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Village People.. And Food

05 Jun

Yes people! I am back! I was away on vacation and if you haven’t guessed already, I was in Indonesia. Landed on the capital, Jakarta. Then a 2 or 3 hour drive to Ciasem, somewhere between Jakarta and Bandung. It was a homestay vacation, we stayed at my sister in law’s house. This is her hometown. We were greeted with an array of “village food” and a birthday cake for another sister in law who turned 25

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Yellow rice or Nasi Tumpeng and other side dishes like raw vegetables, fried chicken, fermented soybean tempeh cooked with chillies (my personal favourite. I can eat the whole huge bowl). Ahh sweet!

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And breakfast was mostly rice bought from a nearby stall. Nasi Uduk. Ridiculously good and ridiculously cheap. A packet costs like 20cents?

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Here’s a snack made for us while we were just hanging out at the front porch on a hot afternoon. Mangoes eaten with salt and a kind of chilli and shrimp paste sauce.

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Typical village food spread. Candle lights keep flies away. And believe me, there were a lot of them!

hazrock, not about to do the YMCA

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Posted by on June 5, 2012 in Food

 

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6 responses to “Village People.. And Food

  1. David

    June 6, 2012 at 9:00 am

    what a food adventure…yum!!!

     
    • hazrock

      June 6, 2012 at 11:01 am

      They eat simple food. They even grow rice themselves.

       
  2. luvnorcal

    June 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Such strange, alien food to me (except that delicious chocolate cake), but looks very interesting and colorful. The mangoes don’t look ripe, you eat green mangoes?

     
    • hazrock

      June 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Yeah. Those were young mangoes, plucked straight from the tree. I didn’t eat them because sometimes mangoes and chillies can have an adverse effect on the stomach, if you know what I mean. And toilet facilities were not like those in the city.

       
      • luvnorcal

        June 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm

        Hahaha, I hear ya

         
      • hazrock

        June 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

        Don’t mess with mangoes. Lol!

         

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