What is the significance of nasi lemak?
Nasi lemak is a rice dish commonly served with roasted nuts, egg, ikan bilis (anchovies), and slices of cucumber. Literally meaning “fatty rice” in Malay, nasi lemak’s distinctive taste comes from cooking the rice in coconut milk and pandan leaves which gives the dish its rich flavour and fragrant aroma.
Where did nasi lemak originate from?
Why is nasi lemak unique?
Ironically, Nasi Lemak actually translates into “Fatty/Oily Rice” but its meaning relates along the lines of “creamy rice”. TIME Magazine had described the dish as “supremely delicious”, while stating Nasi Lemak was balanced with manganese, protein and carbs.
How does nasi lemak taste like?
What does nasi lemak taste like? The rice is soft, and very flavoursome. Yet, it’s not overly sweet, nor gooey. It works as a main meal, or small side of the road snack.
How long can nasi lemak last?
Put it into a sealed container (not the original can) and it’ll keep in the fridge for 4 days. That was long enough for me to use it up. If it’s not enough for you, you can freeze it and it will keep for around 3 months in top condition (after that, it will still be safe, but the quality will slowly degrade).