Friday, July 15, 2011

Nasi Lemak bungkus, one more please!

Nasi Lemak bungkus

Nowadays it is hard to find a good and simple nasi lemak (coconut rice with sambal chili) that wrapped with banana leaf, brown paper with wax is widely use instead. We actually prefer those very basic and simple nasi lemak that comes with coconut rice and simple sambal chili and wrap with banana leaf.









Nasi Lemak bungkus


The other day, i gathered all ingredients and banana leaves, and pretend like nasi lemak seller, bungkus (pack) nasi lemak in advance as to let coconut rice to absorb the banana leaf's fragrant, then we enjoyed nasi lemak bungkus for dinner. My son Lucas ate 3 packs at one go, another Nasi Lemak Lover, hahaha !

Nasi Lemak bungkus


When prepare nasi lemak bungkus at home, i can also pack according to my family's preference.

I put sambal chili on a small piece of banana leaf as my son Desmond can not take too spicy, no roasted peanuts and cucumber, and more eggs !

Nasi Lemak bungkus


As for my son Lucas, he loves everything except roasted peanut, and more cucumbers please !

Nasi Lemak bungkus


This is how to pack nasi lemak bungkus

Picnik collage



Nasi Lemak Bungkus
(recipe souce: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)
* makes about 15 packs

Nasi Lemak (coconut rice)

4cups rice (I mix Jasmine rice and local rice)
Nasi Lemak bungkus150ml coconut milk
550ml water
5pcs pandan leaves (screwpine leaves)
1 and 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
3 slices ginger, shredded

Method
1. Place washed rice, salt and knotted pandan leaves in an electric rice cooker.
2. Pour coconut milk, water, ginger and salt over the rice and leave to soak for 30mins (make it more fluffy).
3. Cook rice. Once “cooking” button auto switched to “keep warm” button. Then fluff the rice with a fork or chopsticks.
4. Leave it warm in the rice cooker before serve.

** you need to adjust water amount according to the type of rice you use.


Sambal Chili

Blend to chili paste
20g dried chili, cut into two, boiled in hot water for 5mins
1 big onions
3 cloves garlic
1tsp belacan (shrimp paste)
2 slices blue ginger or ginger

1 onion, sliced
30g tamarind paste, add 125ml water, remove seeds, to become tamarind water
30g ikan bilis (anchovies), deep fry and ground to fine powder
200ml water

¾ tsp salt or taste
1 and 1/2tbsp sugar or taste

Method
1. Heat oil in a wok, add in blend chili paste, stir fried over low medium heat till fragrant and oil separated, take about 20mins.
2. Add ikan bilis powder, tamarind water and water, keep stirring.
3. Season with salt and sugar, last add onion slices, cook to mix well for 1-2mins.

To assemble Nasi Lemak Bungkus

Banana leaves, washed and patted dry
Old news paper

Accompaniments
Hard-boiled eggs
Deep fried anchovies
Roasted peanuts
Cucumber slices

Method
1. Layer banana leaf on an old newspaper, the size of newspaper is slightly narrower and longer ( I did measured as the paper size 20x39cm, banana leaf size 23x23cm, this measurement is for your reference only)
2. Put hot coconut rice in the middle, sambal chili on top and accompaniments on the side.
3. Fold the top and bottom halves together in the middle. Flap the paper and banana leaf on the left and right.
4. Tuck the flaps underneath tightly.
5. Enjoy it an hour later as to let rice to absorb banana leaf's fragrant.

Nasi Lemak bungkus


Nasi Lemak bungkus

Other topic:-

I'm touch by Quay Po's latest post -Mothers will do anything for their children. If you have a facebook account, please support Quay Po's son  Nick’s band ROSEVELT is one of the top 5 bands competing to be the opening band for the famous rock band from USA, INCUBUS.  In order to get there, they need votes from people who has a facebook account and SMS votes from TUNETALK’s subscribers. Please vote at http://apps.facebook.com/tt_incubus/index.php?tttg=8,  voting close at 12 mid-night on 16th July 2011.

79 comments:

Siew Hwei said...

Looks so yummy...!
2 for my breakfast please..:P
This is my Favourite..!!

