Thursday, 25 December 2014

2014 will end soon!

Today is 26th December 2014, it means that we will enter a new year in 5 days more!

It has been months since the last time I wrote on my blog, but this time I come back to write about the things I do to end this year. Not about food, but it is about the happiness.

So just wait for the next post!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Nasi Sayur Pasar Rame

Hai, teman-teman Medan!
Hari ini aku mau share soal makanan enak dan murah lagi. Biasanya makanan ini aku santap bersama keluarga di hari Minggu pagi. 

Nasi Sayur

Nomnom, istilah untuk makanan enak dari bahasa korea, cocok banget untuk makanan ini.
Nasi ini rasanya gurih, dan berhubung ini adalah nasi sayur ya ada berbagai jenis sayuran di dalamnya. Bahan-bahannya itu sbb :
1. Nasi (udah pasti ada)
2. Daun ubi
3. Nangka
4. Tahu
5. Kacang panjang
6. Sambal tempe
7. Wortel
8. Jagung muda
9. Labu siam
10. Kacang polong
11. Sambal kentang
12. Lauk, lauknya ada beberapa, yaitu : ayam, telur dan ikan.

Mungkin setelah kalian lihat bahan-bahannya, kalian gak tahu apa bedanya sama Nasi Padang kali ya. Perbedaannya itu di saosnya. Nasi padang itu saosnya biasanya pedas, kalau nasi sayur itu gak pedes, tp manis-manis gitu deh!

Nasi sayur ini dijual di Pasar Rame, Medan. Pasar yang dekat Thamrin Mall itu loh. Kalian harus coba deh makanannya. Selain nasi sayur, juga ada dijual nasi ayam dan nasi lemak. Tapi yang paling aku suka itu ya nasi sayur. Aku gatau lokasi pastinya di dalam pasar itu, tp yang pastinya kalau masuk dari Jalan Asia, masuk jalan lurus aja habis itu kalau ketemu yang jual makanan nasi sayur di sebelah kiri itu ya pertama. Ai yang jual tuh udah tua, sekitar 50an tahun gitu de! 

Makanan enak, harga murah. 
Perut kenyang, hati senang.
Selamat menikmati hidup dengan makanan-makanan enak di sekitarmu.
God bless you! Happy tummy, everybody! 




Saturday, 13 September 2014

Nasi Padang (Huana Pui)

Hello! Do you miss me?
It has been a long time since the last time I wrote on this blog.
Today, I wanna share a delicious traditional food original from Indonesia. 

 

It is 'NASI PADANG'

Nasi means rice, and Padang is an area or a capital city of West Sumatra province. So, Nasi Padang is a rice that come from Padang.

Nasi Padang is famous because its spicy taste that really show off Indonesian traditional food. Nasi Padang usually served with cassava leaves, jackfruit, beans, eggs or meat. 

Mostly, there are 2 kinds of eggs that served with Nasi Padang, such as round eggs (in the picture) and omelet. There are also many kinds of meat, those are written below.
1. Chicken
    - Rendang chicken
    - Grilled chicken
    - Fried chicken
    - Curry chicken
2. Beef
    - Rendang beef
3. Fish
    - Fried fish
    - Grilled fish
    - Fish with chili (in the picture)

Usually, Nasi Padang is eaten with hand. People said it will be more delicious. However, it still delicious if you eat with cutlery (spoon and fork).

For most Indonesian, Nasi Padang has its important role in life. Example like me, if I went abroad for holiday for 2 weeks or more, I will miss this food so much, and usually after arrived back at Indonesia, I will directly find a food stall to eat this tasty and spicy food.

If you come to Indonesia, you should try this food. It is easy to find Nasi Padang in Indonesia, almost every area sell this food. 

Okay, I think that's all I want to share tonight. 
Hope you have a happy tummy.
See you when I write again. Good Bye.
God Bless.












Saturday, 12 July 2014

Wun Thun Mee (Penang) or Mie Pansit (Medan) ?

