While I was in Sabah, I never came accross with this particular dish. Having said that, I had my first taste of nasi kerabu about a year ago when I moved to KL. I've been hooked into it ever since. I think I had a fairly amount of nasi kerabu since then. In fact, I make it as a reminder to check out the weekly pasar malam dekat tempat tinggal I. You can find almost every type of hawker foods here.
Well, not everything actually cause I'm craving for the famous 'sayap ayam panggang' and 'Soto Sabah' I miss it terrrrrribly! Dekat KL ni, hampeh susah nak dapat. Pergilah round satu KL, sure you won't find it. Ok, KL does have it but the taste is different...wayyyyy different *lol*
Ok, back to nasi kerabu. Nasi Kerabu, is rice based dish served with coconut milk, flaked fish, desiccated coconut and a variety of herbs, spices, and sauces. You can also eat nasi kerabu with other side dishes such as fried chicken, keropok (fish/prawn cracker), rendang daging (beef chunks cooked in coconut milk and other spices/herbs), ulam (raw vegetables) and etc. The rice is normally in bluish tinge. Nasi Kerabu dish is originated from Kelantan. Apart from nasi kerabu, Kelantan is also popular with its Nasi Dagang, though I prefer the former.
Nasi kerabu with fried chicken wing
Nasi kerabu with salted egg and sambal...yummy!