Nasi Lemak

Typically for breakfast, also served throughout the day, consists of rice cooked in coconut milk makes it creamy and served with hot spicy chilli mixture (sambal). Usually served in a platter with hard boiled egg, fried anchovies, roasted peanuts and cucumber slices.

Literally means 'rice in fat' in Malay, the name is derived from the cooking process whereby rice is soaked in rich coconut cream and then the mixture steamed. Sometimes knotted screwpine (pandan) leaves are thrown into the rice while steaming to give it more fragrance. Popularly eaten for breakfast among the locals, this dish consists comes as a platter with cucumber slices, ikan bilis (fried anchovies in hot chilli paste), roasted peanuts, stir fried water convolvulus (kangkong), hard boiled egg, slices of boiled egg and cucumber, larger portions can include curry chicken, beef or squid. Traditionally most of these accompaniments are spicy in nature.