Saturday, November 28, 2009

Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak (literally "oiled rice") is a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It's commonly found in Malaysia, where it's considered the national dish, and also popular in neighboring countries such as Singapore and Indonesia.

Nasi lemak is considered one of the most famous dishes for Malay-type breakfast. Traditionally, nasi lemak is served with a hot spicy sauce (sambal), and usually include various garnishes, including fresh cucumber slices, small fried anchovies, roasted peanuts, and hard-boiled or fried egg.

Nasi lemak is widely eaten in Malaysia and Singapore. More commonly consumed as breakfast in both countries, it's commonly sold at hawker food centers and roadside stalls.