-Cycle 1, Item 342-
13 December 2010
Nasi Goreng with Shrimp
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Asian Home Gourmet, Part 3 (see most recently 1.093 Kaang Kiew Wan with Shrimp, Eggplant, and Bokchoy over Steamed Rice).
If nasi goreng is one of Indonesia's "national foods" as discussed in prior post (see 1.038 Nasi Goreng with Chicken), and Indonesia is predominantly Muslim, and Muslims, to my knowledge, are prohibited by their religion from eating shellfish, then it seems strange that the company's packaging for nasi goreng sauce would feature a photograph of shrimp and call for shrimp in the instructions on the back, clearly suggesting that shrimp is the preferred way to go. It'd be like seeing beef curry at an Indian restaurant.
Cognitive dissonance notwithstanding, I went with the shrimp as instructed for the dish here. Then, I deviated from the instructions, which only mention scallions for garnish as far as veggies go, and added onions and cabbage and bean sprouts, which created moisture and made the rice all soggy.