Monday, May 29, 2006
Holland Village Nasi Lemak
For those of you who are familiar with Asian food, I'm sure you'd know what Nasi Lemak is. It's actually a Malay dish which literally translates into 'rice in cream'. Nasi means rice and Lemak refers to the coconut milk used to flavour the rice. You must be wondering what's the deal about the rice? Well for starters, it might look rather ordinary but hey you know how much work goes into ensuring it retains it's flavour when cooked in coconut milk? I like my Nasi Lemak rice to be tasty and yet not too oily till it overpowers the other dishes.
The thing about Nasi Lemak isn't so much the sum of it's other accompainments but rather, the power of the rice itself. I kid you not. It isn't a complicated dish I promise you. Rather easy to put together, it's child's play for some. For me, I have yet to attempt cooking this dish so I just make do with the ones I consume outside.
I was craving for Nasi Lemak when looking for a place to eat dinner after walking about Holland Village and decided to have it. Okay, I cheated. I was with JF and he actually bought a plate of it first and seeing how yummy it looked I just had to get a plate of my own. And guess what? I really liked it. The fragrant rice was so light and yummy. I liked that it wasn't sticky or clumpy at all. It was very fresh and the grains were all seperated well. The thing about this dish also, is the sambal chilli. It has to be good or else it'll fail to take off. but that's just me :)
I didn't copy down the address but it's quite easy to spot, this stall. It's at the Holland Village Hawker Centre. The one facing the main road. Just a few stores to the left of the soya bean milk stall. I know a good Nasi Lemak when i taste one and this is one of it! I know it might not be as well known as the one at Chong Pang but hey, at least they know they're doing this for the benefit of those daring enough to try others. People like me for instance. haha i love trying out new places and stalls I've heard about.
Do try out this Nasi Lemak if you have the chance to. You just might like it too :)
I'm so sleepy right now. Was away at this ministry prep camp me and ann marie co-ordinated and just came home today. Have more food photos to show you guys. It has got something to do with a planned dinner we catered. You have to see it! I recommend it to all fun loving people. More about that another day... Zzzzz...