This is all time favorite for most Malaysians. Some says can't live
without it especially for the morning breakfast..
Nasi Lemak is widely eaten in Malaysia, even as a dish
served in Malaysian schools. Nasi lemak is a common
breakfast dish, sold early in the morning at roadside
stalls in Malaysia, where it is often sold packed in
newspaper, brown paper, or banana leaf. However, there
are restaurants which serve it on a plate as noon or
evening meals, making it possible for the dish to be
eaten all day.
Traditionally, this comes as a platter of food wrapped
in banana leaf, with cucumber slices, small dried
anchovies (ikan bilis), roasted peanuts, hard boiled
egg, and hot spicy sauce (sambal) at its core. As a more
substantial meal, nasi lemak can also come with a
variety of other garnishing such as chicken, cuttlefish,
cockle, stir fried water convolvulus (kangkong), pickled
vegetables (achar), beef rendang (beef stewed in coconut
milk and spices) or paru (beef lungs). Traditionally
most of these garnishing are spicy in nature.
Price for the packed standard Nasi Lemak priced for
RM1.00 per pack. If you eat in the reasonable
restaurant, that will cost you around RM2.50 per plate
with the simple main ingredient of Ikan Bilis (Anchovies
in chillies) and a slice of hard boiled egg and slices
of cucumber.However, if you dine in the medium to high
end restaurant, the price will be around RM12 to RM22.00
served with a variety of dishes for example, rending
beef, rending chicken , rending mutton) and lots of
The next time If you are touring Malaysia, don’t forget
to try our number all time favorite delicacy ‘NASI LEMAK’!
appétit! One Nasi Lemak Please!!!