What’s cookin’: Lip-smacking Nasi Lemak Goreng

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Nasi Lemak Goreng

Nasi Lemak Goreng – a thrilling combination of traditional Nasi Lemak and Fried Rice cooked to perfection.

This dish is a delightful combination of the traditional Fried Rice as we know it but using the main components of Nasi Lemak as its key ingredients.

It makes for a hearty, delicious meal any time of the day, for everyone in the family.


Coconut rice

  • 6 cups rice
  • 3 cups coconut milk (santan)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 pandan leaves

Sambal ikan bilis

  • 200g anchovies (ikan bilis)
  • 150g red chilli (sliced)
  • 50g garlic (sliced)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 20g belacan
  • Cooking oil
  • Tamarind juice
  • Soy sauce


  • 2 eggs
  • Sliced cucumber



  • Rinse rice with clean water three times, then place in an electric rice cooker.
  • Add coconut milk, water, salt and pandan leaves.
  • Cook for 25 minutes.

Sambal ikan bilis

  • Using a blender, blend red chilli, garlic and a little water until smooth.
  • Heat oil in a skillet on medium high. Add sliced onions and fry until light brown. Add in the anchovies and cook briefly until golden brown.
  • Then add the blended chilli paste and cook on low heat for five minutes. Now, add the belacan and some water if the mixture is too dry.
  • Once the chilli paste is cooked thoroughly, add a little tamarind juice. Add salt and sugar to taste. Leave to simmer for five minutes or until sauce is thick.
  • Set aside.

Nasi Lemak Goreng

  • Heat a little oil in the pan and scramble one egg. Add one bowl of coconut rice to the egg and stir-fry.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of sambal ikan bilis and a little soy sauce.
  • Fry the remaining egg sunny side up.
  • Cut cucumber into thick slices.
  • Top the Nasi Lemak Goreng with the fried egg and serve with slices of cucumber on the side.
  • This dish is also delicious served with a meat of your choice such as fried chicken or fried fish.


No 12A-1, Jalan PJU 5/15
Dataran Sunway
Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Open: Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-9:00pm, Closed: Sunday
Breakfast: Nasi Lemak Bungkus served outside from 7.00am onwards.

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