Sunday, 9 September 2012

SOTO LAMONGAN


NASI SOTO LAMONGAN

     “A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.”
Proverb 15 : 17 (NLT 2007).

     “ It’s not about the chef. It’s not about the recipe. It's about the girl who impressed me. The girl who having dinner with me.”
( Dio Xervan Lie)

 

     

























     Have you ever taste Nasi Soto? there are so much kind of Soto from different region in Indonesia with their own special taste, like Soto Betawi, Soto Banjar, Soto Makasar, Soto Lamongan, Soto Kudus, etc. After spending the whole day at Taman Sari Complex with Renata, we decided to order Nasi Soto Lamongan and Wedang Ronde for our dinner. Though I do like Soto, actually it isn’t my most favorite menu. I prefer for Nasi Rawon than Nasi Soto Lamongan. Unfortunately, Nasi Rawon were not available at this restaurant. 
      The weird thing that I don’t understand is,  the soup of Soto Lamongan are so extremely  delicious tasting for me that night. How could it be? It shake my tongue, and the aroma of the soup is very strong. It smell and taste like heaven.  I still don't see what's so special with this restaurant.  I wonder if anyone feels the same with me? This isn’t my firstNasi Soto Lamongan’ experience with a smart-pretty friend of mine. I don't know what kind of recipe they use, but it taste like no others. What makes this restaurant food taste so yummy? 
     I finished my dinner before Renata. Renata looks so tired when we come at the restaurant. While she eats her dinner, the tired of her face was gradually fading away. She looks prettier now to me, and I can see her beauty face clearly. When I look at the way she eat her dinner, I can imagine that she's a well educated girl, with good manners. I wouldn't say it in front of her, obviously, but if I have to confess, I really enjoyed hanging out with her.I admire her photography skills, then after a moment, I begin to admire her beauty. May be I didn't realize that before. I hope our friendships will become closer. 


      Even though she never say it, Renata thought I was approaching Chensy. Chensy and I are close friend. I don’t think Renata is right about; how do I feel about Chensy, but one thing I know for sure; I think I admire Renata now even more.  I wish I could have another chance to be with Renata again. May be this is the answer why Soto Lamongan taste so extremely delicious for me tonight. The answer is ; the quality of the food has nothing to do with how good or bad the cooking is. It’s not about the chef. It’s not about the recipe. It's about the girl who impressed me. The girl who having dinner with me.

     “A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.”
Proverb 15 : 17 (NLT 2007).

     A small portion of Nasi Soto Lamongan with Renata is much-much better than a full portion of Nasi Rawon with someone I don’t like. Anyway, wether i can get Renata or not, I believe Nasi Soto Lamongan is still a delicious food you should try. I recommend if you come to Indonesia, you have to try it.

--- Dio Xervan Lie ---


Soto Ayam(Chicken) Lamongan

 

A.  Ingredients for Chicken :
1 whole Chicken (800 gram or more)
2 tablespoon fried-oil to stir-fry
1 ginger, crushed
4 cm galangal (lengkuas), crushed
3 pcs clove (cengkeh)
Salt
B.  B. Ingredients that mixed :
5 pcs onion
4 pcs garlic
½ tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon roasted coriander (ketumbar sangrai)
6 pcs hazelnut (kemiri sangrai)
2 cm
saffron (kunyit)
C.  C. AdditionIngredients:
50 gr soun, put in hot water until soft, drain.
50 gr finely sliced
​​cabbage
2 pcs finely sliced celery
2 tablespoon fried onions
1 tablespoon fried garlic
3 pcs boiled chicken eggs
prawn crackers, sambal chili stew, sliced lemo

Instructions :
1. Poached chicken with the ingredient A until soft on medium fire stove. take out and shred the chicken meat.
2. Make the chicken broth to 1 liter broth (add water if necessary).
3. Now stir-fry the ingredient A until good fragrance, put to chicken broth, add sliced celery, add powdered cloves, pepper and salt, bring to a boil.

Presentation :
Arrange in a bowl in a row : soun, shredded chicken meat and sliced egg, Flush with hot broth, add sliced celery.
Serve with chilli sauce, soy sauce, lemon slices and shrimp crackers.

Script : Daniel Hok Lay
Reference : www.diyhow.info






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