the link to ikan bilis sambal recipe.

http://www.mymomsbest.com/recipe/spicy.htm

homeladychef said...

I agree, this is definitely a signature dish of Malaysian! ;)