Culinary Trip with guest from Salatiga

October 02, 2020

My cousin from Salatiga has something to do in Magelang, so they ask me for some culinary place and ask me to join them. Because I have nothing to do, so I promise them to going with them. They said, they will arrive Magelang around 11:30 am.

So I decided to buy some snack first.

At 12:00, they are coming. After say hi to my uncle, then we go near Borobudur Temple to eat lunch in there. We decided to try Borobudur Silver (BS) Restaurant.

Website: www.bsresto.com

BS Resto is a member of Borobudur Silver Group, and was established in 2009 to accomplish their One Stop Concept of Destination for Visitors of Borobudur Temple in Mungkid, Magelang, Central Java. The Restaurant setting features an elegant combination of contemporary and traditional interiol design, a beautiful place to relax and enjoy fine food, friendly service and the natural beauty of the region. Enjoy the fresh country air, dining with panoramic rural and mountain views. Several Thematic areas in the restaurant are provided to suit your preference and events.

The place is okay, and the health measurement is good. The food is okay, just a bit pricy.

Borobudur Silver Restaurant
Address: Jl. Mayor Kusen KM 2,4 Mungkid, Pabelan, Magelang, Central Java.
Phone: +6281229475140 / +62293789325
Email: bsresto@borodur-silver.com

Then, because we are looking for a place to hangout and while waiting for the person that they want to meet, so we decided to go to another place which has ice cream, Terracotta Resto Borobudur.

Terracotta Resto Boroburur
Address: Jl. Mayor Kusen no 8, Citran, Paremono, Mungkid, Magelang, Central Java 56512

Then after got a news from the person that they wants to meet, we go back to City. After done with the business, they want to eat Kupat Tahu Pak Pangat.

Kupat Tahu Pak Pangat
Address: Jl. Panembahan Senopati no 41 Jurangombo Utara, Kec Magelang Selatan, Magelang, Central Java 56123

After drop me, then they go back to Salatiga.

Mushroom Sauce

September 12th, 2020

Ingredients:
– 200ml Milk
– 1tbs Mushroom Brooth
– 1tbs Flour
– 1pcs Minced Garlic
– Salt
– Sugar
– White Pepper
– 1tbs Butter
– Oyster Sauce

How to make it?

Melt the butter, then fry the garlic until smelly. Then add the flour, mix well. Then pour the milk. Mix well until a little thick, then add all the spice, mix well. Until it’s thicker, add the oyster sauce to change the color. Mix well until the thicker is enough according to your taste. If you want, you can add mushroom.

It’s done..

Blackpepper Sauce

September 12th, 2020

Because of Pandemic Covid-19, it’s really worrysome if we come out to eat something. And I spend most of 2020 at home, and self cooking. I looking for many recipe in the internet and try to cook by my self. One of them is beef steak. Eating steak, will need some sauce such as Blackpepper Sauce, Mushroom Sauce, etc. This time, I want to share how to make Blackpepper Sauce.

Ingredient:
– 200ml Water
– 1tbs Corn Starch mixed with little water
– 1tbs Sweet Soysauce
– 1tbs Oyster Sauce
– 1tbs Garlic Powder (or you can use 1 garlic but break and cut it into tiny slice)
– 1tbsp Blackpepper Powder
– Sugar and Salt according your taste
– 1tbs Cooking Oil

How to make:
– Heat the oil and sauted the garlic until it has good smell
– Add the Sweet Soysauce, Oyster Sauce and Blackpepper Powder
– Then add Water
– Boiled it
– After boiled, then add the corn starch until it’s thick according your taste
– Enjoy your sauce

Red Bean Paste

September 05, 2020

I want to make some Cold cake, and I need Red Bean Paste. So, I decided today to make the red bean paste.

What you need?
– Red Bean 250 gr (soak in the water for 1 night)
– Sugar 330 gr
– cooking oil 50 ml
– glutinous rice flour 2 tablespoon + water 3 tablespoon
– salt 1/4 teaspoon

How to make?
– Clean the red bean and soak in the water for 1 night
– Boil the red bean with 1 litre water, after boiled, lower the fire to low heat, close the lids and boil around 2 hours.
– Blend the red bean or if you didn’t have any blended, then you can use sleve, press the red bean in the sleve until soft
– Put the red bean in the non-stick frying pan, mix with sugar, oil, salt and glutinous rice flour which already dissolved in the water.
– Cook until smooth.
– The Red Bean Paste is ready to use.
– if you make too many, put the rest inside the plastic wrap and put it in the freezer.

