Photo: Rujak Serut

Grated fruit for rujak [2014: E O]

Grated fruit for rujak [2014: E O]

It might look pretty disgusting for some people but this is one of my favourite Indonesian street food, rojak/rujak serut. Rujak serut is traditional fruit salad with slices of assorted tropical fruit such as pineapple, mango, papaya, kedondong and sweet potato with spicy palm sugar dressing.

All the fruits are shredded into a roughly grated consistency then mixed with the sweet and speech dressing, which is made from palm sugar, tamarind, ground sautéed peanut, salt and shrimp paste. 

I would say almost everyday I buy rujak for my dessert after lunch. For me, rujak is one of the most healthiest Indonesian traditional snack. It looks disgusting but if you like eating fruit salad, you must try rujak serut. It tastes wonderful! 

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Indonesia’s Rujak Dressing [2014: E O]

Grating the fruit for rujak serut [2014: E O]

Grating the fruit for rujak serut [2014: E O]

Grated fruit for rujak [2014: E O]

Grated fruit for rujak [2014: E O]

Grated fruit for rujak [2014: E O]

Grated fruit for rujak [2014: E O]

Mixing the dressing with the grated fruit [2014:E O]

Mixing the dressing with the grated fruit [2014:E O]

Rujak Serut for afternoon snack [2014: E O]

Rujak Serut for afternoon snack [2014: E O]

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Notes: Back to Jakarta Baby

 

Bali story is over for the moment. I am back to Jakarta and back to real life where I have to deal with crazy traffic again. But what can I do? I gotta make some cash so I can get some more shoes no? Ooops!

Despite the fact I am complaining about Jakarta’s traffic, I would say that it is fun to be back to Jakarta because I am back to cover some stories again. I would meet new people again, I would get some new informations and I would write more stories again. Yay!

Kabut Jihad book launching in Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta [2012: Oktofani]

Khairul Ghazali, the author of Kabut Jihad, launched his 50th book in Jakarta [2012: Oktofani]

Today I attended a book launching, which was written by an Islamic fundamentalism figure, who was accused to involve in 2010 bank robbery at CIMB Niaga branch in Medan. It was very interesting because it was attended by many Islamic fundamentalism figures, Islamic scholars and also government officers.

Umar Patek, an accused bombmaker in the 2002 Bali attacks, was speaking to reporters in West Jakarta District Court [2012: Oktofani]

While tomorrow (Thursday), I would attend a Umar Patek’s verdict hearing. I really have to wake up early and leave early so I can get a front seat in the court room in West Jakarta District Court. It will be fun!

FYI, Umar Patek, 45, is accused of assembling explosives for twin suicide bombings on a bar and a nightclub in Bali that killed 202 people, and church attacks in Jakarta on Christmas Eve in 2000 that killed 19.

Anyway, I got a little problem here. I have been spending a week writing fiction and now I have to switch my brain to write news again. I found it super hard…. but what can I do? Little mamma needs to make some money.

And yay! I can go back to gym again… it has been a week that I did not work out at the gym.

Ride the bus