With Silver Bullet travelling, I seized the chance to cook something I absolutely like and hardly ever get the chance to cook when he is around because Master Silver Bullet thinks they are smelly. He will complain big time.
I beg to differ really. It’s not that they are smelly; it’s just that his nose is untrained to appreciate the wonderful aroma of dried ikan bilis (anchovies).
Yeeessss….the fabulous anchovies. Hmmmm…yummy stuff that’s ingrained in my Asian roots. They are so good when cooked with sambal (chilli paste) and if fried, they can be really good for snacking, too.
So in his absence, I get to stink up the house to high heavens.
Do you know what else would ikan bilis be good with? Fried rice, of course! It’s comfort food for me. It’s a taste only fellow Singaporeans can understand and appreciate. A dish Silver Bullet loves to hate!
But that don’t matter because he was not around when I made this. I relish my ikan bilis fried rice and this time, I made it peppery using both white and black pepper. I added some green chillies too.