ladies and gentlemen,
is called lompap.
The name is quite funny, don't you think? When I first learned about lompap, I was, what...around 10 years old. This dish came from my father's side. My grandmothers (my father's mother and aunt) were the ones who taught me on how to cook this dish. It was very simple:
1. Chop all ingredients (except for coconut milk and salt, of course) and make sure that everything is hygienic.
2. Place chopped ingredients in a pot. Put a quarter cup of water and add salt.
3. Once the ingredients are half cooked, pour the coconut milk and mix.
4. Once cooked, serve it with lemang.
Personally, I feel that this dish is definitely unhealthy. The name is weird. Look at the ingredients. Most people find internal organs are so obnoxious; they tend to forget the names of the organ even though it's a mammal! A cow is not suppose to have a heart? What is spleen in Malay? What do we call cow's meat in a proper language?
Some of us do not eat cow at all due to several reasons.
Even though I like this dish a lot and I can understand the intention of preventing wastage, I still can't understand why must it be so sinful yet delicious at the same time.
"Love is like trying to figure out a really difficult math problem: the more I think about it, the more confusing it becomes."
Counting calories is hard in a sense that not eating rice might not necessarily make you as someone who prevents things like lompap. It has always been a general judgement that the ingredients in lompap are more dangerous than a plate of rice.
But some says that rice is a big no.
So, which one are you?
Will you eat rice. Or will you eat lompap.
In my case, just because it's Aidiladha, I will eat BOTH.
I have to be appreciative towards the ones who prepare it, right?
Should I tweet to express that I'm on diet to everyone?