PETALING JAYA: Nasi lemak, Malaysia’s favourite dish has been featured in United States Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) World Factbook.

CIA took to their Facebook page on Saturday (April 20) to share that “nasi lemak is considered the national dish of Malaysia” and the dish “is a popular Malay breakfast food”.

“Its name in Malay literally means “fat rice” because its preparation makes it rich and creamy. It consists of fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk with pandan leaves, lemon grass, ginger, and other spices.

“Nasi lemak is usually served with a hard-boiled egg, fried anchovies, sambal paste, and roasted peanuts,” the post went on to say.

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The Facebook post has since garnered 3.9K likes, with many Facebook users amused with the special recognition the nasi lemak has received.

“One of their admins must have been posted in Malaysia and fell in love with nasi lemak,” joked user Naeim Azdzuwal.

Other netizens even gave out recommendations on other dishes that CIA could add to their World Facebook such as nasi dagang and nasi kerabu.

According to the CIA, its World Factbook is a “public resource providing basic intelligence on 266 world entities, including travel facts and country profiles.”

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