Sunday, 26 November 2006

Nasidagan is a special type of brown rice cooked with coconut cream.
You have to soak the rice in water overnight then place the rice on top of a piece of cloth over hot water to steam it. You have to keep on adding coconut cream every five to ten minutes on the rice and stir it until the rice is takes about thirty to forty minutes to cook it. The rice is only available in Kelantan Malaysia. I have not come across it in any other states in Malaysia and just wonder why?
I left Kelantan 50 years ago and came to Singapore as a student and have been staying in Singapore ever since. I never miss to eat nasi dagan whenever I visit Kelantan. It is usually eaten with lemak curry chicken and curry tuna. A few years ago I notice they start selling nasi dagan at some food stalls in some KL shopping centres . The stalls are invariably named Kelantan food stall, but the curry is not as good as what I have eaten in Kelantan. May be it is not cooked by Kelantanese.