Inside The Local Thursday Market, West Sumatra (Part 2)

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Okay, here is the rest of my story about local market in Payakumbuh. If you read my previous post, you already saw Satay, Cindua, and Lamang. So now i’ll introduce you to Sweet Potato Steamed Muffin.

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So many traditional food in local market, and these muffins are the prettiest. The seller said they used yellow and purple sweet potato. I didt buy it, because i was full on that time, but i think its pretty good because people had line to buy these cute traditional steamed muffin. If i had chance to back this year, im pretty sure to buy it.

Another unique thing that you’ll find in Indonesian local market (not all of the local market)is Pila ampullacea (Keong Sawah) or local people say “Cipuk”. Indonesian people love it! I love it! Minangnese always cook it as curry, not too thick curry because it would be good if the curry little bit watery.

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Most important ingridients of Minangnese cuisine fresh milled spices. For some people milling fresh spices is hard,and its local market sell it. Specially if you had a big party, and you have to cook for hundreds people, you’ll have teary eyes because have to mill kilos of chillies. You dont want do that, do you? These spices were fresh, because they milled it in the same day, right in the market. Good isnt it?

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They sell a lot of things right there. For me, local market always interesting. So, if you had time, come to local market and have a good time there. Thats all, and bye bye.. 😀

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Inside The Local Thursday Market, West Sumatra (Part 1)

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Hello again, long time no post, and now 2014!! Wow time flies. This year i hope i can be more active and productive, so i can share lovely things from my life and my culture for everyone. 2013 was nice and amazing, i’ve been graduated and 2013 gave me a chance to have a new life being a student again. New campus, new life, horee!!

So, i spent whole December in West Sumatra, visited and took care my Grandmother. Things that i like about live at small village are i could have really nice air, nice soil to play (gardening), foods, old people were so nice and the local market (i like it a lot). We lived at small village Padang Kandis, Payakumbuh. Local market only open for Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, the biggest of all is Thursday Market. May be for Indonesian people there is nothing interesting about local market because its dirty, smelly, blahblah. But for me, local market always interesting, because something unique inside of it. For example, in West Sumatra there are couple things that you will find : 1. Satai (Minangnese Satai), 2. Lamang, 3. Es Cindua and friends, 4. Karupuak Sanjai, and  5. Nasi Kapau.

1. Satai

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Im telling you, if you want to find out how the indonesian traditional food taste like, please dont eat at restaurant, go to local market, get your feet dirty, go inside the plastick tent, sit on wooden bench, and eat right there, thats the best way to find out. Do you like Satai Padang or Minangnese Satai? Ooo, you dont know what it is? want more pics? Okay.

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Want me to explain it? no i wont, find out for yourself, just one word, DELICIOUS! 😛

2. Lamang

Lamang is glutinous rice cooked with coconut milk inside bamboo. Minangnese people eat it with Durian or Tapai (fermented rice). Its savory, smooky and salty, thats why we eat it with something sweet. Some comments from my friends, “you guys eat durian with what? lamang? really? that kind of rice? so wierd.” Hahaha, may be it sounds wierd but, its good, trust me, i wouldnt lie to you, most of minangnese eat Durian that way, with Lamang. Because Lamang is sort of rice, so we (minangnese) eat Lamang and Durian as breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sounds wierd again, but yes we do.

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3. Es Cindua and friends

Why i call it Cindua and Friends, because there are so many stuff in it such as Cindua (cendol), Sumsum porridge, Black Rice Porridge, Lupis, Coconut milk, milk, melted brown sugar and and …. i forgot the rest of it. Im so sorry there is no picture about the final product, forgive me but please just imagine it, just put it all together. Because i was so full eating satay on that day so for desert i just ordered Lupis (first picture). Its triangle shape of glutinous rice, coated with grated coconut, eat with coconut milk and melted brown sugar.

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Hohoho, im tired and full, so i hope you enjoy it. I will write the Part II soon as possible, and there are more story i would like to share, like waiting for Durian under the durian tree at 3 AM in the morning. Soon, soon, so bye. Have a good day. 😀

I have nothing to post, but here is Mindy Gledhill

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I have nothing to post, nothing interesting or something crazy happened my life lately, but i insisted to post something. Do you know Mindy Gledhill? i hope you do. I decribe her music  in words : SWEET, LOVELY, PLAYFUL, ROMANTIC

Start with Winter Moon, i suggest you to hear puppets version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBuBjFwDj-E

Next, I do adore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP5cJfVScGw

Then, Crazy Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lUQs_TF9yE

California

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suYdhwmXASA

All the Pennies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvLRDhYGtuc&feature=player_detailpage

Listen to the lyrics, beautiful. Have a nice long long long super long weekend (*indonesia) everyone. 😀

Soundtracks for First Date :3

I found the old songs which suit for first date. First is Gustaf Spetz – You and Me and Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky

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 Gustaf Spetz – You and Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pzN5EETOLw

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 Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjPqsDU0j2I

These are another super happy songs, i hope you like it too. I cant stop listen to them. Its perfect for first date or go to festival or walking on the street with your lovely girl/boyfriend or even with you friends. My fav line is  “Hey you with pretty face! welcome to the human race.” Awesome awesome line. For me, first date is not about love but enjoying time and laughter with someone new. So i would pick these songs as my soundtrack. I hope these songs can put smile on your face.

Have a great day!