Good afternoon, everybody! Today I want to share about Mie Pansit or just the same as Wun Thun Mee. This is one of my favorite foods. There is noodles, eggs, meat, and some vegetables. In Penang, Malaysia there is a different type Mie Pansit. Its soup is brown color. If in Medan it is white. However, you should try Wun Thun Mee in Penang, it is really recommended. If in Medan, it is just a usual food, not really tasty, just ordinary.

   
Left side is Wun Thun Mee from Penang and the right side is Mie Pansit from Indonesia.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Auntie Anne's

Auntie Anne's is an American chain of pretzel bakeries. Auntie Anne’s got its start in 1988 when Anne Beiler bought a stand in a Pennsylvania farmers market. After some experimentation, Auntie Anne created a hand-rolled masterpiece. 

This is the best pretzel that I've ever ate, especially the cinnamon one. I love it until everytime I go to Malaysia or Singapore I will find this pretzel as soon as I can. However, actually Auntie Anne's also available in Indonesia (I just know it too!) but unluckily only in Jakarta. I hope Auntie Anne's will available in Medan as soon as possible so I don't need to go somewhere far away to eat this tasty snack.

 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Mie Goreng Kunyit

Good evening! Today, I cooked dinner for myself. Actually I was hanging out with friends just now afternoon and I can have dinner with my friends but my mom asked me to go home soon. Arrived home, I directly found food to eat but there was nothing. Do you know how I feel? I'm so sad, honestly. I can't bear my hunger anymore, so I decided to cook. 

Opened the refrigerator, checked everything inside hoping I can find something to eat. The result is, there are noodles, vegetables, carrot, garlic, and eggs. In case of the limited and super simple ingredients, I just can cook fried noodles. I just cook it like usual, I am not an expert in cooking so I cannot make something special in my cooking. However, it is still tasty. Here is it!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Nasi Lemak

 Nasi Lemak

Hello, guys! It's evening now so GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY!!! Today I want to share about nasi lemak. Do you know nasi lemak? If you are Indonesian, you know what is it. Nasi lemak also being called as Nasi Uduk in Java. This nasi lemak is limited and you cannot find it anywhere except in Tzu Chi Medan. This food is not for sale, anyway. 

This food has made my day. There are so many kinds of side dishes. There are potato chips, chili potato, snaps, chili tempe, beans, and tempe bacem. 

Do you know tempe? Tempe is traditional soy product originally from Indonesia. It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soy beans into a cake form. This tempe is especially popular on the Java island. Tempe's fermentation process and its retention of the whole bean give it a higher content of protein, dietary fiber, and vitamins.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Children(?)

Do you know the meaning of being a child?

According to what I found from Wikipedia, a child is generally a human between the stages of birth and puberty. The legal definition refers to a minor or known as a person younger than the age of majority.

Child may also describe a relationship with a parent, such as sons and daughters of any age.

For me, child (plural : children) is a human that live in a period of time that he knows nothing and just having fun. As a human, the best moment in my life is when I was a kid. It is the moment when the hardest problem in my life is which color of crayons that I should use to draw a flower. Childhood is a period of moment that a human doesn't have any stress at all. It's great, huh? 

I love kids so much. Most of them are cute but some of them also very naughty and uncontrollable. Here are my little cousins. Cute but naughty. Check it out!

  
 

Friday, 4 July 2014

4th of July 2014

Halo anak Medan, dan teman-teman dari daerah Indonesia yang lain! Then hello to you guys that lives in the other part of the world.

Sebagai anak Indo, gue pake bahasa gaul aja lah ya biar gak formal banget gitu loh. Kali ini gue pake bahasa Indo buat nulis blog gue yang satu ini karena ada teman gue yang bilang males banget baca blog gue karena bahasa Inggris mulu. Yah, demi dia gue nulis pake bahasa Indo. Dan maaf banget gue pake bahasa gaul soalnya nilai ujian Bahasa Indonesia gue mah gak pernah lewat nilai 85 (padahal udah nyontek), jadi gue gak bisa pake bahasa Indo yang formal. 

Nah, hari ini gue mah mau share tentang hangout gue hari ini bareng sepupu gue yang dari Jakarta, ibukota Indonesia yang gubernurnya itu salah satu capres Indo utk 9 Juli ntar, siapa lagi kalau bukan Pak Joko Widodo. (Gue kayak timses Jokowi-JK ya? Padahal belum cukup umur buat nyoblos ne!)

