Nasi Lemak 101: The Making of Simple Nasi Lemak

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)

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This entry is written after we tasted some yummy packed Nasi Lemak days ago. Nasi lemak is a Malay Fragrant Rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It is commonly found in Malaysia, where it is considered the national dish and also popular in neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Indonesia especially in Eastern Sumatra, Brunei and Southern Thailand. Malaysian normally have this meal for breakfast but then some people have this for lunch and even post supper!! Nasi Lemak can be found in all parts of Malaysia, be it at street vendors, cafes and even in a 5 star restaurant.

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Green Tomato Cafe @ Kuala Lumpur : Cooking Workshop

Blogged by @joehairie for Green Tomato Cafe & www.mybatik.com

Traditional Nasi Lemak cooking workshop is coming to Green Tomato Café. Nasi Lemak is a traditional Malaysian breakfast that means “rice in coconut cream”. Nowadays, Nasi Lemak sambal evolved through time as Malaysians added some ingredients like prawns, chicken, beef, squid, and clam to make it more interesting and edgy from their competitors.

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The Magellan Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour Resort @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : Magellan Club Lounge

Written by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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“The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore..unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seeks victory over those things that seem impossible…it is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors..to meet the shadow feature without fear and conquer the unknown.”-Ferdinand Magellan

Such a great quote by Ferdinand Magellan. A quote that inspired us to be a bit different when we write-up our experiences. Each new place gives us different thoughts and ideas, broader perspectives though at times challenging and seem impossible, we still proceed the journey which in the end enabling us to write-up the experiences. Same as Magellan, we have no fear in conquering the unknown. It was at the Magellan Club Lounge that we were once again inspired by the same quote. The uniqueness of this lounge at Magellan Sutera Resort-Sutera Harbour Resort, inspired us as well. The wooden ceiling resembles  the cabin of olden days ships, as if we’re sailing while lounging here. We might be imagining things but at least there’s a foundation to that. By far, this is the best club lounge (of hotels/resorts) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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KuehKueh_My @ Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Written by @Lan. Edited by @joehairie
(Photos by @joehairie unless stated otherwise)

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“Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.” Paulo Coelho

A great cafe does not necessarily need the most up to date interior and exterior features. At times, simplicity is needed in order to align the owner’s products and the expected crowd. Less is more, well, sometimes this philosophy works depending on the ability of the cafe’s owner to keep the customers happy and ably to understand their needs. Customers tend to look at the features of the cafe over the products, if it is best suited to their ‘soul’, they will sure to come in. Nowadays, cafe business is quite challenging, it’s so hard to determine the exact desire(s) of patrons. So, does simplicity actually work for certain cafes? There is one, right here in the city center, a cafe full of simplicity.

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