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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Nasi Lemak Lover - Special Edition

To be a Truly Nasi Lemak Lover, I finally created this special edition of nasi lemak.
Blog header also changed to reflect a truly Nasi Lemak Lover....

-Sambal ingredients

- Nasi Lemak( fragrant coconut rice) ingredients

- Hard-boiled eggs

-Slices of cucumber

- Fried peanuts and dried ikan bilis

- a plate of yummy Nasi Lemak

-Best to eat with a glass of cool lime water

-a banana leaf-wrapped packet of nasi lemak (nasi lemak bungkus)

Steps to cook Sambal (Nasi Lemak chilli paste) and Nasi Lemak (coconut rice) :-

To prepare the Nasi Lemak (coconut rice)
a. Place washed rice, salt and knotted pandan leaves in an electric rice cooker.
b. Pour coconut milk over the rice and leave to soak for 30mins.
c. Cook the rice.
d. Once rice is cooked, leave it warm in the rice cooker.

To prepare the basic Sambal (chilli paste)
a. Heat the oil in wok, saute blended onion paste until fragrant.
b. Add in blended dried chilli paste and continue tumis (cook) for 30mins under low heat.
c. Add water and sugar and continue tumis (cook) for another 20mins under low heat.
d. Lastly add in sliced big onion.

** blended onion paste=Bombay onion ( a lot) + garlic (little) + shallot (little)

** Must put a lot of blended onion, oil and sugar. If you prefer stronger taste of sambal, you may add in shrimp paste (belacan) .
** You may add in ikan bilis, prawn, sotong & etc to the basic sambal paste.


Colin Woon said...

This is an awesome special edition! Wow! Amazing!

I like the new header, much better! And the photos are great! My favorite shots are the wrapped packet of nasi lemak and the one after that.

And the first few shots of the ingredient is great too! Good choice in taking the photo outside using natural sunlight. Adding the flowers and leafs for plating are a nice touch too! Good job girl! You're getting much better now! I'm impressed!

Finally, see your profile pic chicken, hahaha...

Bakeling said...

This special edition really fit to your header : Nasi Lemak Lover @

Sudah lebih pandai take photos as time goes by !

The nasi lemak looks so tempting !

Pandai sekali !

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Colin & Bakeling, I wanted to do this much earlier but I'm lacking of the skills and tools. Thank you very much for your guidance and encouragement, finally I managed to came out with this wonderful special edition. I guess this will be my permanent header unless I can come out with a better one in the future. You know what, my daughter and son told me that day nasi lemak was their best ever meal, I'm so touching. Do try out my nasi lemak recipe. Let us " Ja Yu".

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Colin, yes, I was waiting for the good sunshine to do this special edition, earlier was raining everyday. But now I realized that to become a good photographer is not an easy job, sweated under hot sun and busy pick up flowers (actuallly curi curi pick )in the nearby garden...

Nancymommy said...

哇...好棒哦!好美的相片,好棒的食物,你们的技术都实在了得,让我冲动的想买一架好一点的相机了....我现在那架Sony cyber-shot也该功成身退了...

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Nancy, actually my camera (Canon Powershot) also an old one (I think about 5years), but this camera still maintain quite a high quality even such a long time, you may consider this brand.

温馨小屋 said...

waw waw!! yes...i like the new header...now u have to teach me how to create this...i want to learn...
so..u have to prepared how many packet nasi lemak for this coming gathering....i need 2 ya...hehe....

Happy Homebaker said...

I tried making Nask Lemak last week...it didn't turn up 10% as good as yours! Your are such a great cook!!

Faye fly said...

so pretty ur nasi lemak !! ^^ cute n yummy

Agnes Sim said...

wow...ur nasi lemak looks nice. I want to eat!! ;-)

Cheryl said...

Wah, that's a nice header. And so much effort put into the styling, I love it!! :)

But my favourite has to be the cup. So, so pretty. Hehe, I cannot resist flowers, I'm so girly. Worth the effort 'borrowing' them from the neighbours I think. :P

As usual, your nasi lemak looks SO yummy.... drool!! Well done :)

Emily said...

Excellent header! Wonderful shots and angles!

I especially like the way you presented the drink in the glass wrapped with banana leaves?

Well done!

米亚 said...

Wow!!! I like your new look~ very fresh looking~ I enjoy nasi lemak very much too so I have to jot down the recipe details~ You know what? Of all the ingredients, I love sambal ikan bilis and roast peanuts the best! They are a MUST in nasi lemak!!!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Felvinc, no problem, call me when you need me to teach you.

Happy Homebaker, Thanks for coming, do try out my recipe.

Fayefly, you dishes in your post look better than mine.

Agnes, do try out my recipe.

Cheryl, all those flowers were pick up from the nearby garden. That garden has a lot of nice plants and flowers.

Emily, the drink decoration was learnt from a magazine, I like this decoration very much, feel natural and refreshing.

米亚, quickly try out the recipe and let me know the result.

Christelle said...

Beautiful post, I love it!!

Rebecca Lee said...

A Best selling Malay Nasi Lemak lady from Kedah gave me the recipe, her daughter was shocked as she never teach or give out her secret, while I was working in SDA Hospital 40 years ago. she said must add in sliced small onion, ginger and enough salt, pandan leaves. yes, Salt is very important as once I added less salt, the whole pot of Nasi Lemak is not tasty. Not too much santan, best is same santan and the rest is water.

Angie Casals said...

Hi Sonia,
Great blog you have! I'm a Hokkien Singaporean living in the south of France and your blog gives me a lot of ideas for dinner :)
Very happy to stumble upon your blog!

I tried making nasi lemak rice a few times, but never quite seem to find the right proportion for rice/water/coconut milk/salt. I use canned coconut milk and maybe that's less good. Do you have a good advice for the right proportion? I tried looking at your nasi lemak recipes but did not seem to find a precise measurement :p Thank you!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Angie, sorry, don't think I can help you on the right proportion as till now I also can not get the perfect nasi lemak. Actually i dont quite often cook nasi lemak at home because we like to pack at a famour nasi lemak stall from outside. Anyway, once I manage to get a good nasi lemak, I will definitely share with your. Happy Blogging!

Unknown said...

Hi Sonia,

I really love your blog, you give me many new inspirations in cooking. :)

Btw, I'm from Indonesia, if Malaysia has Nasi Lemak, we have Nasi Uduk here. The main ingredients are pretty much the same, the difference is only the herbs, we use lemongrass and Indonesian bay leaf (daun salam).

And the sambal for uduk, we add galangal, lemongrass and Indonesian bay leaf (daun salam), some tomato and coconut milk... My mom likes to add roasted/fried peanuts+candle nuts, grind them and add to the sambal, they add extra flavour...

Next time we will try your nasi lemak recipe, must be great! ^^


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