Eat of the Week: Legit Nasi Lemak Now Available in Makansutra Megamall

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A new stall just opened at Megamall's hawker food hub, and they're serving up this authentic Malaysian dish with the fluffiest fragrant rice.


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Coco Kanin is the newest offering at Makansutra and at this new stall, they champion the Nasi Lemak -- a fragrant rice dish popular in Malaysia and Singapore and is considered Malaysia's national dish. As comfort food goes, they eat this rice meal at any time of the day, pretty much like how we find comfort in our Filipino 'silogs from day to night. A typical nasi goreng has fragrant rice decked with an assortment of savory add-ons and garnishes, like vegetables, fried fish, peanuts, egg, and the hot and spicy sambal to tie everything together.

At Coco Kanin, they offer Nasi Lemak Basic Set (P220) and Nasi Lemak Full Monty (P270) both served over a banana leaf. It's a steal with enough fixins to go with their serving of fluffy coconut rice (it's more than a cup, which will make all you rice monsters extra happy).

Nasi Lemak Full Monty: coconut rice decked with sweet and spicy sambal, Crispy Turmeric Chicken, Crispy Fried Sardines, Sayur Lodeh, Sambal Squid, Egg, Fried Peanuts, and Ikan Bilis

You can even top up your Nasi Lemak with additional fixins, perfect if you're super famished or want to share your plate with a friend. Orders of Fried Chicken Wing (P50), Sambal Squid (P30), Fish (P30), Sambal Egg (P35), and Rice (P60) are available a la carte. We recommend getting extra chicken because it's just amazingly crispy and perfect with rice cooked in coconut milk!

Ikan Bilis (Crispy Anchovies)
Sambal Egg
Sayur Lodeh (vegetables in creamy coconut)
Sambal Squid

The Dish: Nasi Lemak (P220/Basic Set, P270/Full Monty)
Where to Find it: Coco Kanin stall at Makansutra Megamall

Visit Makansutra Hawkers at L2 Mega A, SM Megamall; they are open daily from 10am-10pm. Like Makansutra PH in Facebook (/makansutraph) and follow on Instagram (@makansutraph). #MakansutraPH #KainMakan

Eat of the Week dishes out a must-try from a restaurant in the metro every week, so you can add them into your to-eat list. Many of our favorite restaurants have a champion dish, that item that help put them on the map (and on everyone's Instagram feed), and here we set out to put the spotlight on a dish you must not miss on your next foodtrip!

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