Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Many variations of Soto can be found in Indonesia cuisine with regional cooking techniques and ingredients (for example: Soto Jakarta, Soto Bandung, Soto Pekalongan, Soto Madura, Soto Banjar, Coto Makassar, Soto Padang, Soto Belitung etc). Although recipes and ingredients vary or almost similar from every regions , Soto is generally consists of shredded chicken or slices of meats with or without coconut milk. Served with hot steamed rice or lontong ( steamed rice rolls, compressed in banana leaves), ketupat. Pekalongan, known for its Batik, is a city on the central Java, Indonesia. I´ve got the recipe from Neni when I met her in Münich. I ´ve just made a little bit modification from her recipe.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I haven´t taken any cake decorating course, so my black forest doesn´t look beautiful like others. For the black forest cake , I don´t use margarine or butter. Despite lack of margarine or butter, the cake itself turned out pretty well. I thought, it´s already creamy enough from the mixture of whipped Cream and Mascarpone that are used to cover the cake.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Nasi Kuning/yellow rice (cooked with turmeric, coconut milk, bay leaf and lemon grass) is very popular dish especially during traditional celebration feast, Birthday Party or special event. Usually served with variety of side dishes : Rendang, Fried Chicken, Urap, Omelett, Sambal, Perkedel, kering tempe, etc. Indonesia Independence Day is going to be celebrated on 17 August 2007. Happy Independence Day Indonesia! You can read the historical story here. For my dearest readers, please enjoy my nasi kuning.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Teh Niknik (Siti Wahyuni), my friend, is really kind to give me some rempeyek/Peanut Brittle and share the recipe to you. Thanks a lot. Rempeyek is so crunchy and tasty for snacks or to accompany your entree, e.g : Nasi Pecel (steamed rice served with cooked mix vegetables and peanut sauce). No doubt, it´s gone in a few minutes.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Urap, cooked mix vegetables with hot and spicy grated coconut, are used to serve as an accompaniment to Nasi Kuning (yellow rice) or Nasi Uduk. This is one of traditional Indonesia cuisine known for its combination of contrasting flavors (spicy, sweet and hot).
Thursday, August 9, 2007
When Amy posted Blueberry Cheese Tart, I hope I´ll get to try them someday. Today, I made a Sour Cherry, the only jam still left in my fridge, Cheese Cake instead of Blueberry with a little bit modification. No need to bake in the oven, let the refrigerator do it. The cake is really creamy with crisp base. Don´t look at this if you´re on diet. Amy and Inong thanks for sharing the recipe.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Somen, white Japanese noodles made from wheat flour, are very thin and round. Often served not only cold or chilled with ice, but also added to soups. It´s called Misoa in Indonesia. Thanks to Dewi Nanang who has introduced me to this Misoa Goreng.
Monday, August 6, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
Nothing can be beat ice cream to chill out, in the hot summer day. This is my second homemade ice cream after Cocopandan Ice cream. It sounds too much work to make my own ice cream, but I can create variations and select flavors, the ingredients, so I can have exactly what I want. Of course, it looks not as smooth like readymake ice cream from a store. I love homemade Ice Cream and cappuccino!