17 Let’s Makan!
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When hunger strikes...
Porridge (bubur in Malay): a traditional Asian comfort food, is a great way to soothe stomachs that have overindulged. The ideal consistency for this porridge resembles light- to medium-bodied Cream of Wheat that falls easily from the spoon. It's easy to reheat bubur in the microwave or on the stovetop over low heat.
Meatballs (bakso): A meatball is a generally spherical mass of ground meat and other ingredients, such as bread or breadcrumbs, minced onion, various spices, and possibly eggs, cooked by frying, baking, steaming, or braising in sauce.
Fishcake (Pempek): fried fishcakes, in different shapes (eg. long, round, submarine), served in hot, sweet and sour soup, topped with ebi/dried shrimps, noodles and chopped cucumber.
Noodles (Bakmi): is literally translated to English as "noodles". Bakmi was brought by Chinese merchants, and is today a common dish especially in Chinatowns.
Vendor’s Meatballs (Bakso Abang): can be found on streets in Asia.
Note: Makan (in Malay) means to eat.
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