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At a Highway Cafe

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When I see wrapped nasi lemak anywhere, my mouth usually waters and normally I would grab a packet or two; for nasi lemak is not just cheap; but the Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf is simply delicious. I like the sambal that comes with it, the crunchy ikan bilis anchovies or prawns.  Sambal, of course is that chili paste made from a mixture of chili peppers, shrimp paste, garlic, ginger, shallot, scallion, palm sugar, and lime juice. When I was on my way back from Langkawi Island recently, when we were having dinner at a highway cafe, I settled for roti Arab instead. It was my first time seeing and eating an Arabic bread.