I just figured out what Sofia was up to, here in Kuala Lumpur. She brings home less shopping bags, less shoes and less trips to KLCC. Very unlikely of her.
A friend called up just now asking if Sofia had tried cooking for me yet. I asked why. She said Sofia has been hanging around her house practicing to cook Nasi Lemak – my ultimate favorite food. *me staring blankly*
Malaysia doesn’t actually have a national food. But if one would be officially chosen, it has to be the glorious Nasi Lemak (“Nasi” means rice and “Lemak” means fat).
Nasi Lemak, when served, looks like it’s hard to prepare. But actually it is not. The rice is cooked with coconut milk and pandanus leaves, lemongrass, ginger and voila! – food from heaven! It’s served with fried anchovies, peanuts, boiled eggs, cucumber and a special chili sauce they call “sambal”.
Available in just about any corner of the country– it’s served in restaurants, mamak stalls and food peddlers for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anytime you wish – on a plate or wrapped in banana leaves -- A la carte or "bungkus" (take away). It's even available in 7-11!
This is just about the only food (aside from BigMac) that I can eat every minute of the day and I eat it with Randang! *yum yum* Thank heavens for my high metabolic rate! Wooohooo!
Nasi Lemak is absolutely SE Asia’s culinary treasure.
I’m just wondering why Sofia haven’t served me yet.
I’ll ask her later.