In the making of Indonesian Sambal Tomat (Spicy tomato sauce) [2016:EO]
- 1 medium size tomato (chopped into chunk)
- 2 small size shallots (chopped into chunk)
- 8 pieces of red chili (chopped into chunk)
- 1/4 tsp of shrimp paste (grilled)
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- a pinch of sugar
- 1 tsp of vegetable oil (sun flower oil/olive oil/canola oil)
Sambel Tomat [2016:EO]
- In a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat for 30 seconds;
- Add the chopped tomato, chopped shallot and chopped chili into frying pan and cooked it for 3 minutes over medium low hit until it gets soft;
- Transfer the cooked vegetable into stone mortar;
- Add the shrimp paste, salt and sugar into it;
- With the stone pestle, pound all the ingredients until it breaks down; continue to grind and mash the ingredients well into paste;
- As all the ingredients turn into paste, the sambal is ready to be served with all kind of dishes.
PS: If you do not have mortar and pestle, you can make sambal with food processor.
Sidomukti Skirt [2015: CP]
Years ago….. I used to be known as an ‘ethnic girl’ because I love wearing ethnic fashion outfit and accessories, be it necklace, earing or skirt, and that is how I called myself, ethnicgirl. However my fashion taste has been changing as time passed by. I left the ethnic girl within me and become some kind of edgy girl. Yet, I still heart some ethnic element in fashion.
I must say that I often find it hard to get something an outfit which bring together the element of ethnic and modern as one combination in fashion product. Many fashion producer might try but I think they fail or I just never like them. That is why …. I’d always rather to purchase raw material and design it by myself or together with tailor. Why? So I can get the perfect combination of color, pattern and also unique design according to my taste. At the same time, I also could determine the quality of it.
Rocking Sidomukti Skirt [2015: CP]
Few months ago, I went back to my hometown, the city of Yogyakarta. There is one ritual that I always do whenever I go to Yogya, I always go to Mirota Batik in Jalan Malioboro for Batik shopping. Mirota Batik is one of the largest souvenir shop in Yogyakarta. The shop is organized, clean and has a wide variety of products with reasonable price. I got myself a couple of Batik Solo.
As soon as I returned to Jakarta, I asked a good friend of mine, who happened to be a fashion designer, to design a funky skirt for me. And this is it, Sidomukti Skirt by Dreu Lona. Look the different that she made for the front and the back of the skirt. Love it so much! Thank you Miss Naia.