Roti Bawang--the breakfast of my dreams
Today, I'm asking, if you could only eat 5 meals for the rest of your life, which would they be?
I'm just going to go ahead and completely disregard health and basic nutrition in my answer. I realize that these five meals are probably not the building blocks of a balanced diet. I'm going with my absolute favorite meals in the whole wide world:
1. Butter chicken masala with naan bread and papadam as appetizer.
No explanation necessary. Heaven on a plate.
2. Roti telur bawang with curry
Okay, explanation probably necessary. It's a kind of fried flatbread (roti) filled with eggs (telur) and onions (bawang) and you dip it in curry....this is the kind of food I literally dream about. Best served with ais limon (iced water with sugar and limes) to drink.
3. Raspberry, blackberry, and strawberry crisp
Totally not a meal, but you eat dessert for a meal sometimes, right? This is the best dessert of all time.
4. Popcorn fried chicken with mashed potatoes and ham gravy and steamed broccoli
But only the kind I make. No one else makes fried chicken like I do--popcorn style (tiny bites and boneless) and very spicy (okay, fine, my mom's and my brother's fried chicken qualify, too, but that's it). I almost never have ham gravy (because how often is someone cooking a ham?) but this is my ideal meal, so what I say goes.
5. Black pepper chicken, with a fried egg and onion side dish, with a bok choy side dish, with fried rice.
This would be what I would order at your typical sit-down Chinese restaurant in Asia.
Those are my 5 meals. Unfortunately, I can't even make all of them at home! Making roti telur bawang is an art that I'll never be able to master. My mouth is watering at the mere thought of these dinners. It's probably obvious, my weakness is fried foods and I would happily eat no other meat besides chicken for the rest of my life.
I asked Angel what 5 meals he'd choose, and he said he wanted my fried rice, his mom's ceviche, his dad's steaks, his own hamburgers, and tandoori chicken with rice. What 5 meals would you choose?