Some friends from the gym have been wanting to visit me and finally we were able to get all of them together yesterday. Naturally, a visit to my house cannot be without a meal (I think that was the main attraction and not merely just the visit, hehe!).
I decided to cook our Malaysian Favourite – Nasi Lemak. I also took the opportunity to invite a few other colleagues who live in the neighbourhood to join in the lunch.
The main dish was Chicken Rendang. The spices that went into this dish were shallots, garlic, dried chillies, ginger, lengkuas, kunyit and kunyit leaves. All these were pounded/blended and cooked with fresh coconut milk.
The standard accompaniment to Nasi Lemak are of course boiled eggs, fried anchovies (ikan bilis), cucumber and the crucial Sambal:
I decided to complement the above with plain Stir-fried Kangkung…
and Four-Angled Beans stir-fried with Prawns & Belacan. This was such a hit that they even cleaned up all the gravy!
Needless to say, everyone dug in and totally enjoyed the food. I’m so glad to say that I didn’t have any left-overs to store in the fridge!