March 23, 2023

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Nasi Lemak on Malaysia Airlines

Remember earlier this year, there was some drama on “naked” nasi lemak or “nasi lemak terlanjang” as complained by Chef Wan. It was in February and the story went viral on the missing peanuts and fried anchovies in his plate of nasi lemak during his flight from Bangkok to Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines did clear the air as some of the ingredients were not fresh enough that day to be served and it was an isolated and unfortunate event.

After couple of months, I flew on Malaysia Airlines from London to Kuala Lumpur and I ordered the nasi lemak to see whether is it “naked” or “terlanjang” like Chef Wan did. The air steward in charge that day did told me that this nasi lemak is cooked by “mat salleh” (foreigner chefs in London) so the taste might not be as good. Well, I took the risk and ordered the nasi lemak.

The air steward didn’t lie as the nasi lemak did look weird with a fried egg instead of boiled egg. The breakfast comes with a standard bun with butter, “acar” (salad) and cake for dessert.

The taste didn’t disappoint me at all even though it was cooked by foreigner chef. The peanuts and anchovies are separately packed so it remains crispy and the sambal is cooked with small prawns. Overall, it was still good and traveling in Europe for two weeks without any Malaysian food, having this is a blessing.

I had my nasi lemak during my flight from Heathrow London to Kuala Lumpur on flight MH 004 with Airbus A380. The beauty of MH 004 is it is a night flight so I can sleep during the flight. I always prefer to fly direct with no risk of missing luggage and also the 30kg baggage allowance. I have been flying Malaysia Airlines for the past twenty years since I was a teenager.

About Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is a popular Malaysia food with coconut rice and compliment with half boiled egg, sliced cucumber, fried anchovies, peanuts and sambal (chilli paste). Nasi lemak is served any time of the day even though it is a popular breakfast but you can find stalls selling nasi lemak for dinner.


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