Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is a rich and creamy rice cooked in coconut milk. Traditionally it is accompanied with sambal tumis (sauteed sambal), ikan bilis and peanuts, cucumbers and a hard boiled-egg. I can say that Nasi Lemak is our national dish. It is a versatile dish, can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner and for the…

Cucur Ikan Bilis (Fishy Fritters)

Cucur, which means fritters in Malay, is one of those ‘easy to make with essential store cupboard staples’ snacks that I always make, with variations. Add small prawns to the basic batter and it becomes cucur udang, add ikan bilis and it becomes cucur ikan bilis, or with extra onions/shallots and spring onions (vegetarian option!)…

Fried Ikan Bilis (Fried Anchovies)

Ikan bilis are dried anchovies, small ones and fried crisp. In the picture above, I have bought the smallest one I can find, because I like the crunchy texture these give. It’s a versatile fish, you can use it in a variety of ways. They are great as a snack – I rarely fry a…