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]

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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 🙂

[Sel]

Trip to the province with a thousand of temple, Bali part 2

So, many people have come to Bali. Yes, it has such a unique athmosphere and culture sensation. If you came to a region you must taste the food right? because the food is a part of the culture. Here it is the food that you must taste if you come to Bali :

1. Sate Lilit Bali

2. Betutu Chicken or Duck Bali (beware you must like spicy food to try it)

3. Lawar (it’s just llike a salad)

Actually i’m on my way searching for more info about it. I promise i’ll share it soon… ^_^

Now, it’s shopping time !! Beside, the kuta district, the ubud village boutique, we can do shopping for a bargain price in Fatmawati Market. (I’ll suggest you to make a bargain at least 40% from the original price. In fact it work for me as Indonesian, i don’t know if it really work for foreign tourist, but it worth to try).

sukowati market

You are not allowed to leave Bali before you see the dance performance. Kecak dance, barong dance, pendet dance, topeng dance, etc. I suggest you to watch the kecak dance at Bedugul temple or GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana) the masterpiece of our craftman. It’s unfinished sculpture of the God named Wisnu from the beliefs of Hindunism. It’s unfinished but still it’s beautiful ! Here it is…Check it out…

Wisnu God

I found a really interesting place there, it is Tirta empul temple. People believe that it’s a place to make ourself back to the holyness. You should go there too…

Actually theres more interesting place there, but unfortunatelly i cant tell it all…Have a good vacation guys ! [aci]

One of the most delicious food in the world comes from Indonesia – Rendang

Have you all heard about rendang? I heard from the news that this is one of the most delicious food in the world. Have you all taste it? Not yet? why dont you make it yourself. I hope you guys have the ingredients there because we need a lot of spices and herbs to make it. ^__^ So, let’s do it then…

Before we cook, here is some tips to make Rendang :
– Rendang Meat is much better served if the meat is tender. To be easy meat soft, try to boil the meat first and then crushed it.

– You need to be patient because we need a lot of time to make it. I prefer to make it in a big portion since once you make it, the expired date of rendang is quite long. About 3 months without any ‘preservative’ things. But, if you find it already in different taste before 3 months, just throw it away (^-^)v (#peace)

Meat Rendang Recipe Ingredients:

– 500 gr of beef, cut into pieces about 3 cm long
– 1000 ml thick coconut milk
– Coconut milk 1000 ml liquid (coconut milk 3 eggs and liquid from coconuts)
– Serai 2 sticks, crushed
– Kaffir lime leaves 5 ​​pieces
– 1 sheet of turmeric leaves, torn
– Acid kandis 2 pieces

Seasoning Recipes:

– Red chilli 250 grams
– 4 cloves garlic
– 10 grains of red onion
– Ginger 1 cm
– 2 cm turmeric
– Galangal 4 cm
– Salt to taste

How to Make Rendang Meat:

->> Boil the liquid coconut milk, lemongrass, lime leaves, turmeric leaf, tamarind, spicescooked until it boiled.

->> Insert meat that had been cut into pieces, and cook again until thick coconut milk.

->> Enter the thick coconut milk then cook it with a low heat. Cook until almost dry. Stir until browned and greasy rendang.VOILA !

The result? it should be like this :

So guys ! If you made it share with us ! hahaha ^__^ [aci]

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Indomie : A popular and Delicious Instant Noodle

Indomie is a product of Indonesia. It is an instant noodle with various taste and very delicious. The product is very popular  in several countries, and  very popular here as well.  I usually eat this instant noodle in breakfast, in a cold weather, and  when  i am lazy for cooking or there is no food left at home. Haha….but i don’t eat it everyday of course.

Since it’s very popular in several countries, there are many commercials tv about Indomie. Even, there is  Nigerian rapper who sing about indomie. In the song,  the rapper tell that he likes indomie so much.

Here is the video clip of J20, “Indomie”:

And there are also some commercials tv of Indomie around the world :

And here is one of the commercial tv from Indonesia:

you can find more videos on youtube .LOL. By the way, this is the official website of Indomie: http://www.indomie.com/

[sel]

Indonesian Recipe : Soto Kudus

Ingredients :

Chicken, 500 grams
Water, 1 liter
Red onion, 5 grains, chopped
Garlic, 10 cloves, minced
Fried onions, 50 grams
Pecan, 5 grains, mashed
Ginger, 2 cm, crushed, burned
Bay leaf, 1 sheet
Galangal, a vertebra, crushed
Pepper powder, 1 / 2 teaspoon
Salt, depends of the taste
Cooking oil, depends of the taste

Complement:

long bean sprouts
Chives, chopped
Celery leaves, minced
Fried onions, to taste
lemon
Boiled chicken eggs
soy sauce

How to cook :

Boil chicken with water, bay leaves and galangal until cooked and tender.
Remove the chicken is already tender, then drain and shredded-shredded and set aside.
Heat a little oil and saute onion, garlic, nutmeg and ginger until fragrant.
Enter stir spices into the chicken broth that has been separated.Add salt and pepper to taste, cook until boiling, remove from heat.
Serve with boiled egg, bean sprouts, fried onions, leeks, celery,lemon juice and soy sauce.


Makes 4 servings

Good luck! please share the photo to us if you make it ^__^ [aci]

Some Place to Hideout with Some Cozzy Feeling

Located in Jl. Lembah Pakar Timur No. 32, Bandung, 3es view is one of some cafe with the most beautiful view of Bandung, especially in the night. This place is a little bit isolated because it’s located among some big restaurant. But, if you want some comfort, some atmospheres, some romantic place to have dinner or just to dating or maybe hanging out with your friends to spend some saturday night together, this may be becoming your first option ! I love it, the candle in your table. It’s so romantic with some city light view, it’s just perfect ! The food is good and the price is in middle class above. But, it’s worth for me. 🙂 [aci]

Dogar – Chocolate With Spicy Shredded Fish Flavor

Are you dare eating chocolate with spicy shredded fish  flavor? Can you imagine the flavor?This is another Indonesian product.  It’s sweet chocolate mix with salty and spicy shredded fish.  It’s very unique taste and delicious. If you are a food adventurer you should try this. My friend brought this from his homeland, Garut.  You must go to Garut city first to get this kind of chocolate or you can ask your friend who lives there, because it is a unique souvenir from Garut, West Java Province, Indonesia.[cel]

 

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Chinese Mini Pie in Indonesian Way

Bakpia is one of the snack which is very famous in Central Java, Specially from D.I Yogyakarta province. People who go to Yogyakarta, usually buy this for souvenir. People said that Bakpia recipe itself came from China. There, they call it Tou Luk Pia which means green beans pie.

Beside green beans flavor, there are several flavors like chocolate, cheese, etc of Bakpia. You should try it, i am sure you’ll be addicted to it !  It taste is sweet and delicious ^___^ [aci]

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