Nasi lemak is one of Singapore’s most iconic Muslim dishes come with fragrant rice cook with coconut milk.
sever together with deep fried chicken wing, fried ikan bilis with peanut, Cucumber and spicy sweet sambal chilli.
Translate ‘nasi lemak‘ from Malay to English, and you will get ‘rich rice’. The ‘rich’ refers not to wealth, but the coconut cream that makes it oh-so sinfully scrumptious.
This dish is a perfect mix of flavours: aromatic rice infused with coconut milk and pandan leaves, eaten with deep-fried fish or chicken wings, ‘otah‘ (grilled fish paste), fried ‘ikan bilis‘ (local anchovies) and peanuts, eggs, cucumber slices, and ‘sambal‘ (spicy chilli paste).
It is a hearty meal that is adored by the Malays as well as non-Malays who have their own version.
The Chinese version, for instance, can come with anything from deep fried drumstick, chicken franks and fish cake to curried vegetables and luncheon meat.