CIA shares facts about nasi lemak, garners public attention

CIA shares facts about nasi lemak, garners public attention

SHAH ALAM – The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has captured widespread attention by uploading a post regarding interesting facts about nasi lemak to its followers on Facebook recently.

In the post, the CIA also informed that nasi lemak is the national dish of the country and among the popular breakfast foods for Malays.

“Its name in Malay means ‘fatty rice’ because of the process of preparing the dish to make it rich and flavorful. “It consists of fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk with pandan leaves, lemongrass, ginger, and various spices.

“Nasi lemak is usually served with boiled eggs, fried anchovies, sambal sauce, and roasted peanuts,” it said in the post on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the CIA said that the sharing is part of the information from the agency’s World Factbook.

“The CIA World Factbook is a public resource providing basic intelligence on 266 world entities, including travel facts and country profiles,” it said.

Most netizens did not miss the opportunity and left comments on the post.

One Facebook user, Is Mohd, thanked the CIA for promoting cuisine in the country.

“Thank you CIA for your time and support for Malaysian food.

In addition, another Facebook user, Helvin Henry, also reminded netizens not to leave overly offensive comments to maintain the country’s image.

“Leave decent comments. Our country is at the international level, don’t embarrass the country,” he said.


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