It's Nasi Lemak Monday again! We're featuring one of our I EAT NASI LEMAK 2014 Heroes this week...
Sometimes life hits you hard and it's up to you to get back up. Imagine suddenly losing your job and having to start all over again. That's what happened to Mr. Bahrin and his wife, Pn. Hajar. They had to scramble to get back on their feet. Then lo and behold, a silver lining appeared... in the form of nasi lemak. Mr. Bahrin cooking his sambal. Good sambal needs hours to cook.
It all started when they couldn't give pocket money to the kids to bring to school. Instead, they made nasi lemak as a packed lunch. When their kid got home, a strange thing happened. "Our child said the friends wanted the nasi lemak and 'ordered' it. So we agreed," said Mr. Bahrin and Pn. Hajar. So the next day they made some extra nasi lemak. A few packets soon became 10...20... 30! That's when they decided to turn it into a full fledged business. And thankfully, their nasi lemak, now branded BK4 (Bandar Kinrara 4) is doing well and supplying to various places.
There's an almost retro look and feel to their nasi lemak. The rice is tasty and crumbly with a deep red sambal that takes them hours to cook. It's not too… Continue reading »
This year, friedchillies.com declared that World Nasi Lemak Day will be the first Sunday of every November
. On this day we aim to get everyone who is Malaysian or a Malaysian food fan to EAT nasi lemak. This can be achieved by either cooking it at home and inviting friends over, going to your nearest Malaysian restaurant and ordering it up or even running your own nasi lemak event.
We are happy to report that there were numerous nasi lemak activities around the world. Caroline (our host for Simply Caroline) from her kitchen in L.A. whipped up some nasi lemak with seriously spicy sambal. Get steamy in the kitchen with Caroline
You can check out the full, delicious video here.
While our friend Yoshi from Tokyo went to his favourite Malaysian restaurant for some nasi lemak! This is taken in Restaurant Malay Kampung
in Tokyo. Yoshi says oishi!
And then we had lots of people from all over the world, cooking, eating and spreading the… Continue reading »
This is an all time favourite lauk for many Malaysians when it comes to mixed rice. Heck, it was a hot seller with nasi lemak at I EAT NASI LEMAK 2014 too when two vendors from Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan brought it to the event. Easy to see why: it’s cheap (ikan keli/catfish is one of the cheapest fishes you can buy!) and damn tasty. So of course we had to make our own. More »
You came, you saw, you conquered. On Sunday, 2 November 2014, Friedchillies welcomed lovers of nasi lemak and food lovers in general at TM Convention Centre for I EAT NASI LEMAK 2014. And what an event it was!
The event was to start at 10am… but people were already lining up in droves from 9am!
Some people were buying coupons and a lot of them were ready to stuff their faces with nasi lemak. The vendors were hastily preparing in anticipation of the onslaught. Some of the first time vendors looked visibly nervous (hehe). You guys came in legions!
At 10am all you nasi lemak lovers walked in. There were LOADS of you that even we were surprised!
We thought people would sort of trickle in slowly and gradually the turnout would increase. But nope! You guys showed your support by the bucketload. By 1130am the hall was already packed with nasi lemak lovers. Packed hall? NVM. Just sit outside! Warung Rindu were busy outside the hall too as they were frying fresh, hot chicken. .
The vendors had a busy time on their hand as they served… Continue reading »
After I Eat Nasi Lemak, you have now tried some of the best nasi lemak in Klang Valley and beyond. You are now a certified nasi lemak expert- congrats!
And now we have a task for you! As a nasi lemak expert, your first mission –yes, you are morally obligated– is to nominate/endorse and vote for the best nasi lemak in the Klang Valley to win The Star People's Food Awards' Best Nasi Lemak
title. The power is in your hands! NOMINATE and VOTE for your favourite nasi lemak! Nomination (recommendation) starts NOW until Nov 10, 2014 and voting starts on Nov 15 to the end of the month.
And you want to know the best part? Not only is your oh-so-awesome nasi lemak seller eligible to win an award, but you, too.
Once you nominate, endorse and/or vote – and more importantly share the link via social networks – you will be in the running to win awesome prizes such as a stay in a luxe hotel worth RM1122, all-you-can-eat dim sum for four worth RM418, and lots more. Sweet deal, huh?
Get started here: http://www.mob.com.my
. Here's a recap on our I Eat Nasi Lemak vendors
to get you started. And you can also watch them… Continue reading »
Yeah, its this Sunday! Are you ready for the best nasi lemak event in town? Here's a little guide on what's happening this Sunday and a little bit of *ahem*... ground rules so everyone can come over, enjoy loads of nasi lemak, awesome lauk and have fun at I Eat Nasi Lemak where 20 of the TOP Nasi Lemak Vendors
will be gathering to bring you the best NL in town. One day only. Once a year only. Important Information's Regarding This Sunday's Event What, Where, When Date :
2nd Nov 2014 (This friggin'
Sunday) Event : I Eat Nasi Lemak 2014 Venue
: TM Convention Center
, KL Time :
10am - 5pm (Coupon Counters open at 9am, doors open at 10am) Itinerary
9.00am - Coupon Counters Open
10.00am - I Eat Nasi Lemak 2014 is officially open.
12:00pm - Ultimate Nasi Lemak Championship
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It's hot on the run-up to I EAT NASI LEMAK 2014 and today we're featuring nasi lemak heroes from Negeri Sembilan.. It Must Be Something In The Water...
Port Dickson must be the go to beach destination for us Klang Valley folk. And of course: it's nearby and the beaches are really quite nice (after those 'dark ages' in the 90s) nowadays. Well here's one more reason to go to Port Dickson: nasi lemak. We found this great nasi lemak at Seri Mesra restaurant. It's a seafood and ikan bakar restaurant, in actuality. But we found out that boy does it have a great nasi lemak. Simple done right at Seri Mesra.
It's a simple nasi lemak done right, that is far more than the sum of its parts. According to owner Zie, it's all in the 'air tangan' of her mother that does the cooking. We suspect they might be cooking the nasi with sea water for this distinctive taste. Crumbly, coconutty rice is paired excellenty with their sweet and spicy sambal. The best part and what makes the nasi lemak here unique is that it goes really well with the seafood sold here too! So nasi lemak with ikan bakar? Tomyam? You'll find it here at Seri Mesra! The Yellow King of Kuahs... and Nasi Lemak
In the sleepy town of Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan is a kedai makan full of joy. Well that… Continue reading »