I’ve discovered my new favorite Indonesian food…bubur ayam (chicken porridge). Bubur is made out of white rice, a little bit of garlic, and a lot of water. It kind of looks like oatmeal, but since it’s made with rice rather than oats, it tastes different. Indonesians put chili sauce, peppers, green onion, chicken, and a special kind of bread crumb in it. They eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It sounds very odd but is absolutely delicious.
The best part about bubur is that it is relatively healthy and you can change it’s taste based on how you are feeling. For example, last week when I was really sick, I just ate it plain…but when my stomach was back to normal Thursday I had it again, but this time I put extra chili sauce and green onions in it.
If you ever get the chance to try it…you should.