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Autumn Sunday

I think that I really need a holiday soon….

I’ve never been so stressful at work like this. Try to cope, but it seems I have to encourage myself even more and more everyday, which I don’t think that I can’t. It’s just that I hope for sometimes to relax. Not being so „workaholic“ almost 24 x 7. Stay away from anything related to work.

But for a start a slice of Starbucks Velvet Cake would lighten up my rainy Sunday feeling.

 

 

 

 

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Cheesed Mushroom Sandwich by Warung Santai

A couple weeks ago my colleague and me had dinner instead of near our office, we went to a small restaurant in Sanur,. For those, who has ever been hopping around from one restaurant to other in that area, then should know this restaurant, named Warung Santai.

As far as I can remember, I only eat twice in that restaurant. Even though it’s  located quite close to my flat, I didn’t go that often, because I just don’t like what they served and also quite pricey.

BUT, this time I have to admit that what I’ve ordered, was awesome to me. Well, more … surprise me.

On the menu it mentioned Cheese and Mushroom Sandwich. But, because the cheese was melted on the bread and mushroom, I called it cheesed mushroom sandwich.

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Vegetables in Coconut Milk Soup

This is my second menu for Sunday evening. I just cooked it based on what my mom used to cooked. But, I didn’t fry the ingredients. Everything just boiled.

Ingredients:

  1. Bean sprouts.
  2. Snow peas.
  3. Carrots.
  4. Chilies.
  5. Garlic.
  6. Onion.
  7. Tomato.
  8. Pepper.
  9. Ginger.
  10. Salt.
  11. Coconut milk.

How to cook:

  1. Slice the onion, garlic, chilies, tomato and carrots.
  2. Boiled all in 1 liter water and add salt and pepper with 1 cm peeled-fresh ginger.
  3. Then add coconut milk but not too much. For me, I don’t want it to be too milky either. 😀 Keep it lite!
  4. Cook with low heat for 10 minutes and then add the snow peas and bean sprouts. Never over-cook fresh vegetables! 😀
  5. Vegetable in coconut milk is ready to served.
  6. Suggested to served while it’s still warm. Especially in Autumn or Winter weather.

Feel free to try my recipe! 🙂 Have fun in the kitchen!

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Beef & Vegetables Noodle Stir Fry

Long time no cooking in my kitchen. I want to cook again for lunch and dinner, but it seems my work doesn’t allow me that much. Limited only during weekend or holiday. But I won’t let my cooking spirit gone away just like that. #lol

Yesterday evening I tested a recipe from Taste Made group, which I found as a very interesting cooking page in Facebook and it worked very well. I added cilantro and cumin powder to make it different and more me. And yes, this is my favorite stir fried noodle of all time. In Indonesia we call it kwe tiauw noodle and also in my hometown, which we’re yes influenced by Chinese. Noodles, yeah, I can accept it. Their other culinary? Still makes me … not wanting to eat or taste it. Different tongue. That’s all.

Stir Fried Beef & Snow Peas with Flat Rice Noodles

Ingredients:
400g fresh banh pho (ho fun) or Kwe Tiauw noodles (if using dry, re hydrate the noodles first)
200g sirloin steak (or rump), cut into 5mm thick slices
120g snow peas
1 clove garlic, sliced
1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
4 tbs oyster sauce
4 tbs soy sauce
pinch of pepper
splash of water
80g bean sprouts

Separate the fresh noodles. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan or wok until very hot then fry the steak, peas, 2 tbs of oyster sauce, 2 tbs soy sauce, a splash of water, pinch of pepper and garlic for a couple of minutes or until the steak is cooked as you like it. Then take off the heat and leave on a plate to rest.

Heat the frying pan or wok to a high heat again with a dash of oil, add onions, stirring quickly then add the noodles, 2 tbs of oyster sauce and 2 tbs of soy sauce. Stir well for a couple of minutes and add beansprouts and a dash of water to steam the beansprouts. Stir fry for a further minute and pour onto a serving plate. Add the beef and sugar peas to the noodles and serve.

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Landscape

Hiking to Rinjani; Second Highest Volcano in Indonesia

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This is the view heading to the first base camp, Plawangan Sembalun.

 

Segara Anak Crater Lake and it’s Baru Jari Volcano.

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Up there, behind the top of the hill is the third base camp, Plawangan Senaru.

If you think the walk is over, you’re wrong. You have to walk almost 7 hours through the jungle with 4 posts to have a short break and quick lunch… to reach the first village in Senaru.