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Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.


Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Nasi Kerabu

main dish, rice dish | Malay
Nasi Kerabu, Nasi-kerabu
A Malay rice dish specialty from the east coast (Kelantan, Terengganu), liturally it means "Rice Salad"
also known as:

shredded ingredients: mackerel, shallots, long beans, lemon grass, coconut, cucumber - sugar, white pepper, budu, keropok

Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Kerabu with Keropok
Nasi Kerabu with Keropok
home-made Nasi Kerabu

Nasi Kerabu, the salad (kerabu) ingredients of the home-made version of Nasi Kerabu
the salad (kerabu) ingredients of the home-made version of Nasi Kerabu

Nasi Kerabu, bean sprouts
bean sprouts

Nasi Kerabu, Cucumber, Daun Kesum, Lemongrass
Cucumber, Daun Kesum, Lemongrass
Daun Kesum is also known as Persicaria odorata or Vietnamese coriander

Nasi Kerabu, Shallots, Long Bean
Shallots, Long Bean

Nasi Kerabu, shredded mackerel
shredded mackerel

Nasi Kerabu, Budu sauce
Budu sauce
sauce made from salt and fermented anchovys

Nasi Kerabu, Keropok Keping
Keropok Keping

related entries:


snack based on fish, squid or prawn, can be prepared as crackers (Keropok Keping) or sausage (Keropok Lekor)


Budu is a dipping sauce from the eastcoast (Terengganu, Kelantan) and Southern Thailand made from fermented anchovies

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