Watch chef Dato Ismail Ahmed serving classic kampung dishes. Kampung means "rustic village style" in Malaysia and is a cuisine celebrated for its bold and varied flavours. A signature rebung dish is nasi lemak, which is rice boiled in coconut cream, a hard-boiled egg, sliced cucumber and tamarind chillies with anchovies, wrapped in a banana leaf. Nasi lemak is a traditional breakfast dish.

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