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.

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.

Karisma Seafood Magelang

One of My favourite place for seafood in Magelang is Karisma Seafood Magelang. Located at Jalan Diponegoro Magelang, near Gladiol Swimming Pool, open from 14:00-21:00.

D’Cost Armada Town Square Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Lunch at D’Cost Restaurant, Armada Town Square

Culinary Festival at Armada Town Square 2016 Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

There’s culinary festival in Armada Town Square. This year’s booming food is Shaved Ice.

Made by Shaved Ice then they give various color of syrup.

Madagascar Seafood Restaurant Secang – Magelang Regency # Central Java – Indonesia

Today is my father and friends gathering. The place is at Madagascar Seafood.

Madagascar Seafood Magelang
Jl. Raya Magelang-Semarang, Sambung, Jambewangi, Secang, Magelang, Central Java 56195
Phone: (62)(293) 3192488

Urban Western and Oriental Food (3) Magelang

Another dinner time in Urban Western and Oriental Food (but temporary closed now). I have often eat here, and this time, I try their rice bowl.

Salted Egg Rice Bowl