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Wow, delicious nasi lemak wrap in banana leave. I just ate for my breadfast this morning, I don't mind to have another pack :)

Anncoo said...

Sonia, I want two packet of this nasi lemak please! This is definitely better than the store bought, homemade is the best!

eileenlee said...

wow! so pro...how much u charge per packet, i buy from u, haha!

Anonymous said...

Am one of ur readers,admire & appreciate alot u hv a pair of seni-tangan. Whatever things passed thro ur hand will come out nice & attractive. well done.

Echo's Kitchen -- A Taste of Memories said...

woww。。。好有feel!!superb!

ICook4Fun said...

This nasi lemak bungkus brought back a lot of fond memories. We used to have them at Jalan 222, PJ when we have to work late. Can I have 2 packets :)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious we make similar rice wrapped with banana leaf

Lyndsey said...

Sonia, these look so pretty. It's nice to make them at home just the way everyone likes it. I like the photos showing how to wrap them. This is something I have yet to try, can't wait!!!

Tina said...

Very interesting..looks perfect and tempting.

Vernice Yeo said...

Yummy!!! With the newspaper style,i miss it lOts!!! Thanks fOr sharing~ ^^

YHL said...

yoh, i want to eat. Last Wednesday
I went to Malaysia High Comm and bought their nasi lemak. n today can you sell me few bungkus.

Vivian Pang said...

Very impress with your special banana leave packed nasi lemak. Home cooked fill with love!

noobcook said...

yours looked so professionally wrapped... making me hungry. The banana leaf makes all the difference.

~董夫人~ said...

Yo...yo...my favourite nasi lemak...satu bungkus pls....

The Sudden Cook said...

If you open your own nasi lemak bungkus stall - please tell me so I can stop by??? They look incredible. I find nowadays some outlets/stalls stinge on certain ingredients. Either the fried ikan bilis will be missing or the roasted peanuts will not be enough.

Mel said...

Sonia, your nasi lemak look very very delicious! It is best to make our own nasi lemak as the outside selling might not be our liking. I still like the basic ingredients in it rather than all sort of things wrapped up in it.

Fong's Kitchen Journal said...

thanks for sharing this recipe... and how to wrap the nasi lemak in banana leaf... as I always forget which way to wrap such that the leaves won't split open! Going to try this asap!

Joelyn said...

hope i can eat yr nasi lemak ....it looks delicious, i'm a nasi lemak lover too :)

Dzoli said...

This is piece of art.You are presenting your dishes in such a way tha twe have no other choice but to try to make them:)) ..or crave forever;)
p.s: I wrote you a mail but have not received any answer?:)

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Aiyoh...this looks so sedap-lah! ;) I like this simple nasi lemak too but like you said, it is getting rare. I managed to find some during my visit last summer.

ReeseKitchen said...

Hey Sonia, next time call me for dinner ya...;p

Anonymous said...

Wow!!Look so yummy & really make me hungry. Theresa

Small Small Baker said...

So nice! Better than the packed nasi lemak sold outside!

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

太棒了,我喜欢,好9没吃了,很想吃^^

苏联妈妈 said...

i will hv nasi lemak atleast once a week n always looked for best nasi lemak seller at sec 17 & 18 of Shah Alam...sedap yer...:))

hanushi said...

I was trying to figure out how you wrap it so nicely. And you read my mind and put in the picture on wrapping. :) Pretty!!!

Jane Chew said...

够功夫咯!hehe.... friend, make sure our CNY gathering got this ok?

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This really looks yummy but I don't think I will ever be able to find banana leaves here! Diane

kitchen flavours said...

Two packs for me please... with lots and lots of sambal, no peanuts! Hehe!
Love nasi lemak!
Remind me of my childhood, when my mom used to pack homemade nasi lemak with banana leaves from our yard. We would leave it for about an hour for the "fragrance" of the banana leaves and when we open the pack later, wow, YUMMY!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

This is better than those that i seen selling outside...

Janine said...

wow really looks like those I bungkus from my makcik! you even have the leaf for the chili sambal!

Three-Cookies said...

Wish I didn't see this photo. Nasi lemak is one of my favourite things to eat when I visit KL. KFC's nasi lemak is actually quite good, its more expensive though.

Angie's Recipes said...

