Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Blue rice

We always order this Nasi Kerabu Hitam Ayam Percik at Belanga, Midvalley - MYR23 nett. The raw vegetable and raw beansprout goes well with the spicy coconut milk gravy of the chicken and the kerisik (toasted grated coconut meat). The blue colour of the rice comes from the flower (bunga telang) of the Clitoria ternatea plant (blue-pea plant).

The counter where most of the food are prepared in advance. 

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  1. Ooooooo...I love nasi kerabu. Belanga? Is this next to Nyonya Colours? Oh my! So many things that I missed when I was staying there. Sure calls for another trip there, eh?

    Yes, many people seemed shocked by the blue rice - it's natural, they use the flower...and yet they go goo-goo gaga over the multi-coloured rainbow cake plus they have "permitted colouring" in just about all the things that they buy. Can't understand why they have such double standards.

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    1. Yes Belanga is next to Nyonya Colors. Have a family trip to kl la! Maybe they don't know the blue is natural.

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  2. Now I miss nasi kerabu. Hard to find nasi kerabu in Kuching.

    Yours looked delicious.

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  3. Blue rice makes me think of 2 stuffs: the sticky blur rice "kuih" with kaya or nasi kerabu.. Never had nasi kerabu before, don't mind trying, I saw got chicken (and salted egg?)..

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    1. Yes you are right. There is a small piece of salted egg.

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  4. Belanga, is it next to the Nyonya Colors in MV?? hmmm, I wonder why the dish is so called?? I can't see anything hitam in there, haha.. :)

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    1. Yes. The hitam is referring to the blue colour of the rice as I think you already know. It is not bright blue.

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  5. Hmm... I look at this picture and makes me think: looks not very much different to what I had for dinner last night. The Turks also like their vegetables raw (or at least cold).

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    1. I think yours have much more vegetable.

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  6. Ooo....I love nasi kerabu (that's why I dedicated one whole post to it in my blog...hee...hee!). I especially like the various herbs and vegetables mix in it that's so fragrant when eaten together. Any torch ginger, Vietnamese coriander or long beans in your pile of herbs and vegetables?

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    1. No long beans. Torch ginger (bunga kantang) yes there is - very fragrant!

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  7. I love Nasi Kerabu! The one you had looks pretty loaded.

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    1. Yes we love the various food items in it. Meat and vegetables!

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  8. I just had a good nasi kerabu at Kelantan Delights (Citta mall). :) Must try this one one day.

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    1. I will remember this and try if I ever see kelantan delights.

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  9. Looks like an appetizing meal.. I would love this too...

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    1. I don't think you can finish the whole dish on your own.

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  10. I jst had nasi kerabu yesterday. Looks almost the same like yours here..but lesser ingredients.

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    1. Which shop? I want to try this from other shops too.

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    2. is in UPM, one of those campus foodcourt...it is superb, huge portion for only RM5.50...hmmn...I should have take a picture of it!

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    3. Wah! What a good price! Please take a photo of it next time! Thanks!

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  11. I love nasi kerabu. The nasi kerabu we used to eat do not have chicken but have half a salted egg.

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    1. This one has salted egg too - a small piece.

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    1. Bcos I see the colour, feel funny, wonder if it tastes funny too

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    2. It does not taste funny, just the normal rice taste.

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  13. My mom has this bunga telang plant and she uses it for her rice too. It makes a healthy tea too.

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  14. I had problems with raw taugeh and beans in nasi kerabu, too raw for me. Other than that, all other ingredients I like.

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    1. I know that raw taste that you don't like.

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  15. I felt so hungry when I saw this blue rice with so much veggies. This reminds me of the Indon food in Yogyakarta. Loved it.

    I have to stay away from Japanese food for a few weeks now. Burps.

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    1. You have had enough of Japanese food after your holiday?

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  16. Yum! I like nasi kerabu also, but RM 23 is a bit expensive. I guess malls always have higher prices. I also am quite fond of ulam, used to work in a company with a lot of Malays and they'll bring me out to eat so I got used to eating ulam with sambal.

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    1. I love to eat ulam and their raq vegetables.

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