Sunday, December 9, 2018

How to Make Ayam KFC Ala Oji (Bonus: Ayam Geprek Recipe)

Yuhuu, after a thousand years craving of ayam KFC, I am feeling super happy knowing how to make ayam KFC homemade taught by chef Oji so I do not need to whine to my father anymore how frustrated I am without ayam KFC. One clap may not be enough to show my gratitude to him, so let's give him a round of applause. I know guys, you come here because you also want to know how to make it, right? So, without further ado, check this out!

Ingredients:
1. Chicken

2. Cloves (you have to crush this first)

(after being crushed)

3. Star Anise (you have to crush this first)

(after being crushed)

4. Oregano, garlic, paprika, coriander powder

5. Nutmeg powder, black pepper, white pepper powder

6. Wheat flour

7. Cornstarch

8. All Spice

9. Chicken broth powder

10. Salt

11. Coconut Oil/any kinds of vegetable oil

Procedure:
1. Prepare 2 plates, one for the dry dough and one for the wet dough. Into each plate, put the wheat flour and a small amount of cornstarch. Don't put too much cornstarch because it can damage the formation of the crispy-ness.

(cornstarch addition)

2. Each dough, please put the powder of the cloves, star anise, oregano, garlic, paprika, coriander, nutmeg, black pepper, white pepper, all spice, and chicken broth powder. The amount is as much as your taste. However, from the experience, you should add much powder of cloves, star anise, and pepper to make the taste stronger and unique.
(for dry dough)

(for wet dough)

3. Do not forget to add salt. Please be careful not to put it too much or it will become salty.

4. Add enough water to one plate only and mix it well. Mix also the dry powder.

5. Prepare the chicken and cut it into pieces as you want. After washing, put the chicken firstly into the wet dough.


6. Secondly, put it into the dry dough. Pinch it well.



7. Prepare the hot oil, wait until it's hot enough, put the floured chicken, and set the fire to its low level. Please notice that if you want to run another batch for the chicken, before putting it into the oil, you have to increase the level of the fire into its highest, for several seconds, put it back to its lowest level, then you can deep-fry it into the hot oil.

8. Now, your homemade ayam KFC is ready to be served. Enjoy!

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As I promised, below is ayam geprek recipe as the bonus. The ingredient is very simple, you just need ayam KFC, shallots, garlic, red chilies, salt, and sugar. If you want, you can add shrimp paste and tomato.

The procedure:
1. Prepare the ingredient (shallots, garlic, red chilies (tomato and shrimp paste if you want). I prefer to use this brand for red chilies, so I do not need to cut it into pieces (what a technology!).

2. Fry it in the hot oil, wait until well cooked.

3. Take it out and mash it softly. Do not forget to add salt and sugar as your taste.

4. Put ayam KFC into the mixture and crush it.

5. So easy right? Now, ayam Geprek KFC is ready!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Diorama Rasa

[Picture Source: deviantart.com]


jika cinta harus melibatkan dua insan
apakah harus ada yg saling mengorbankan perasaan
bukankah kadang jatuh cinta itu penuh reka-reka
yang seringkali membuat siapapun hilang logika
jika cinta adalah sebuah pengharapan
bolehkah jika harapan dipanjatkan berlebihan?

entahlah
semua masih penuh tanda tanya
ingin  hati ini sejatinya  dilabuhkan pada sosok yang sebaik-baiknya

tapi begitulah
perjalanan pencarian itu nyatanya tak mudah
butuh bertemu dengan mereka si pemilik hati yang tak indah
kerapkali dibalut dusta dan membuat terluka
pada siapa saja yang hatinya terlanjur dibuat suka

beberapa hari ini aku dibuat berjumpa
dengan seseorang  yang membuat hati ini tersapa
pikirku dibuat tak pernah lepas oleh sosoknya
dan sempat berpikir apakah dia pelengkap jiwa separuhnya

hati ini kucoba tak dengan mudah tersipu
tapi begitulah, virus merah muda ini begitu mudah menipu
membuatku dengan mudah mengaminkan semua kebaikannya
lantas ku nilai dia adalah pangeran sebetulnya

pikir waras pun kucoba panggil
namun rasanya susah untuk hadir dan terpanggil
virus merah muda nyatanya begitu pekat mengelabui
sampai kini kurasa aku tercandui

aku kembali mengorek memori
tentang kesedihan dan luka yang pernah membanjiri
aku kembali dibuat takut hal serupa kan terjadi
sehingga kucoba untuk menjadi pengemudi

setiap hari diskusi dan pergolakan batin terus mencecar
perihal persoalan rasa yang tak kunjung usai dan lancar
berbagai pertanyaan dan kontemplasi panjang memadati ruang pikir
berharap menemui jawaban dan titik akhir
apa perlu diputuskan biarkan saja semua ini mengalir
layaknya hujan yang turun mengobati gersang
layaknya rasa yang kian ditahan kian merangsang

aku tau diri ini terlalu banyak lemah
tapi sejujurnya ku tak ingin begitu ramah
menanggapi semua rasa ini dengan begitu mudah
lantas menganggapnya menjadi yang utama

tak ingin ku kembali menjadi yang dikemudikan oleh perasaan
yang kenyatannya belum tentu terbalaskan
lebih baik membuka diri dan tak gegabah menanggapi persoalan rasa
karena yang dilibatkan bukan hanya satu pemirsa
dua hati yang saling suka
sejatinya akan saling sama-sama menerka
lantas saling bersingergi bersama
menjadi satu padu dan seirama

Credit to: Kertaslipatmia

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Rose

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I've told you!
Rose is beautiful indeed,
yet prickly and make your finger bleed.

You can be impressed by its beauty,
but don't you dare to touch its stalk,
or you will be hurt.

It has been a half of a century,
not so many roses you have watched.
Was it because you were afraid to be hurt?

It might be one of the reason.

Or you were so immersed by their beauty?

It might be also one of the reason. 

Now, will you find another rose?

...

Why did you hesitate?

...

Rose is beautiful indeed,
yet you have to bear the pain,
If you still want to see the beauty.
No other choices.

no pain, no gain.