How delicious! I definitely would ask for a 2nd helping!

Sutapa said...

Yummy spicy treat!! I have seen this dish on TLC and since then I was looking for the recipe ...I think my quest end here, perfect nasi lemak and thanks for showing the professional wrap... great!!

susanyee said...

could i hv some ????

Christine said...

Remind me of my childhood, looks very yummy...

Lite Home Bake said...

Yes, that's the way i like it too! Reminds me of the good old days. You are right, nowadays, most of it come in the brown wax paper, no more banana leave fragrance :(

Lite Home Bake said...

Yes, that's the way i like it too! Reminds me of the good old days. You are right, nowadays, most of it come in the brown wax paper, no more banana leave fragrance :(

yun said...

Yummy Yummy... I love nasi lemak so much! But my Dr. said I must control my cholesterol level ler..sob sob sob
Yun

Pete said...

Banana leaves give the nasi lemak extra aroma and flavours.....yummy!

lena said...

one day i must try out your sambal..must be very good since you are a nasi lemak lover!!

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

YAY!! I was just browsing your blog the other day looking for a Nasi Lemak recipe. I've never tried it and after reading your blog for a while, I must try it!

I voted for Quay Po's son as well. :)

Food Glorious Food! said...

So tempting! It has been awhile I last tasted one of those!! Thanks for the recipe!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

this is fun I loved eating like this in India

divya said...

This looks really tempting, very flavorful :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Salivating! Just my kind of nasi lemak. Your wrapped it so nicely just like store bought.

cherry potato said...

Can courier to me ah? haha.....I want to place my order

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Nasi lemak bungkus 5 packs please! That's the most inviting pack I've seen...you are truly a NL lover! Same with us here :)

daphne said...

sonia, you don't need to pretend being a seller- you are probably better than most out there!! I love this and like your healthier home cooked version plus the flexibility of putting more/less sambal (more for me please), egg (more), rice (less) and anchovies (more). Oops.. do i sound like i am ordering?

Quay Po Cooks said...

Sonia, if you are a Nasi Lemak Seller, I will be your DIE HARD customer. Maybe I can be your helper so that I can eat for free? hehehe.... Hey Thanks a Million for the mention in your blog to get your readers and friends to vote for my son's band ROSEVELT. I am so touched by your kindness. Nick and his band mates will VERY grateful to you. When their Album comes out this August, I will ask them to give you a SIGNED copy for sure. Lena saw your post and she voted for them too and many of my friends and readers as well. I will keep you posted whether ROSEVELT is selected or not. They are now at rank No.1... hope more votes come in today and keep them there. Have a wonderful weekend. Hope to catch up with you soon.

SiAuKiA said...

Dear Ms Sonia,

This is Bryan from the band Rosevelt, I play the drums for the band. On behalf of the band, I really want to thank you so much for supporting and helping us promote the voting thingy and also to Quay Po (Nick's Mum) for being always there to support us. We really appreciate the help!!!
and your nasi lemak looks VERY VERY VERY sinful!!! hopefully one day,in the near future we can bite down on those delicious looking nasi lemaks!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

Regards,

Bryan Chin
Rosevelt

Jes's Deli Corner said...

wow, can i order from u...i am tempted to eat your nasi lemak.

Jeannie said...

Oh wow! your nasi lemak packets look so authentic, just like those I used to buy for breakfast:D I like the look of your sambal very much:)

Beau Lotus said...

My favourite is the simple nasi lemak bungkus too! Yummy...

My Little Space said...

Sonia, can FedEX 6 pkts over????? hahaha.... As far as I know, you can easily buy those banana leaves in KL but here I have to cut them from the tree by my own. ha..
What a week and another week to come!
Sweet dream,
Kristy

Ambreen said...

Love how you wrapped up these delicious looking treat, who wouldn’t want one!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Sonia, I want to let you know that my son's band ROSEVELT made it to rank No.1. They got 993 votes of which one came from you:D I want to thank you again for the support. Also thank your readers who has voted for them. Please know that it is greatly appreciated. They now stand a chance to let INCUBUS give them the balance of the 4 points and they will announce on 22nd the band that will open their concert for them. I will keep you posted.

Gloria said...

