Saturday, April 07, 2012

Awesome Yellow Rice - PH

PhotoHunt theme : Awesome/Yellow

On a visit to Jakarta in February, we were treated to this turmeric-tinged yellow rice which the Indonesians call 'Nasi Tumpeng'. Shaped into a cone and served with an assortment of dishes, it is usually only served for festive occasion ranging from birthday party to wedding celebration as part of an Indonesian banquet.

I could choose to eat this awesome yellow rice with chicken, fish, meat, and/or vegetable. Because it is cooked with coconut milk, it is deliciously oily and salty. Served with the yellow rice are crackers which the Indonesian love to eat all the time.


Most Indonesians drink sweet ice tea or chilled water after eating yellow rice. I chose this sweet pink beverage which had chestnuts and coconut milk added.

30 comments:

  1. It's amazing how the rice can stay in that shape. Everything looks delicious and the drink looks like a dessert.

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  2. That rice looks so cool. Love the color and the presentation. I'd love to try all of this food!

    Happy Easter!

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  3. when I was doing Foodsale at NTU, mu specialty was tumeric rice and chicken curry. I couldn't sell Saffron rice because it was too expensive.

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  4. All of these things sound so delicious my friend! That drink though looks especially tasty :)

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  5. That yellow rice sounds delicious and it looks fantastic!! I am hungry now, LOL.
    Happy weekend, ECL!
    awesome yellow

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  6. Carver,
    This is the mini version for one person. There is a huge version for a banquet.

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  7. Annie,
    It a popular dish in Indonesia and it's yummy. You probably can order it in an Indonesian restaurant.

    Happy Easter!

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  8. Ann,
    Saffron rice would be too expensive!
    Oh, so you graduated from NTU.

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  9. Sue,
    The drink should be a dessert. It's too sweet for quenching thirst. :D

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  10. Mar,
    If I have a chance to meet up with you in Europe, I'll cook for you. :)

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  11. thank you for the warm welcome back to the 'Hunt =]

    yummy entry for the week! can you already install a type of app or plug-in where readers can smell and taste your blog posts?!

    *i'm hungry* haha

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  12. At first glance, that cone of yellow rice looked like cut pineapple to me! ;b

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  13. Hi Ecl, my goodness that looks so delicious and I love the presentation. Wonderful choice for this week's yellow. And the sweet ice tea drink looks so refreshing.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. That is great presentation...
    Awesome!
    Happy Easter y'all~
    Sandi

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  15. thank you for this information! I learn something new everyday. The food looks delicious!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  16. Wow, that looks yummy!

    My Saturday Photo Hunting entry is here: Yellow

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  17. The dish is so nicely decorated. I have never seen rice presented like that. The drink looks delicious too! I think I would like Indonesian food.

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  18. The yellow rice would have that spicy bite which would make me it with gusto. :D Nice drink to top a hearty meal. :D

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  19. besides nasi tumpeng there is another delicious food like nasi goreng, nasi rames, nasi uduk, nasi campur that all delicious food are made from rice too, you should try it sometime

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  20. I'm going google Nasi Tumpeng both hubby and I use a lot of turmeric. But also I have to say the drink does look good. I like lot of the nut milk but I don't think chestnut is around here. I do like coconuts very good for you.

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  21. I've never seen rice presented in a cone shape...and yellow, too. Very unique. And I'll bet, delicious.

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  22. the dish looks beautifully presented but i'm not a fan of yellow rice. the ice tea is a great quencher for hot days.:)

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  23. yummy yummy♥ i want that sweet pink drink!!!

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  24. looks tempting but yellow rice is too oily for my liking.

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  25. Yummy pulut kuning, I love mine with rendang and sambal prawns! :)

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  26. The yellow rice looks like a fountain, cool!

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  27. Wow! The nasi tumpeng sure looks delicious! And the drink looks tempting on a hot day! : )

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