Singapore Nasi Lemak (新加坡椰浆饭)


Adapted from 阿贤杨佳贤 Axian, my favorite food show host in Malaysia:

“在地人的美味珍饌,外地人可能吃不慣。

味覺價值觀的養成天差地別, 食物縱使有客觀條件,但是人們大多以主觀價值來選擇自己所愛,這不關乎邏輯,也沒有對錯。

一碟椰漿飯,儘管不是外地人所想像的那樣豐盛,只是淋上一大匙嗆辣的江魚仔辣椒醬,搭配辣椒蘇東、幾片黃瓜以及半片水煮蛋,卻是在地人對椰漿飯的完美想像,那純粹是在地情感提昇出來的味覺記憶。”

Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak (Version 2)

Nasi Lemak (Version 1)

Nasi Lemak (Version 1)

Nasi Lemak

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 2hr 30mins
  • Difficulty: medium
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INGREDIENTS

Coconut rice ingredients
  • 4 cups rice
  • 1.5 cup of coconut cream (+ 2 cup of  water) to cook rice <adjust water according to your rice cooker>
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 pandan leaves, rinsed and tie in knots
 
Spicy fried chicken ingredients
  • 6 boneless chicken thighs (with skin)
  • note:  you can use chicken wings or chicken legs too
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • little water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (to be added after 1 hour of marinating)
 
Crispy anchovies ingredients
  • roasted peanuts with skin
  • 2 cups dried anchovies, rinsed and pat dry
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
 
1/2 cucumber, skin removed and slice in 1 inch thick
Nasi Lemak Sambal Chili sauce
2 eggs
 

METHOD

    1. To make coconut rice:  Wash rice.  Stir rice, coconut milk, water, salt and pandan leaves together, and transfer to rice cooker.  Cook till rice is done.
    2. To make Spicy fried chickens:  Marinate chicken for 1 hour or preferable overnight.  Heat oil in fryer, and add the chickens in hot oil.  Deep fry till chicken is cooked.
    3. To make Crispy Anchovies:  Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan.  Add anchovies and fry till crispy.  Add salt, sugar and roasted peanuts and stir to combine.  Sprinkle with little salt and set aside.
    4. Eggs:  Heat oil in a pan.  Cracks 2 eggs and cook according to “Sunshine” style.  Or cook according to your own preference.
    5. To serve:  Assemble rice, fried chicken, crispy anchovies, eggs, cucumber, and sambal sauce according to the illustrated picture.

 
There are many dishes for Nasi Lemak.  I will be adding recipes like “Rendang”, “KangKung”, and many others in my blog later 🙂 
 

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