Speaking of Christmas season (again???!!!) and being …about 785 kilometers away from home…reminds me (again) everything about home and my family (I’m really a single family girl). Here some of my family recipes that I miss so much when I’m being separated from that tiny but cozy home. Its an ordinary food added with an extraordinary spices, i just feel it extraordinary because they make it especially for me while i’m home.. I can feel they pour out all of their love and sincerity while making it…yess, i call it home flavor (mmmm,,,i think I’m exaggerating now -_-).
“Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal,”-Anonymous
A deep fried gently flattened banana snack, served with crushed chillies and tomatoes. Best served hot (or just don’t let this dish cooling down) best accompanied by black bitter coffee or sugarless hot tea…
This snack always comes first when the rain pouring down or when we wake up in the morning and time doesn’t allow us for making a family breakfast…
Sanggar (Well known as Pisang Goreng)
Deep fried battered banana, a close sister of Pisang epe, excluding that gently flattened. Like the others banana-comes-from-snack, we usually served this with crushed chillies and tomatoes. Our family really couldn’t separate sambel (crushed chillies) from any kind of menu. Banana chips always come up when we make this one.
Any kind of sea fish, traditionally grilled, served with crushed chillies. There are three kind of sambel at home, depend on our mood;
- Crushed chillies with unripe mango slice, added some diced onion and shallots
- Crushed chillies and tomatoes with 2 or three squeezed limes, add some sliced onions,shallots, and Lemongrass
- Crushed chillies, tomato, and a dice of Dried Shrimp-paste poured with sliced lemon basil.
Rice Porridge with Mixed vegetable and (head, feet) chicken
Boiled Turmeric Snaper Head , Fried vegetables
Sagoo Congee, this is special dish from Eastern Indonesia, my home Kapurung character is served with a Boiled mixed vegetables (Corn, kangkung, and spinach) and boiled Tumeric Fish (snaper or Tuna) Head.
And treng…treng…treng…we reach my #1 dish, First, i sincerely apologize for those who believe that pork is forbidden.
“Two words to improve any dish. Ba, Con”- Ted Allen, The Iron Chef
Grilled Pork with Special Sambal
That grilled things, not complete without this —>> Crushed chillies and tomatoes with 2 or three squeezed limes, add some sliced onions,shallots, and Lemongrass
Setelah posting dan baca2 baru sadar bahasa inggris gw beginner banget -_- (tapi cuek ajah)
Chefs, authors, musicians, actors, poets, so many of us have very strong feelings about food. Why is food so emotional? Scents of food stir up childhood memories, cooking for and feeding someone is one of the sweetest gestures in the world, even watching someone eat can be a delight. Food and love are undeniably connected. –Savory TV-
So what’s your home favorite?