By Ili Aqilah
Malaysia’s number one favourite all time meal, Nasi Lemak is sold almost everywhere in the country. While some stick with the classic white-coconut-milk-infused-rice, two boys decided to set themselves apart from the herd by selling authentic green Nasi Lemak using only pandan leaves for the colouring.
Amar Asyraf Yus Amirul, 24, and his friend Muhammad Wafi Ahmad Nordin, 27, started their business; Nasi.Lemak.Lah in early December last year. The duo used Amar’s mother’s recipe for both Nasi Lemak and its Sambal for which they received positive feedback from customers.
“Aside from selling at the stall in front of Taman Meru’s mosque, we also provide delivery services from 7am to 11am. Additionally we have catering services and customers can personalise their side dish to go with the rice such as beef or chicken Rendang, chicken Sambal or sweet and sour Sambal,” said Amar.
One of the many memorable moments the team of Nasi.Lemak.Lah can recall was the order they received from OUB Bank Ipoh where the bank has since become one of their loyal customers, ordering more than 50 packs for its staff every month.
“The reason behind Nasi.Lemak.Lah was just a fun project between us two. However, we soon realised that we have made things easier for our customers by doing delivery. We do have other big plans for Nasi.Lemak.Lah which hopefully we will get to accomplish,” added Wafi.
During the last Ramadan, Amar and Wafi decided to run a charity programme where customers could donate any amount to be converted into packs of Nasi Lemak given free to those in need. The team went and distributed up to fifty packs a day of Nasi Lemak at Raja Permaisuri Bainun hospital, Amanjaya bus station and KTMB train station. The team also joined Dapur Jalanan Ipoh, an NGO who feed the homeless every weekend for a special Ramadan distribution.
Readers who are keen on trying the scrumptious Nasi Lemak by Nasi.Lemak.Lah can do so at their stall located in front of Taman Meru mosque or call them at 017 278 4266 (Wafi) or 014 503 1429 (Amar). For more information visit their Facebook at www.facebook.com/nasilemaklah or Instagram at www.instagram.com/nasi.lemak.lah or Twitter at www.twitter.com/nasilemaklah. Orders can also be made through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.