THIS. Or whatever it is they happen to be eating during their FAPFAP sessions. Eugh it is terrible how much of a sadist i am because i love watching Simon and Martina late at night and by late i mean, too early in morning. Like now.
2) While i was in Jakarta, my boyfriend’s sister insisted that i try an Indonesian “kuih” (there isn’t an actual English definition of kuih but it’s mostly used to describe traditional, handmade Asian desserts which are commonly found in markets) called kuih Apeh, IF I’M NOT MISTAKEN. It was being sold on one of the common green street carts at the entrance of this flea market that we’d just spent 3 hours at. And it didn’t look like much, in fact i was sort of turned off by it because it looked like a giant, green pimple. Yuck. But because i was on holiday, i decided to be all tourist-y and give it a try anyway since it was like 40 cents a piece or something. It was bloody good. Surprisingly tasty cause it expected it to taste mediocre cause it looked fragile and dry. BUT DAMN SON, IT WAS SO YUMMY. ALL INDONESIAN FOOD IS TASTY
Kuih Apeh (methinks) (don’t take my word for it)
I told you it looks like a giant pimple. Blergh. My boyfriend’s sister sent the picture to me a week ago telling me it reminded her of me! D’aww.
3) Nasi Gudeg
Gudeg is basically, from my understanding, jackfruit boiled in coconut milk and palm sugar with the subtle addition of spices like garlic, coriander, bay leaves etc. It’s also usually served with plain white rice, chicken, tofu tempe and herbal hard boiled egg. FUCKIN ACE, SON. It is pure gold. We drove two hours from Semarang to Jogjakarta (Gudeg’s origins) just to taste legit gudeg and it was worth every second. Even worth me drooling and snoring like a bloody wanker in the back seat. And that was on the second day of meeting them. Grrreat.
4) I really miss the street desserts that i had over there. The clear grass jelly, ais podeng, coconut and durian ice cream, i could go on forever. Ais podeng was funny though, the weirdest combination of desserts and yet the most complimentary as well; coconut ice cream, avocadoes, peanuts, chocolate sprinkles, bread, choc condense milk, fermented brown rice and pink jelly strands. FUCKING YUM. The worst thing was realizing that everything i got over there was a a fifth of the price i would’ve gotten it for over here. And yet it was also five times as good as whatever shit they serve here. No wonder foreigners come here and feel like they’re in boot camp. No one ever comes to Brunei and goes “omg your food is sooo goood! Oh yummy! Nasi katok!”
SIGH. OH JAKARTA I CANNOT WAIT TO GO BACK TO YOU AND DRY HUMP YOUR STREETS
“Ais podeng” which my friends gathered is actually a variation of “ice pudding”. Another remnant of the Dutch language
5) SEVEN FUCKING ELEVEN
I miss it so much *insert picture of me dry humping 7/11′s sign post*. The hot dogs with extra extra hot cheese, the teh tariks with hazelnut and vanilla syrup added in, the macaroni and cheese, THE RED HEART SLURPEE EUGHHHH. Why do you not have a 7/11 in here, Brunei?! WHY?! But you know what, even if they did, it would be completely shit. i can already imagine it, no hotdogs with cheese toppings, maybe one or two types of slurpee, microwaved nasi lemak, bland milo and coffee with a variation of syrups which you have to pay another 60 cents for. ANDDDD it would most likely guarantee close by 10pm every night. YAYY ME.
MIGHT AS WELL NOT BOTHER, let’s just keep this heavenly image of 7/11 intact in my head and may it remain a sacred place i shall return to each trip i make to Jakarta.
It’s now 5am. I was supposed to be doing my assignment and getting a head start on it. Fuckity fuck shit’s sake. My procrastination habit is getting out of hand and i’m am only slightly less hungry than i was when i started this post. Damnit