Enjoying the NASI KUNING, Indonesian Traditional Cuisine. In Indonesian culture, nasi kuning has favorable symbolic meanings. The yellow-colored rice is perceived to look like a pile of gold, so it is often served in festive occasions, including parties, housewarmings, welcoming guests, and opening ceremonies – as a symbol of good fortune, prosperity, wealth, and dignity.
Nasi kuning is quite widespread and commonly found in Indonesian culture. It can be found from Java to Sumatra, Bali, and Sulawesi.
However, it is most strongly associated with Javanese and Minahasa traditions, where our Rumah Gadang is comes from.