A couple of weeks ago I posted my picture on Instagram of Congee (Chinese Rice Porridge- my recipe is here).
One of my readers- Germaine- saw it there & talked about how her family often pop Ikan Bilis on top of Congee. Ikan Bilis is one of my all time fave goodies! My 12yo LOVES it sooooo much! I am not sure why I have never cooked it myself so when Germaine told me about her family recipe I was super excited to ask her to share it with all of you too! I feel absolutely thrilled she has shared one of her family recipes with us. aren't we lucky!!!! I can't wait to make this!
Germaine Tan is a mumma of two super doop cutie patootie girls. They live in Melbourne & she is the owner of the very cute online store ChibiRun.
Today I am thrilled to share with you a post written by her. Germaine shares a heartfelt piece about her food memories as a child growing up in Singapore and how it has influenced her cooking with & for her family now.
Here is Germaine's gorgeous story. I hope you love it as much as I do. ~
"I believe that food always brings people together. In more ways than anyone can imagine.
Making our own little food traditions.
After having one of those crazy weeks where everything happens in a rush, we usually sit down
on Sundays and have a bit of Chinese porridge.
Nice, simple, comfort food.
And to add a little bit more excitement in our life, we like to sprinkle lots of ikan bilis on top of the porridge."
You can also find the sambal at the asian grocer.
Ikan bilis can be used as a lovely addition to porridge, nasi lemak or even fried rice.
Writing this blog post has made me re-live many fond memories of my childhood.
Sending ALL my love to each and every one of you this week