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Kitchen: Mie Ayam

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[2017: Mie ayam]

Mie Ayam is an Indonesian style chicken noodle which is normally sold by street vendors. The dish is usually used handmade egg noodle, chicken oil, spiced chicken as well as quick boiled bok choi or pak choi. For me, mie ayam is one of my favorite comfort food whenever I feel under the weather. So here I am sharing the recipe of Mie Ayam.

Ingredients: 

  1. 500 gr of handmade egg noodles
  2. 2 pieces of chicken breast (chopped into chunks)
  3. 4 cloves  of garlic
  4. 5 pieces of small sizes of shallots
  5. 3 cm of ginger
  6. 3 cm of turmeric
  7. 1 tsp of coriander seeds
  8. 1/2 tsp of black-pepper
  9. 4 pieces of candlenuts
  10. 2 tbs of oyster cause
  11. 2 tbs of sweet soy sauce
  12. 3 pieces of leeks (chopped it finely)
  13. 1 liter of chicken stock (preferably using the real chicken stock which could be made by boiling chicken)
  14. a bunch of bok choi
  15. 1 tbs of sunflower/olive oil
  16. 5 tbs of chicken oil

Direction:

  1. For serving: prepare 5 medium size bowl, place 1 tbs of chicken oil into it; place it aside;
  2. Wash the chicken, pat it dry and place it aside;
  3. Seasoning paste: in a food processor, place ginger, garlic, shallot, candlenut, turmeric, salt and black-pepper and process them until finely ground;
  4. In a frying pan, heat sunflower oil over medium heat, add the seasoning paste and cook it for 1 minute;
  5. Place chicken chunk into the frying pan and mixed it with the seasoning paste, sweet soy sauce and oyster sauce; cook it for 7 minutes until the chicken well-cooked and place it aside;
  6. In a pot, bring the chicken stock to a boil over the high heat; place the bok choi for 2 minutes, pat it dry and place it aside
  7. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil over high heat; add the noodle and stir it quickly for up to 2 minutes; pat it dry;
  8. Place the noodle into the bowl with chicken oil and mix the noodle with the oil;
  9. Add the cooked spiced chicken, boiled bok choi as well as 1 tbs of chopped leeks on the top of noodle;
  10. Lastly, add the chicken stock into the mix and the mie ayam bowls are ready to be served.

Happy cooking!

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Notes: Judge Me

When people judge me as a gold digger, heaux or even slut because I wrote book titled ‘Bule Hunter’ and talked about s.e.x. in some chapter, -which is part of the reality of life but some people are too afraid/ hypocrite to talk about it openly- I actually don’t really care. 

If you wanna say those things about me, it’s fine. Say it. Perhaps I was-am few of those things, perhaps I have done things in my life that I am not so proud of. I am not a saint. But one thing that we have to understand that the good and the bad always come together as one package. Just saying tho 

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Indonesia: Jogja Istimewa

Jogja Jogja tetap istimewa

Istimewa negerinya istimewa orangnya

Jogja Jogja tetap istimewa

Jogja istimewa untuk Indonesia
Rungokno iki GATRA seko Ngayogyakarta

Negeri paling penak rasane koyo swargo

Ora peduli dunyo dadi neroko

Ning kene tansah edi peni lan mardiko
Tanah lahirkan tahta, TAHTA UNTUK RAKYAT

Di mana rajanya bersemi di Kalbu rakyat

Demikianlah singgasana bermartabat

Berdiri kokoh untuk mengayomi rakyat
Memayu hayuning bawono

Seko jaman perjuangan nganti merdeko

Jogja istimewa bukan hanya daerahnya

Tapi juga karena orang-orangnya
Tambur wis ditabuh, suling wis muni

Holopis kuntul baris ayo dadi siji

Bareng poro prajurit lan senopati

MUKTI utowo mati manunggal kawulo gusti
Menyerang tanpa pasukan

Menang tanpa merendahkan

Kesaktian tanpa ajianKekayaan tanpa kemewahan
Tenang bagai ombak gemuruh laksana merapi

Tradisi hidup di tengah modernisasi

Rakyatnya njajah deso milang kori

Nyebarake seni lan budhi pekerti
Elingo kabare Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono Kaping IX

Sakduwur-duwure sinau kudune dhewe tetep wong jowo

Diumpamake kacang kang ora ninggalke lanjaran

Marang bumi sing nglairake dewe tansah kelingan
Ing ngarso sung tulodoIng madya mangun karso

Tut wuri handayaniHolopis kuntul baris ayo dadi siji
Sepi ing pamrih rame ing nggawe

Sejarah ning kene wis mbuktikake

Jogja istimewa bukan hanya tuk dirinya

Jogja istimewa untuk Indonesia

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Notes: Two Side Of A Coin

Somebody asked me “Aren’t you feeling ashamed to air your dirty laundry here?” So I answered “I often display the beautiful part of my life, today I air my dirty laundry at the same place. Why? Because I just wanna be a real person, there are two sides of a coin. Right?

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Photo: Home Cooked Indonesian Lunch

Tumis pucuk labu, hati ayam bakar dan sambal bawang [2013: E O]

Tumis pucuk labu, hati ayam bakar dan sambal bawang [2013: E O]

Tumis daun singkong teri, ayam goreng dan sambel terasi [2013: E O]

Tumis daun singkong teri, ayam goreng dan sambel terasi [2013: E O]

Cah sawi hijau tauge, bandeng goreng, terong goreng, tempe goreng dan sambel terasi [2013: E O]

Cah sawi hijau tauge, bandeng goreng, terong goreng, tempe goreng dan sambel terasi [2013: E O]

Sambel terasi, tauge dan terong [2013: E O]

Sambel terasi, tauge dan terong [2013: E O]

Tumis kacang panjang [2013: E O]

Tumis kacang panjang [2013: E O]

Pepes Ikan Kembung [2013: E O]

Pepes Ikan Kembung [2013: E O]

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Photo: Lawas

My mum and my uncle were listening to the radio - nn

My mum and my uncle were listening to the radio – nn

Lawas is a Javanese word, which means old. Last week I went back to my hometown , I found a whole pile of very beautiful classic photographs from the 60-70’s at my parent’s house. Those photographs were just beautiful and each of it has its own story.

I did not know who were taking all these photographs, when was it taken exactly and what kind of camera was used. Some of them are still in good condition, some are not. But I was trying to preserve all of them by scanning it and place it new albums.

Happiness is in the air. [My parent's wedding-nn]

Happiness is in the air. [My parent’s wedding-nn]

Getting some water - nn

Getting some water – nn

My great-grandmother from my father's side- nn

My great-grandmother from my father’s side- nn

Teachers of Pugeran Catholic Elementary School [1969-nn]

Teachers of Pugeran Catholic Elementary School [1969-nn]

Male circumcision- nn

Male circumcision- nn

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Photo: Balinese Tradition

Ngaben [2010: E O]

Ngaben [2010: E O]

Sembayang [2010: E O]

Sembayang [2010: E O]

Galungan [2013: E O]

Galungan [2013: E O]

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