Tuesday, January 22, 2019

How To Make Nasi Uduk

Nasi Uduk is a favorite dish to be served for breakfast in Indonesian family. I do really like Nasi Uduk. There is a simple way to make Nasi Uduk in a rice cooker and the ingredient is also not so much. Check this out.

Ingredient (the amount is as much as the picture below):
1. Rice
2. Water
3. Bay Leaves

4. Lemongrass

5. Salt

6. Coconut milk. In this case, I used the powder one. If you use the same thing, then you have to put the coconut milk powder into the boiling water. No need to have so much water, just to dissolve the powder. It will be easier if you have the liquid one. 

1. Wash the rice with water and put it into the rice cooker container.

2. Put the salt, bay leaves, and lemongrass.

3. Put the coconut milk solution, next adjust the water, it depends on how much rice you put. For one level of rice, I usually add the water into 1 level over. or add the water until this height (measured from the surface of the rice to the surface of the solution, see the picture of my finger below)

4. Switch on the rice cooker to cook, wait until cooked.
5. Finally, a simple Nasi Uduk freshly made from rice cooker is ready to be served.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Did I fall in the same hole for the second time?

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Long ago, I experienced something bad. I never expected I would experience that kind of things. I was just too innocent and judged people are kind until I met someone super crafty. 

Kind and sweet for the first time and it was going on for quite a long time until I found out this person was a total liar. 

I trusted and gave all my cares as this person cared me a lot too. However, what this person did was just a game to measure the skill, while in my case it was a trap for me. 

I was trapped in a deep hole and I needed a long time to get back to the surface. 

I asked God why I met this person but then I realized that meeting this person is a lesson learned for me. If I never meet this person, I never learn how various people are in the world. Now, I couldn't judge all the people are kind anymore since I already got the experience of meeting a person with bad intention with a good mask.

Now, I become more careful in assessing someone I meet and do some research before concluding someone character in order not to be trapped for the second time. 

Lately, I met someone with a quite similar character in the first impression which is kind and sweet. I tried not to be tempted by how this person treated me because I didn't want to fall to the same hole for the second time. This person was very new to me and I still lack of information about the true character. So, I didn't want to say that this person is truly kind.

There was something different from this person to the one I mentioned earlier. As the times went by, somehow I could conclude that this person was sincere so I was thinking to return back the kindness by paying the same attention.

However, when I tried to trust this person, this person suddenly changed behavior. I was like being avoided and fooled. This person was not the same person I met for the first time. Now, I am thinking what kind of situation it is. Was I trapped again for the second time? Did I meet someone wrong again? What is this person true intention? Is this person the same person with the previous one with a different mask? How could I fall in the same hole for the second time, didn't I learn from the past?

I am full of so many thinking in my head. Questioning about what is truly happening and trying to guess what it is.

Being sick of this unfinished situation. I tried to accept what just happened, tried to accept that I fell again for the second time, "even a donkey doesn't fall in the same hole twice", tried to accept that this happened again for another lesson to be learned, tried to accept that I was a total fool indeed.

Tomorrow is a new year and I hope I can open the new year with a new spirit also. Forget about what happened in this year and ready to fresh my self and become smarter. Happy new year! Wish me luck, wish me to be avoided by a bad person so will not fall for the third time, and wish me to meet a truly sincere and kind person.
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Monday, December 24, 2018

How To Make Ayam Goreng Lengkuas

Eating fried chicken is always my favorite. Now, I cooked Ayam Goreng Lengkuas.
[In frame: Ayam Goreng Lengkuas + Pizza Mie + Salad]

Want to know how? Check this out!

Ingredient (as much as the picture below):
1. Chicken (around 1.5 kg)

2. Galangal

3. Garlic

4. Candlenut

5. Turmeric

6. Coriander

7. Ginger

8. Bay leaves

9. Lime leaves

10. Lemongrass

11. Salt

12. Vegetable oil
13. Water

1. Prepare the galangal, cut it into pieces, and put it into a blender to have it become small fibers. 

2. Smash and mix the garlic, candlenut, turmeric, coriander, ginger, and salt.

3. Heat the vegetable oil and cook the smashed ingredient no. 2.

4. Put the chicken, add some water, and put all the remaining ingredient: bay leaves, lime leaves, lemongrass, and galangal fibers.

5. Leave it for 30-60 minutes or until cooked well, and do not forget to put the cover.

6. After it looks cooked well, then put it out and filter it. Discard the bay leaves, lime leaves, and lemongrass so we will only have the chicken with the galangal.

7. Prepare the hot oil and put them, and fry it until it gets brown.

8. When it gets brown, your Ayam Goreng Lengkuas is ready to be served.