Nasi Lemak Medan

26 Feb 2024 0 min read No comments Culinary
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Nasi Lemak Medan is a fragrant and flavorful rice dish originating from Medan, Indonesia. It’s distinct from its Malaysian counterpart by featuring a unique combination of spices and ingredients.

Key components of Nasi Lemak Medan:

  • Fragrant Rice: Cooked with pandan leaves and coconut milk for an aromatic and slightly sweet base.
  • Spicy Sambal: Usually made with chilies, shallots, shrimp paste, and other spices, adding a fiery kick to the dish.
  • Crispy Fried Chicken: Tender and juicy chicken pieces coated in a light batter and fried to a golden crisp.
  • ** telur Balado:** Hard-boiled eggs cooked in a spicy tomato and chili sauce, offering a tangy and flavorful contrast.
  • Kering Kentang: Deep-fried potato slices seasoned with various spices, providing a delightful textural and savory element.
  • Sambal Terasi: A shrimp paste-based chili sauce, adding another layer of depth and spiciness.
  • Fresh Cucumber Slices: Offering a refreshing and cooling counterpoint to the richness of the dish.

Optional additions:

  • Ikan Teri Medan (Medan anchovies)
  • Rendang daging (beef rendang)
  • Perkedel kentang (potato fritters)

Nasi Lemak Medan is typically enjoyed for breakfast or lunch, and its vibrant flavors and diverse textures make it a satisfying and delightful culinary experience.

Author: 1toba


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