Someone created Nasi Lemak cakes and Malaysians are loving it

Someone created Nasi Lemak cakes and Malaysians are loving it
PHOTO: Facebook / Tiana Kitchen

We all knew how crazy Malaysians were about nasi lemak when they made nasi lemak ice cream.

But now, someone has taken the race to 'nasi lemak-ise' different things to the next level, with the creation of nasi lemak cakes!

The combination, which sounds like a simultaneously bizarre and appetising prospect, was created by Tiana Kitchen, a home-based caterer based in the Kuala Lumpur area.

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NASI LEMAK CAKE This dish is a perfect mix of flavours: Aromatic rice infused with coconut milk and pandan leaves,...

Posted by Tiana Kitchen on Thursday, 18 August 2016

According to their Facebook page, the cake is made from aromatic rice infused with coconut milk and pandan leaves, topped with a layer of sambal as well as generous sprinklings of 'ikan bilis' (anchovies) and peanuts, and served with eggs and a ring of cucumber slices.

Like any other cake, customers can even choose their own toppings, which includes sambal sotong (cuttlefish), sambal prawn and sambal petai (bitter bean).

According to comment, the basic nasi lemak cake is being sold for RM58 (S$18.40), while a cake with any of the three toppings is RM78 (S$24.75).

It appears that the cake has been pretty well-received so far. The caterer has posted screenshots of testimonials from satisfied clients, with one calling the cake "awesome".

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Posted by Tiana Kitchen on Sunday, 6 November 2016

On Twitter, reaction appeared to be slightly mixed. One user said that it was "my kind of birthday cake".

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However, some also expressed scepticism.

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Unfortunately, the nasi lemak cake only appears to be available for delivery in the Kuala Lumpur area at the moment, though Tiana Kitchen's latest post suggests that it will soon be available in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah as well.

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Good news to KK-rian! Our famous Nasi Lemak Cake is available at KK town very very soon 🎉🎊 Stay Tune 😉

Posted by Tiana Kitchen on Sunday, 12 March 2017

It appears as though people are getting bored with standard chocolate cakes or cheesecakes, and are letting their creative juices flow by coming up with new, innovative flavours.

A restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia has reported come up with something even weirder than nasi lemak cake: Indomie cake!

The cake is made out of actual Indomie (fried instant noodles), and is topped with sambal, corned beef and cheese, according to Coconuts Indonesia.

Would you try nasi lemak cake? Let us know in the poll below.

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