I’m very new in this gardening thing. When I was living with my mom in Jakarta and with mother-in-law in Bandung, I was careless about taking care of their houseplants (I didn’t even pay much attention to watering them or whatsoever). Not until I live in my own place and along with my “nursing” instinct… Read More Indoor Houseplants
I’m not a good baker; a good one must be very patient to do the right measurements and directions given by the recipe. Like in this red velvet cake, I ended up to have a runny cream cheese frosting with some butter-granule on it, simply because I’m not patient enough to soften the butter first… Read More Red Velvet with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
Being pregnant, I’m not allowed to eat some foods…Including pineapple. There’s a myth in Indonesia that saying it could harm the fetus… But after browsing through some articles, I believe it won’t give a bad impact to the Nako 2 and me -as long as I eat it with in a considerable amount-.
This Thai Chicken-Pineapple stir-fry is a simple recipe for those who loves sour-sweet-spicy taste. You got it all from the pineapple – kecap manis – and Thai chillies.
Yields: 4 people
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tbsp Thai Kitchen fish sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp oil, divided
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
3 tbsp Kecap Manis (an Indonesian condiment), or substitute 2 tbsp Tamarin + 1 tsp sugar
2 cups cubed assorted colors bell peppers (1/2-inch cubes)
1 red chili pepper, chopped (optional or to taste)
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
Fresh basil leaves (for garnish)
Mix chicken and fish sauce in medium bowl. Add cornstarch; toss to evenly coat. Set aside.
Heat 1/2 tablespoon of the oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add garlic and
ginger; stir fry 30 seconds. Add bell peppers, chili pepper if using and pineapple; stir fry 3 to 5 minutes or until peppers are tender-crisp. Add kecap; cook and stir until heated through. Remove from skillet.
Heat remaining oil in the skillet. Add chicken; stir fry 5 minutes or until cooked through. Return bell pepper mixture to skillet; stir fry until well blended. Garnish with basil.
During my college years, people knew me as “Chicalega”. The fact that almost all of my clothes were from Tegalega (Gedebage) – a flea market in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia- made people call me with that name, which also became a BRAND of my little side project shop of second-hand stuffs that I treasure from… Read More Reuse, Recycle, and Save Some Bucks
Two things that I miss so badly from my ‘youth’ era are traveling and attending gigs/ concerts. The term gigs probably for the ones that held in smaller place -like pub, cafe, etc- and more intimate/ interactive between the musicians and the attendee, while concerts more likely to the bigger event like in stadium, park,… Read More Gigs and Concerts
Since I routinely send (and received) postcards through postcrossing and from some friends who’s interested to do swap mail, one thing that can’t be avoided is, of course, to buy stamps. At the first time I don’t really pay attention to the stamps, I only bought the $0.29 stamp with a boring landscape view. But… Read More Send a Hello