Friday, June 21, 2013

Pecel - Indonesian Cuisine

Since i had so many events with foods nowadays, so this is the good opportunity to write about food on my blog. 

First, i started with an Indonesian food and we called it 'PECEL'. 
Pecel is actually a kind of sauce based on chillies, peanuts, tamarind and coconut sugar. We eat this sauce with some boiled vegetables. Just pour the sauce on vegetables and the food is ready! 

Here are the ingredients i quoted from Indochine Kitchen

For Vegetable Salad
100 g red and white rice crackers, fried till fluffy150 g tempeh, deep-fried and sliced thinly150 g tofu, deep-fried and cut into cubes150 g beansprouts, blanched1 cucumber, quartered and sliced thinly150 g long beans, cut into 3 cm length150 g cassava leaves, boiledOil for deep-frying

For Peanut Sauce
2 shallots
1 garlic
25 g red chilies
10 g Thai bird's eye chili
5 kaffir lime leaves
20 g kencur (or lesser galangal)
10 g tamarind pulp
1 g shrimp paste
120 g gula merah (palm sugar or gula melaka)
300 g peanuts, deep-fried
1 tsp salt
Oil for deep-frying

Heat oil in a wok. Deep-fry peanuts till golden. Grind till coarse. Set aside.
Deep-fry chilies, shallots and garlic till wilted, about 2 min
Combine kaffir lime leaves, salt, kencur, chilies, shallots and garlic in a mortar and pestle. Grind to coarse paste.
Add tamarind pulp, palm sugar and shrimp paste in the mortar and pound till fine.
Add the peanuts. Mix well.
Remove the paste and keep in airtight container till serving.
To serve, add 1 cup of warm water to dilute 1 cup of peanut paste in a bowl. Pour on top of vegetables.

Well, that's the perfect idea to make Pecel. Since we already had the peanut sauce and some vegetables is difficult to get in Germany, then we just prepared some modest vegetables we could find and pour the peanut sauce on it. We ate Pecel with rice and Indonesian chips *well, the chicken is actually not supposed to be there* :D

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Night Market in Kaiserslautern

a few days ago i went two times to a night market in Kaiserslautern. I have had a post about this too last year or the last two years ago. We called this night market as 'Kerwe' and long time ago i thought it was 'REWE' hahaha.

Well, this time i went with a lot of friends, they come not only from Kaiserslautern but also from another city near Kaiserslautern. The favorite game we played was Bom Bom Cars. That's really fun to play together with friends.

Here are some Photos which was taken by Alissa.

we were hit by them!