Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Ketoprak consists of sliced fried tofu, steamed rice cake, sliced cabbage and cucumber, rice vermicelli, bean sprouts, served in peanut sauce, topped with krupuk and fried shallots. Sometimes, hard boiled egg might be added.
Ketoprak is a typical Indonesian street-food, the seller prepares the ingredients at home and mixes them in front of the customers as they place their orders. Customers may request that the dish be mild, medium or spicy.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Sisig (Kapampangan, Philippines) literally means to make a salad made with vinegar, chili and salt.
It also refers to a method of preparing pork or seafood which is marinated in a sour liquid such as lemon juice or vinegar, then seasoned with salt, pepper and other spices.
Pork sisig is composed of chopped pigs face (snout included) and ears with a generous amounts of chicken liver, whereby seafood sisig is made of squid, tuna and milkfish.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Edible bird's nest is bird nest created by swiftlets using solidified saliva, which is harvested for human consumption. It differs in color from white to dark brown. The Chinese believe that it promotes good health, especially for the skin.
The most famous use of edible birds nest is bird's nest soup, a delicacy in Chinese cuisine. When dissolved in water, the birds' nests have a gelatinous texture used for soup.
In addition to their use in soup, edible bird's nests can be used as an ingredient in many other dishes, they can be cooked with rice to produce bird's nest boiled rice, or they can be added to egg tarts and other desserts.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Indonesian oxtail soup contains boiled potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, leek, celery, and fried shallots, seasoned with shallot, garlic and native spices.
It's a popular dish in Indonesian cuisine, made of slices of fried or barbecued oxtail, served in vegetable soup with rich but clear beef broth.
The dish is commonly eaten with rice and accompanied with sambal, sweet soy sauce and lime juice.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Water egg or steamed egg is a traditional Chinese dish found all over China and South East Asia.
Eggs are beaten to a consistency similar to that used for an omelette and then steamed. The eggs should be steamed until just firm, so that the texture of the eggs is still smooth and silky. Other solid ingredients such as mushrooms or crab meat may also be added to the mixture.
Water eggs is a simple but wonderful dish when prepared well, most Chinese households have this dish in their house menu as it's really simple to make. ;)
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Nasi Kuning (literally meaning "yellow rice"), is an Indonesian rice dish cooked with coconut milk and turmeric. It's usually served with a variety of side dishes such as shredded omelette, fried chicken, prawns and peanuts.
The rice looks like a pile of gold, so it is often served at parties and opening ceremonies as a symbol of good fortune and dignity.