As much as we love nasi lemak (and really, we do love it: any nasi lemak review or article on this site gets loads of hits compared to others), we gotta admit that it’s not the most healthy of dishes. Yes, it’s all that santan and oil and fried stuff that makes a nasi lemak so, so good but too much of a good thing can be… well, bad.
So can a nasi lemak be tasty but healthier at the same time? It sure can! And we’re thankful that there are folk who took it upon themselves to do healthier versions of nasi lemak without sacrificing the flavours that make it delicious. Ruyi Vegetarian Restaurant
Mr. Foo was a graphic designer and photographer before he decided to open Restoran Sayur-Sayuran Ruyi in Kepong. “My wife and I thought that vegetarian foods are healthier and better in terms of nutrition,” said the softly spoken gentleman. “So we figured, yes, let’s share our love of vegetarian food with all Malaysians. At the same time we knew that there are some dishes we cannot stray away from. Nasi lemak is one of them.” The soft spoken Mr. Foo
It’s really tasty too. The rice is cooked with freshly pressed pandan juice so it acquires this pleasant green tint. The sambal eschews onions in favour of Chinese cabbage for pungency while maintaining a thick texture and great… Continue reading »
"Mountains of lauk and delicious nasi lemak."
Jalan Alor. Two words that mean only one thing to most if not all Malaysians (and tourists too!): FOOD. So well known it is for food that a move by DBKL to change the name was met with vehement protests from tenants and visitors alike. It’s a street that is renowned internationally as being a haven for street food of all kinds. Seafood, mamak food, tom yum shops, even ice cream and drinks. And while most of these are Chinese makan places, in the mornings you’ll find a gem of a nasi lemak place: Nasi Lemak Alor Corner
"Fried nasi lemak. Do you need anymore reason?"
Nasi lemak is a beautiful dish in the way that there are so many interpretations of it that somehow, still hold true to the ‘spirit’ of a nasi lemak. This is mainly because despite the variations, most people will agree on several key components: rice in coconut milk, a sambal, egg, peanuts and anchovies. But once every so often, there’ll be a nasi lemak that would seem strange… but somehow work in all manners of deliciousness…
This Sunday 2nd November
, FriedChillies will be bringing 20 of the best nasi lemak sellers in Klang Valley & Malaysia to TM Convention Centre, Bangsar
. To all nasi lemak fans out there, this is for you. Entrance is FREE and everyone is invited so tell your friends as well.
This year, our 20 I Eat Nasi Lemak heroes are divided into 5 categories
which are Institutions, "Lauk Power", "Ayam Goreng Best", Outstation & Unique.
You can definitely look forward to institutions like RA & Jalan 223 but also Nasi Lemak Sambal Ikan Keli from Lenggeng (Outstation), Nasi Lemak Kukus Goreng from PJ (Unique), Burung Puyuh Goreng with Nasi Lemak (Ayam Goreng Best) and even one entry for Vegetarian and Organic nasi lemak which made the Judges final 20 list.
So, here are the Top 5 Things you should know about I Eat Nasi Lemak this year. 1. I Eat Nasi Lemak is More Delicious this Year
Check out some of I Eat Nasi Lemak highlights to look forward to. A picture is worth a thousand words so we've prepared some pictures for you lah. Have a look... 2. Buy coupons & Have Fun Eating.
It's the same as last year. All… Continue reading »
FriedChillies is bringing 20 of the TOP nasi lemak vendors in Klang Valley to TM Convention Centre this 2nd November. There are 5 categories this year from Institutions, Outstation, Unique, “Ayam Goreng Best” & “Lauk Power”. Let’s see who they are…
"Freshly packed nasi lemak in fragrant banana leaves!"
Sometimes greatness is borne out of a touch of bad luck. You know what I’m talking about: that silver lining behind the cloud that bears fruit in a way one would never have imagined. That’s certainly the story that En. Ali and Pn. Wasnita told us when we stopped by his nasi lemak stall in Penang.
Yup, we made a nasi lemak burger once. It’s a great way to eat nasi lemak and sure to get people talking if you ever serve one of these. Cooking with the pulut rice we were able to shape the rice into buns giving it a bit of burger appeal. Think of it as our own version of yakiniku rice burger with snazzy insides. More »