indonesians and their food

my sister is currently home stuffing herself silly with local food. she’s going back to jakarta this saturday. like any other indonesian who doesn’t live in their hometown, she spends most of her time away from home pining for the food from there.

it reminds me of something. when MOH and i and his mum and step-dad went down to bergen, we went down without food. it was weird because MOH’s step-sis lived and studied there (still does). and i thought, if this was in indo, the four of us would have about 10kg of food  each for her. or more considering we were driving there in two cars and there was no 20kg luggage limit each person.

when i lived in surabaya, whenever someone from home went there, i got food. from nasi campur to pangsit, still in their original brown paper wrapper. i once brought nyoknyang (meatballs, makassar style) with the broth inside a big soft drink bottle. my friends there have tasted makassar’s bakpao, kacang, siomay, otak-otak, passionfruit juice (what i wouldn’t give for a glass of cold markisa right now). even my mil brought some markisa all the way from norway.

my auntie takes some crabs from balikpapan. the other one brings with her cakwe from surabaya. you can expect some yummy kripik from sorong. and spicy food from manado. mum and i took home some vegetarian bacang from jakarta. i think i heard my mum said she was going to give my sister some noodles (plain, uncooked) to take to jakarta for our family there because they like noodles from makassar so much.

i don’t know if it’s because we love food so much in indo or because food over there are so good, it’s hard to live without certain kind for too long.

i guess it doesn’t really work here. after all, they eat sandwiches for lunch and food from supermarket for dinner. and they have bread and supermarket everywhere. how boring… like everything else in this place.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. the writer
    Jun 17, 2009 @ 21:44:03

    ooooooooooh………indonesian food………*drooling*

    (now my laptop keyboard is too wet to type and I’m too dumbstruck to write a proper comment)


    • 1980chandra
      Jun 18, 2009 @ 19:50:58

      hahaha i know.

      but you’re going home soon so you’ll be able to eat whatever you want to eat then. bring back some soto ayam for me, ok… with lots of koyah 😀
      now i’m thinking of all those yummy food i had in surabaya and can’t get nasi ayam + nasi sayurnya pak djo out of my mind. hua…. gimana ini???


  2. christy
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 10:24:42

    memang makanan di indo paling mantap! hahai


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