Sunday, November 4, 2018

Nasi Lemak with Balinese Grilled Chicken

Last Friday, I was at The Lunch Box Café at the Sunway Monash Residence in Bandar Sunway, Selangor – and owner Andreas Domingo put together a wonderful lunch. 

He served nasi lemak with Balinese grilled chicken (above pic) – which is off the menu, BTW. And of course, with my favorite accompaniment, Coca-Cola. 

My verdict? 

YES, Coke and nasi lemak are my nectar and ambrosia, if you don’t already know! 

Hmmm, methinks, Andreas (far left) must be following my blog to know what makes me happy! 

Anyway, we’ve not met for a number of years, so it was really nice to catch up! 

Malaysians, I’m sure, love nasi lemak as much as they love their country. Nasi lemak is synonymous with Malaysia! 

It is available on almost every street corner and in almost every local-themed restaurant, served with everything from chicken and beef to cuttlefish and bugs. 

It can be eaten at ANY time – breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, brunch, lunch, tea, dinner, second dinner, supper, pre-boozeup, in-between-boozeup, post-boozeup – and the mingling of flavors and textures makes it all simply heavenly. 

A fun fact about nasi lemak! Nasi lemak is mentioned as early as 1909 by a scholarly expert on British Malaya, Richard Olaf Winstedt. 

Celtic narrowed the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership to one mere point and still with a game in hand – as they manacled and then shot Hearts to smithereens in this Saturday match. 

The former really made short work of their opposition with a flattering 5-0 win. Striker Odsonne Edouard netted either side of a Filip Benkovic header, all before half-time (18, 26, 39). James Forrest then rifled in a fourth (65) and Ryan Christie added a fifth. 

For the second time in six days, the Glaswegian side outclassed their Edinburgh opposition to record a seventh straight domestic triumph. It bodes well for Celtic’s crucial home game against RB Leipzig in the Europa League on Thursday – one Celtic must win if they are to make progress in the competition. 

A closely-fought Liverpool-Arsenal match on the same day – it proved to be another major test of the Reds’ mettle and we didn't do well! 

Of course, we battled with an in-form team and the Gunners went into this game on the back of a 13-game unbeaten run in all competitions, winning 12 and drawing the other. 

Still, we had our chances. We snatched the lead against the run of play. A mistake by goalie Bernd Leno and James Milner smashed home in the sixty-first minute. But a late strike by Gunner Alexandre Lacazette nullified the Red’s opener – and we ended with a mere point. 


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