Goat Tongseng and Satay Mirah, Muntilan # Central Java – Indonesia

July 28, 2020

Tongseng is an Indonesian goat meat, mutton or beef stew dish in curry-like soup with vegetables and kecap manis (sweet soy sauce). Tongseng is commonly found in Indonesian region of Central Java; from Surakarta to Yogyakarta. However, it is believed that dish was originated from Klego district in Boyolali, Central Java.

The term tongseng derived from Javanese term osengan which refer to “stir frying” to describes its cooking method. It also refer to the “seng” friction sounds of metal frying spoon against metal wok.

The soup is made of ground mixture of garlic, shallot, black pepper, ginger, coriander, galangal, daun salam (Indonesian bay leaves), and lemongrass sauteed with palm oil until it gets aromatic. The diced meat then poured into the sauteed mixture until cooked. Usually the uncooked goat meat from sate kambing (goat satay) are used. Add water until it boiled and add sweet soy sauce with tamarind juice. After the boiled mixture reduces, shredded cabbages and sliced tomato are add to add fresh and crisp texture. Some versions are prepared using coconut milk. Slices of bird’s eye chili might be added for those who prefers extra hot and spicy tongseng soup.

Tongseng is usually served with hot steamed rice. The soup of tongseng is similar to gulai soup, however gulai is cooked without sweet soy sauce while tongseng mostly appears in brownish gold colour because of the addition of sweet soy sauce. Gulai usually uses beef’s offal while tongseng usually only uses meat (goat, lamb, mutton or beef).

credit: Wikipedia

This Stan is one of my favourite Tongseng Restaurant, which located at Muntilan City in Central Java, near temple in Muntilan. They are open from 17:00 until sold out, and usually, around 22:00 it has already sold out.

Usually, I will arrive at 16:45 and waiting. Why I come so early? Because if you come late, then the seat will be full already and you have to queue. Usually, at 17:00 when they open, there will be some people already in there. At least, you have to wait 10 portion to be cook. This stan is quiet famous in here.

The meat is tender, and it taste very tasty. Especially when you added Sataw, yummy.. You will forget that you are in diet if you taste it.. Hehe..

Ice Kopyor

July 22, 2020

Macapunokopyor or coconut sport is a naturally occurring coconutcultivar which has an abnormal development of the endosperm. The result of this abnormal development is a soft translucent jelly-like flesh that fills almost the entire central cavity of coconut seeds, with little to no coconut water. Macapuno was first described scientifically from wild specimens in 1931 by Edwin Copeland. They were first cultivated commercially in the Philippines after the development of the “embryo rescue” in vitro culture technology in the 1960s by Emerita V. De Guzman. It has become an important crop in coconut-producing countries and is now widely used in the cuisines of Southeast AsiaSouth Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

Source: Wikipedia

In Indonesia, it is known as Kopyor. And recently, my mom buy Kopyor and give it to my uncle. So my uncle made Ice Kopyor. It’s very suitable this hot weather.

Added some Longan and Syrup to make it very tasty.

Pomegranate Poridge

July 10, 2020

Maybe, for some people outside Indonesia haven’t seen this porridge (I don’t know, but I never heard about this outside). Sweet Porridge is Indonesian Snack and this Pomegranate Porridge is one of them. I often buy it in the traditional market.

This one is my favourite.

The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub in the family Lythraceae, subfamily Punicoideae, that grows between 5 and 10 m (16 and 33 ft) tall.

The pomegranate originated in the region extending from Iran to northern India, and has been cultivated since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean region. It was introduced into Spanish America in the late 16th century and into California by Spanish settlers in 1769.

The fruit is typically in season in the Northern Hemisphere from September to February, and in the Southern Hemisphere from March to May. As intact sarcotestas or juice, pomegranates are used in baking, cooking, juice blends, meal garnishes, smoothies, and alcoholic beverages, such as cocktails and wine.

Today, it is widely cultivated throughout the Middle East and Caucasus region, north and tropical Africa, the Indian subcontinentCentral Asia, the drier parts of Southeast Asia, and parts of the Mediterranean Basin. It is also cultivated in parts of Arizona and the San Joaquin Valley in California. In the 20th and 21st centuries, it has become more common in the shops and markets of Europe and the Western Hemisphere.

source: Wikipedia

To make sweet porridge (source internet),

Soak the pomegranate in the water for about 1 hours. Then Boiled the pomegranate with sugar, pandan leaves, vanilla paste until soft and looks transparent and looks like porridge, very thick. Taste it, you can add a little salt if you want. Mix sago flour with 2 tablespoon of water, and pour it into the pomegranate sauce and boiled it.

