Compared to other cities in the Kingdom, Jeddah has a very diverse food scene and it continues to surprise me. “Felda D’Saji” is a Malaysian restaurant in the Al Rawdah district and has an excellent rating on @googlemaps.
I ordered the ‘Nasi Lemak’ (SR. 35), where the rice is cooked with coconut cream and steamed and served with Sambhal, small fried anchovies, roasted peanuts, and a fried egg. Considered the national dish of Malaysia, the combination of rice & sambal with the nuts and fish makes for an interesting bite. Crunchy thanks to the nuts and deep-fried fish and spicy thanks to the sambal, this is a must-have if you haven’t tried Malay cuisine before.
I also ordered the “Chicken Claypot” (SR. 40) that came served in a small pot and which looked like all the ingredients had been slow cooked for hours on end. The gravy was thick (cornstarch I suspect) and the chicken had been deep fried before being added to the pot along with the rest. It was mouthwatering and good enough to serve 2 people. It is best had with plain rice!
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