Archive for October 2015

Sambal Cengek

Sambal Cengek

Sambal Cengek (read: chang ek) is a common kind of sambal in Palembang. It is made of ground red chili, red onion, garlic and shrimp paste mashed together and stir fried together. After that, dried shrimps that was brewed with hot water,  roughly mashed tamarind water, brown sugar, granulated sugar, (sometimes tomatoes and pete or petai ) are added and cooked until half-dry. It can be eaten with...

Sambal

Sambal

Sambal is sauce made from any variety of chili  and mixed with secondary ingredients such as shrimp paste, garlic, ginger, shallot, scallion, sugar, lime juice, sweet soy sauce, rice vinegar, tomato, mango, durian, gandaria or many other things. The variety of sambal recipes depend on the region and the main food served with it.

Bungbulang Rice Cracker

Bungbulang Rice Cracker

Opak or rice craker is a Sundanese traditional culinary. In Garut, it is called Opak Bungbulang. The opak is made of glutinous rice. Firstly, the rice is washed, half cooked, and then pounded inside a pestle. While being pounded, salt and cooked coconut essence are given into the rice. After being batter, the rice is rolled, cut, pressed, and sun dried. The dry flat opak is called babanggi. The b...

Cicalobak Beach in West Java

Cicalobak Beach in West Java

Cicalobak Beach located in Garut, West Java is similar to Tanah Lot Beach in Bali. If the Tanah Lot is famous for its temples, in Cicalobak beach, you can only find small huts to take shelter. The beach has not been well-managed yet, so the facilities are still poor. However, the visitor can easily enter the area from anywhere for the gate is indistinct. The most attractive view of the beach is t...