Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Woaahh! Been busy sooo busy2 with my thesis prep again...
I cook things but didn't have time to put them on this blog. I decided to do it today! Yeaaahh!
Undergoing my yo-yo diet plan.. I try to eat without rice.. only veggies and meat. * I can't wait to cook cakes after my sis-in-law wedding*. dying to make some cakes... Roaarrr!

Sukiyaki would be a good choice for me and Mr.C.. so our tummy will at least-flattened for 2 cm a week *crossing finger*. from Wikipedia I found the history of sukiyaki. This recipe I make also adapted from Indonesian cook book. Lots of variations to do with sukiyaki's sauce and stock. I use a semi-flat hot pot pan but you can use any pan you have.

Sukiyaki (Japanese: 鋤焼 or more commonly すき焼き) is a Japanese dish in the nabemono (Japanese hot pot) style.It consists of meat (usually thinly sliced beef) which is slowly cooked or simmered at the table, alongside vegetables and other ingredients, in a shallow iron pot in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and mirin. Before being eaten, the ingredients are usually dipped in a small bowl of raw, beaten eggs.
Generally sukiyaki is a winter dish and it is commonly found at bōnenkai, Japanese year-end parties (

Ingredients (be creative and cook anything you like and sliced them in any size you desire):
Beef sukiyaki (sliced beef)
Meatball (in Indonesia it's not like minced spaghetti meatball)
Grated fresh corn
White chicory (Indonesia: sawi putih)
Mushroom (any kind)
250mL chicken/ beef stock ( I mede this from the instant one)
2 tbsp oil
Thinly sliced carrots

250mL chicken/ beef stock
75mL mirin
3 tbsp cooking sake
1 tbsp granulated sugar
100 mL Japanese soyu (Indonesia: kecap asin)

How to make:
1. Heat the pan and add the oil. After that, add the onion and chives, stir until golden brown.
2. Cook the meat until well-done than add the stock and cook until boiled
3. Add the ingredients that took the longest time to cooked, first. I put the carrot, chicory, and the corn first. Then after it boil a bit, I add the rest ingredients. Let it cooked for a few minutes (close the pan lid)
4. Add the sauce that already mixed together then stir and cooked until boil. Add the eggs on the top and cook for another 2 minutes (until the egg is done)
5. Enjoy the sukiyaki with chilli powder or sauce!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spaghetti carbonara with bacon and salmon

Hello, May! Long time- no post.. hmm busy2 with my study in university >_<.  For today recipe Italian menu is here! Spaghetti carbonara with bacon and salmon… I got this recipe from “Primarasa” book that I bought and I would like to share the best carbonara recipe in town! I’m a fan of pasta and cream sauce, as long as the cheese doesn’t make my food to salty or smell. I tried so many carbonara in every local or Italian restaurant, yet some of them smells or to cheesy for me. I think this one is the most successful food that I made ^0^. This recipe serve 4 persons. You can divide or double the measurements. Let’s begin…

1 L water to boil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp olive oil (choose for the cooking one)
250 g spaghetti (or anything you like e.g. fussily/ penne/ angel hair)
200 g beef bacon
4 egg yolk
75 g grated cheddar cheese/ parmesan
100mL cooking cream
200mL liquid milk (I use skim milk to less the calories)
¾ tsp salt
¾ tsp white pepper/ grounded black pepper powder
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 chopped small onion (150 g)
For the topping:
Grated cheddar cheese/ parmesan
A bit of parsley

How to make:
1.       Boil the water in a pan, add salt and olive oil. Put in the spaghetti slowly until cooked (al dente); I know it when I can cut them easily with spoon/ fork. Tips: I got this not by the book, if you want the pasta not to be sticky and fragile after you boil it, put the paste on ice water and give some olive oil
2.       Slice the beef bacon about 4x1 cm (I only predict this one and cut it the way I like), then stir in a pan until greasy. Set aside. If you like salmon or other meat or seafood to add, stir them in this cooking phase.
before and after cooked

3.       In a bowl, mix the egg yolks, cheese, cooking cream, milk, salt, and pepper, evenly.

4.       In a stir pan, put the olive oil-garlic-onion and stir until wilted (transparent in sight). Put inside, the bacon (and salmon) and spaghetti until the smoke appear. Turn of the heat and let the pan stay above the stove.
5.       Pour the egg batter (phase number 3) immediately on the stirring pan, stir until even and the egg yolks are cooked.

6.       Move the spaghetti to the plate and add the toppings. Enjoy!