This is the best porridge that I had for breakfast – I tell you it’s something that you will love, it’s full of flavours.
This is not ‘porridge’ as you think of it, with oats and milk, it is called porridge by the locals as a bit of a joke because it is eaten at breakfast time! You can taste each individual ingredient and it’s so satisfying you can easily skip lunch. This is a traditional dish from Java and Bali. I never knew how lovely their food is until now, and I was so lucky to be able to be taught face to face in the company of a cook called Tumy.
So I first tried this food in beautiful Bali during some new year celebrations in 2015.We stayed in a fantastic villa known as Villa Jasmine. The proud owner is Justine and her lovely team who looked after us – house maids, a gardener, personal driver and security guard.
My favourites were her lovely cooks, especially one – Tumy. She was very kind and taught me how to make this breakfast and also lovely curry that I will talk about it next time – that made my holiday! Not every day do you come across a villa like this, it was my family holiday, our first Christmas away, and I was lucky to spend it with my two lovely children and their partners. It was the best holiday ever. Especially for me, as I got to learn how to cook, and I always come back from my holiday with one or two recipes for me that is a must. Well, it’s not good going all that way and not learning how to cook their food is it ?
Here’s the recipe – enjoy: