A fragrant coconut rice dish that is a common breakfast in Malaysia and Singapore, nasi lemak is actually Malaysia's proclaimed national dish. The rice is cooked in coconut milk with aromatic ginger and bay leaf and served with hard-boiled eggs, anchovies, peanuts, cucumber (or tomato) and spicy anchovy chilli sauce. Traditionally served as a platter of food wrapped in banana leaves, this is a gorgeous Malay breakfast that can make a lovely light supper as well.
Tamarind juice can be found online or at Asian and Indian supermarkets.
for the rice, do add one stalk of crushed lemongrass. it enhances the flavor and aroma. and for the sauce, blend the shallots and garlic together with the chile paste until smooth. First, saute the onion slices, then, add the chile mixture and go on with the directions provided here. - 28 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
We substituted lemon juice for the tamarind, and it turned out great. The recipe is a little complicated, but it's worth it! - 29 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
this meal is absolutely delicious!.. i had a leftover of chicken curry n it goes really well with this meal too! definitely a keeper! - 17 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)