Celebrate Malaysia with Tuna and Saba Favourites from Ayam Brand

Nasi Lemak is a Malaysian national dish. Every family has a version of it. Make it healthier using Ayam Brand Tuna for omega-3-packed sambal. Learn how here

Ayam Brand Nasi Lemak Sambal Tuna

Fishes such as tuna and saba have long been part of the Malaysian diet. These versatile, nutritious, and delicious dishes are prepared in various ways by different ethnic groups, always with the reminder to eat more fish because it is good for you.

Ayam Brand, a household name in Malaysia and Asia for 130 years, is famed for its wide range of quality and healthy canned food that is preservative free and contains no added MSG.

Why add tuna and saba to your diet?

Omega-3, a type of fatty acid cannot be synthesized in our bodies but is required to maintain optimal health. This includes brain growth and development in children[1], heart-protective benefits[2] such as helping to lower blood pressure, reduce triglycerides, slow the development of plaque in arteries, reduce the chance of abnormal heart rhythm and reduce the likelihood of heart attack and stroke[3], improve eye health, fight anxiety and depression, promote brain health during pregnancy and early life, reduce symptoms of ADHD in children, fight age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease, and can alleviate menstrual pain[4].

Ayam Brand Tuna and Ayam Brand Saba are rich in omega-3, providing a deliciously convenient and easy way to add health to your diet and to your family’s diet. Young, active, mature or expecting regular consumption of foods high in omega-3 can help build a more robust and healthier nation.

Ayam Brand has curated a list of easy recipes from different local cuisines that you can try out. These recipes feature Ayam Brand Tuna Chunks In Olive Oil Light, Ayam Brand Saba Chilli, Ayam Brand Tuna Light Flakes In Water and Ayam Brand Chilli Tuna as used in Malay, Chinese, Indian and traditional cuisine.

Nasi Lemak Sambal Tuna

Instead of the usual sambal ikan bilis, how about you pair this dish with sambal tuna? Prep time: 15 minutes, cook time: 25 minutes, serves: 4 pax

Ingredients A: Sambal Tuna

2 cans of Ayam Brand Tuna Chunks In Olive Oil Light 150g

2 tbsp cooking oil

2 stalks of Lemongrass

2 tsp of minced garlic

1 tbsp of chopped onion

2 tbsp chilli paste

1 tsp minced ginger

1 tbsp Sugar

1 tbsp Salt

water for grind

Preparation Method: Ingredient A

1. To prepare the sambal, grind the onion, garlic, chilli paste, and ginger using water.

2. Open the Ayam Brand Tuna Chunks In Olive Oil Light cans and pour it into the pan and add cooking oil.

3. Once the tuna has heated up, saute the grind ingredients, and add the sugar, salt and lemongrass.

4.  Mix well then add the tuna and cook until dry.

Ingredients B: Nasi Lemak

4 cups rice

6 cups water

1 pack Ayam Brand Coconut Milk 200ml

2 stalks of pandan leaves (tied into a knot)

enough salt

Preparation Method: Ingredient B

1. Wash the rice and put it in a rice cooker.
2. Add water, Ayam Brand Coconut Milk, pandan leaves, and a pinch of salt.
3. Mix all the ingredients in the rice cooker and cook as usual.

How to serve: Serve the rice with side dishes such as fried anchovies, peanuts,  sambal tuna and slices of cucumber.

Bon Apetitit!


[1] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15812120/
[2] https://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/omega-3-fish-oil-supplements-for-high-blood-pressure
[3] https://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/omega-3-fish-oil-supplements-for-high-blood-pressure
[4] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/17-health-benefits-of-omega-3#TOC_TITLE_HDR_16