Jia Xiang Nasi Lemak: Blue is in!
Blue rice is currently the in thing! It’s actually not a new thing but an old thing, but somehow it has recently become THE thing! Blue food really does capture the imagination doesn’t it? There are not many foods that we associate the colour blue with. One can think of blue cheese and blueberries perhaps, but blue is an uncommon colour for food. Whereas reds are usually an indicator for heat, yellows for richness, greens for freshness and browns for sweetness, blue is usually associated with cold and rotting food. So, we seldom see blue used for food. Dried blue pea flowers Blue pea rice is another exception, especially in Peranakan and South East Asian cooking. The colour comes from the petals of the blue pea flower, (Malay: bunga telang ) which is native to Malaysia and Indonesia. Its resemblance to the female genitalia gave rise to its scientific name, clitoris ternate...