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Yummy Indonesian food: not just plain rice


 


Howdy, everyone!

In this post, I’ll talk about: FOOD! Indonesian food to be exact. I discovered that I really enjoyed Indo food and I’m not only talking about the posh restaurant dishes, but also street food.

At first, I was a little bit skeptical about street food, because it is being made and kept on their stands in the open, outside in very hot weather. I was comforted once I could see how they made it, what kind of ingredients they used, plus it was actually pretty yummy and I didn’t have any bad stomach issues.

Selles postituses räägin rohkem: TOIDUST! Täpsemalt Indoneesia roogadest. Indoneesia toidud on minu jaoks päris uus avastus ning ma ei räägi mitte ainult sealsetest restoranides pakutavatest toitudest, vaid ka “tänavatoidust.”

Alguses olin päriski skeptiline tänavatoidu suhtes. Hoitakse ja valmistatakse seda ju kuuma päikese all. Samas, nägin ma alati, milliseid koostisosi nad kasutavad, kuidas nad toitu valmistavad ning lisaks sellele oli toit alati päris maitsev. 

 

So what are the typical Indonesian dishes?

In my opinion, the main Indo dishes are Nasi Goreng and Chicken Sate. These two are my absolute favourite Indo dishes.

Nasi Goreng in Indonesian literally means fried rice, which includes different types of vegetables, chicken, in some cases prawns as well and they top it all with a fried egg. Locals (and as we did in the end as well) eat Nasi Goreng or Mie Goreng (fried noodles, with same ingredients) for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is pretty easy and tasty at the same time. My second favourite dish is Chicken Sate, which is rice with chicken marinated and grilled in spicy peanut butter sauce. It is soooo good! I definitely want to try making that at home.

Indoneesia peamisteks toitudeks on Nasi Goreng ja kana Sate, mis kujunesid välja ka minu isiklikeks lemmikuteks. 

Nasi Goreng tähendab juba otsetõlkes praetud riisi, mis sisaldab erinevaid köögivilju, kana ja ka krevette ning praemuna. Nasi Gorengut või siis Mie Gorengut (nuudlirooga, milles on samad koostisosad) võivad kohalikud süüa nii hommiku-, lõuna- ja õhtusöögiks. Teiseks lemmikuks oli kana sate, mis on siis riis koos kanaga, mida on eelnevalt marineeritud ning siis grillitud koos vürtsika maapähkli kastmega. See oli tõsiselt ülihea! Kindlasti proovin seda ka ise teha. 

Mie Goreng

Chicken Sate

Indonesian candy: it had this weird sweet chewy texture // Indoneesia kommid: maitselt magusad ja närimiskummitaolised

 

Price Difference

The prices in Indo can vary from 2-15$ (AUD) depending on where would you like to eat and what you want to spend money on. Street food was usually very cheap and in some cases bars and restaurants as well. The more central you went, the more modern and posh they got, which are obviously made only for tourists. Our preferences varied all the time, sometimes different types of street-food for breakfast and then we had supper in different restaurants.

Toidu hinnad Indos varieerusid tohutult, umbes 1-10 €. Loomulikult olenes see sellest, kus ja mida süüakse. Tänavatoit oli ilmselgelt kõige odavam ning samuti ka osad baarid ja restoranid, kuid mida rohkem ookeani äärde minna, seda moodsamaks restoranid läksid, mis olid ilmselgelt mõeldud ainult turistide jaoks. Meie toidueelistused varieerusid koguaeg. Vahepeal võtsime hommikusöögi mõnest putkast tänava pealt ja õhtusööki nautisime restoranis. 

 

Other Favourites

Contrary to popular belief; everything wasn’t just plain rice. My ultimate favourite was also, believe it or not: corn! They grilled it right there on top of some fresh coals, picked that day then added some creamy and spicy butter. Actually, that’s what I’m craving for right now, I could just eat that for ever!

Loomulikult ei olnud kõik road ainult riisiga. Üheks minu suureks lemmikuks oli ka veel, uskuge või mitte: mais! Värskeid maisitõlvikuid grilliti seal samas kohapeal ning pärast määriti see üle kreemjase ja vürtsika võiga. Seda ma võiksin ma süüa lausa iga päev! 

 

 

We can’t forget the best part, fruits! They were so fresh, mangos and dragon fruits tasted like heaven, not even exaggerating. You could just eat mangos all day long and sip fresh coconut juice on the beach. I call it: My Kind Of Paradise!

Samuti, värsked puuviljad! Sealsed mangod ja draakoni puuviljad maitsesid taevalikult. Ilma liialdamata. Kui saaks, siis ma lesiksin päevad läbi rannas, sööksin mangosid ja jooksin värsket kookospiima: Minu Moodi Paradiis! 

 

Pituq Cafe

For vegans, I definitely have to recommend a place in Gili Trawangan island: Pituq Cafe. In their menu, it says that they use local suppliers/ ingredients and their dishes are 100% vegan. We went there more than once. Besides these dishes (pictures down below), I also had jackfruit coconut green curry, which was absolutely amazing! It smelled so good, that I even forgot to take a picture of it.

Avastasime väikesel Gili Trawangan saarelt ka ühe vegan kohviku: Pituq Cafe. Nende menüüs on kirjas, et nad kasutavad ainult kohalike tooraineid ning nende road on 100% vegan. Me ei pidanud pettuma ning läksime sinna veel. Peale nende söökide (mille pildid on all pool), tellisin veel ka “jackfruit” (leivapuu viljast) tehtud kookose karri, mis oli super! See lõhnas juba nii hästi, et unustasin pildi tegemise sootuks.

 

Thank you for reading this post and I hope you enjoyed it!! 🙂

See you next time!

