(Goody Foody Indonesia) : Kripik Paria/Bitter gourd crackers


I love bitter gourd, though I don’t eat it often. Among Indonesians it’s called paria (Indonesian, Bima, Bugisnese, Batak, Makassarese, Sundanese), pare (Javanese), prien (Gayo), kambeh (Minangkabau), pepareh (Madurese), peria (Malay), pania (Timorese), popari (Manado), papare (Betawian) and many more local names. It’s widely known among Asians and Caribbeans as medical plant despite of its…

(Recipe Me) : Nono’s Pilaf – My own version


When I read about Pilaf/Pilav/Pulao/Pholao/Pilafi/Palau whatever it bears the name, I found it is simply like a rice cooked with broth and mix with meat , fruir or/and veggies in one dish as well as depend on local’s taste. It is famous from Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central Asia until South Asia and Africa. Different…

(Cookblog Challenge) : TUMIS LABU KUNING GILA / THE CRAZY SAUTEED YELLOW


Tumis labu kuning gila ini sebenarnya ide dadakan yang saya dapat ketika sedang berada di pasar untuk membeli bahan baku sup ayam. Terinspirasi dari sebuah acara kuliner di televisi swasta, saya akhirnya putuskan untuk membuat menu ini dengan segala kegilaan. Karena dadakan, dan asal cemplang-cemplung dengan khidmatnya. Ditambah gila karena bahan bakunya juga seadanya yang…

(Explore Tangerang) : The Legendary Ketchup


Another side of Tangerang Old City is its legendary traditional ketchups or soy sauce. There are still two operating ketchup factories around Old City. One in Pasar Lama and another in Pasar Anyar. One is Kecap Cap Istana (established since 1880s) and SH or Kecap Benteng (since 1920). The first one is produced sparsely and…

(Explore Tangerang) : Enjoying The Asinan


Well, asinan is one of local dish can be found in Jakarta, Tangerang, Bogor and Bekasi. It’s derived from the word asin or salty where it consists of salted solution soaked vegetables or fruits. This is one of my favourite treat for culinary adventures. I found one of the delicious asinan in Pasar Lama Tangerang…

(Explore Tangerang) : Laksa Bogor vs Laksa Tangerang


Well, I think I have already been laksa freak. I ever had asam laksa in Malaysia 8 years ago, but after years I finally found laksa again, but in Jakarta, Tangerang and Bogor. As a matter of fact, I can compare between Laksa Tangerang and Laksa Bogor. Those are typical dishes from peranakan cuisine and…

(Goody Foody Indonesia) : Semarang Styled Lunpia & Bomb Lunpia


Semarang-styled Lumpia Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb everyone! Bello there! After away for a while, let me reappear in this holy month. For Muslims, I’d like to greet you ‘Ramazan Kareem’, while for others I say ‘Have a Nice Day’. Well, I want to share about my experiences during my off-days. Sorry, It’s not offensive especially for…

(Sunday Reflection) : BLACK HAMBURGER/ HAMBURGER HITAM


Nowadays, culinary world is getting more and more creative. Innovations have already done to attract everyone. From vacuum packed rendang (West Sumatran spicy meat dish), jumbo sausage, super hot and spicy cassava crackers, curled crackers and many more. One of the innovative dish I never know is black hamburger. I found it when I was…

Weekly Word Challenge : Food / Makanan


I love culinary adventures, and sometimes (but more often recently) I take some photos of them. When I saw this challenge, I wanna share it to you all, particularly Indonesian cuisine at least some of them. As Indonesian food is various depend on the region as well as external influences, but the typical one is…

(Goody Foody Indonesia) : Open Sandwich with tempe-tofu burger


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…

Weekly Photo Challenge : (YUMMY) HABIT?


For this week’s challenge.. One of my hobbies is cooking. In many ocassions, I always cook either for myself or others, especially my friends and extended families. This is my lovely habit I’ve grown it up since I was 9. I often looked at my mom when she was cooking and even I prepared my…