Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Khao Yam

Khao yam is nasi kerabu.

This dish comprises blue rice, fish dipped in batter and then fried, keropok, taugeh, lime (limau nipis) a mixed selection of finely diced fresh greens*, cili paste, fried desiccated coconut or fried freshly grated coconut, belacan, budu etc.

*The greens used are long beans, daun serai kayu (fragrant leaves that smell of lemon grass), lemon grass, daun kesom, bunga kantan and daun limau perut (kaffir lime leaves).


All the ingredients are arranged separately in a serving tray.

When ready to serve or eat, rice is first spooned onto the plate. Then all the dry ingredients are sprinkled on top of the rice. Finally the wet ingredients are applied. 

This dish is either eaten for brunch or lunch. It goes well with a cold syrup cordial.