Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Nasi Lemak (2)

This nasi lemak is sold at Anjung Cafe, Hospital USM (HUSM). It is delicious and just the right amount. Nasi lemak is a healthy food as it contains approx. 50 g rice cooked with very little santan, 1/4 boiled egg, a slice of fresh cucumber and a tablespoonful of sambal ikan bilis (fried anchovies in chili). Normally, there would be a teaspoonful of fried peanuts (with skin on), but this has been omitted over the years to cut cost. The amount of santan used for cooking the rice has been greatly reduced over the years; previously the rice used to be very fatty (hence the term lemak) but today there is hardly any santan in the rice. However, the santan fragrance is still there. Previously nasi lemak came in banana leaf packs, but nowadays, waxed paper is used (which I think is wasting precious paper). Surat khabar lama (used newspaper) has been used as the outer piece to pack nasi lemak. Some newspapers are interesting and form good reading while eating nasi lemak. The piece of newspaper below is about Anwar Ibrahim.