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soto ayam for lunch


Clear Oriental Chicken Soup (? ..according to the package) with rice, bean sprouts, and egg, then garnished with cilantro, deep fried shallots, and soy sauce.

I used Indofood instant seasoning cus there's no way I'm gonna prepare the spices from scratch. But instead of adding water like the direction on the package suggests, I added chicken stock. On top of that, I seared the chicken, skin side down, in the same pot before I dump everything else to get the yummy fatty flavor in. So, by the end of it, this was a very tasty meal. Besides, with a presentation like that, who doesn't wanna try, right? But then Sean came over, checked it out, commented, "That looks very nice, sweetie.." then proceeded fixing a bagel for himself.. omg, what's wrong with this man?!?!?

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nanoblonde
Feb. 2nd, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
P is for Presentation!
about_right
Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:57 am (UTC)
Y is for Yummy! ;)
marmalade81
Feb. 2nd, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
yum! my DH loves soto ayam :)
about_right
Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:58 am (UTC)
You're lucky! I ate this alone.. On second thought, more for me. :P
ivles
Feb. 2nd, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)
I agree with quercer, you always make everything look like gourmet food. ;-)

Edited at 2008-02-02 09:20 am (UTC)
about_right
Feb. 2nd, 2008 09:28 am (UTC)
Thanks! :) You'd pick stuff up after watching sooo many cooking shows. ;)

ps. Sorry I haven't replied your email. I'm kinda behind on that dept.
ivles
Feb. 2nd, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
No, it's okay (about the email), sebenarnya tidak mengharapkan balasan, sih. ;-) Tapi kalo ada, I welcome it. (plus makanan kalo ada XD)
samedi
Feb. 3rd, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
omg, what's wrong with this man?!?!?

My thoughts exactly. Was this something you knew would happen?
about_right
Feb. 4th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Oh, you know him, gets intimidated with new flavors. I knew he's not gonna wanna eat it, but it still leaves me awestruck sometimes. :P
samedi
Feb. 10th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
I would be more than happy to enjoy those meals that Sean is too intimidated to eat! ;)

On a slightly related note, I saw some satay/sate seasoning at an import store earlier today and thought of you. :D Think it's worth trying to make with a gas stove?
about_right
Feb. 11th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
Oh, sate's definitely worth trying! You usually grill it with bamboo skewers, then served with steamed rice and peanut sauce. If there's no skewer, just lay the chicken pieces over a pan with a spritz of oil.

For the peanut sauce, warm ½ cup of peanut butter over low heat, mix in ½ cup of coconut milk/heavy cream, then add some chili flakes to taste if you prefer it hotter. You can make the sauce in advance and warm it up later. Add water to thin it if necessary.
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