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19 April 2012 @ 08:18 am
100 Things: Day 1  

Okay, for this first 100 Thing entry, I will begin with the topic everyone loves, food.

This food can't exactly be described to be my favorite food, more like the food I (and many people from my country) can't live without; rice.

Since I was a wee little kid, I eat rice every day. Rice is there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Yeah, rice is the main food of the Indonesians. Often, I need to eat rice to justify that I have had lunch or dinner. Like, I eat a burger at 1 pm, but it doesn't count as lunch to me. It's... a snack, haha. I still have to eat rice. For example, a menu for one day will look like this:
Breakfast: rice with omelet
Lunch: rice with carrot soup and fried fish
Dinner: rice with fried chicken

Because rice is important here, Indonesians have many words for different stages of rice, like the Eskimos have many words for ice. Padi (paddy) when it's still in its plant form, beras (rice) for the hawthorns when it's ready to be cooked, and nasi (rice) when it's cooked and ready to be eaten.

Now, these are various forms of cooked rice.
You can guess which one is which. :D (Well, not you, saya22. You know this already.)

White Rice (Nasi Putih, this is the one I eat every day)
Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng) (President Obama said he likes this)
Coconut Rice (Nasi Uduk, or Nasi Lemak in Malay)
Saffron Rice, or Yellow Rice if you want the literal translation (Nasi Kuning)

Muffinmuffinpatronus on April 19th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
Holy crap now I want rice and chicken oh my god I'm so hungry XD
Rice is amazing <3 I'm incapable of making anything other than boil-in-bag though, so that's kind of shameful XD
Nann_nanini on April 19th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
Ahaha, sorry for perhaps making you more hungry. Boil-in-bag ?? Is that like instant rice?
Muffinmuffinpatronus on April 19th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, kind of. It's a small plastic bag of rice that you just toss into a big enough pot with water in it, there's no measuring or timing involved and it's impossible to burn XD It doesn't taste as good as proper rice but it's so easy to make >___>
Nann_nanini on April 19th, 2012 10:25 am (UTC)
Welp, I meant hungrier. Gosh, my english...

I didn't know instant rice exists in this world! I've never seen it before. Sounds practical! But, lol, yeah, perhaps no one would buy it here, because most people own rice cookers.
Leslie: Sesame StreetಌCookie Monsterpianogurl330 on April 19th, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)
All look soooo yummy!
Nann_nanini on April 19th, 2012 10:35 am (UTC)
They are :D
Nasi Goreng is my favorite.
tyrelingtyreling on April 19th, 2012 07:06 am (UTC)
Looks yummy. I love Nasi Goreng and Coconut rice .
Nann_nanini on April 19th, 2012 10:39 am (UTC)
Hello! Those two are my favorites too, especially Nasi Goreng. Especially hot and spicy Nasi Goreng with seafood on the side, ahaha.
Stop sniveling little worm monkeysaya22 on April 19th, 2012 09:17 am (UTC)
Mmm, Nasi Lemak and Nasi Goreng are the best~~ Although I have to add Nasi Ayam as well. Nasi Kuning is usually a staple at weddings too. Oh no, now you went and made me hungry for nasi >_< Thank goodness it's near the end of office hours!
Nann_nanini on April 19th, 2012 10:33 am (UTC)
Nasi Goreng is my favorite! Especially if my mom cooks it :3

Yeah! Nasi Kuning is usually used at big events or celebrations, and we usually call it Tumpeng. Is it the same in Malaysia? :D

Ahaha, sorry. Go eat!
Stop sniveling little worm monkeysaya22 on April 19th, 2012 11:00 am (UTC)
There's a lot of variation of the kind of nasi we use for weddings. The yellow nasi cooked with oil is called nasi minyak, but if it's more on the red tint due to tomatoes we call it nasi tomato/merah. But usually nasi minyak la, when we're teasing people about their impending marriage usually we'll say, "Bila nak jemput makan nasi minyak?"

Mom's cooking is the best! My mom makes kickass nasi ayam, even better than the ones in hawker stalls! And I've already ate nasi garlic for dinner, so no need to apologize. Hell, no need to apologize for posting food pics, full stop ;)

Btw, the CCN header is lovely! Kudos to you, how could they possibly not choose your design ♥
Nann_nanini on April 19th, 2012 12:39 pm (UTC)
Haha, that's a good teasing! I think we have something like that too. "Kapan tumpengannya?" But it's not specifically for weddings.

Ahaha, good then. Nasi garlic, yum!

Thank youuu! <33 Kinda made me feel justified for my photoshop addiction XD
the night's on fire~: hp: puff iconpretty_panther on April 19th, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
lol here you can microwave rice in it bag :P

i love rice but people get so picky about what they can have it with.

I can't imagine eating that much of it though o.o
Nann_nanini on April 19th, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
If I ever meet instant rice I'll photograph it as evidence, seriously I never know that exists before.

Ahaha, here we'll eat rice with anything. As long as there's rice so be it.

Yeah, actually too much carb and glucose won't do us good either, haha.
Ashleighsmash_leigh on April 19th, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
My mother, sister and I over indulge on Nasi Lamak every time we're back in Singapore. *drool*
Nann_nanini on April 19th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
Ooh, so, in Singapore it's called Nasi Lamak?
Ahaha, yes, it's delicious, isn't it?
Signe-chansigne_chan on April 20th, 2012 08:57 am (UTC)
That's really interesting <3 I can' t imagine having rice for breakfast, lol. Though I don't normally eat breakfast so that might be why. I just can't imagine having to cook rice before I can even have breakfast.

I'm really looking forward to the rest of your 100 posts.
Nann_nanini on April 21st, 2012 01:37 am (UTC)
Haha, it usually takes half an hour to cook the rice, and yeah, sometimes I'll replace it with bread or instant noodle. Or there's still leftover from yesterday, and I'll just warm it up.

Thank you! Day 2 is up if you wanna read it XD.
chiara: images: cookingstellicidio on April 22nd, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I didn't know you ate THAT much rice but cool :D I love learning little tidbits like this so looking forward to the rest of your 100 posts :)