Aitäh, et lugesid postitust ning ma loodan, et selline teistsugune toidupostitus meeldis sulle!! 🙂

Näeme järgmine kord!

 

 

 

How did we trek a volcano?

Coffee With Vulcano View 2



“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

The most memorable adventure in Bali, was definitely treking the Mount Batur volcano. It is still active and it last erupted in 2000. The volcano is 1717 meters high and it took us about 3-4 hours to climb it.

Kõige meeldejäävam seiklus Balil oli kindlasti vulkaani Mount Batur’i otsa ronimine. Vulkaan on ikka veel aktiivne ning viimane tegevus oli 2000. aastal. See on 1717 meetrit kõrge ning selle otsa ronisime umbes 3-4 tundi.

We had to wake up at 1 or 2 am because we had to drive there for couple of hours. Our plan was to trek the volcano and get to the summit before sunrise, I was so tired and immediately fell asleep in the car. When we got there I was surprised with how many people were there, at least about 30-40 people or even more. They divided us into smaller groups, handed us a flashlight and off we went!

Kuna me pidime sinna paar tunnikest sõitma, ärkasime üles kella 1-2 ajal hommikul/öösel. Meie plaaniks oli vulkaani tippu jõuda enne päikesetõusu. Autos jäin ma kohe magama ning üles ärgates oli imestus suur, kui nägin umbes 30-40 inimest enda ees. Meid kõikki jaotati väikestesse gruppidesse, anti taskulambid ning üles mäkke me minema hakkasimegi.

Of course the beginning was easy and we were making all sorts of jokes and laughing out loud, our pace was good and we were getting ahead of others, but of course it got worse. We had to do small breaks in between to keep ourselves hydrated and just to breath normally. When we were about in the middle of our trek we saw people in the summit waving their flashlights. That was a good booster for us as we wanted to do the same, be there at the top.

Loomulikult oli algus lihtne ning nalja sai palju, samm oli kiire ning suutsime oma grupiga paljudest ette minna. Aga loomulikult läks rada järjest hullemaks. Tegime väikeseid pause, et puhata ja vett juua. Umbes meie retke keskel, nägime, kuidas paar inimest olid jõudnud tippu ning lehvitasid pimeduses oma taskulampidega. Ka meie tahtsime sama teha, olla seal tipus.

The last bit was the hardest, knowing that you are so close to the top; but you still have a little bit more to go. As we went on the rocks got bigger and higher, but finally … we were at the top! It felt so good! We walked a bit more to find a good stop and just relax. Our guide made us tea, coffee along with some bread, bananas and eggs. Breakfast at the top of the volcano, how cool is that!

See teadmine, et oled tipule nii lähedal, tegi meie retke veel hullemaks. Loomulikult muutusid kivid järjest suuremaks ja kõrgemaks. Ning viimaks ometi … olime me tipus! Meid valdas ülim tunne! Me kõndisime natuke edasi, et leida mõnda head kohta kus peatuda. Meie giid valmistas meile teed, kohvi, mune ning samuti saime veel saia ja banaani. Hommikusöök vulkaani otsas, kui äge see on!

When we went a little bit forward, we saw monkeys everywhere! We also fed them some bananas and peanuts and it was so cute when they came and just sat there on your shoulder just chillin. I also have a little travel buddy as well, a little toy monkey and I had it with me on this volcano trek. My friend Laura took a little video of a monkey trying to play/ get my monkey’s eye, so cute! (The video is down below)

Meid juhatati veitsa edasi ning siis nägime me kõikjal ahve! Me toitsime neid pähklite ja banaanidega, lisaks sellele olid nad nii armsad, istudes lihtsalt meie õlgade peal ja niisama chillides. Mul on samuti väike mänguahv, kes on siis n.ö mu reisisemu ning ta oli ka sellel retkel minuga kaasas. Mu sõbranna Laura tegi video, kus ahv mängib või siis üritab mu reisisemul silma peast ära saada ning see on lihtsalt nii armas ja naljakas! (Video on all pool)

It is in fact true that the volcano is active, because you could actually see the steam coming out of the craters and from little holes. When you put your hand in there, it felt like you were suddenly in sauna.

Samuti saime me tõestuse sellele, et vulkaan on aktiivne. Kraatrist ja pisematest aukudest tuli ikka nähtavalt sooja auru ning kui käsi sinna sisse panna tundus, nagu oleks sauna sattunud.

The hike down was maybe even more difficult for me, because I was pretty slow, my legs were shaking and it was harder to jump down on the big rocks. On the picture down below, you can actually see the edge and how high up we were and how close to the edge!

Minu jaoks oli raskem mitte mäest üles minek, vaid hoopis alla tulek. Jalad all värisesid ja tudisesid pingest ikka korralikult ning päris halb oli suurtest kividest alla hüpata. Alumisel pildid on natuke näha, kui kõrgel me oleme ning kui lähedal äärele!

I also got together with one of the first friends I had in Perth, Australia. We met on my first night in Australia when I was out with my other Estonian friends. So, now we met again in Bali and had some awesome time catching up! He took us to Double-Six Rooftop Bar and the view from there was amazing.

Balil õnnestus mul lõpuks kokku saada oma esimese Austraalia sõbraga, keda ma polnud nüüdseks siis juba umbes aasta aega näinud. Väikeseks catch up’iks viis ta meid Double-Six baari, kust avanes mõnus vaade ookeanile.

 

That’s it for now, thank you for reading this post and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did writing it and I hope you got some inspiration as well!

See you next time! 🙂

Praeguseks on see kõik. Aitäh, et lugesite ning ma loodan, et teile meeldis postitus sama palju, kui mulle selle kirjutamine. Loodetavasti saite natuke ka inspiratsiooni juurde!

Näeme järgmine kord! 🙂