Nasi Lemak literally means 'fatty rice'.
The name is derived from the cooking process whereby
rice is soaked in coconut cream and then the mixture steamed.
Screwpine (Pandan) leaves are thrown into the rice
while steaming to give it more fragrance.
Spices such as ginger and occasionally herbs like
lemon grass may be added for additional fragrance...
It is a dish widely eaten in Malaysia and Singapore
throughout the day often served on
a screwpine (pandan) leaf
Kepong Metropolitan Lake Garden