Our friend posted some pictures of nasi bungkus (rice with meat and some side dish wrapped in a banana leaves or plastic-lined paper) and reminded me of my nasi Honda. I still love nasi bungkus but hubby often persuades me not to pack food from home when we are traveling. He wants the kitchen and the house to be clean before we leave. I can only prepare the nasi bungkus the morning before we leave because the food is kept in the refrigerator the whole night and it has to be heated first and cooled to room temperature before I can wrap it. It is an extra work for him in the morning when we are also have to be ready for the trip. It's his pet peeve that we leave later than planned
That time however, we agreed to bring nasi Honda to our trip to Indiana. I really prefer to pack lunch than stop at a restaurant because nasi Honda tastes better in my opinion, and eating at a restaurant wastes time. Furthermore, unless we know a great restaurant and can plan where we would stop, we would pick random restaurant that may not have nice food. That trip, I knew that I would stop at least every 2 hours per doctor recommendation, so bringing lunch from home was a perfect decision. It was our first nasi Honda experience inside Shiro, our newer Honda Civic.
The lunch I packed that day consisted of rice, spicy eggplant in coconut milk, and a whole egg per pack. As usual, hubby's portion was bigger than mine, hence the initials. We enjoyed our lunch at a rest area in Ohio, about half way of our nine-hour driving to see my in laws. On the way back to Tennessee, our sister in law pack lunch for us, which consisted of rice and beef empal my mom in law cooked. Instead of using paper wrap, she used a pyrex container