Nasi Goreng

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Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

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This is Indonesian fried rice. Its name means, precisely, ‘fried rice’ and is so well known that many people think fried rice dishes from other Southeast Asian countries must be ‘nasi goreng’ too. In fact anyone who has been to, say, Thailand and Indonesia will immediately recognize the versions there as quite different. Being Indonesian myself, I automatically believe people who tell me nasi goreng is the best. This particular recipe is the plainest of all, which means that you can freeze