bubur hitam (i call it that) is a childhood taste to me for the simple reason that i’ve not tasted better bubur hitam in adulthood. in comparison, ice cream for example, isn’t a childhood taste because all the amazing gelati and ‘branded ice cream’ i have since tried, has raised the bar in the ice cream taste buds department. i also strongly think i only had inferior ice cream when i was young.
so back to my bubur hitam. it’s remained a childhood taste because it’s quite difficult to find a good bowl of bubur hitam and it doesn’t help that i’m not inclined to try more stalls after being disappointed once too many times.
some time ago, dan and i were grocery shopping when we came across a ready made packet of bubur hitam. just pour, microwave and serve. he immediately grabbed 2 packets for himself and young to have on the morning show. dan’s adventurous that way.
he came back with rave reviews but i waved it off because c’mon, how good can instant things be. after a few more trips to the supermarket (and on many occasions, he just bought however many packets of bubur hitams on the shelves there were), i thought that it was about time to be more open to new experiences.
when i finally tried it, i was pretty wowed by this instant stuff - great taste, texture and thickness! the only downside is that it’s a tad too sweet but i can live with that :)
i went back to the supermarket to buy the other instant stuff they had – dan grabbed the bobo chacha and i got the tau suan. both of us say just stick to the bubur hitam. i think both cold storage and ntuc has them.
ps: on the topic of bubur hitam, the bubur hitam flavoured ice cream, at island creamery in serene center is some kind of wonderful too