I’m having affairs …

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… with bunch of noodles with kicking broth on a bowl. Served hot or cold, I adore them all.

I can’t denied my asian blood, we do love our noodles in a bowl. Asian culture heritage created recipes that make them tasty and irresistible in most diverse ways of cooking.

Soba in fish stock and sweet tofu, my favorite so far

Soba in hot fish stock and sweet tofu. So simple, but my favorite so far.

Iconic Medan style noodle and (fried) dumplings (filled with shrimp)

Iconic Medan-style glazed noodle (in secret mix of thick sauce) and (fried shrimp) dumplings with very light broth

My mom's best's glass noodles and beef's marrow infused broth with meat balls

My mom’s best’s glass noodles and beef’s bone marrow infused broth with meat balls

Remember my spin on rendang? Its egg noodles with strong beefy broth and toasted coconut sprinkles

Remember my spin on rendang? Its egg noodles with strong beefy broth and toasted coconut sprinkles

Three days later, the strong beefy broth sucked into long macaroni pasta

Three days later, reusing the beefy broth to cook dried long macaroni. the “sauce” now within the pasta

A bowl of hot soba with vegetable fritters and mystery but delicious broth

A bowl of soba with vegetable fritters and mystery but delicious hot broth

glass noodles in fish stock and fish dumplings. we called this Tek Wan

Glass noodles in warm fish stock with ear mushroom and fish dumplings. We called this Tek Wan.

Vietnamese Beef Pho, with assorted rice noodles and clear broth

Vietnamese Beef Pho, with assorted rice noodles and clear broth

Another version of Medan style chicken noodles. The noodles were hidden under generous toppings (fried dumplings, hard boiled egg in soy sauce, meat balls, greens and the shredded chicken)

Another version of Medan style chicken noodles. The noodles were hidden under generous toppings (fried dumplings, hard boiled egg in soy sauce, meat balls, greens and the shredded chicken)

 

Soba served in cold soy and sesame sauce. A little bit off taste for me, at first. But when I added lime juice and pepper flakes, I had rainbow in my mouth.

Soba served in cold soy sauce with soft boiled egg; shrimp, green chilies and egg plant tempuras. A little bit off taste for me, at first. But when I added lime juice and pepper flakes, I had rainbow in my mouth.

Another bowl of beef pho. Take a look at that glorious fatty meat!

Another bowl of beef pho. Take a look at that glorious fatty meat!

 

Udon in clear hot broth and nori at Dotonbori alley, Osaka. Insanely simple but the taste was mind blowing.

Udon in clear hot broth and nori at Dotonbori alley, Osaka. Insanely simple but the taste was mind blowing.

Soba in hot beef stock

Soba in hot beef stock

I thought it would be disgusting; plain soba in hot broth and fried tempura batter sinked into the broth. I missed my train because I just had to have a second bowl!

I thought it would be disgusting; plain soba in hot broth and fried tempura batter sinked into the broth. I missed my train because I just had to have a second bowl!

 

Udon, served cold with shaved radish, spring onions and lime juice. I only add a touch of soy sauce, and ate it with egg plant tempura.

Udon, served cold with shaved radish, spring onions and lime juice. I only add a touch of soy sauce, and ate it with egg plant tempura.

 

 

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Breakfast for the brave

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Durian lovers have the passion and strong stomach to eat this magnificent fruit for breakfast. Imagine enjoy the aromatic fragrance of durian between the coffee aromas inside your favorite Starbucks joint. Hahaha!

Via Flickr:
A breakfast consists of deep fried banana, sticky rice with coconut and chilli sauce, and durian. It’s an acquired taste for sure. This was the first time I tried it and I was hooked.

Banquet for breakfast, Korean style

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Korean breakfast by Scott Butner
Korean breakfast, a photo by Scott Butner on Flickr.

In my eye, this is not breakfast. This is a banquet for feast.
I’m sure it takes quite preparations the night before, and must be done routinely to make it effortless. Amazing attitude towards eating and food by Korean culture.

So nice to see different way of eating with similar ingredients from our fellow earth residents.
I can’t skip the distinct choice about the selection of food we eat at breakfast time.

I’m Indonesian, similar to other south east asian culture we ate a lot of carbohydrate based dish. Since our staple food is rice, our common choice for breakfast is rice with condiment.
As the western influence grew on us, the next choice for breakfast is bread based breakfast. Sandwich, pancakes, waffles, etc.
Very difficult to find a bunch of vegetables on our breakfast table these days.

The tale from people of the street-breakfast

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Food street vendors are most common in Asia. They prepare their stall since the earliest morning to greet their commoners and provide warm hardy meal of the day.
Like any other honorable profession, these street vendors also have speciality. The breakfast-specific meal vendors usually rise at the dawn and finished the service just before lunch. Most of the vendors only sell one kind of dish or maybe a very short list of menu.
Oh, note that the street-breakfast goers usually a bit fanatic to their favorite stall. And the vendor let these exciting customer pick, prepare and modify their food freely based on the sense of familiarity.

Enjoy some of the pictures from around the world of street style breakfast.

Korean Pancake Breakfast by jgamboa
Korean Pancake Breakfast, a photo by jgamboa on Flickr.

Sarapan Bubur Ayam

Kolkata Breakfast

sarapan nasi jamblang yang terkenal itu

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Mie ayam in Java - Indonesia