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Nasi Kebuli

“Sue Lynn, mari ‘jap!”

“Nak bg you try nasi ni”.

“Nasi ape?”

“Nasi Kebuli”.

It used to be breakfast for royalty in Terengganu. This small, unassuming packet of rice packed a wallop. The fluffy rice grains, yellowed from tumeric and fragrant from spices (I picked out lemongrass and star anise), were just lightly flavoured. Not as cloying as a rich nasi lemak so it makes a good breakfast, or brunch.

The small piece of fish is called ikan ayer tawar. It’s supposedly similar to ikan tongkol but of better grade. The sweet-spicy gravy is meant to be this diluted – apparently, that’s how they eat it in Terengganu. And the cili giling (pounded chili) can be nuclear for the butter tongues.

Thank you Izami. For breakfast and introducing me to Nasi Kebuli. :)

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9 Responses

  1. i want also! wish i had office colleagues like izami who’d bring yummy food to the office, heh 😀

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hehehe…come work in my office! 😛

  2. Kash

    Simple but sambal looks good.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yes, very simple. But most enjoyable. :)

  3. Flight

    Looks awesome!
    Do you know where this is being sold?

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Errr…in KL, I don’t. But apparently, it’s easily available in Terengganu. :)

  4. Mmmmm I can almost smell the rice from here! Looks interesting and probably much healthier than Nasi Lemak!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hehehehe….it is! Less lemak and hardly any santan. 😉

  5. shukri

    Babe, I think your “ikan aye tawar” referred to “ikan aya” or known as tongkol. I think la.

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