By: Mama FaMi

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Nasi Lemak
Knock knock...Assalamualaikum....came a voice at my front door this morning. It was Idris, Alia's son. He came to give us The Nasi Lemak for breakfast. Yummmy.....Actually, I was about to fry some kue tiau for breakfast but since Alia's Delight came first, so I think, I'll reserve the soaked dried kue tiau for tea then. Here's the photo of Alia's Delight and we enjoyed it tremendously...

Nasi lemak is actually fragrant rice that's been cooked in coconut milk. The fragrant comes normally from the pandan leaves. It is served with some fried anchovies, boiled eggs or plain omelette, some fresh cucumber and the all-important sambal. Sambal can varies from achovies to prawns or even squid. Here's my mom's version of Anchovies Sambal (Sambal Ikan Bilis).


Ingredients :

3 tablespoons of chillie paste
4 shallots ~ blended/pounded
1 garlic ~ blended/pounded
salt to taste
a bit of tamarind juice
1 teaspoon sugar
dried anchovies
cooking oil

Method :

1. Fry dried anchovies and leave aside.
2. Heat oil in a wok. Add in the chillie paste. Fry till fragrant.
3. Add in the blended/pounded shallots and garlic. Stir well.
4. Add in tamarind juice and a bit of water if necessary.
5. Add in salt and sugar.
6. Off the fire and let it cool slightly before putting in the fried anchovies. Mix well.

Note :
The amount is just roughly estimated. You can adjust the chillie paste according to how hot you want it to be. We like it hot and spicy to give us more Umph.....

This nasi lemak can also be eaten with fried chicken, fried chicken liver or just anything. What I liked the most is to eat the nasi lemak with some fried kangkung, sambal ikan bilis and boiled egg, all wrapped in a banana leaf...the traditional way.....yummmmm......

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