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Cheap and delicious

Posted in food by ketela on July 21, 2008
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Delicious food doesn’t have to be expensive.!!

We called it “gado-gado”. Eating gado-gado means we change our human nature which is omnivore to become herbivore. That’s right, gado-gado only consist of vegetables. Such as spinach, cabbage, etc.

To prepare gado-gado, we have to put all vegetables in one plate then pour it with what we called “sambal kacang”. Sambal kacang is special sauce for gado-gado. Mainly, it consists of peanut, but to get spicier we mix it together with hot chili. Sambal kacang and vegetables are just the best delicious soul mate.




Posted in food by ketela on June 21, 2008
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Picture of tape singkong

“Tape singkong” is one of the foods that I usually eat in Indonesia.

As you can see from the image above, color of “tape singkong” is yellow. And “tape singkong” is very soft. The taste is combination of sweet and acid.

“Tape singkong” is made from cassava. The process to make “tape singkong” is fermentation. Cassava is fermentated by help of bacteries. After that, color of cassava is changing to be yellow and it become softer.

“Tape singkong” is sold by salesman door to door. Usually, salesman of “tape singkong” will offer it by say “tapeeuuuik” loudly. If we hear that, we know that there is a salesman who sells tape singkong. Then we can go to the salesman and order “tape singkong”.

In Indonesia the price of “tape singkong” is very cheap, so why don’t you try it.


Posted in atmosphere by Indosandi on June 15, 2008
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Wow, I think this is very old and traditional tool that is still used today.

You can see picture above, that is what “ulekan” look like.

The function of “ulekan” is same like today blender. It mix all ingredients to single one complete spice. Instead of forced by electricity, “ulekan” forced by hand or our muscle. So the act of using “ulekan” is very tired

“Ulekan” itself consist of two main part. First part is rock shaped like bowl so-called “cobek” . This part is where all ingredients take place. Second part is rock to mix all ingredients or “ulekan” it self. So to using “ulekan” first we place all ingredients to first rock then we use second rock to mix or blend by press ingredients to first rock.

Don’t be surprise, if we blend onion or chili by “ulekan”, we will cry. I have tried that once, and it is really happening to me. I believe there is gas that comes from onion when we blend it by “ulekan”. This gas is responsible for makes us cry. So there is no something sad about blend onion by “ulekan”, that is just respond our eyes to gas of onion.

Old people told me that taste of food which mix by “ulekan” is more delicious than use by today blender.

Well, if you want to know about that, just leave blender and use “ulekan”


Posted in food by ketela on April 9, 2008
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rambutan dari wikipedia

Rambutan means hairy. But it is not animal or human. Rambutan is fruit; fruit that is commonly ate in Indonesia.

The fruit really has hair. The size of rambutan is as big as Ping-Pong ball. The anatomy of rambutan is, the outer layer is the skin. The skin is thick, and different like apple, we don’t eat the skin. The middle layer is the fruit it self, some variety has liquid in middle layer and some are not. The only we can eat is the middle layer. The inner layer is seed. Just throw seed in Indonesia’s land and it will grow to become new tree.