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From Negeri Sembilan To Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, the Nasi Lemak served is to-die-for!
Yummy and full of history, Nasi Lemak is definitely one of the things that I can’t live without! This humble dish is made of essential coconut milk rice, spicy anchovy, hard-boiled egg, roasted groundnuts, and slices of cucumber, wrapped in a banana leaf. Simple yet so filing, both locals and tourists love it!
Here’s a quick run-through of Nasi Lemak history for your knowledge:
It all began in a small village near Melaka. There lived a widow named Mak Kuntum, and her daughter, Seri. Mak Kuntum was the breadwinner of the family while Seri spent most of her time at home to take care of the chores. On one of Seri’s usual day at home, she accidentally spilled coconut milk into the boiling pot of rice. Then suddenly, the sweet aroma of coconut milk filled up the whole room. Upon Mak Kuntum’s arrival, she immediately asked Seri what did her daughter cooked that smell amazing. Seri answered, “Nasi le, Mak!” (Rice, mother!). And just like that, Nasi Lemak was invented.
That’s not all though! Back then, Nasi Lemak was known as a farmers’ dish to be taken to the field in an agrarian society. Villagers would consume Nasi Lemak as breakfast to be fully energized while working at the field later on. What a history, eh?
Without further ado, we’ve listed some of our fav Nasi Lemak spots that you will love too!