Post holiday lunch for three at the beach. Between visits of relatives and friends and associated bountiful meals, we decided on a simple lunch of comfort food. A large overturned bowl of nasi goreng in blue Balinese ceramic bowls, served with a small fried bangus (yes, fried in fish pan), a salad of shredded green mango with bagoong, and a plate full of assorted Momofuku style pickles (more on these in a future post). I always associate overturned bowls of rice with my childhood, as my mom used to do this when she served certain dishes, and I liked the shape of the rice. Is that bizarre? :) The meal may be simple, but that’s no reason to make it plain.
The nasi goreng had some shrimps and chicken, and is a bit on the spicy side with lots of sambal “ABC”. The chopsticks are to pick up the pickles and the green mango salad. The spoon for the rice, in a manner similar to the way it is often served in Indonesia. Mrs. MM had a fried egg with hers, The Teen and Marketman went without.
The mixture of tasty rice with protein imbedded, the fried bangus, the sour and salty green mango salad and the sweet fresh pickles hit all the right notes for a simple but satisfying lunch.