Kemaren sepupu gue yang namanya Jessica ngajak gue untuk keliling Medan, katanya dia mah mau ke rumah Cong A Fi yang di Jalan Kesawan itu, trus mau ke Museum Rahmat Galeri sama Gedung Arca.

Tadi pagi menjelang siang, jam 11.05 gue baru bangun (maklum lagi liburan). Trus seperti anak zaman sekarang, bangun pasti cek Hp. Rupanya ada bbm, yah jelas gue buka bbm dong. Masa ada bbm tapi gue buka line? Kan gak lucu banget noh! Isi chat Jessica mah nanya gue jadi pergi atau nggak, sedangkan kemaren gue janji jemput dia jam 12. Shock banget loh! Gue langsung cepat-cepat balas semua chat di Hp gue sekalian bilang BRB gitoh! Apa itu BRB? Anak medan mah pasti udah tau BRB, BRB mah Be Right Back. Habis balas chat dari teman-teman gue, gue langsung lari kayak dikejer setan gitu ambil pakaian trus yah jelas langsung mandi. Habis mandi gue langsung sarapan then catok rambut trus berangkat deh!

Pas udah sampe rumah tantenya Jessica (dia nginap di rumah tantenya), Jessica bilang ke gue "Se, ke rumah Cong A Fi-nya hari minggu aja bareng Ci Lia." Yah jelas batal ke rumah tua itu hari ini, trus gue bilang ke supir "Kalau gitu langsung ke Museum Rahmat aja, uak!" Berangkatlah Jessica sama sepupunya yang lain sama gue ke sono!

Sampe di sana udah jam 1, kita langsung beli tiket. Habis itu masuk deh ke museumnya. Yah kayak biasa, di dalam Museum Rahmat itu isinya patung binatang sama kulit-kulit aslinya. Sambil keliling, sambil foto-foto trus sekalian ngobrol-ngobrol gitu. Yah biasa kalau cewek-cewek ngumpul. Pas uda siap sekitar jam 2 gitu, kita yah jelas langsung go to Gedung Arca. Gak beruntung banget, selama Ramadan Gedung Arca tutup jam 3 sedangkan kita pas mau beli tiketnya itu jam 2.30 dengan sangat terpaksa kita tunda deh kemauan keliling Gedung Arca itu sampe hari Minggu. 

Udah no idea ni mau kemana, udah gak ada tujuan soalnya di Medan mah gak ada tempat wisatanya gitu. Trus Jessica bilang mau cari tempat buat nongkrong aja, dan dia nggak mau makan cuma mau minum. Jadi gue bingung mau bawa kemana kalau cuma mau minum. Berhubung terakhir kali gue ke Sun Plaza itu bulan Maret, jadi yah gue saranin dia ke sana. Trus dia bilang oke.

Kita nongkrong di J.Co Sun Plaza. Kita bertiga, masing-masing pesan minum, haus banget soalnya. Mau liat yang kita pesan itu apa aja? Ini ni yang kita pesan.

Tiramisu latte, Chocolate Frappe sama Green Tea Frappe.

Enak banget kan? Punya gue tiramisu latte. Gue suka banget sama tiramisu. Hahaha. Kita bertiga ngobrol banyak hal lah! Dari cerita pas SD sampe zaman sekarang. Yang pasti diceritain itu sih udah pasti konyolnya masa kecil. Kita ngobrol sampe ngakak-an, sampe kebelet-kebelet kencing gitu jugakkkkk. Paling seru deh kalau ngobrol-ngobrol gitu. Maklumlah, calon emak-emak arisan. Kita nongkrong sampe jam 4-an juga. 

Habis dari J.Co, kita ke Stroberi, liat-liat trus gue beli notes, pita sama sarung laptop. Habis itu kita ke Hypermart. Udah mau masuk sekolah, jadi harus beli tissue buat persediaan di sekolah. Aduh, gue baru ingat belum beli alat tulis yang hilang juga ni! Tapi gapapa, ntar udah masuk sekolah baru beli juga nggak telat. Setelah beli tissue yah kita bayar dong! Pas keluar dari Hypermart, kita ke toilet. Keluar dari toilet, mama ku suruh pulang katanya supir kan puasa jadi harus kasih dia cepat pulang begito. Trus yah kita langsung turun tunggu di bundaran air pancur tunggu jemputan. Tunggu sambil berdiri sambil ngakak-an juga. 

