Sambal Kangkong

Sambal kangkong is one of favorite vegetable for everyone especially for those who love eat spicy food. Kangkong vegetable does not cost much, one packet is approximately around IDR 3,000. Basically I seldom eat vegetables, but kangkong is one of my favorite vegetable. Sambal kangkong is best serve during rainy or cold day.

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Sambal Kangkong

SAMBAL KANGKONG (Serves for 2 – 3 pax)

Preparation Time: 5 – 7 minutes |Cooking Time: 10 – 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1. 1 packet of kangkong

2. 2  red chilly

3. 1 onions

4. 1 garlic

5. 1/4 belacan

6.  A little bit dry shrimp

7. 50 ml water

8. Half tomato

9. A little bit salt

10 A little bit sugar

Instructions:

1. Separate the leaves from the stems. If you love to cook the stems too, you should trim and discard the bottom half and then separate the remaining stems from the leaves. Wash and drip dry. At the same times, wash dry shrimp around 1 minutes  and drip dry.

2. Cut the onion, garlic, and tomato into small pieces and then cut the red chilly in to lengthwise.

3. Heat up the olive oil and add in onion, garlic and dry shrimp. fry them all together. After that add in red chilly, belacan and kangkong and mixed all of them together. Make sure the belacan becomes melt.

4. After the vegetable changes colour , add the tomato, a little bit salt, sugar and water and wait around 1 minutes.  Keep stirring and frying until kangkong is cooked. Don’t over cook, though. They should still be green and crunchy despite the wilted appearance and serves immediately.

Cooking’s Note:

1. You may puree onion, garlic, tomato, and red chilly together becomes sambal (As your preference)

2. You may use dry shrimp or shrimp. ( it’s all depend on you).

3. Do not put too much belacan and salt, because belance is already salty enough so that we need to add a little bit water.

 

 

 

 

Sweet Soya Sauce Chicken Boneless with Potato

Sweet soya sauce chicken boneless with potato is an easy recipe and simple home cook especially when you only have a limited time or when you have a busy weekdays in the office. It can be one of Chinese Cuisine. Perhaps we may find it at some of Chinese or Taiwan restaurant.

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Sweet Soya Sauce Chicken Boneless with Potato

Sweet Soya Sauce Chicken Boneless with Potato (serves 2 – 3 pax)

Preparation Time: 10 – 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 – 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1. 3 ons of chicken boneless

2.  one potato

3. 1 1/2 tea spoon of sweet soya sauce

4. 1 1/2 tea spoon of dark soya sauce

5. 1 garlic

6. 1 onion

7. 100 ml water

Instructions:

1. Clean the chicken boneless and cut the potato into pieces. Set aside for 3 – 5 minutes while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

2. Heat up the oil in the pan and fried potato till  potato become soft. At the same times, cut the chicken boneless become minced chicken.

3. After we move soft potato in to plate, we need to heat up the oil and add a garlic and onion till they change color. Add 3 ons of chicken boneless and potato together.

4. Add 1 1/2 tea spoon of sweet soya sauce,dark soya sauce and fried together with the potato and chicken boneless and then add 100 ml water. Wait approximately 5 minutes till the meat and potato become soft enough and serve immediately.

Cooking’s Note:

1. We may use some additional ingredients like ginger or carrot as you love.

2. Despite chicken boneless, you may use pork, beef, or chicken (all depend on you).

3. This dish can be cooked in either dry or soup version because you can adjust the amount of water according to your preference.

Steamed Chicken Rice

Some people said steamed chicken rice is the most favorite food for children and it’s  good for children’s health. Steamed chicken rice is one of Chinese-Indonesian Cuisine. The serving method is as follows steamed chicken rice in metal bowls are usually kept in a steamer to keep warm. In Indonesia, we called it “Nasi Tim”, it’s totally different with hainanese chicken rice.

Steamed Chicken Rice

Steamed Chicken Rice

The soft texture of rice and boneless chicken also make this dish suitable for young children or adults in convalescence.

Steamed Chicken Rice (Serves for 2 Pax)

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking times: 30 – 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1. 500 grams of boneless chicken

2. 1 Egg

3. 1 garlic

4. 1 onion

5. 1 tea spoon of sesame oil

6. 2 tea spoon of oyster sauce

7. 1 tea spoon of soya sauce

8. 2 tea spoon of sweet soya sauce

9. 150 ml water

Directions:

1. Cut the onion and garlic in to small part and cut boneless chicken meat like a dice.

2. Heat up the oil in the pan and add onion, garlic and meat. Cook the boneless chicken meat till cooked.

3. After that add all sauce : sesame oil, oyster sauce, soya sauce, sweet soya sauce and 150 ml air. Add the egg that already boiled and cook together with the meat.

