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.
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.
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).