Indonesians don’t traditionally start the day with breakfast cereal, let alone bacon and eggs. Instead, a popular breakfast dish is rice porridge (pronounced bubur and spelled congee) with shredded chicken ( ayam suwir). If you’ve spent the night working, praying or engaged in some other pleasant activity, bubur makes for a cheaper and healthier alternative than stumbling into a 24-hour McDonald’s at 4.30am for the final burgers and fries. From pushcarts to five-star hotel breakfast buffets, bubur
ayam is a popular favourite among Indonesians from all walks of life. For some foreigners, it’s an acquired taste, but it’s definitely a taste worth acquiring.