All posts filed under: Appetizer

Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savoury Pancake)

Edited: As one of my reader gave me a good information on the sauce that I must have been missed when I bought it. Unfortunately alcohol involved to make this sauce. Therefore, I’m not suggesting my muslim readers to buy it (will try to make a homemade version when I have the chance). But it happened, my bad. I have to be more careful next time. It has been a while since I watched the video how to make okonomiyaki from Cooking with Dog in youtube. Since then I kept searching how to get the sauce and bonito flakes (with reasonable price). I found them in ebay sold by many different sellers. But the shipping price is a little pricey. Until one day, when I shopped in one of Asian shop here, I found both of them and didn’t buy them right away. Why? Because I had to compare the price first πŸ˜€ Since everything here is so expensive. After I compared the price, I came back to the shop the next day and buy …

chicken banana pizza

Mini Chicken Pizza

I must say that I was a bit surprised when I saw a menu list from local pizzeria here in Sweden for the first time. The one that caught my eyes was one of husband’s favourite pizza. Chicken, banana with bernaise sauce pizza. Please tell me I’m not the only one that didn’t know about those funky toppings. Pretty please… But one day I decided to give it a try (tasted husband’s pizza a little bit) and guess what! Another surprise! I liked it. Not crazy about it, but definitely something is different there. Something good. In Indonesia, bananas are really cheap. There are so many different varieties for different purpose. But I’ve never eaten or found banana in proper food. We only use banana for desserts or sweet snacks. That’s why I was a bit shock when I found banana as one of pizza topping here. And husband said it’s so weird because you can find banana everywhere in Indonesia but only use it for sweets (makes sense I must say :D) And this …

sausage bruchetta

Sausage Bruschetta

Weekend means fast food in my family. But this is a home made fast food. Even if I keep calling it fast food, I still make most of it. This is one of the example. We eat open sandwich a lot during weekend. Easy, cheap and quick to put together. So I still want to do something similar but with different topping. I choose sausages. I think this is good for dinner, appetizer or even snack if you’re having a party. Very easy to do and you can make them a day before. Just wrap them nicely with plastic wrap to prevent the bread from drying. ItsΒ embarrassing to share the recipe but I need to write it down for my self too, for ideas in the future πŸ˜‰ Btw, I didn’t use any salt here, because its salty enough for me from the sausages and cheese. But of course you can add salt if you want. Ingredients: 1 store bough baguetteΒ  1 pack (400g) sausage 2 medium tomatoes (I used cherry tomatoes) 1 tsp chopped …

roti jala

Roti Jala (Net Bread)

Scroll down for English Β πŸ™‚   Akhirnya, setelah sekian lama agak ngiri sama temen-temen blogger Indonesia yang lain yang bisa eksis walopun blognya pake bahasa Indonesia sekarang mutusin untuk nulis blog ini dalam dua bahasa. Yup! Pastinya nambah kerjaan lagi (itu pasti) tapi pengeeeen banget bisa sedikit cerita-cerita pake bahasa ibu dan sering kali kalo nulis pake bahasa Inggris jadi ga puas gitu ceritanya. So, semoga mulai sekarang saya bisa konsisten nulis blog ini pake dua bahasa ya πŸ™‚ β™₯β™₯β™₯ Ga kerasa udah bulan Februari aja nih, kemana si Januari perginya ya? Hiks…. Cepetan dateng lagi ya…. Jangan lama-lama perginya… Kali ini saya lagi mood masak-masak nih, makanya bikin menu lengkap. Roti jala, Kari ayam sama Sambel goreng ati. Hmmm… nyam nyam nyam.. Tapi tentunya ketiga resep itu harus dibagi-bagi di beberapa post dong. Biar ga bingung (padahal males nulis panjang-panjang) hehehe.. Setelah beberapa kali googling resep roti jala ini, akhirnya “nyontek” resep blog negara tetangga. Ternyata gampang banget bikinnya. Mirip banget sama crepe / pancake / kulit lumpia. Cocok banget dimakan sama kari ayam …

Crab Rangoon

Crab Rangoon

Ah, finally I can post this recipe here. After reading Bebe’s postΒ (original recipe from Chita)in her daily blog (Indonesian), I really really want to try the recipe. For the love of seafood, I immediately look for crab meat. And I knew that it won’t be so cheap. Even in Indonesia, crabs aren’t very cheap. If you buy 2 kg fresh alive crabs, you will probably get around 500 grams meat from it. Not very much meat in it, but very tasty. I love it! πŸ™‚ So I tried the healthier version. I baked them. Did my best to make it looks good and pretty for the photo shoot. Husband took the pictures. I prepared the draft. And then, it’s “puff”. One night husband was checking his camera in case he missed something that he hasn’t put in the computer yet. After going through more than a thousand of photos, he was sure that everything has been moved to the computer. I didn’t pay much attention there, because it has been few days since he took …

