Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Nasi Lemak II



Nasi lemak again but this time I wanted to try the Chan Hong sambal ikan bilis that I bought earlier. I read so much great review on this that I just got to buy one bottle and try. And the reviews never failed, this is indeed good and way too convenient. I just pour it in the microwave safe bowl and microwaved for a minute and served with my ever easy nasi lemak side dishes. I sprayed my ikan bilis with canola oil spray and microwaved for 2 minutes, learned that from Lily. I toasted my peanuts in my toasted oven for 8 minutes, cut out my English cucumber (long seedless cucumber) and boiled eggs to serve. Easy!



This is the picture of the bottle. This product is one of the best sellers at mytasteofasia.com so grab some to try. This is not a sponsor post okay, I just want to introduce or recommend a product that I have tested and loved it to my readers. I think this is best for someone who doesn't know how to cook sambal ikan bilis or doesn't have time to cook. Or someone like me who is just curious and wanted to try something new or maybe lazy too lah. :P Oh BTW, new products are in stock now. Even has belachan powder!

This sambal tasted like the Malay nasi lemak bungkus with banana leaf sambal at mamak stalls. Medium spicy.

26 comments:

Mandy said...

thanks for the heads up! I need to get this! I am drooling at your nasi lemak!

cocoa said...

wow what an easy way to have nasi lemak.. love the shortcut to cook ikan bilis and peanut...a must try for me :) Thanks

Yees in Texas said...

Hi there,

I just might grab a jar soon. I LOVE nasi lemak (so does my family), and making my own sambal gets quite tedious especially having to split and clean out every single fish! So thanks for the recommendation, and your plate of nasi lemak looks wonderful.
~Louisa

Tricia said...

Yuuuummy!!! Got a question, does the ikan bilis comes out crispy when you microwave it?? I use to do that ... without the spray of oil ... I didn't like it.

Also, the peanut, did you put it raw peanut??

My hubby loves this dish.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yes Mandy, at least get two or more if you get a chance, most often it is sold out.

You're welcome cocoa! :)

Thanks Louisa. Do you mean clean the ikan bilis? Next time just buy the cleaned one like me. ;) I used to split and clean my ikan bilis, that's some tedious job!

Thanks Tricia! Of course cripy lah if not how to eat? Next time remember to spray with oil or add in some oil before you microwave it. How long to microwave depends on how much ikan bilis you use also. Yes, I used raw peanuts, I also spray a little oil on my peanuts but you can omit this step.

beachlover said...

your nasi lemak look so good!.I also bought a seedless cucumber last week,still in fridge,dunno what to to with it.maybe I should cook nasi lemak like you!! hahaha!!.I try Chan hong ikan bilis sambal,it's quite good especially the spiciness..to mu surprised it's quite spicy...

singairishgirl said...

Oh wow, yummy. Just missing the banana leaves on the bottom. ;)

Big Boys Oven said...

hahahah I thought it was a sponsor post.....lol! but I am sure not! this must a 10mins nasi lemak! so easy and so fast! gorgeous!

daphne said...

hey! what a great tip with the ikan bilis! I have to try it next time! Looveee nasi lemak! Haven't had it for months!

Ray said...

But pls don't expect to see a lot of Ikan Bilis in the sambal ok? LOL. To make it more PERFECT, deep fried some ikan bilis and mix them with ChanHong Sambal Ikan Bilis.....lagi jun!

Yees in Texas said...

You know, I haven't seen cleaned ikan bilis. I should keep both eyes open next time when I go to the asian grocer. My mom used to make me sit and clean the ikan bilis for her. I never knew any other way..lol.
~Louisa

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi beachlover,
I simply love the seedless cucumber! Whenever it's on sales, I always buy it to make nasi lemak or assam laksa. You have the ChanHong assam laksa paste or not? My own sambal ikan bilis is really spicy, so this one is just okay for me. :P

Thanks singairishgirl! Oh yeah, will be so much better with banana leaves right? Hmmm...I actually have some frozen one...LOL!

Thanks BBOven! Really a quick and easy meal. :)

Hi Daphne,
It's time to cook yourself some nasi lemak, very easy only mah! ;)

Hi Ray,
Got ikan bilis in there meh? LOL! Oh forgot to mention to my readers only got ground ikan bilis in there, so can do it like Ray, or like me have the fried ikan bilis on the side so that it's still crispy. Thanks for dropping by Ray! :)

Sweet Jasmine said...

nasi lemak the easy way....wonderful!!...see my sambal belacan...

tigerfish said...

Simple yet perfect. This is how I like my nasi lemak too. Drooling...
As difficult to find Nasi Lemak in Taiwan as in US!
But at least I am just 5 hrs away now.

Dhanggit said...

OMG!! i miss this kind of food.;we normally have this for breakfast at home in Manila...i love those dried fish :-).;i miss the taste..this nasi lemak really looks yummy

Nilmandra said...

I didn't know you could cook the ikan bilis in the microwave. i've always fried them, which is yummy but so much oil to deal with after that! Thanks for the tip.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Louisa,
I'm not sure whether you can find the cleaned ikan bilis in U.S. since I got my supply from M'sia. Oh yeah, I remember those days too... so really glad that now I don't have to do it anymore.

Thanks sweet Jasmine!

Tigerfish,
Like you said now it's only 5 hours away, can always fly back to have some. Since so near, you going back for CNY?

Thanks Dhanggit! It's really yummy too! :)

Now you know Nilmandra. Easy, no smell in the kitchen and no extra oil to deal with. ;)

Puspha said...

Oh wow!!!! Been missing this. Looks heavenly, Ching. Now tat I´m going back home next mth, gotta have Kampung Baru nasi lemak.

aiknhoon said...

GREAT tip on microwaved ikan bilis! I tried it last night, rinse the ikan bilis, and drop little bit of vegis oil (don't have spray kind at home), and it turned out very crispy. Looked so much healthier and not gressy at all. Would never thought of that, thanks for sharing!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Puspha. Yes, eat til your heart content when you go back!

You're welcome hoon! I don't fry my ikan bilis anymore because of how easy this is. :)

tigerfish said...

Ya ya, planning to be home during CNY. You leh? :P

Little Corner of Mine said...

Tigerfish,
Soooo good! I miss the lion dance, the drums, the songs, the firecrackers, the food, the decoration, the festive feeling!

Thinking of going back in May for my little brother's wedding! ;)

Dwiana P said...

I eat this food on Malaysian Airline couples of months ago. It is so good!

Celine said...

Glad to know about this simplified method of cooking nasi lemak. Normally I deep fry the ikan bilis & make my own sambal. Next time should go shopping for the ready made one instead. Should be easier to find in Malaysia.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Dwiana, I know it's really good even though it's so simple.

Hi Celine,
Yeah, it should be easy to find in M'sia, I bet it's cheaper too.

Glory said...

Thank you very much on the ikan bilis tip. It was excellent! Crispy and not oily. Best of all my kitchen is clean! :)