The 64th Merdeka Inspired Menus To Celebrate National Day 2021

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This month end we will welcome the 64th Malaysia Independence Day, also known as National Day or ‘Hari Merdeka’ in Malay that is on August 31 and commemorates the Malayan Declaration of Independence of 31 August 1957.

It is just around the corner and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by feasting with people together. This is why we have made the local delights and some special items as Merdeka-inspired menus, to whet your appetite. Continue reading on to find out!

1. Malaysia’s Flag Nasi Lemak Platter

a spoon of nasi lemak platter

As we celebrate National Day this month, it’s time for a kitchen tribute to some of the country’s most-loved dishes which definitely be national favourites – Nasi Lemak.

Nasi Lemak can be cooked in a variety of ways, ranging from the Malay, Chinese and Indian variations. It truly is a dish that symbolises the diversity of our country.

kunyit rice, kerabu rice, white rice nasi lemak and a cup of coffee and boiled egg

In general, Nasi Lemak is best know for its white fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. Although commonly eaten for breakfast, Nasi Lemak’s 24/7 availability makes it a go-to meal during the day as well as a supper snack, with some claiming it’s a good cure for a quick re-boost.

Our Nasi Lemak is a bit different because it has three types of different rice, which are Petal Rice (blue), Kunyit Rice (yellow), and Original Coconut Milk Rice (white). Definitely ticking the boxes on both looks and taste!

2. Nasi Lemak Mini-Cakes

Nasi lemak cake with Avruga Caviar, Sambal Shrimp, Pan-Fried Salmon, and Pan-Fried Smoke Duck

This appetiser box is sweet as an awesome tea-time snack for us to appreciate the Malaysian uniqueness. It is a set of Nasi Lemak Mini-Cakes topped with some special items like Avruga Caviar, Sambal Shrimp, Pan-Fried Salmon, and Pan-Fried Smoke Duck.

Also, this may be indulged as a yummy dessert after any meal, be it dinner or lunch.

3. Premium Tart Box

Avocado, Strawberry, Fresh Pearls, Blackberry, and Mandarin premium tarts in a box

Alright, so you got all your main courses and dishes, time to get some sweetness! For dessert, there are Authentic Fruit Tarts made from numerous fruits like Avocado, Strawberry, Fresh Pearls, Blackberry, and Mandarin.

Looks finger-licking good right? But wait, you think that’s all from us? Nope, look carefully again!

The tart located on the left corner of the box is actually a Nasi Lemak Tart! Featuring a Cheddar cheese slice on top, Coconut rice as a base, chili paste (sambal), anchovy, and peanuts. It is likely one of the most innovative items made by Nasi Lemak.


hand holding Malaysia's flag nasi lemak platter

The pandemic is still raging in our country so be sure to stay safe even the economy is slowly reopening now. Thus, we think one of the best ways to celebrate 64th Malaysia Day is by staying at home eating good food.

*If you would like to know more about the items mentioned in the article, do not hesitate to contact us or fill in the form at the bottom.

**All our foods are Halal so they can be shared among Malaysians!