During my vacation in my hometown, Malang, East Java, I wasn’t as diligent as when I was in Jakarta. I just slept a lot, went somewhere, had a chat with my family, went out together as well as joking. Sometimes I cooked for them, and finally for new year’s eve I decided to make something special. Light in taste but anybody can eat it. I just told Mom to buy tempe (made of soya bean and typically Indonesian tradition, particularly Javanese), it is part of fermented foods as it involves micro-organisms to convert the soy into tempe. Let me tell you how to make it, as it’s actually very simple.
500 gr tempeh (cook it into soft)
500 gr tofu
50 gr corned beef
50 gr bread crumb
2 leeks (chop into pieces)
1 big onion (we call Bawang Bombay)
5 garlics (mash and chop)
Some grinded peppers
Some grinded nutmeg
Some cooking oil (or whatever you wish, butter, margarine, lard, olive oil etc etc.
1. stir fry for a while big onion and garlic.
2. Mix all the ingredients well.
3. Make it into round patties, the size is up to you….large or small. I made it into smaller size and resulted around 30.
4. Cook the patties for 10-15 minutes and do not forget to cool it down.
5. You can fry or bake it…..enjoy it with any sauce you want.
Simple, right? Tempe can be made into various foods, even in my hometown, there’s a shop which creates it into brownies, bread and pie. Fushion..between West and Indonesian.
Tangerang, 2 January 2013