Nasi goreng pattaya
|Place of origin||Malaysia|
|Region or state||Southeast Asia, also popular in Indonesia and Singapore|
|Main ingredients||Rice, egg, chicken, chili sauce, cucumber|
|Cookbook: Nasi goreng pattaya Media: Nasi goreng pattaya|
Nasi goreng pattaya, or simply nasi pattaya, is a Southeast Asian fried rice dish made by covering or wrapping chicken fried rice, in thin fried egg or omelette. The dish is believed to be originated from Malaysia, and today also commonly found in Indonesia and Singapore. It is often served with chili sauce, tomato ketchup, slices of cucumber, and keropok.
In Indonesia this kind of nasi goreng is often called nasi goreng amplop (enveloped fried rice), since the nasi goreng is enveloped within a pocket of thin omelette. However, due to proximity and neighboring influences, today this kind of fried rice is often also called as nasi goreng pattaya in Indonesia. Today, the dish is popular throughout Southeast Asia, it is one of the fried rice variants favourite in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.
Etymology and origin
The name is believed to be derived from Pattaya, a popular beach resort in Thailand. However, despite its Thai-sounding name, the dish is actually more common in Malaysia than in Thailand. The omelette-covered pattaya fried rice is hardly found in Pattaya itself. It is most likely that the dish did originate in Malaysia, and curiously using that Thai-sounding name – probably for novelty or marketing purpose.
A similar dish exists in Japan, and is called omuraisu (from the English words omelette/omuretsu and rice). It is a fried ketchup-flavored rice sandwiched with a thinly spread beaten egg or covered with a plain egg omelette.
- Bomanta (2015). 50 Resep Nasi Goreng: Panduan Memasak 50 jenis Nasi Goreng Maknyuss (in Indonesian). Boma Digital Guide. p. 8.
- "Resep Cara Membuat Nasi Goreng Pattaya Gulung Spesial". Selerasa.com (in Indonesian).
- "Nasi Goreng Pattaya (Stuffed Omelette Fried Rice)". All Recipes.
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