I was tagged by Burcu of Almost Turkish Recipes with this meme, initiated by Angelika of The Flying Apple. Dash off to her lovely blog to find out more about it.
Oh, boy! I’m so terrible at entertaining, let alone constructing a menu. But I do have some favorite dishes I hope my foodblogger guests would enjoy as much as I do.
Perfect as a starter. I will serve the one I usually bought at the food shop near my house. It’s the best Asinan Betawi I’ve ever tasted. It will tingle you with the craving for more food 🙂
For those of you who’s not familiar with this Indonesian dish, it is some kind of salad, containing fresh shredded cabage, carrot, bean sprouts, lettuce, cucumber, steamed tofu, poured with sweet sour peanut sauce, served with big yellow curly crakers and red crackers. One of Indonesians favorite.
Butter Cereal Prawn
Tapioca coated crispy fried prawns, stirred in crispy oatmeal and yolk. I usually eat this with any kind of vegetables.
You see, I tend to have light meal with lots of vegetables, just so I know for sure there’ll be enough room in my stomach for big dessert 🙂
But for my guests, I will serve Savory Red Rice on the side, in case they prefer heavier meal.
Garlic Green Bean Stir Fry or I will be very likely to replace green bean with Bunga Bawang, same manner of cooking. I dunno what this vegetable name in English, but it’s naturally delicious with simple spices like garlic and shallot.
And…. Macha Pudding for dessert! Surely, the dessert you won’t miss for the world!
The dinner has ended, what’s left is the lazy chitty chatty. While I’m cleaning up, a cup of Cold or Hot Green Tea will accompany us chatting in the kitchen until late at night.
Come again next time!
Now I’m tagging.. umm.. Arfi of HomeMades and Ritha of Daun Pisang R&D.
Yuhuuu.. looking forward to your menus, girls!
Butter Cereal Prawn
Source: Vivi Liong, modified by Riana
250 gr prawns
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 egg whites for coating, lightly beaten
tapioca flour for coating
2-3 Tbsp butter
5-6 Tbsp (or as you like) quick cooking oatmeal (not instant)
1 stick lemon grass, finely chopped
2-3 kaffir leaves, finely chopped
2 small chillies, finely chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
- Clean prawns, slice the back side halfway and clean the black ‘thread’ on its back. Set aside.
- Bread the prawns with tapioca flour, then egg whites, then more tapioca flour.
- Heat frying oil on a pan, fry prawns until crispy and golden in color, drain and set aside.
- Heat butter, pour egg yolks in a thin steady stream, stir until bubbly and cooked. Add oats, chopped lemon grass, kaffir leaves, chillies, salt and pepper, stir well. Add prawns, stir to coat.
- Turn off the heat, serve hot.
Savory Red Rice
Cook your red rice as you do white rice (I used rice cooker), but replace the water with your homemade broth, and add up liquid to 1 1/2 your usual amount, since red rice tends to be drier than white rice. Add one stick of bruised lemon grass and 1 Tbsp butter into the cooker. Cook until done. Stir in chopped parsley or celery right after it’s done. Keep warm. Served with fried shallot flakes.
Garlic Green Bean/Bunga Bawang Stir Fry
Clean vegetables, cut to your liking. I prefer 1 cm slant for green bean, and 3 cm straight for Bunga Bawang (throw away the flower). Finely chopped lots of garlic. Heat a little oil in a wok, add garlic, sautee until fragrant. Add vegetables, stir fry until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Source: Femina Online
1 litre water
175 g sugar
10 g macha powder (my macha is very fragrant, I’m thinking reducing it to 5 g)
1 pkg (7 g) white agar-agar powder
5 Tbsp thick/heavy cream
5 Tbsp milk
Toasted almond flakes (I don’t have any, so I just sprinkled it with a pinch of macha powder)
- Prepare 6 150 ml pudding molds, sprinkle the inside with water. Set aside.
- Mix water, sugar, macha powder and agar powder. Boil on medium heat while stirring until sugar dissolves. Add thick cream and milk, mix well.
- Pour into molds, let it set. Cool in refrigerator.
- When ready to serve, take out from molds, serve with sauce and garnish with almond flakes and/or a pinch of macha powder.
Cold or Hot Green Tea
Boil water, turn off the heat when it’s just about to hit boiling point. Let it cool for about 5 minutes. Put 1-2 tsp green tea leaves in a tea pot. Pour hot water into the pot. Let it brew for about 10 minutes. For cold green tea, pour it over ice cubes.