Our well-known and authenthic food from a long time ago

After i posted the “Kerupuk” one, it make me hungry. So, i want to share the nasi goreng recipe the food which is very well-known since the colonialism even there is a holland song inspired by it…

Okay, after hearing the song let’s try to cook it and taste how delicious it is…

500 g rice
200 grams of boiled beef, cut into long thin
100 g wet shrimp, peeled
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cooking oil for sauteing
Javanese Fried Rice Seasoning recipe, puree:

4 red chilies, seeded
1 tsp shrimp paste
6 pieces of red onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp coriander
½ tsp sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Complementary Java Fried Rice:

2 chicken eggs, make it like omelette
2 pieces of cucumber, peeled, cut into pieces
Prawn crackers (kerupuk)
Fried onions

How to Make Fried Rice:

Stir-fry ground spices until fragrant. Give 3 tablespoons water and soy sauce and stir well.
Insert meat and shrimp, stir briefly. Add rice, stirring constantly until blended wellover low heat, remove from heat. Serve with a sprinkling of fried onions, scrambled eggs, sliced ​​cucumber, and shrimp crackers (kerupuk).

BON APPETIT ! ^___^ [aci]


Kerupuk as our one of the other complementary dishes

Left : kerupuk "Emping" made from melinjo. Right : kerupuk made from shrimp

Here in Indonesia, we have some snacks maybe you called it named Kerupuk. We usually eat it as a complementary with our main food or we can have a little dip the kerupuk with you sambal if you like spicy food. There are many kind of kerupuk here and also many kind of making it. As i know, kerupuk are made from a tapioca flour, several spices and fish or shrimp. Here, people like it sooo much. Especially here in Bandung where we live, you can find it almost in every traditional food restaurant. You should try it when you go here. In Indramayu a region between west java and central java are well-know for its shrimp kerupuk.

Kerupuk made from the dried cow skin

Many kind of raw kerupuk. You must fried it before you eat it... ^__^

Spicy tapioca kerupuk

Kerupuk made from tapioca flour

So guys, after you taste it make a comment for us okay? hahaha… [aci]

Kerupuk and one of our traditional fried rice (nasi goreng) yummy !!

Eating in Indonesian Manner

I remember my friend’s story.  She has a friend who has a foreign friend. The foreign friend of her friend came to Indonesia and very shocking when saw Indonesian using hand to eat. Not spoon, fork or knife or chopstick, only hand.

Yes, Indonesian people use their right hand to eat.  It’s their culture and tradition. They wash their hand before eating of course. The feeling of using hand when eating is good.  You should try it.  You can find Indonesian eating with hand in many restaurant here, specially restaurant with traditional food menu and several fast food restaurant.  How if Indonesian eat soup, do they use hand too? No, they use spoon.

Spoon, fork and chopstick are very popular among Indonesian. At their home, they can eat with hand, spoon, fork and chopstick according to what they eat. Knife is not too popular as spoon and fork in here at their home (except for cooking). But in a restaurant with steak menu, they will use knife and fork as western people do.

In meal time, the food are served in a big plate and stored in the middle of table. The plate can be more than one.  It can be vegetable soup, fried chicken, or fish or rice.  So everyone can take the food from that big plate to their own plate.

How if  you want that last fried chicken on that big plate? If you want  it,  you should  ask everybody there,  whether anyone want that fried chicken or not. If no one want to eat that last piece, you can take that last piece of yummy fried chicken. but if there is someone want that last piece, you should divide the food into 2 pieces, for example, or if you are too kind, you can give it to him/her. This is what we called politeness and the art of sharing.

When you are dining out with Indonesian in here, and the waiter do not serve the food at the same time,  Indonesian will wait until all the food out so that everyone can eat together. It’s also a form of politeness. Indonesian usually said “bon appetite”  before beginning to eat.

How if you are really starving to death, and your food (spaghetti) already  in front of you  for 15 minutes, but your Indonesian friend’s food has not out yet? can  you eat first? yes you can, but you have to ask everyone. For example : “may i eat first? i am very starving”. Usually the answer is “Yes”.

In Indonesia, burp while eating is not polite.

Don’t be surprised when you see your Indonesian friend taste food of her/his friend. it’s very common if the relationship between them is very close.

for example, you dine out with you Indonesian friend. Her name is Yulia. Yulia bring her best friends Tasya (female) and Rigil (male). In a restaurant you order fried rice, Yulia orders  spaghetti, Tasya orders “Lontong Kari”, and Rigill orders “Soto ayam”. Suddenly you hear Yulia want to taste “Lontong Kari” of Tasya. She put her spoon on Tasya food and taste the food. and Tasya taste Yulia’s food. The Rigil want to taste Tasya Food too, then he put his spoon on the bowl and taste it. After tasting Tasya’s food, Yulia also taste Ragil’s food.  It’s common among Indonesian doing that, with notes “very close relationship”.

I hope this information will help you when you come and stay in Indonesia 🙂


Happy New Year 2012

Hello guys, happy new year to you. We hope this year we will have prosperity and happiness. We spent our new years eve in Jatiluhur dam. We rent a bungalow with our extended family and saw fireworks. In big cities in Indonesia, in new years eve, there is a traffic jam in some spot and there is a loooooot of people on the road. Some hotels and restaurants usually full. in some public space or private space there are also party to welcome a new year.  To those who don’t like to spend their new years eve in the road, usually have their  own party such as barbeque with   their whole family or friends, some religious people spend at home to read holly book and pray for a better future and watching tv until turn of the year, some people who are tired and not really interested in new year’s eve prefer staying at home and sleep. Well, many kinds of people, obviously. haha.

In 12.00 am of a new year, fireworks will come everywhere. The best place to watch it, is in the highest place so that you can see all cities with fireworks from everywhere.

Oh, several days before this event, you will find people selling trumpet for new years eve on the road. And there is many kinds of trumpet with unique shape and sound. The price is various of course.

click this link to see many trumpet sellers : http://www.google.co.id/search?q=tukang+jualan+terompet+tahun+baru&hl=id&sa=X&imgrefurl=http://kotapalembang.blogspot.com/2008_12_01_archive.html&imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2Jm7x_QJfio/SVrxdBpWThI/AAAAAAAAgUA/d1VWr2Gsvbo/s400/PIC_0509.JPG&w=400&h=300&sig=117002959269761712160&ndsp=11&tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CAESEgmsy0_1BDAxQ1CGAsMY5RHDqsA&ei=VJ8DT8bHPMTsrAef5Yz8Dw&ved=0CAQQ0gU4IA&biw=1228&bih=567#hl=id&imgrefurl=http:%2F%2Fkotapalembang.blogspot.com%2F2008_12_01_archive.html&imgurl=http:%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F_2Jm7x_QJfio%2FSVrxdBpWThI%2FAAAAAAAAgUA%2Fd1VWr2Gsvbo%2Fs400%2FPIC_0509.JPG&w=400&h=300&sig=117002959269761712160&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=terompet+tahun+baru&pbx=1&oq=+terompet+tahun+baru&aq=0&aqi=g5&aql=&gs_sm=c&gs_upl=111916l111916l0l114927l1l1l0l0l0l0l876l876l6-1l1l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&fp=6fe8a5b2ca68989f&biw=1228&bih=567



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