What: Nasi lemak
Where: On board most Air Asia flights
Note: Nasi lemak is a traditional Malaysian dish (some call it the national dish). Nasi lemak literally means ‘creamy rice’. The rice is soaked in coconut milk and cooked. Knots of pandan leaves are added for a wonderful flavour and scent. The rice is served with ikan bilis (deep fried anchovies), cucumber slices, roasted peanuts, hard boiled egg, sambal (a spicy sauce) and beef or chicken rendang (beef or chicken stewed in coconut milk and spices). The result is spicy bliss! 🙂
Nasi lemak has quickly become Air Asia’s unofficial signature dish and is served on most flights. It costs a few dollars and is served in an aluminium foil tray. The dish may not look pretty but it’s arguably one of the tastiest dishes in the sky!
About Air Asia
Air Asia is one of the largest low-fare airlines in the world and was recently chosen by SkyTrax as the world’s best budget airline. Air Asia has a fleet of brand new Airbus planes and operates an extensive network across Southeast Asia with hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Baru, (in Malaysia); Bangkok (Thailand); Jakarta and Bali (in Indonesia). The route network also includes a variety of cities in China, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Australia. Air Asia X (the long-haul sister airline) operates services to China, Australia and London. Rumour has it that the USA (San Francisco Bay Area), South Korea and Japan are next on the list.
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