Supir gue udah datang, trus ngantar mereka pulang then yah gue pulang. Walaupun cuma bentar dan ngobrol-ngobrol doang, tetap seru kok kalau bareng sama orang yang klop sama kita!

Ini ceritaku, bagaimana ceritamu? (Iklan Indomie)

Sekian cerita dari gue, maaf kalau alay, biasa anak Medan. 
Have a nice day!

Vegetarian Lemper (Indonesian Food)

Vegetarian Lemper

Good evening guys!
Today I wanna share my mom's homemade-lemper. Lemper is an Indonesian dish made of glutinous rice filled with chicken, prawn, fish or meat floss. The meat filling is rolled inside the rice, in a fashion similar to an egg roll; this is in turn rolled and wrapped inside a banana leaf, oil paper, plastic sheet or tinfoil to make a packet ready for serving. Lemper are most often seen as snacks, but may sometimes be served as appetizers as well.

And, the lemper you see above🔝 is the lemper that my mom made by herself. It is vegetarian, my mom use fake-chicken that actually made from mushroom. To make this vege-lemper is easy, just make it like the usual lemper and just change the meat with vege-meat. 

For foreigner, you should try lemper! It is tasty and really nice. Then for Indonesian, you guys must try this vege-lemper!

Have a happy tummy and God bless!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Nature Photographs

Hello! It is 3 p.m. in West Indonesia now.

I just finished moving some pictures from my camera to laptop. I want to share some nature photo that I took when I was on a vacation with my family. We went to Brastagi and Simalem. Both of this place is in North Sumatra.


Monday, 30 June 2014

Durian (16th - 18th June 2014)

Hello! Today I am very excited to tell you about the fruit that I like the most. It is durian, do you know durian? Actually it is endemic food that only available in Southeast Asia. Durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. This fruit can grow as large as 30 centimeters (12 inches) long and 15 centimeters (6 inches) in diameter, and it typically weighs one to three kilograms (2 to 7 lbs). Its shape range from oblong to round, the colour of its husk green to brown, and its flesh pale yellow to red, depending on the species.

I live in Indonesia, and there is so many kinds of durian here such as Durian Sidodol at South Kalimantan, Durian Bokor at West Java, Durian Gantalmas at North Sumatra, etc. Durian tastes so nice. In Indonesia, there is also have Durian weather. Hahahaha.

On 16th June, my parents and I went to Penang, Malaysia. The taxi driver said that there were so many durians in Penang during May to August. My daddy is a durian lover, so he asked the driver where to buy the best durian at that place. 

In the evening when we wanted to have dinner, we walked along Macalister street to find food to eat. Then we found durian stall beside a steamboat restaurant. We had our dinner there and it is the best night ever. There are some kinds of durian and you can't find it anywhere except Penang.

Each of them taste very nice and they have their own taste.
For Or Chi, it tastes almost the same like Durian Gantalmas in North Sumatra, Indonesia, but it has a bit bitter that make it so nice. Its flesh also very thick and as you see the color is between yellow and orange, so nice, huh? This is the cheapest durian there. It just RM35/kg or about IDR129,500. Then this is the first year that they sell Or Chi. The seller said that in the past year, Or Chi was not able to sell in public. This kind of durian just for the rich people there and the farm also owned by one of the rich people there. However, the owner had died last year so this durian is available for public now!




This is Luri Chocolate, this is the most unique durian ever. It has chocolate smell. Can you believe it? Durian with chocolate taste? You should try it.




 This is Musang King! It smells so nice and like what I said, I think it tastes like pineapple. Go and try this one. This is about RM45/kg. Its flesh is gold color.



