Sunday, January 24, 2010

Nasi Lemak and Teh Poci

A few weeks ago, I went to Katjapiring, a restaurant at Paris van Java specializing in peranakan cuisine, and had nasi lemak and Teh Poci.

Peranakan is the term used to refer to the descendants of the 15th - 16th century Chinese immigrants to Nusantara (what is now the Indonesian archipelago, Malaysia, and Singapore).

Nasi lemak is a Malay rice dish consisting of fried anchovy, chicken or beef curry, etc. (See the top picture and check the link above.)

Teh poci is fragrant Javanese jasmine tea served hot with lump sugar in a small clay teapot (called poci). Teh poci is originally from the areas of Tegal, Pemalang, and Pekalongan in the northern coast of Central Java.

The nasi lemak I had was not as good as the one I once tasted in Malaysia, but the the teh poci was as good as I had expected.



10 comments:

Rob and Mandy said...

That looks extremely yummy! And the teapot is beautiful in it's simplicity

Dina said...

It's so pretty, especially the half-snowball of rice.

Babooshka said...

As always it's not just the images but the you provide. An education culturally when ever I stop by which now I'm blogging again should be more so.

Catherine said...

It looks yummy, complete and varied. It makes me want to taste but unlike you, Eki, I have no reference to compare....

Leif Hagen said...

Delicious photos! I'd love to try that food and enjoy some hot tea with it!

Sidney said...

Looks tasty!
You have a nice blog !

Hilda said...

Very neat presentation. Too bad you didn't find it as good as the other, but it sure looks yummy! I love the tea strainer.

the donG said...

wow! lots of goodies around a rice. ill get my stomach full in few minutes with that infront of me.

arabesque said...

i;m a tea lover so imagine my amazement when i saw your teapot posts! ^0^ i had my n. lemak, when i was in spore and although it wasn't that tasty, i still missed it!
would love to try that jasmine concoction, the j.tea itself smells fragrant already!

Myussop said...

Wow, looks like a very tasty meal.I love nasi lemak and the combination with 'teh poci' is interesting.Would love to try it.