4. Put half of boneless chicken and egg in to bowl and add on the rice. After that steam it in to steamer approximately 15 -20 minutes.

5. After that, you may serve steamed chicken rice in to plate.

Cooking’s Note:

Although it commonly uses chicken, some variants also use pork, fish or beef in place of chicken. Steamed chicken rice for babies are often made from red rice and chicken liver. You may add on vegetable or make a soup to make it perfect.

 

 

 

 

Egg Toast Bread

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Egg Toast Bread

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Egg toast bread serves for 2 pax

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Egg toast bread

Egg Toast Bread (Serves for 2 Pax)

Preparation Time: 3-5 minutes | Cooking Time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredient:

1. 2 eggs

2. 4 bread

Direction:

1. Heat up the pan, then add some butter. When the butter is melting, add a bread one by one and flip one side to another side. At the same times, fried soft egg boiled. I love to use butter to toast bread, it makes the taste more flavor and crispy.

2.  After  toast the bread, apply butter in to bread evenly and add on soft egg boiled.

Cooking’s Note: I did not use any toast bread machine. If you think toast bread machine easier for you, you may use it.

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Nanny’s Pavilion (Terrace)

Nanny’s Pavilion (Terrace) is kind of  vintage and garden concept restaurant. I was attractive to go there , it’s because of the design of the restaurant. That’s not one of the reason, I was curious too about the taste and service. When I went there, more than 10 person already being queued.

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Nanny’s Pavilion (Terrace) – Vintage Concept

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Nanny’s Pavilion (Terrace) – Garden Concept

Both of the restaurant was crowded and fully booked by visitor. When the waitress gave us a menu, I was totally confuse to look at their menu. I usually go for indonesia or chinese cuisine, but this time I wanted to try western cuisine.

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Chicken steak with french fries  IDR 55,000 | Food Review: 3 out of 5

The design of the restaurant is not good as the taste where the meat is not soft enough. Perhaps the meat not cook long enough.

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Chicken Baked Rice IDR 40,000 | Food Review: 3 out of 5

The sauce of the meat is uneven so that some of the part no sense but still acceptable for me. Despite that, they put over cheese.

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Cheese Sausage Pancake – Dessert IDR 25,000 | Food Review : 4 out of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed  cheese sausage pancake – one of the dessert on the menu. Cheese sausage pancake were okey but the sauce not being overpowering.

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The ambience

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The ambience

The selling points of the restaurant are wonderful concept, lack of customer service, overpriced restaurant with disappointing food. I wrote a suggestion form to improve their food’s taste. My suggestion is don’t go for their main course, you may order their dessert (waffle or pancake). Maybe this restaurant suitable for tea time and recommended for chill out, dating and family gathering place.

Nanny’s Pavilion (Terrace)

Central Park Ground Floor

FI Unit 209

Jl.Let. Jend. S. Parman Kav 28

West – Jakarta

Phone: (021) – 5698-5758

Operation Hours: Mon – Sun 08.00 – 22.00

Website: http://www.nannypavilion.com

 

Chocolate Toast Bread

Some people do not eat breakfast. For us, breakfast is a MUST to consume every day. A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day. In general, kids and teens who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day. Without breakfast, people can get irritable, restless, and tired. So make time for breakfast — for you, your love and your kids! According to BBC News, eating breakfast is the secret to staying healthy. For read more article, feel free to click this link. 

I woke up every morning to make a breakfast for me and my husband. Chocolate Toast Bread is the simple breakfast can fulfill our stomach and energy to get ready for work.

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Chocolate Toast Bread and Cup of Hot Milo

Chocolate Toast Bread

Chocolate Toast Bread

Chocolate Toast Bread

Chocolate Toast Bread

Chocolate Toast Bread (serves for 2 – 3 pax)

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 – 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1. 6 pieces of bread

2.  Butter

3. Chocolate

Methods:

1. Cut bread in to two part, add butter in to bread (front and back part). Heat up the pot, put the bread where already add on butter.

2. After we heat up the bread, add a little bit butter again and some chocolate.

Cook Note’s:

Chocolate is an optional, you may add on some other ingredient that you love such as cheese, sugar and so on.