This is Kirby Chi. This is the best durian for those who loves wine. This durian smells wine and can make people a bit drunk and dizzy. This durian has a pale-color flesh. However, it is tasty. It is about RM35/kg

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Penang Char Kwey Teaw

Penang Char Kwey Teaw

This is a noodle that made from flavor and it is thin and wide. Usually people will cook it with seafood or chicken, actually it is up to you want to cook it with what. This fried noodles has it own taste. I love it so much. You can find it easily in Penang, Malaysia. It is available almost every corner of the roads. However, I recommend you to eat Penang Char Kwey Teaw at Lorong Selamat, Jalan Macalister. It is so nice and you will like it, everytime I go to Penang I will find this noodles first. It is cheap, just about 4 or RM5.

 

Let me tell you a bit about me and this Char Kwey Teaw

Since small, I was sick because my lungs are full of water, so I was hospitalized at Penang. I should go to Penang every year to check up myself and would udergo through a bad therapy to cure my disease. I hate being there, not only suffer because of the therapy, the food in the hospital also not delicious, no taste at all. I hate the food in the hospital. 

One day, I asked my mom to take me walk around the hospital because I was so bored in my room. Then I went to the children playground to play with the other children, I don't know they are sick or healthy but the only thing I remember is I played happily with them. When I took a rest, my mom brought me to the canteen to have some drink. I went there and bought some boxes of milk and tea. Finished my drink, then I went back to play. While I was playing, suddenly I smelled something so nice. I turned my head around and looked for the source of the nice smell. A woman was spoon-feeding her child with that noodles. Then I just called my mom and asked her to buy that fried noodles for me, but my mom said that I might not eat that noodles first, because I was sick and she promised me that she would buy it for me when I'd recovered. 

Few years later, I am healthy and doctor said there is nothing to worry about my lungs anymore. I am so happy and I asked my mom to go to eat Char Kwey Teaw. We went to the food stall near the hospital, it smells so nice.

Since that time, every time I come to Penang, I will find this Char Kwey Teaw first. But why should eat at Lorong Selamat? Maybe this is the question that you guys wanna ask. I recommend the Char Kwey Teaw at Lorong Selamat, because it is the most delicious one that I ever eat. Last year when I went to Penang to check up, my cousin said that she want to eat at Lorong Selamat, we went there for lunch and I ordered Char Kwey Teaw. Since then, I am in love with Char Kwey Teaw at Lorong Selamat. 

I hope that all of you gonna taste this Char Kwey Teaw and feel the same like me.
Have a happy tummy!
God bless!

Thank you for reading. Sorry for the mistakes, I am still amateur in writing. Thank you very much.


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Hello!

Actually I am not new in blogger but I am using my new account now. I've forgotten my password so I can't use it anymore. This blog I named it "Chocolate Pumpkin" because I think I want to start to be a food blogger so I choose a name that related with food. Chocolate pumpkin? Maybe some of you may ask why I choose that name, actually I also don't know I choose it, I also never eat any pumpkin yet. 

Okay, as usual, I am always introducing myself first. 
I am Cynthia, you also can call me Sese. I am Chinese, live in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. I love to draw, write, travel every nice and unique place that full with its culture, watch movie and sometime I love to read books, especially comic books. Anyway, I am here is to share everything about myself especially that is related with food. I just start to be a food blogger and also a food hunter.

Why I want to be a food blogger? Hahaha. Everything start since I love to eat so much and wanna share everything I eat to people around me. Another reason is I want to tell you the story behind the food, maybe why I love the food so much or my private experience that related to the food. 

Actually I also love to cook, but no one teach me how to cook well, so everything I cook is just simple and not like in a luxurious restaurant or make by professional chef, it also dont taste very good, it tastes different everytime I cook, sometime to sweet or salty and sometime too spicy. I am really bad in cooking. 

But, the things I will share here is a fantastic food that is really recommended to all of you. I swear, I will make you fat because the food is delicious and make you want more and more! Hahaha. 

At first, I want to say sorry because I can't post the food really often, I am girl and I want to keep my body slim, so I won't so often to eat delicious food. Hehe. I promise that I will post everything delicious and you will be easy to find it then it will be cheap. Will be suitable for students.

Thank you for reading, I will post some nice food soon!
Have a good day and God bless you!