Rice and Shine!

Rice and Shine!

Sam and Vanessa came back in the wee hours and bought me some food for supper which was perfect as I just woke up after a long slumber at 2.30am! But having rice dishes in the middle of the night, in fact throughout the day, in Asia is not a big deal since rice is a staple here.

Rice dishes we eat like all-day-breakfast items are nasi lemak, lontong, rice porridge and lor mai kai, to name a few.

368 Katong Laksa Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak is a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf, with secondary ingredients like fried anchovies and peanuts, a small fish called ikan kuning, omelet or hard-boiled egg, and sambal tumis (sweet chilli sauce) wrapped in banana leaf. It is a very popular breakfast item in Singapore

29 Delights Bendemeer Market & Food Centre

Lontong can be considered a vegan meal if there’s no dried shrimps used in the rempah or spice base.
It contains compressed rice cakes, like those served as sides in satay meal, covered with curry vegetables.

ABC Mkt Sin Sin Porridge

Rice Porridge with assorted pig’s organ.

Crystal Jade Kitchen Dim Sum Lunch

Lor Mai Kai – Sticky Rice with Chicken wrapped in Lotus Leaf.

“Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, especially in Asia. It is the agricultural commodity with the third-highest worldwide production, after sugarcane and maize, according to 2012 FAOSTAT data.

Rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans.

Chinese legends attribute the domestication of rice to Shennong, the legendary Emperor of China and inventor of Chinese agriculture. Genetic evidence has shown that rice originates from a single domestication 8,200–13,500 years ago in the Pearl River valley region of China.” – Wikipedia

The varieties of rice are typically classified as long-, medium-, and short-grained. Can you guess what grain this picture shows?

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This is definitely not long-grained but I wouldn’t know it would be classified as medium- or short-grained.

And, of course, I did not eat plain rice. I had it with 돼지불고기 (Dwaeji Bulgogi) which is a spicy Korean BBQ (韓國燒烤) pork belly meal.

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Dwaeji Bulgogi 돼지불고기

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My supper of Dwaeji Bulgogi set meal of spicy pork belly bbq and rice was bought from Shin Manbok at Neil Road.

Needless to say, this post was inspired by the gratifying supper I had a few hours ago. I think I have annoyed Vanessa by popping my head in and out of her room numerous time, asking where Sam bought the mouthwatering bulgogi.

“Neil Road.”

“You sure? Is it a shophouse? I googled but it says closed.”

“Neil Road, mom!”

If you like to make some Bulgogi, click here for Mark’s recipe (substitute the chicken with beef/pork if you do not like chicken.): BULGOGI SSAM RECIPE A LA MARK ONG

Shin (辛) Manbok 신만복
Address. Address: 116 Neil Road,
Singapore 088853.
Tel: (+65) 6536 3424.

Happy eating and bonding 🙂

2 Responses to “Rice and Shine!”
  1. The Boss is Spanish ( from Puerto Rico) so it is rice, rice and rice at every meal.
    However, we don’t eat red meat so it’s rice and beans, eggs and onions.
    They call it the poor man’s meal in PR.

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