Popular TikToker Newt Cooks Nasi Lemak After M'sian Fan's Request & It's Pretty Spot On

A fan requested Newt to cook nasi lemak after bumping into him in Kyoto, Japan.

Cover image via @newt (TikTok)

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Filipino-American TikTok content creator, Newton Nguyen, better known as Newt, recently uploaded a video of himself cooking nasi lemak on the social media platform

In the one-minute clip, the influencer who is known for his quirky cooking videos announces the launch of his new series, in which he will make dishes requested by his fans.

For the first episode of the series, Newt made nasi lemak, as per the request of Khalif, a Malaysian fan Newt met in Kyoto, Japan.

"This is the first and last time I'm letting a handsome person be on my page, okay? Do you want to outshine me? I know what you're trying to do, Khalif, if that's even your real name," he jokingly replied to the fan.

Newton Ngyuen (left) and his Malaysian fan, Khalif (right).

Image via @newt (TikTok)

Newt then starts preparing the ingredients for his ayam berempah, coconut rice, and sambal

He begins by chopping ginger and lemongrass for his ayam berempah, which he then mixes with various spices and seasonings.

While his chicken marinates, Newt begins preparing the sambal by blending several ingredients together, including dried chilli, ginger, red onion, and his key ingredient, sambal belacan.

For the rice, he steamed it together with red onions, ginger, lemongrass, and coconut milk.

After cooking all the components of the dish, Newt shows off his version of nasi lemak, complete with a hard-boiled egg, to the camera, before proceeding to eat it.

Newt also wrote in the video's caption that Khalif's mother told him that preparing the dish would be simple, to which he disagreed.

"Please tell your mom that she's a liar, making this was not easy. My grocery list was 16 items," he wrote.

Image via @newt (TikTok)

Malaysian netizens showed their love and approval for Newt's nasi lemak in the comments section

"Good job, that's a perfect nasi lemak," commented one user.

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"We can get married now, let's go," wrote another.

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Meanwhile, some fans began thirsting for Khalif.

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At the time of writing, the video has garnered over 900,000 views and 170,000 likes.

Watch the full video here:


Nasi Lemak for Khalif It was lovely running into you and your family in Kyoto! Please tell your mom that she’s a liar making this was not easY. My grocery list was 16 items ‍

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