Thursday, February 15, 2018

THE PERFECT COMBINATION AND A COMPLETE NASI LEMAK


This packet of "nasi lemak" cost RM2, as there is one full egg. If you are unlucky, you will get just half, or even just ⅛ of the whole boiled egg. One disturbing discovery was that the packet I bought contained no cucumber, at all. Cucumber is a compulsory ingredient of "nasi lemak" so not to have cucumber with the rice was just not right. Fortunately, I still had the "bidara" fruit so that should be a replacement and hence made the nasi lemak more complete, somewhat stated in the Malay opening lines in the classic "pantun" (rhyming verse): 

"Nasi lemak buah bidara, 
Sayang selasih hamba lurutkan"

Did I have to find basil leaves now the "nasi lemak" is already complete?

NOTE: the tomatoes were also not included in the packet, just my small effort in eating healthier breakfast.