Home Cooking 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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Sean September 13, 2012 - 3:09 pm

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

Bangsar Babe September 13, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Hehehe…come work in my office! :P

Kash September 13, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Simple but sambal looks good.

Bangsar Babe September 13, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Yes, very simple. But most enjoyable. :)

Flight September 13, 2012 - 5:50 pm

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

Bangsar Babe September 13, 2012 - 5:51 pm

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

Kelly September 13, 2012 - 6:22 pm

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

Bangsar Babe September 14, 2012 - 12:11 am

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

shukri April 15, 2015 - 2:26 pm

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


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