Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What's Your Typical Dinner?

My typical dinner consists of parboiled rice (they say parboiled rice is good for your health. But I don't like it, it often lumps up and is hard. I like soft, fluffy, fragrant rice).

A Typical Dinner
A vegetable or lentil dish. Sawi, lettuce, cabbage, long beans, ladies' fingers and sometimes broccoli or asparagus. But my absolute favourite vegetable is kangkong (watercress) (convolvulus) simply stir fried with garlic or with a dollop of belacan (dried shrimp paste), sliced chillies or chilli-padi (I prefer chillies, chilli-padi often overwhelms the senses) and finely chopped dried prawns. YUMMY!

A meat dish, chicken or fish and sometimes seafood, usually prawns.

Fried  Promfret
And soup. I love Chinese soup. A meal without Chinese soup feels incomplete to me.

My favourite soups are stewed sayong (watercress) soup with chicken, clear lotus root soup with chicken, ground-nuts, dried red dates and slices of dried cuttle-fish for flavour or the clear, humble but ever reliable ABC soup (onions, potatoes and carrots and chicken).

Oranges

Malaysians normally don't end their meals with desserts. But we have fruits instead. Pineapples, papaya, oranges, bananas....My favourite are sweet, crunchy pears.

NB : All cooked food courtesy of Kristina, resident cook.

Kristina
Well, what is your typical dinner?

5 comments:

  1. My typical dinner is something fairly similar since I'm living in Taiwan and like to cook local foods. Rice plus one vege dish and a meat and vege stir-fry. I also really love steamed fish with a bit of sliced ginger. Also fruit for dessert wins - no more stodgy puddings for me!

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  2. Kathmeista, thanks for commenting. Steamed fish is a healthier option and tastes nice with sliced ginger. But I "afraid" of eating fish because of a bad experience with bones. Looks like your typical dinner is quite similar. But I can't cook unlike you, unfortunately. Hope you will drop by again.

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  3. My typical dinner is chicken soup with onion, garlic and ginger for flavour, a small side dish of vegetables, and perhaps a nice fried egg to go on top!

    Thank you very much for your well wishes while I was sick!
    Duncan In Kuantan

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  4. It is nice to have you back, Duncan. You seem to have light dinner and it is surely healthier than mine.

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  5. My apologies, readers. I had made several blunders. Corrections are as in the corrected post.

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