Stir-fried kailan with dry shrimp

From child till high school I did not eat much vegetable. I have no reason why I did not really like it. When started University Life (where away from home or parents), I was learning how to cook by my self. From there, I started to eat vegetables and I knew cook a simple vegetables. Cook a simple vegetable does not need a longer time and vegetable does not cost much. 1 ons of Kailan may cost around IDR 3,000.

Stir-fried kailan with dry shrimp

Stir-fried kailan with dry shrimp

Stir-Fried Kailan with dry shrimp (Serves 2 pax)

Preparation Time: 15 minutes|cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1. 1 pieces of garlic

2.  A little bit of dry shrimp (all depends on you)

3.  2 pieces of onions

4.  1/2 tea spoon corn flour

5.  2tsp water

6. 1 tea spoon of Oyster sauce

7.  A pinch of salt

8. A pinch of sugar

Methods:

1. Clean dry shrimp and vegetable first. Cut the garlic and onions in to small pieces. after cut onions, we need to fried onions till crispy. after that, we can put a side first.

2. Heat up the oil then put the garlic and dry shrimp together. After the colour  a little bit changes, put the kailan  and fried it together.

3. Add a little bit water, sugar, salt and oyster sauce where already mixed with corn flour.stir fry until the vegetables are evenly coated in the sauce and the leaves have withered.

4. Then put the vegetable in to plate and top up with fried onions.

 

Grilled Chicken

Basically when we order a grilled chicken at restaurant, we need to take several times to wait. Here I find a simple and easy way for us to make grilled chicken at home. Basically the taste looks delicious as same as we find at restaurant. Here are the recipe for fake grilled chicken.

Grilled Chicken

Grilled Chicken

GRILLED CHICKEN

Preparation Time: 15 minutes |Cook Time: 30 minutes |Soak Time: 1 Day

Ingredients:

1. half chickens (It may serve 3-4 pax)

2. 3 tea spoon Sweet Soya Sauce

3. 2 tea spoon Sugar

4.  1 pcs of Garlic

5. 150 Liter of oil

Methods:

1. Clean and rinse the chickens. after that we need to boil the chicken so that the chicken meat will be soft approximately 15 minutes.

2. Cut the garlic till small pieces.

3. After we boiled the chicken, let’s mixed chicken with sweet soya sauce, garlic and sugar. after mixing process, we put the chicken (that already mixed) in to refrigerator till next day. (Do not put in the frozen place, just a normal temperature)

4. Heat the oil first, then fried the chicken with a medium temperature. Make sure the chicken do not sandbar. If you have microwave, that’s will be good because you do not need to wait too long at the kitchen. At the same times, you may prepare other vegetable for your menu.

Waroeong Kopikoe, Jakarta

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Waroeng Kopikoe is one of  authentic Indonesian Restauranta located in Central Park Shopping Mall. The concept of the restaurant is more on traditional design where the chair, table and floor made of wood. I would comment on poor customer service such as no smile, no greeting, no response when we inquired a seat.

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The choices of the beverages more on Indonesia (Java) food. Perhaps introduce “chef” in once a while.

Crispy Mushroom IDR 19,000 | Rating: 3 out of 5

Chilly Padi Fried Rice IDR 23,000

Chilly Padi Fried Rice IDR 23,000|Rating : 3 out of 5

Nasi Uduk Complit IDR 28,000

Nasi Uduk Complit IDR 28,000 |Rating : 4 out of 5

The taste of crispy mushroom is fair enough. Why? It’s because the mushroom’s quiet crispy but not really salty. For me, I do not really know how to fried crispy mushroom well. When I looked at the menu and picture, I saw quiet unique food that I never try before which is chilly padi fried rice. The smell of the fried rice quiet weird and the taste is not really delicious compare to normal fried rice. The most famous rice when we came to Java restaurant is “Nasi Uduk”. Nasi Uduk complete that waroeng kopikoe serve quiet satisfying for us.

The value of this restaurant is acceptable compare to other Indonesia restaurant.

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Despite indoor ambiance, they have outdoor ambiance where you may enjoy central park garden view. This restaurant is suitable for chill out with friends, best friends, and couple.

Find out their restaurant at:

Waroeng Kopikoe

Central Park 3rd Floor

Jl Letjen S Parman Kav 28 Slipi 11470

West Jakarta

Telp: (021) 29200285

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