Vida en Fotos

life in photos, one day at a time

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Our conversational Bahasa Indonesia class was at the freakin’ KARAOKE BAR last night.

HOW COOL IS THAT?!

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After a BUSY busy Saturday full of work and barely any fun, not only did I HAVE to eat my favorite tahu telor, but I also had to have PUKIS!
What the heck is a PUKIS, you may ask? It’s pretty much Indonesian spongy sweet goodness [like a little cake] that is traditionally topped with either chocolate, cheese, peanuts, pineapples and/or bananas.
I always ask for mine fresh out of the fire! Mmmmmm <3 

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After a BUSY busy Saturday full of work and barely any fun, not only did I HAVE to eat my favorite tahu telor, but I also had to have PUKIS!

What the heck is a PUKIS, you may ask? It’s pretty much Indonesian spongy sweet goodness [like a little cake] that is traditionally topped with either chocolate, cheese, peanuts, pineapples and/or bananas.

I always ask for mine fresh out of the fire! Mmmmmm <3 

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Great time at the traditional market today! Such beautiful vegetables we found MMMM

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My day summarized in 3 photos: strong-ass coffee with GINGER and spicy shrimp, beef, eggs & noodles from (“mie Aceh) Sumatra.

YUM!

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ART, “surabi,” and SATE in the life of this traveling foodie‬ today!

What the HECK is a SURABI, you may ask? Well, it’s as if a fluffy American donut and a pancake had a baby. Toppings are varied: from savory to sweet to both at once! the ones pictured have Indonesian sausage and egg / salty shredded cheese and creamy, sweet sauce.

I LOVED this particular joint because of the paintings on its walls, too! then of course I was still hungry, so we went for some traditional Indonesian ‬chicken sates, smothered in thick peanut sauce. OMG YES

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EVERY day is a foodie day in Malang, Indonesia!

On top is a photo of my afternoon snack: “gorengan” or fried snacks in Indonesian. They are made with flour, some chicken paste, and other mysterious ingredients  The black sauce to see us actually known as “kacup” or catch up here: even though it’s not made w/ tomatoes, but soy and sugar instead.

On center is the incredible Chinese-Indonesian fusion dinner I had after a sweaty hip-hop class at the gym! Known as “cap jai,” the bowl of vegetables on the left was godsend after the low-vitamin diet since my arrival. And then of course, THE MASTERPIECE: Indo-Chinese noodles with even more veggies on the right! OMGGG just heavennn 

I freakin’ love living here 

PS: I feel like a giant in Indonesia! XD and to think that I’m pretty short for American standards (5’4”). Oh, he’s the cook and owner of one of my favorite warungs (foot stalls) in Malang, btw :)

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Lesson of the day: NEVER judge a book by its cover! 

This may look gross to you, but after an intense ZUMBA class on Monday, there was nothing better than eating TAHU TELOR to renew energy.

A popular Indonesian dinner dish, “tahu telor” (literally meaning “egg tofu”) is made with a type of rice dumpling (“lontong”), fried eggs, bean sprouts all smothered in a spicy, strong peanut sauce. 

May look ugly, but it is OH SO DELISHHHH!

— at Kota Malang.

Today I had breakfast with my neighbors [INCREDIBLE Indonesian noodles with LOTS of veggies!] + went to the GADGET Mall in Malang, Indonesia to buy a phone for $10.

So what did I get? A cheap imitation of Blackberry and iPhone. You know what it’s called? i-CHERRY XD but HEY, at least he has a DUAL SIM! #LOSTit