Monday, February 25, 2008

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is a Singaporean favourite. It can be eaten as breakfast, lunch, dinner and even supper. It is inexpensive for ones sold in Banana Leaf packets. In the old kampung days, this dish is home-made and wrapped at home and sold by housewives for extra pocket money.

It's rice is flavoured with coconut milk and steamed. It is enjoyed by many races in Singapore. The sambal (chilly) is an important part in a Nasi Lemak. The Sambal adds the oomph to the dish. An average Nasi Lemak bound in banana leaf, costs anything from S$1.00 to $2.50, depending on the main dish. A packet of Nasi Lemak usually has coconut-flavoured rice, small fried fish, a slice of scrambled eggs, some slices of cucumber, some ikan billis (some fried with peanuts) and the not to be missed sambal.

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