Rice porridge with Kimchi and fried anchovy

@scheng1 (24809)
Singapore
January 24, 2016 6:34am CST
I long for the simple meal of rice porridge with Kimchi and fried anchovy. These few days of rich food have made me long for the simple and nice food. I guess I am not born to feast on chicken, duck, fish, shrimps, pork, and abalone for a meal. The worst is to have rich food for a few meals. I rather have a simple meal that is less oily and fatty. Fried anchovy does not really qualify as a healthy food, since it is commonly deep fried. However, Kimchi goes well with fried anchovy. The problem is in getting fried anchovy, since I do not like to fry anything at home. It will take forever to clean the kitchen. The supermarket sells Kimchi but I am not sure about fried anchovy, or known as Iban Bilis over here.
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11 responses
• United States
25 Jan 16
My step dad loved kimchi at ate quite a bit of it when he was stationed in Korea back when he was in the army sometime in the late 50's early 60's-- in fact when he finally met and married my mom in 1996, he made some for the family (probably not the authentic way, like in the wonderful ground) but in a pit and I thought it was quite good . . .
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@scheng1 (24809)
• Singapore
25 Jan 16
Wow, I have yet to hear any Westerners making Kimchi at home. Over here, Kimchi is available in the supermarket, and made of many different vegetables. It is cheap and nutritious. I never think of making Kimchi at all, since it is hard work.
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• United States
25 Jan 16
Well he may have been a 'westerner' in some respects BUT he adored venturing with his taste buds to different parts of the world and bringing those delicious recipes into our home, he sure is missed ! @scheng1
@softbabe44 (5906)
• Vancouver, Washington
24 Jan 16
Fried foods can cause a lot of unbalance one in a while sometimes I can see it keeps you balanced in a way.
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@scheng1 (24809)
• Singapore
25 Jan 16
Fried anchovy is always served with kimchi as part of Korean meal set. They just give you a few of these, not even enough to fill up the little plate for chili sauce.
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• Vancouver, Washington
27 Jan 16
@scheng1 That's how they keep you coming back is give you so little that you can't say you really had them so you got to go get more.
• Japan
25 Jan 16
I love rice porridge, called o-kayu in Japanese. I had some for breakfast this morning with raisins and walnuts, not the way Japanese people would consider correct, but it tasted good and was nice and warm.
@scheng1 (24809)
• Singapore
25 Jan 16
Ya, it sure seems strange to have rice porridge with raisins. We like it plain or salty, not sweet. I think the seasoned beancurd will go very well with rice porridge. An egg and some spring onion will add nutrients to the porridge too.
@marlina (71351)
• Canada
24 Jan 16
I don't like fried foods at all.
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• Vancouver, Washington
29 Jan 16
What kinda foods do you like I know you said you didn't eat fried food.
@Shavkat (56925)
• Philippines
24 Jan 16
I would prefer to eat Kimchi without any condiments. I think it is not common in my country. But it was introduced when the Koreans started to study English here.
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@scheng1 (24809)
• Singapore
24 Jan 16
Just Kimchi? Not enough with porridge or rice? It will be very salty. I think Kimchi is great when you have rice porridge or rice.
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@DianneN (74598)
• United States
25 Jan 16
I can eat anything and not feel ill. However, I try to stay away from fried foods as much as possible, because it is so unhealthy.
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@scheng1 (24809)
• Singapore
26 Jan 16
We do not eat too many fried anchovy with kimchi and rice porridge. They usually put the fried anchovy in the little saucer that holds chili sauce. It does not do much harm to health, though it can mess up the kitchen.
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@DianneN (74598)
• United States
26 Jan 16
@scheng1 Lol! All fried food can mess up the kitchen.
@PainsOnSlate (20091)
• Canada
24 Jan 16
It sounds tasty, I like anchovies and kimchi ...
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@brokenbee (7806)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
I like rice porridge too but with hard boiled egg.
@GardenGerty (96802)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Jan 16
The kimchi is healthy, I hear. Hubby likes anchovies, but not rice. I am like you, I do not like to fry and mess things up.
@ridingbet (47345)
• Philippines
27 Jan 16
I definitely love fried anchovies and fried rice. the fish can be dipped in spicy vinegar and then I could eat with my bare hands.that is so yummy dish.
@alchemistrx (2577)
• Philippines
25 Jan 16
I havent tasted kimchi but fried anchovies and rice porridge are quite good .