Welcome to the new series in DEW: DEWLICIOUS! In this series, I will present to you some of my favourites and sometimes underrated Indonesian food. There are so many “hidden” delicious Indonesian food that need to be more appreciated and introduced to the world, this is my attempt. Enjoy!
I’m gonna let you in a little secret. Indonesians love rice.
OK so that’s not exactly a huge secret I know. We absolutely love our rice that it’s a must staple for our meal…even for breakfast. It may seem awkward, but the truth is we can eat anything for breakfast. What we eat for breakfast is probably suitable for lunch and dinner.
One of my favourite breakfast meal is called nasi kuning which roughly translate to yellow rice. Yellow from one of its ingredients which is tumeric. Usually you can find this in the morning in traditional markets or little stalls by the side of the road.
Yellow rice is best accompanied by several of its “friends”. They include shredded eggs, abon (dried shredded meat), perkedel (mashed potato made into small balls and fried), sweet dried potato chips, cucumber and of course spicy sambal.
These additionals can vary in different food stalls, but nevertheless yellow rice is definitely a favourite breakfast amongst the Indonesians.
So when you are in Indonesia the next time, skip your toast, find a food stall and try this extremely delicious meal. Of course, if you think it’s too heavy for breakfast you can always have it for lunch or dinner!