"He Makes It Better!" Chef Andy Cooks Makes Nasi Lemak, Malaysians Impressed!

Renowned chef Andy Hearnedn, popularly known as Andy Cooks, has once again showcased his culinary prowess in his latest cooking video, turning his attention to the beloved Malaysian classic, Nasi Lemak.

he makes it better! chef andy cooks makes nasi lemak, malaysians impressed!Photo via TikTok (@andy_cooks)

Widely recognized for his "Hey, Babe" series, where he demystifies the art of preparing home-cooked meals, Andy's venture into Malaysian cuisine has resonated with millions of fans globally.

With billions of views on platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, Andy begins his Nasi Lemak video with an enthusiastic declaration, "Nasi Lemak, mmm, that is so good."

The global audience's response in the comments section reflects the widespread love for Malaysian food. One commenter humorously remarks, "This Mat Salleh makes better Nasi Lemak than I do," highlighting the chef's ability to master a dish deeply rooted in Malaysian culture.

Another netizen praises the meticulous attention to detail, expressing astonishment at Andy's step of warming up the banana leaf to make it pliable, stating, "I can't believe that he even warmed up the banana leaf to make it pliable. 

@andy_cooks Nasi lemak Ingredients - 450g (1 lb) jasmine rice - 200ml (6.8 fl oz) coconut milk - 2 pandan leaves (available frozen at local Asian supermarkets) - bottom half of a lemongrass stalk - salt to taste - peanut oil for frying - 200g (7 oz) raw peanuts - 150g (5.3 oz) dried anchovies - 4 eggs, soft-boiled - 1/2 a cucumber, sliced - banana leaves for serving - your favourite sambal Method 1. To make the coconut rice, rinse the rice three times and then drain the water. Open the coconut milk and reserve the cream from the top for later. Add the 200ml (6.8 fl oz) of coconut milk to the rice cooker bowl with the rinsed rice, then top it off with water until it reaches the first knuckle of your finger. Add the pandan and crushed lemongrass to the pot along with a pinch of salt, and cook in the rice cooker. 2. Once the rice is cooked, add the reserved coconut cream to the top of the cooked rice and let it sit for 10 minutes. 3. Then, fry the peanuts and anchovies, boil your eggs to your liking (I recommend 7 minutes), slice the cucumber, and toast the banana leaves over an open flame. 4. To assemble, add the rice onto the toasted banana leaves, then arrange the eggs, peanuts, cucumber, sambal, and fried anchovies around the outside. #cooking #recipe #food #viral #rice #fish #cooking #spice #fyp ♬ PUT YOU ON GAME - Russ

This is top-tier Nasi Lemak." These comments not only showcase the global reach of Malaysian cuisine but also evoke a sense of pride in the uniqueness and excellence of the country's culinary heritage. 

Andy Cooks' venture into creating Nasi Lemak serves as a testament to the universal appeal and admiration for Malaysia's diverse and delectable food offerings.