Oreo Pudding

August 10, 2020

Topday I make an Oreo Pudding.

First, I make the chocolate pudding using plain pudding powder mix with 28gr of chocolate powder and 120gr sugar (using 850ml water). Then put it inside the pudding mold (you can use square mold). Reserve a little chocolate pudding for oreo topping.

Wait for it to be hard 75%. Random spread 1 table spoon of the reserve chocolate pudding, so if we put the Oreo, it can stick into the bottom.

Why we use this reserve pudding? Because, if you put the Oreo in The main pudding that still hard 50%, it could destroy the pudding because the Oreo is heavier than the pudding surface. And if you put it on the pudding that have 75% hard, it won’t be sticky. So we use reserve pudding, to make it sticky but won’t destroy the main pudding.

After put all Oreo in the pudding surface, random spread the remain reserve pudding above the Oreo.

Second, we make milk pudding. I use 750ml full cream milk, and 110gr sugar, mix it with plain pudding powder.

After the reserve pudding above the oreo is hard enough, pour the milk pudding into it, and keep it on refrigerator so it could be hard.

There’s oreo inside the pudding

Enjoy…

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.

Beef Teriyaki vs Beef Garlic (2)

July 10, 2020

I make another Beef BBQ but this time I use Gyudon beef. The difference is, there’s no fiber so it’s very soft.

As usual, I used Teriyaki Sauce and Garlic. I like the teriyaki sauce better, it taste salty yet sweet.

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..

Tteokbokki

July 08, 2020

I’m craving for Tteokbokki.

Tteok-bokki (떡볶이; also spelled ddukbokki) or stir-fried rice cakes is a popular Korean food made from small-sized garae-tteok (long, white, cylinder-shaped rice cakes) called tteokmyeon (떡면; “rice cake noodles”) or commonly tteok-bokki-tteok (떡볶이 떡; “tteok-bokki rice cakes”). Eomuk (fish cakes), boiled eggs, and scallions are some common ingredients paired with tteok-bokki in dishes. It can be seasoned with either spicy gochujang (chili paste) or non-spicy ganjang (soy sauce)-based sauce; the former being the most typical form, while the latter is less common and sometimes called gungjung-tteok-bokki (royal court tteok-bokki).

Today, variations also include curry-tteok-bokkicream sauce-tteok-bokkijajang-tteok-bokkiseafood-tteok-bokkigalbi-tteok-bokki and so on. Tteok-bokki is commonly purchased and eaten at bunsikjip (snack bars) as well as pojangmacha (street stalls). There are also dedicated restaurants for tteok-bokki, where it is referred to as jeugseog tteok-bokki (impromptu tteok-bokki). It is also a popular home dish, as the rice cakes (garae-tteok) can be purchased in pre-packaged, semi-dehydrated form.

Source: Wikipedia

I bought gochujang but already expired. And I found this recipe without gochujang in internet (I forgot the website url). But I have modificated this recipe, because I didn’t like spicy.

Recipe:

  • Tteokbokki (I bought it from supermarket, the package is using vacuum and freeze one)
  • 4 pcs minced garlic
  • 2 pcs shallot / onion
  • 6 pcs Bird’s Eye Chilli (puree)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 6 tablespoon Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Salty Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • Chile Powder
  • Leek
  • Water
  • You can add another ingredients such as boiled egg, sausage, cheese, eomuk, etc.

How to Cook?

Fry the garlic, onion, and bird’s eye chili in the butter, until smelling. Then pour the tomato sauce, mayonnaise, soy sauce, oyster sauce into it, give a little water (if you like the sauce to be thick, don’t give too much water). Pour the sugar, mixed it well. Taste it, if you think it’s not spicy enough, you can add the chili powder. If you like sweet, you can add the sugar.

Then when you think the taste is good and water height or volume is enough for your taste, put the tteokboki inside, and boiled it. Don’t boiled it too long because the tteokbokki will too soft and it’s sticky.

Serve in a plate and put some boiled egg and the cheese (look for melted one, so when the cheese put inside the sauce, it will melted and taste wonderful).