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Bakmi Mewah with Salted Egg Yolk Fried Chicken

Noodles with Salted Egg Yolk Chicken


On the days that I were swamped with a deadline, groceries and struggle with my mood swing problem or just plain lazy and want to make quick easy dinner, I will reach out for a package instant noodles. Instant noodles are the easiest way to feed the hungry stomach, not only it fast to cook but it also tasty and filling. Lately, I often see the ads of Bakmi Mewah and made me very keen to try it.

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Fresh Spring Roll with Smoked Chicken & Tofu

Fresh Spring Roll

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”~ Jim Jarmusch Continue Reading

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Indian Butter Chicken Fried Noodles

Indian Butter Chicken Fried Noodles

The universe is such a wondrous thing. I remember on such a May day when the whole of Jakarta was shrouded in heat and the entire of Jakarta conspired against me, I rushed through the empty lobby of my office building hunting down for a cup of coffee. As soon as I stepped into the coffee shop, warm familiar smiles of barista greeted me. Found out that this place not as empty as the lobby. There is my Far East Prince standing in line, waiting for his coffee. He drinks Americano without sugar, while I go for my usual hot caramel macchiato. He wore a sleek black shirt with khaki trouser…not royal robe, and no sword in his hands…only a cell phone. That’s how we met.  Continue Reading

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Homemade Spicy Gochujang Ramen

Spicy Gochujang Ramen

This has been a long time coming, but I still remember it was a cold and wet day in January. Looking out the window on that day all I could see was rain, rain and more rain… the rain hasn’t stopped for few days. This is one of those days where I’m craving for a bowl of hot spicy noodles soup. I don’t have instant ramen or noodles in my pantry, but the hunger controlling my mind. I can’t think clearly… have to eat spicy noodles soup. Continue Reading

Beef & Lamb Foods Recipe Rice & Grains

Sup Ubi- Indonesian Cassava Soup

Indonesian cassava soup

Here in Jakarta, we’ve been bombarded with rains. What else you need besides a bowl of hot soup on a rainy day. This sup ubi or Indonesian cassava soup is originated from Sulawesi. The name of sup ubi itself often gives a misconception for Indonesian people outside Sulawesi. For people in Sulawesi, ubi is referring to cassava while for those outside Sulawesi ubi it means sweet potato. Continue Reading