5 Other Weird Nasi Lemak Creations Other Than Nasi Lemak Burger

Aah, the joy of nasi lemak. Its coconut milk-flavoured rice, spicy yet drool-worthy sambal, cucumber slices, and let’s not forget the potato patty, crunchy ikan bilis and the final component to make it a local Happy meal, a prized fried egg.

Damn, I need a plate of nasi lemak now.

We’ve all learnt that the Nasi Lemak Burger in McDonald’s is no longer on the menu. But where else can you get your fix of a twist in the dish?

Here’s a couple of places that have elevated Nasi Lemak. Be warned, some of these places need a passport to visit, but who’s really complaining?

Singapore Nasi Lemak Cookie

Image: The Cookie Museum

Yup, you read that right. The Cookie Museum offers you a cookie that’s got spices, peanuts, ikan bilis and eggs in it. If you’re feeling even more adventurous, try out the Singapore Laksa cookie. Hmm… I really, really wanna know what these two taste like!


Stores are available at Marina Square Shopping Mall, Takashimaya Shopping Centre and Raffles City Shopping Center.

Nasi Lemak Tea

Image: Ette Tea

Wah, another out-of-the-box creation by a local company. Ette Tea’s No. 829, Nasi Lemak has a mix of houjicha and genmaicha tea leaves with dried chilli, dried pandan, coconut flakes as well as some added flavouring. 5 tea sachets of 7.5grams retail at S$8.

ETTE Tea Shop & Atelier
333 Kreta Ayer Road, #03-25 Singapore 080333

Nasi Lemak Pizza

Image: Eat Drink KL

There WAS a joint in Malaysia that serves mouth-watering Nasi Lemak pizza. Imagine a thin-crust pizza topped with, well, every other ingredient that makes a nasi lemak. Sambal and eggs and coconut rice are DA BOMB, aren’t they not?

Sadly, Brulee Brasserie is no longer in business. Let’s all take a moment in silence for this thing of beauty that is no more.


Nasi Lemak Cake

Image: Tiana Kitchen, Facebook

Tiana Kitchen (a Facebook page) serves nasi lemak in the form of a cake. Simply a genius idea. I mean, why didn’t I think of that! The cake is essentially coconut rice that’s moulded into shape, with lip-smacking sambal on top, a circle of roasted peanuts and the golden brown goodness of anchovies. The cucumbers line the sides. Heaven!

Nasi Lemak Sushi            

Image: Voneats

Yet another creation that deserves a high-5. The rice is arranged just like a sushi rectangle, and has a thin slice of cucumber atop it. Right above the cucumber slice? Yep, glorious ikan bilis and a dollop of sambal for that unforgettable bite!

If you want to give this a try, head over to Ruyi & Lyn at Bangsar Shopping Center in KL, Malaysia.

Ruyi & Lyn
Bangsar Shopping Center, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 KL, Malaysia

I never knew that there was more to nasi lemak than just a meal on a plate (and recently, a really good McD burger). So thank you McDonald’s, for opening our eyes to a whole new dimension of nasi lemak!


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Annette Anthony

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Lena’s constantly juggling between the cross-trainer and her love for food. She dreams off flying to far off places and trying out new things. In the meantime, she’s stuck at home with two cheeky minions and a sloppy Retriever.

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