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July 23rd, 2008 26 Comments

Nasi Lemak (Malaysian Coconut Milk Rice)

Nasi Lemak/Malaysian Coconut Milk Rice

My breakfast this morning–Nasi Lemak or Malaysian Coconut Milk Rice.

Nasi Lemak is the de-facto national dish of Malaysia. Nasi Lemak is usually served in the morning as breakfast. The toppings include anchovies sambal, hard-boiled eggs, fried fish and shrimp. Other common toppings include roasted peanuts and cucumber slices.

This pack of banana leaf-wrapped Nasi Lemak is fiery and very delicious–probably one of the best you can find in Penang. It’s available at Sri Weld Hawker Center at Beach Street, Georgetown, Penang. By the way, Georgetown has just been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site; other than lip-smackingly great food, there are lots of heritage buildings and hidden treasures in the city of Georgetown…

Nasi Lemak/Malaysian Coconut Milk Rice

Too far away from Penang? Try my Nasi Lemak recipe here.

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  1. Sharon says:

    This looks so delicious and is one of my favorites. I’ve only had my mom’s special version since she tones down the heat for me! I’m such a wimp. No one in my family knows where I come from :)

  2. Su-Lin says:

    Oh, that’s just gorgeous! Such generosity too – a prawn! The ones I eat tend to only have the sambal and egg and cucumber. Oh, and the peanuts and ikan bilis, of course!

  3. wmw says:

    Ooooh….my all time favourite! Something truly Malaysian!

  4. Manggy says:

    Wait… I just ate this the other week and I loved it!!! Dizzyingly hot!! :o

  5. Salt & Turmeric says:

    ur torturing me. this is so cruel! i want tht nasi lemak.

  6. LySiNe says:

    That has to be the one dish that I miss most of all living in Los Angeles. What used to be the 50 cent food that I ignored on the table and ordered Maggi Goreng instead for it’s heartiness is now something that I miss terribly as I’m sipping my English Breakfast Latte, which is a poor substitute for teh ais.

  7. AppetiteforChina says:

    I’m eating muesli for breakfast as I read this. Your photo just made me double over with jealousy.

  8. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says:

    Oh, this takes me back to my one and only visit to Penang, and the first time I tasted this dish. Such a better idea for breakfast than eggs and bacon!

  9. Stazarine says:

    Hey!

    I’m so glad I found your website.

    I tried your nasi lemak recipe the other day, with a few variations of my own, and my, oh my, it’s sooooooooooo good.

    Brought me back to Malaysia! I’m currently living near LA. :)

  10. Lyrical Lemongrass says:

    Oh my! That’s a lot of sambal!!! Usually, they tend to be quite stingy with the sambal for pre-packed nasi lemaks.

  11. charming says:

    I am salivating at the photo! I miss this nasi lemak so much. Can’t get that here in Sydney, Aust.

  12. Mochachocolata Rita says:

    i always love nasi lemak! ^_^ i can eat it with anything

  13. PenangTuaPui says:

    nasi lemak is something must not miss food if you happen to visit Malaysia…

    great shot on the nasi lemak,, so tempting,,,

  14. worldwindows says:

    Anchovies Sambel … sigh! Packe with anchovies … more sighs!

  15. mycookinghut says:

    I love nasi lemak! The best one I had was back in my hometown sold by a Malay couple. Just so delicuous, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  16. ChichaJo says:

    Oh my that looks delicious! I am thisclose to buying a ticket to Malaysia!

  17. Piggy says:

    that nasi lemak looks sooo yummy…. but I can no longer have such heavy meal as breakfast, my digestive system cannot take it anymore, I’m getting old… darn! ;-)

  18. didally says:

    Why am I always reading your blog when I’m hungry? I can just make do with the rice and chilli.

  19. findcookingblogs.com says:

    I am already a fan! I can’t wait to give this a try..

  20. syrie says:

    Looks fabulous Bee. I’ve tried coconut rice but never in this way.

  21. Cynthia says:

    Now this is the kind of breakfast I can wake up to daily!

  22. annechung says:

    Now, this is the real thing, this is real Malaysian food that all Malaysians living abroad remember and crave. Let’s all go back and makan.

  23. Myf says:

    Oh yeah… in fact, 1 bungkus is not enough! Always have to have a second one. I wonder if they’re selling on weekends… I’m desperate!

  24. noobcook says:

    I love the beautiful image of the rice drenched in the chilli … :D~

  25. Simplicity says:

    i never eat nasi lemak till today. But from your picture, for sure Im gonna try it soon. Glad to find your blog,im gonna link yours to mine.
    Cheers,

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