Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Rice porridge à trois

On Wednesday, we usually have rice porridge for lunch. Hubby doesn't like it so I take the opportunity to introduce some Malaysian food to the girls, when their father is at work. I always opt for simple dishes, so porridge with some fish, sweet potato porridge, and the mandatory fried eggs (荷包蛋).

Use the chance to steam whole fishes instead of fish fillet. The man at home like less when fishes come with bones, and eyes.

For some reason, the eldest accepts better Malaysian dishes in general. She likes porridge and red bean soup. She asked me porridge for lunch sometimes. She loves fried eggs too.

The little one won't finish on bowl of porridge if I don't ask her to finish. When she was one year old she ate in big quantity, but when I presented her porridge, she would eat two spoons then completely refused it.

As a lazy mother, rice porridge with sweet potato and fried eggs are the easiest food to prepare. I love it myself. But the little one would finish the egg and refused all the sweet potatoes.

I used to cook rice noodle too, but I'm not keen to clean up the mess after.

My mother must shake her head seeing this. Porridge with dishes are quite common for descendant from Fujian region, so we got to eat plenty when we were young. However, she always completed it with two three dishes, unlike me only fried eggs. Anyway, it seems that when we grow old, we would appreciate some comfort food from childhood, I hope the girls will think about this "rice porridge à trois" moment. 

PS : Just realized, I have never eaten fried eggs when I'm invited to someone's house here. It must not be a common dish in France.


  1. Anonymous12:05 AM

    Do you find sweet potatoes easily? They are very common here, it's a winter staple food along with many squashes, but my parents never tried them.

    I love rice porridge, although I need some spices with it (the Chinese version can be bland sometime). Do they like oatmeal as well? I know, it's not Malaysian :-D

  2. Anonymous12:16 AM

    Oh, and fried eggs are not common in France, you're right. An omelette for dinner or oeuf à la coque for kids, yes. But I don't think I ever had fried eggs in France either, come to think of it!

  3. I like to cook porridge for myself and my 18months old baby too during lunch, when my husband is out for work. (As he doesn't like porridge) I cook simple porridge like you but I add fried scallops and powder instead.

    1. I used to put dried scallops, I got it from Malaysia but it run out over time. I might be able to find it in Asian shop here, but I rarely go there.

  4. I can understand the feeling "The man at home like less when fishes come with bones, and eyes." lol ..ha ha ha

    // eng sim