Empal

Empal Gentong Cirebon

Gloomy monday *sigh*. Been raining since last night. Very wet and cold. So I have no choice but to make something with broth again. Sorry for that though. It’s just my habit that when the weather is cold, I mostly cook food with broth or soup. Basically, this is a beef soup (I added carrots because I was too lazy to cook another vegetable side dish :P). Usually we eat this with a squirt of lime juice, chilli sauce, sweet soy sauce, crackers and of course rice. I highly recommend this if you like Asian style soup. But it might be a bit tricky to find all the spices (sorry for that). And sorry that most of my posts have been really short lately. Because I’m in that “mood” again, where I can’t really find anything interesting to write about. But hey, I still wrote the recipe Β πŸ˜€ Ingredients: 700g beef, cubed 1 onion 4 garlic cloves 3 candle nuts 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1 lemon grass, crushed 2 cloves 2 …

Wonton soup

Wonton Soup

In my previous post, I promised you that I will share another variation using wonton. This is it. Wonton soup is the best when the weather is cold, windy and dark. And I guess its ok to eat a lot of this soup too, since it doesn’t contain very much carb πŸ˜‰ There are two versions here, one with boiled wonton and the other one using fried wonton. It’s all up to you which one you like better. You can add (almost) any vegetables in the soup. Broccoli, cauliflower, courgette, asparagus, green bean, etc. Ingredients: 15 to 20 chicken wontons 150g sweet corn 2 medium size carrots 2 stalks spring onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves 1 small size onion 1cm fresh ginger / 1 tsp ground ginger 1 litre vegetable stock / water 2 tbsp oil salt & pepper   How to: Place garlic, onion and ginger in a food processor and blitz until nice and smooth. In a large pot, put the oil in and saute the garlic paste until fragrance. Add sliced …

Fried Wonton

Fried Chicken Wonton

Another week, another monday. Only a month away before another exam in the school. So to keep the stress away from me, I need to cheer up my self with something I like ^^ This food originally comes from China. In Indonesia we call it siomay. It should be served with other things too like tofu, potatoes, bitter melon and peanut sauce. I’ve posted siomay recipe here few months ago. But this time, instead of fish, I’m using chicken (I guess you can put beef too if you want, but it’s not very common). And it served as a snack or appetizer. Once again, these are very easy to make. Even better if you have food processor. If you don’t have one, you can just chopped all the ingredients as fine as you can. Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts, cubed 1 egg 2 tbsp all purpose flour 2 tbsp tapioca flour 1 small size carrot, grated 1 pack wonton pastry salt & pepper   How to: Place chicken breast in the food processor, add egg. Blitz …

Open Sandwich

Otak-Otak Open Sandwich

A very short post today πŸ™‚ A restaurant in Singapore inspired me this sandwich, I’m not sure if they still sell it there though. It has been really long time since I ate it. Over 6 years ago I think.. To be able to make this open sandwich you need any type of bread (preferably focaccia) and uncooked otak-otak. Method: Spread some uncooked fish mixture on the bread and bake it for 8 to 10 minutes or until the otak-otak turns to golden brown. Serve it with mixed salad. Then you have a very easy and tasty dinner πŸ™‚ Or you can also serve this as snack. After its baked, you can cut it into small bite pieces.

Otak-otak

Otak-Otak (Spiced Fish Cake)

Otak-otak is a really nice spiced fish cake. Even though it’s really popular in some parts of Indonesia, but to be honest I never tried otak-otak before I came to Singapore. It’s not that popular in my home town. And as usual, I like pretty much anything made from fish. Quite important ingredient here is the banana leaf to wrap otak-otak. If you can’t find banana leaf, you can use aluminium foil, but it will have different aroma. This recipe uses lots of Indonesian spices, but I’ll try to make it as simple as possible for you. Because if you like fish, then I recommend you to try this. Really good stuff. Ingredients: 500g white fish meat (no bones, no skin) 50g coconut flakes (I used dried ones, if you can find the fresh one, use that) 1 tbsp tapioca flour 3 kaffir lime leaves, finely sliced salt & pepper banana leaves & toothpick (optional)   for the paste: 5 bird eye’s chillies (depending on your taste) 1 red onion 3 garlic cloves 2 tsp …