All about nasi lemak at annual event


A packet of nasi lemak by one of the traders at the one-day event.

MALAYSIANS were spoilt for choice when 35 nasi lemak traders served the tempting dish under one roof.

Organised for the third year, the event called I Eat Nasi Lemak 2016 saw foodies coming with their families to enjoy one of Malaysia’s favourite meals, comprising rice with sambal, fried anchovies and eggs.

Co-founder of the event Honey Ahmad, said this time around, there were 35 stalls from Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Johor, Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

“It was great for those who want to try different styles of nasi lemak. It gave foodies the opportunity to satisfy their cravings. We wanted people to come together and enjoy food at the same time,” she said.

Families satisfying their craving at the event.
Families satisfying their craving at the event.

Honey estimated that more than 38,000 portions of nasi lemak were prepared for the one-day event from 9am to 5pm at TM Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

“Food is what unites us as Malaysians. The event gave everyone a chance to eat and support small businesses at the same time,” she said.

The Nasi Lemak Project founder Mastura M. Rashid said by buying the food, diners also helped the urban poor start their own business.

“Proceeds from the sale of nasi lemak were used to fund charitable activities such as helping the homeless and giving free tuition to children from squatter areas,” she said.

Visitors queuing up for some fried chicken at the I Eat Nasi Lemak 2016 event in Kuala Lumpur. — Photos: SAMUEL ONG/The Star
Visitors queuing up for some fried chicken at the I Eat Nasi Lemak 2016 event in Kuala Lumpur. — Photos: SAM UEL ONG/ The Star
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