Day Ten: My Favorite Childhood Meal!

Today’s Prompt: Tell us something about your favorite childhood meal — the one that was always a treat, that meant “celebration,” or that comforted you and has deep roots in your memory.

Free free to focus on any aspect of the meal, from the food you ate to the people who were there to the event it marked.

Today’s twist: Tell the story in your own distinct voice.

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.

– Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

The biggest thing that separates you from every other blogger in the world is your voice. Finding (and being confident in) our voices is one of the biggest challenges in writing, and it’s easy to lose our voices when we’re worried about being liked by everyone, or when we compare ourselves to others.

Write today’s post as if you’re relaying the story to your best friend over a cup of coffee (or glass of wine — your call). Don’t worry if it feels like you ramble a bit, or a four-letter-word sneaks in, or it feels different from what you usually publish. Maybe you normally speak more formally — that’s fine, too. Take a deep breath, tell the story in your own words, and send it out the virtual door.

I really love this prompt!  ❤

My friends, if you ask me about my favorite childhood meal, so here it is!


I loved to eat tumpeng! Do you know tumpeng? Tumpeng is a name of food, it is made from rice. Its process has some steps to make delicious tumpeng.

Why I choose tumpeng as my favorite childhood meal, because my parents often cook it to celebrate the important moments in our lives. When I was child, I still remember, to celebrate and to encourage me in reading Qur’an, my parents cooked tumpeng and share it to our neighbors.

Oh yes, when I studied at Elementary school in the fourth grade, our teacher held competition to cook tumpeng. Of course we didn’t cook it by ourselves, my parents helped us to make it, and………..finally we won the competition.  LOL!!  We got many books as its prize. Yes! Tumpeng yes!!   LOL

I had many interesting moments about tumpeng.

When we finished reading Iqra’ and Qur’an, we made tumpeng,

When we completed the house, we made tumpeng,

Tumpeng, tumpeng………….and tumpeng!

Now, I know why they did it to me and to my siblings. They wanted to appreciate our efforts in learning Qur’an. I was happy with that. Yeah, who doesn’t want to eat special food in our special moments?

But, now I rare to eat it, I don’t know the reason, perhaps we aren’t children again, he….he.

I missed to eat Tumpeng!

Let’s eat tumpeng together! Hem….yum..yum…yummy!

Do you want to try to eat it?

35 thoughts on “Day Ten: My Favorite Childhood Meal!”

  1. ohh that looks wonderful!!!! That gives me a whole new impression on rice!!my parents are originally bengali, though we were born in England so we have curry and rice very often, and im quite fed up of it!!! My mum is just like, “be grateful that you have food, cos you aren’t the one cooking it!! when you are an adult you’ll see!!!” so you are in indonesia!! my little brother got this cute indonesian outfit from my aunty’s friend who is also my mums friend and she lives in indinesia, and when she came visiting our house she got him it. I love indonesian clothing!! And I am looking for modest clothing my parents will let me wear out, they are like you are mature now, you can’t wear tight pants and tops or whatever, you wear abaya or modest clothes!! So I have to resort to long maxi dresses!! It’s not that i dont like wearing abaya, just that, the majority of muslim children my age, don’t wear abaya, so im not so sure about wearing it, tough i wear it to mosque, and arabic school!! Wow!! I just looked at this coment it is soo long. im really really sorry!!! I do seem to waffle and ramble don’t i?LOL!!!

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    1. LOOOLLL….you’re nice, dear! I like to read your comments! You’re so respect! Yes, I’m an Indonesian. I wear long skirt,, sometimes I wear abaya or Muslim clothing. Sorry dear, my English isn’t good, cos I don’t speak English in my days, only here, in my blog.

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      1. thank you!!! You are soo nice, and I think your english is totally fine!! It’s better than loads of people I know who live in the country!! I am into wearing long skirts and shirts most of the time, but at school, the rules are you have to wear above knee skirt with below knee socks, so my parents dont make me go home alone, instead they pick me up and drop me off!! And I go to an all girls school so its not that bad, though my parents aren’t very happy, though they prefer me to be in all girls school than mixed. I like the indonesian language, it sounds so nice!! i might learn it in the future!!!

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        1. You’re most welcome, dear! And thanks again! It’s hard to find people to speak English in daily here. Most of us using Sundanese and our national language. Though some of us can speak English well, anyhow they don’t use it in their days. Your parents are doing great, dear! They love you sooooo much! I’d love to help you to learn Indonesian language, it’s sooo simple. You don’t need to change the verbs! 😉

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          1. thanks so much!!!! You don’t need to change the verbs?!!! wow!! that’s so much easier then german, french and latin which I have to learn at school, which is quite fun, but i always mess up my french verbs!!!!:D
            bye bye

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            1. Exactly, we only add adverb of time in our sentences. For example: I eat breakfast every morning. (Saya sarapan pagi setiap pagi). I ate last night. (Saya makan tadi malam). Eat–ate = in Indonesian is “makan” You can see, that verb didn’t change at all. Right??!!

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  2. Very interesting. I’ve never eaten tumpeng before. If it’s not too difficult to make and I have access to the ingredients, I’ll try making it one day, though I have no idea how it tastes like, so I’m not sure if I’ll make it right or not lol

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