Nasi Lemak or coconut rice is the national food of Malaysia and it is one of the most distinguished dish from Malaysian cuisine. Nasi Lemak is a typical Malay word which means “Thick creamy rice”. Malaysian people like Nasi Lemak too much and they eat it at any time during a day. It is available in Malaysia from almost every food corner and even it is sold in streets. Nasi Lemak is also very popular dish in Singapore . Traditionally it is sold wrapped in the banana leaves by the hawkers but it is also served in plates in the proper restaurants.
The original version of Nasi Lemak is cooked in coconut milk, with pandan leaves, ginger or a stalk of lemon grass and obviously with rice. When the rice is steamed in the coconut milk, it enriches it with fabulous aroma. Normally Nasi lemak is served with fried anchovies, peanuts, sliced cucumber, hard boiled eggs and a spicy condiment known as sambal. Anchovy is a very common salt fish which is found largely in the world oceans .The Chilli Sambal is prepared with crispy ikan bilis , onions and tomato juice.
In the recent years as Malaysia has attracted thousands of immigrants from all over the world and she has also become the hub for tourism in South East Asia, the chefs have introduced Nasi lemak in numerous forms like in Chinese , Singapore , Thai , Indian and Vegetarian versions. Malaysians of every age are crazy for Nasi Lemak , the national food of Malaysia , especially children love it as a breakfast dish.