Monday, 14 September 2009

Nasi Lemak

In the few weeks since I came back from Malaysia, I found myself craving for Malaysian food. This always happens after every visit. So, I guess this is one of the easiest dishes to replicate accurately, anywhere in the world.

To prepare:

Rice:
Boil it in coconut milk, pandan leaves (I used essence which I brought back from my hols!) and a pinch of salt.

Sambal:
Blended red chillies, shallots, garlic, belacan (prawn paste), and tamarind juice.

Method.
Soak some ikan bilis (dried anchovies) in warm water for 2 hours, then dry and fry till crispy. Remove.

Fry onions till brown, add sambal and continue frying till fragrant. Add the anchovies and salt and sugar to taste.




Serve with boiled egg (like I did) and roasted groundnuts and cucumber (like I didn't!)

6 comments:

Precious Pea said...

Ooo la laaa!! I was just telling Boolicious yesterday about cooking sambal ikan bilis today. Yours look soooooo good!! I was a bit lazy at first to go grab belacan, i think i should go now.

Hazza said...

hi pea,
I only make the sambal once in a blue moon. I freeze the lot in small pouches. So whenever I need my fix, I just defrost it.

Lannae said...

The Sambal looks so wonderfully good! I have not boiled rice with coconut before, and I must do that one day!

backStreetGluttons said...

What a masterpiece from a Malaysian in Manchester !

3 hungry tummies said...

haha best food to cure homesick!

Julian Si said...

Droooooooool! Bravo!! I never cooked such gorgeous nasi lemak when I lived in Manchester for over 6 years :-)

I used to bungkus from the makciks who sold it at the Manchester Uni surau on Oxford Road!!