Rainy day comfort food?

@cahaya1983 (11233)
Malaysia
August 20, 2021 5:28am CST
I don't know about you, but when it's raining outside, I just have this craving for a nice and savoury comfort food. So that's what ended up on our lunch plates today - white rice with chicken in black pepper gravy, made by yours truly. Black pepper is just one of those superstar spices that never gets old in my kitchen, simply because I always use it up before it even gets a chance to get old and bland - unlike the poor cinnamon and cloves that many times go past their prime and don't often get to be at centre stage in my cooking. I just love that earthy zing that black pepper gives to food. Do you have a comfort food for a rainy day? How often do you use black pepper in your cooking?
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@LadyDuck (394029)
• Switzerland
20 Aug
A comfort food in a rainy day? Not really it depends of the mood of the moment. I use black pepper in those preparations where it is required.
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
20 Aug
Somehow rainy days make me want to eat certain types of food more than others! I use black pepper in many dishes.
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@LadyDuck (394029)
• Switzerland
20 Aug
@cahaya1983 I use different kind of spices and peppers, it depends what I am cooking.
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
20 Aug
@LadyDuck I do too. Black pepper is one of the most frequent ones I use. I use it more often than white pepper.
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• India
20 Aug
Haha enjoy it, We like fritters on rainy days
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
20 Aug
Thanks! Fritters are nice, we like to have them too. What sort of fritters do you make? Here banana fritters are very popular.
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• India
21 Aug
@cahaya1983 Yesterday I was planning to have fritters but instead went for Hash browns
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
22 Aug
@Butterfingers I make hash browns for breakfast sometimes.
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@Anqaya (2664)
• India
20 Aug
My signature food for a rainy and windy day is instant noodles. It's because I end up dancing in my terrace in the rain. Hehehe. And then mom scolds me.
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
20 Aug
Oh that is one popular comfort food for sure! Can't go wrong with instant noodles on a rainy day. You weren't eating the instant noodles out in the rain though, did you?
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@Anqaya (2664)
• India
23 Aug
@cahaya1983 Hahaha lol. Of course not. Btw, instant noodles is also my fav for exams prep. Usually 3 days before the exam.
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
24 Aug
@Anqaya I used to go to a boarding school and instant noodles are a popular late night meal. Not very healthy, I know.
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25 Aug
thanks Cahaya your food is awesome. In Kolkata in India our rainy day comfort food is khitchari. It is made with rice and moong dal.
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
26 Aug
I just looked it up, it looks delicious! And doesn't seem too hard to make.
26 Aug
@cahaya1983 thanks Cahaya in Kolkata it always rains. We love sunny weather.
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
30 Aug
@sathviksouvik I like sunny weather because more activities can be done outside. But I like rain as well, it makes the air feel so cool and fresh.
@Xx21joy (28)
20 Aug
My comfort food during rainy day is *indomie goreng/kuah with some boiled sawi and well fried egg plus kerupuk on top*
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
20 Aug
Oh we have Indomie instant noodles here as well, but Maggi is a more popular brand. I like the Mie Sedaap brand, especially the sambal pedas flavour. They come with the fried onions too.
21 Aug
@cahaya1983 so you really like hot and spicy noodles? Have you tried all variant of mie sedaap? My favs are ayam bawang and kari ayam and add some rice into it haha
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
22 Aug
@Xx21joy I do, but I can't stand the Samyang Korean one that has gone viral here. Too spicy for me! And I haven't tried all the different variants, just the mi goreng sambal pedas. Wow I've never tried adding rice into my noodles!
@eileenleyva (27768)
• Philippines
27 Aug
That plate looks appetizing. Am peppery also when it comes to cooking comfort foods like chicken congee or chicken steak. What other ingredients did you have in that chicken dish? Soy sauce?
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
30 Aug
Yes I marinate the chicken first with soy sauce and oyster sauce. The black pepper I blend with onions, garlic and a little bit of ginger. It's a simple dish but my family loves it.
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@eileenleyva (27768)
• Philippines
30 Aug
@cahaya1983 Thank you. That indeed is a tasty but healthy dish. I will try it one time.
@asianlady (2844)
• Ireland
20 Aug
I like to eat roast chicken when in bad weather. LOL. And I use white pepper most of the time because it has fewer oxalates. My body can't handle too many oxalates and I will get rashes.
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
20 Aug
Roast chicken is delicious! Do you make it with any gravy? I usually add a dash of ground white pepper when I make sambal, the spicy gravy.
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@asianlady (2844)
• Ireland
20 Aug
@cahaya1983 Yes, sometimes I have gravy.
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@BelleStarr (61811)
• United States
28 Aug
I use black pepper as well and maybe Mac and cheese for a rainy day
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
30 Aug
My kids love mac and cheese! And yes I think they're a nice comfort food for a rainy day too.
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@RebeccasFarm (65436)
• United States
26 Aug
I love black pepper on spuds
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
30 Aug
That's nice! Do you bake them and sprinkle the black pepper on top?
@prinzcy (33100)
• Malaysia
24 Aug
Most likely coffee and pisang goreng. But anything is good though.
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
26 Aug
You can never go wrong with pisang goreng or cempedak goreng on a rainy day!
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@cacay1 (70839)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug
@cahaya1983, that's yummy and delicious. We use black pepper when cook chicken adobo.
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@CarolDM (187021)
• United States
20 Aug
Not really, depends on the temperture and the time of the year.
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
22 Aug
I agree. I guess there are certain times when they're used more. I don't usually cook this dish on hot days.
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• United States
20 Aug
Actually I use black pepper in almost every thing I cook. Today I'm making spaghetti so I guess you could say it's comfort food
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
20 Aug
Spaghetti can be a comfort food for sure. I like it a bit spicy, aglio e olio is my favourite!
@marlina (146689)
• Canada
20 Aug
Homemade mac and cheese
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
20 Aug
My kids like that one!
@prashu228 (37320)
• India
20 Aug
wow..looks nice. Its a gloomy day ..here..i will prepare rice and egg curry for dinner
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
20 Aug
Egg curry sounds nice. I usually make chicken curry, never tried eggs.
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@miftha (1649)
• Bekasi, Indonesia
20 Aug
Mmm. wow. Looks very tasty
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
20 Aug
Thank you, I'm glad it turned out well. I've made it many times, very easy.
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• United States
2 Feb
I haven't seen you for some time now. I hope you are well and you'll be back soon. I use black pepper in most everything. Even buttered popcorn.
@aureliah (24601)
• Kenya
18 Jan
My craving is always for some hot tea and duvet
@sol_cee (31441)
• Philippines
21 Sep
Rice is life! Loll
@kaka135 (14711)
• Malaysia
8 Sep
I don't really like black pepper. It's too hot for me. I guess I would prefer steamboat or some hot soup in a rainy day.