Nasi lemak is the hottest dish in town - but not in its traditional form. Less than a month after fast-food chain McDonald's sold out its popular nasi lemak burger on July 25, at least seven eateries have jumped on the bandwagon to offer their take on the burger, inspired by the Malay coconut rice dish. They include French patisserie-restaurant, Antoinette, which launched its XXXL Nasi Lemak Burger on Aug 9, and Asian fusion restaurant The Quarters, which rolled out its version on Aug 1.
This might sound odd, but I think a bowl of mee rebus should be served with bread to mop up the thick, piquant gravy; and slices of char siew, together with lettuce and mayonnaise, make a very fine burger. So when I spotted "siew yoke biryani" sold at Chop Chop Biryani & Meats in Amoy Street Food Centre, I knew it was something right up my alley. At the month-old stall, nasi biryani is served "Chinese-Indian style", according to owner Gino Goh, 33.
A bowl of chicken porridge is housewife Jeanne Chan-Walz's go-to comfort food whenever she feels under the weather. However, the dish is not widely available in San Diego, California, where she lived for 3 1/2 years. There, she found an unlikely alternative - chicken tortilla soup. The Mexican dish is a hearty tomato-based soup with onions, celery and carrots, and aromatics such as oregano, cumin, paprika and ground coriander. Then, it is topped with a raft of condiments.
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