Saturday, September 7, 2013
Breakfast Bihun (Bihun Sarapan)
Assalamualaikum and hello my friends. The dish I am about to share with you is a re-post from my now "rested" blog Tea With Umi. It's called Breakfast Bihun i.e Basic Fried Rice Noodles (Bihun Goreng Sarapan). This type of noodles is usually serve for breakfast. Nothing elaborate and is quite simple.If you don't have rice vermicelli/noodles in your area, you can use pasta or spaghetti or instant ramen/noodles. The vegetables are according to your preference of course.
Enjoy the video.
Here's the recipe.
Breakfast Bihun (Bihun Sarapan)
400gm rice vermicelli (soak in warm water until soft)
250gn lean meat (slice thinly)
1 stalk spring onion (slice coarsely)
1 cup bean sprout
1 bowl chinese cabbage (slice as preferred)
2pcs. tomato (cut into wedges)
4 tbs oil
Soy sauce mixture:
1/2 cup sweet soy sauce
2 cups water
2 tbs black peppercorn (pounded/grinded)
1 pips garlic (pounded/grated)
1/2 cup fish sauce
Mix all the ingredients.
2 red chillies (slice thinly)
4 lime (cut into half)
1 stalk spring onion slice thinly
1 stalk chinese celery (slice thinly)
Omelette (slice thinly)
10 pcs.green Thai chillies (slice thinly and mixed with light soy sauce) optional
2 tbs. fried onions.
1) Heat the oil and pour the soy sauce mixture.
2) Add the meat and let it boil until the meat is tender.
3) Add the rice vermicelli,tomatoes,chinese cabbage,spring onions and bean sprout.
4) Fry until cooked.
5) Ready to serve.
6) Garnish and serve
ALIEN ALERT - SOUND THE GONG
The internet has made it possible for us to have friends from all over the world. We feel the goodwill and the friendship. We communicate easily. We also accept the differences in cultures and the way of life as portrayed in their blogs and find them fascinating and if we don't we tolerate and respect them. The open sky has made it possible for us to find out more about any topics on any cultures in the world. if we care to find out.
So why is it difficult for some citizens in countries that have migrant workers and refugees to accept and tolerate people and culture that is alien to them. Is it easier to accept if they are living where they are i.e their own country and not living next door or across the street. Even if these migrants assimilate and able to speak the language; that seemed to be still not enough. They must totally loose their roots and embrace that of the hosting country.
Maybe our forefathers three to four generations ago and beyond were wiser and more tolerant. If I were to travel the length and breadth of my country I can see villagers with names depicting the root of the community there. The food and even our language are fusion of cultures that had landed on our shores hundred of years ago.Either to trade, to stay or to colonise. And to me that has enriched us today. The descendants still speak their mother tongue and practice their own traditions with no threat to the descendants of the "original" settlers. I believe this is also true for other countries in the world coz human migration is not something new.
I just don't get why is it so hard now. Why people are so full of phobias and prejudices and insecurities now.
Till we meet again, take care of yourself.
Jazakum Allahu Khairan
Sharing with you one of my favourite song that I find touching