To be honest, I was surprised to find out that nasi ulam is a peranakan dish because I was so used to eating this in my school canteen back in Jakarta. And I would say their rendition of nasi ulam here was really good! The preparation of this seemingly simple rice takes hours with loads of herbs and ingredients: shallots, lemongrass, basil leaves (Thai and Vietnamese ones), kaffir lime leaves, toasted coconut (aka serundeng), salted fish, and many more. It's definitely that one dish that I can have even when I have no appetite simply because of its umami goodness.