For the white sauce, or coconut milk, boiled the coconut milk with salt and pandan leaves.

Put the pomegranate in the bowl, then pour some coconut milk (based on your suitable). Enjoy it while warm..

Bakmi Pak Kadis Dusun Menayu, Muntilan # Central Java – Indonesia

This is my favourite place to eat lunch. They serve Special Indonesian Noodle Soup (Javanese Noodle).

Bakmi Pak Kadis

Address: Kapanjen, Menayu, Kec. Muntilan, Magelang, Jawa Tengah 56415

It tasteful and savory. The broth is very strong and make it really tasteful.

Bagelen, Indonesia Snack

Today, I went to Supermarket and my mom found this snack.

Maybe you have ever seen this snack. This snack also reminder me of my childhood. It is a cookies that smeared with sugar on the side and now there’s so many varian. There’s cheese, pizza, coffee, etc.

The one in the picture is from Magelang, Central Java – Indonesia, it has cheese flavoue but still there’s sugar in the side, so it has combine taste between sweet and salty cheese. So delicious. And this snack size is good enough to eat it in one mouthful. Because it’s too crispy, so if you bite it little by little, there will be cookies flakes fall from the cookies.

The famous Bagelen is in Bandung, West Java – Indonesia. Each time I went to Bandung, I will go to this famous bread store and by their Bagelen. They have various taste.

Noodle Pizza

Today is wednesday. Usually, at Wednesday I will eat Indomie for breakfast (but not every week, by mood only). And today, I’m crafting some Noodle Pizza.

This noodle pizza is made from Fried Indomie + eggs.

Indomie, an Indonesian brand of instant noodle. And when I’m in university, my friend taught me how to make this food.

It’s very easy.

What you need?

  • Indomie Noodle Instant, fried one
  • 2pcs of egg

How to make?

First, you cook the instant noodle until it’s soft enough. Then while cooking the noodle, crack the 2 eggs insids a bowl and mix it with Indomie Noodle Instant spice (powder, sweet soy sauce and the oil).

After the noodle is soft enough, drain well and put the noodle inside mixed egg. Mixed it together. Mix well.

Prepare the frying pan with oil. My suggestion, put a little too much oil. After the oil is hot enough, then put the noodle + egg into frying pan, and spread it so it looks like pizza (big round). And cook it just like you cook fried egg.

Fry it well according to your taste. I like it more crispy and a little dark in the outside. After done, put it on the plate and enjoy.

Fried Noodle Indomie

Because of the Pandemic Covid-19, we have to physical distancing, and less go out. So, I try to practise my video editor, then next time I can make vlog when travelling.

The most simple to cook something in this world is, making Instant Noodle.

Indomie is one of famous instant noodle brand in Indonesia and many people like this. They have the original taste of Indonesia. I like the taste of Fried Noodle Indomie, sometimes when I missed it, I will cooking instant noodle.

You just need to boil the noodle, until it’s soft, drain well. Put the seasoning on the plate, then mix it together with the noodle.

I like to add half-boiled egg.

Enjoy and Happy eating.. 😀

Viennetta ~~

This is an dessert from Walls (famous ice cream brand in Indonesia) and once famous at 90th (when I’m younger). This ice cream is very expensive that time. It’s unique because it is like tart cake.

This year, Walls re-make this ice cream and once it came out for sale, many people buy it already. It’s a little different from before, now it has only 1 layer but it’s longer. It still has it’s signature, chocolate and still taste so good.

In my city, you can buy it for IDR 49.500/box (around USD$3,3)

Don’t forget to put it on freezer once you buy it because this ice cream is very easy to melt. You have to freeze it at least 24 hours.

Transit in Denpasar I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport # Bali – Indonesia

Transit 2 hours in I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Denpasar, there’s so many culinary option in here. And you can also shopping local product such as peanut, milk pie, etc.

Because I feel wants to eat different menu from Indonesian menu, so I decided tto eat Korean Fried Chicken.

Padadita Beach Hotel Restaurant Sumba # NTT – Indonesia

Our lunch at Padadita Beach Hotel is almost the same as other Indonesia Restaurant.

Chicken Noodle