Nasi Lemak ~ a classic dish

Nasi Lemak ~ a classic dish

Singapore is well known for a few mouth-watering classics; one of them is the iconic dish Nasi Lemak.

Nasi Lemak is a dish with Malay origins traditionally eaten at breakfast. Today, it can be enjoyed any time of day and can be found at many food outlets from everyday to hotel restaurants. It is so iconic, in fact, it is a staple on the Singapore Airlines menu selections.

The dish varies slightly among regions and personal preferences, but there are a few must-have ingredients that define it:

• coconut milk steamed rice flavored with pandan leaves

ikan selar (crispy fried fish)

ikan bilis (anchovies)

kangkung (water spinach)

sambal (a type of chili paste)

With these five ingredients, you can put together a classic Nasi Lemak. Serving the dish on a banana leaf gives it a distinctive Southeast Asian flair.


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