As you know, David Beckham was in town over the weekend. The internet was going crazy ever since the announcement of him visiting Malaysia. It’s not his first time here, but his second. But who cares right, how often do we see popular international football stars in Malaysia!
So while he was here, for AIA’s Healthy Living Tour, of course he would need to also eat healthy. Hence, the superstar got a taste of some good nasi lemak specially made in a healthy spin by local variations. There were 3 dishes of nasi lemak that he chomp down.
The Good Co Meal in Box and dahmakan outlets step up their game and made him some good healthy nasi lemak. The Good Co chef Levy Li, told Malay Mail that she had started to create these healthy dishes after her father was diagnosed with serious disease.
“I saw all this happening around me, people getting sick, putting on weight and generally not being healthy.”
“The Good Co was born with the intention of educating people by serving a variety of healthier fast food with Asian flavours.”
Are Malaysian’s really healthy though?
Meal in Box has been serving healthy nasi lemak since 2014. Heard of them?
The chef of Meal in Box, Geeta Lachmandas said,
“I realised I could not change Malaysians’ love for nasi lemak as it was endemic to the culture.”
“The better way to go about it was to create a healthier version more protein based, more balanced and using healthier carbs.”
Source: Malay Mail
The co-founder of dahmakan Jessica Li spoke about their recipe and told Malay Mail the ingredients to their healthy nasi lemak. She said,
“The combination of sweet coconut, spicy sambal and salty chicken represents all the unique flavours of Malaysia in one dish.
“Nasi lemak is the ultimate Malaysian comfort dish!”
During the event, nasi lemak lover / blogger, Rhys Williams also spoke a few words about the nasi lemak that was made. He said,
“When you hear healthy nasi lemak, you think it won’t taste the same. However, the ones I tried were delicious,”
“I’d tell Beckham that when nasi lemak is cooked correctly it can be a very healthy and balanced meal. It unites Malaysians, eaten by all races and ethnic groups.”
Source: Malay Mail
Woot, so it’s not just us Malaysian’s that are crazy about the local dish, but even the Westerns! So if you’re looking for something healthy, try out The Good Co!