Nasi lemak is a number one staple breakfast in Kuala Lumpur. It is a rice dish cooked with coconut milk and screw pine leaves served with anchovies sambal, fried anchovies, fried peanuts, a boiled egg and slices of cucumber wrapped in a banana leaf.
The classic nasi lemak comes with the fragrant rice that is cooked with the coconut milk and screw pine leaves. You can’t taste the richness of the coconut milk with every bite. The anchovies sambal give the sweet and spicy taste to the dish. One cannot simply eat the nasi lemak without the sambal. The fried anchovies give the salty taste, the fried peanuts give the sweet taste and the cucumber slices added the freshness into it.
As for the side dish, instead of boiled eggs, some people prefer to add in the sunny side eggs or omelet. Some people also like to pair the nasi lemak with other dishes like beef or chicken rendang, chicken sambal, squid sambal, beef lung sambal or cockle sambal.
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