A few days ago, I cooked nasi lemak because I have bought the santan. Initially, I intended to cook pucuk manis masak lemak with sweet potatoes and shrimps. However, I changed my mind because I will probably ended up eating the pucuk manis myself as no one likes it. So, I cooked a pot of nasi lemak with RM2 of santan (coconuts are darn expensive nowadays), 3 cups of rice, 2 cups of water, a few slices of ginger, teaspoon of biji halba (fenugreek) and salt. Of course, don’t forget the lovely pandan leaves.
However, after cooking the nasi lemak, I feel too lazy to bother with all the dishes because it was lunch time and no one is at home to have lunch except my little boy. So, I went out to buy the sotong and udang masak cabai/tumis from this Malay lady who sells Nasi Lemak Batu Gantung. (just in case people thinks I cooked those killer sotong and prawns)
I bought about RM10 of the squids and prawns plus two pieces of ayam goreng kunyit for my little boy. At home, I stir fried some pea shoots and had a nice lunch.
In the evening, I cooked some hard boiled eggs, fry some ikan bilis and with the kari sotong, it was enough for dinner. Yet, there is some leftover of the nice nasi lemak. I kept them in the fridge and today, I found that it still smells good and hence, I had it for lunch.
I made nasi goreng nasi lemak with petai, sambal belacan, egg, onions, udang kering and more pea shoots. Nasi lemak goreng is really a fantastic idea. My children learned to eat this when they were in primary school because their school sell this cheap nasi lemak with almost nothing inside except curry and a quartered egg. So, they usually buy a piece of chicken and asked the mak cik kantin to fry with one egg.
If you have never tried nasi lemak goreng, you should attempt to do it yourself. Just buy a packet of nasi lemak bungkus with sambal or kari ikan bilis, and fry it with more onions and egg.