Look absolutely nice and delicious Sonia, gloria

Jun said...

sonia..can i have 5 nasilemak pls? hehe..u r rite, its hard to get a good one nowadays...expensive somemore..rm 1.50 with a lil sambal without ikan bilis n a very thin slice of egg...

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

That looks absolutely tempting.

http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com/

Eleanor Hoh said...

My mom was from S'pore, so love Nasi Lemak! I love how you fold the banana leaf so it shows through the paper! I found you through Rebecca @chowandchatter.

Swee San said...

How much 1 packet??? Hehehe

Rita said...

Definitely nasi lemak panas (warm) in banana leaves with teh tarik!
Thumbs up! :-D

Victoria said...

These packets are so much fun! I've never tried nasi lemak, but considering that is your blog name, I can imagine how wonderful it is. I also love how each packet is made based on your families preferences. It's great when you can please everyone!

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

I wish I can taste your Nasi Lemak. I love how you wrapped. It's very interesting and creative.

choi yen said...

Always the best NL for me especially when it still hot!

Extreme Power said...

The sambal tempt me...

cooking varieties (wan) said...

HI SONIA, MANY THANKS FOR THE NASI LEMAK LINK. WOW, YOU REALLY HAVE MANY FOLLOWERS FOR THIS DELICIOUS FOODIE. HAVE A WONDERFUL NASI LEMAK DAY

Bebeベベ said...

Delicious Nasi Lemak!!Love it!!

happyfamily said...

For tonite pot luck party, i ll try out this nl recipe.Hope everyone will like it.(no wrapping, think it will still taste good)

Anonymous said...

i'm one of the nasi lemak supplier at melaka town. for the past 10 years i had no problems using the banana leaf to wrap my nasi lemak, but lately the price of banana leaf had increased so high seem like only sky is the limits. in year 1999 i could easily got it at 0.80 sen per kg, but now i'm lucky to get at rm2.00 per kg. how much was the increased rate?

i'm now supplying nasi lemak to my vendor at 0.80 sen compare to 0.60 sen 10 years ago. how much was my profits had been swollen by this banana leaf? thumbs-up to banana leaf seller. oh...banana leaf fragrant...really fantastic. without banana leaf, my nasi lemak will no longer at the kopi-tiam round table. other than banana leaf? any alternatives?

Anonymous said...

i'm one of the nasi lemak supplier at melaka town. for the past 10 years i had no problems using the banana leaf to wrap my nasi lemak, but lately the price of banana leaf had increased so high seem like only sky is the limits. in year 1999 i could easily got it at 0.80 sen per kg, but now i'm lucky to get at rm2.00 per kg. how much was the increased rate?

i'm now supplying nasi lemak to my vendor at 0.80 sen compare to 0.60 sen 10 years ago. how much was my profits had been swollen by this banana leaf? thumbs-up to banana leaf seller. oh...banana leaf fragrant...really fantastic. without banana leaf, my nasi lemak will no longer at the kopi-tiam round table. other than banana leaf? any alternatives?

Kaz said...

Hi! I tried this recipe this early morning.woke up at 4.30 to cook this recipe..even though it turned out that I do not have enough ingredients,I managed to make a delicious nasi lemak.thank you very much!! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks much simpler to cook than the method I am using. Must try next week. Can I use box coconut milk and in what quantity? Is your recipie for fresh coconut milk? And is it first or second squeeze?

Veron

Williamsppxl said...

Remind me of my childhood, looks very yummy...

Sam said...

Sonia, can FedEX 6 pkts over????? hahaha.... As far as I know, you can easily buy those banana leaves in KL but here I have to cut them from the tree by my own. ha.. What a week and another week to come! Sweet dream, Kristy

DZ said...

This is so amazing. I am also a huge fan of nasi lemak bungkus... Yummm... Will have to try this ! Thanks for sharing ^ ^

Anonymous said...

Hello Sonia,

I am looking for a Nasi Lemak supplier in the Ampang area. Can you recommend me anyone who is supplying good Nasi Lemak, Nasi Goreng and mee goreng in the Ampang Area. I am running a retail outlet in one of the condo in Ampang and many people have asked me to put these items on my shop.
please email me at swhzaidi79@yahoo.com

Thank you

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