Lontong is a Southeast Asian dish made of compressed rice cake in the form of a cylinder wrapped inside a banana leaf. The dish is commonly found in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.  

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Rice is rolled inside a banana leaf and boiled, then cut into small cakes as a staple food replacement of steamed rice. It is commonly called nasi himpit or impit “pressed rice” in Malaysia. 

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The dish is usually served hot or at room temperature with Masak Lemak (fat cooking) which is yellow coconut milk soup and smabal ikan bilis (spicy sauce anchovies). 

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