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  • ross1948 00:10 on March 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Haute Cuisine, ketchup, muesli-munching snobs, noodle butties, raw meat 'rare', steak, , well done meat   

    No Ketchup, But Noodle Butties? A Conservative Confesses! 

    I confess.

    My approach to food is shamelessly rooted in what I like to eat!

    If I can’t be bothered going to the warteg...




    for example when it’s raining too heavily for me to fancy a walk to my fave eatery, whatever’s to be found in my cupboard will do just dandy.


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    Usually there are plenty of packets of noodles, for my frequent Indonesian guests who tend to like that sort of thing, and almost always there is a loaf of ordinary bread to be found.


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    So a noodle sandwich is born!

    In Australia, this month, I would gleefully grab a few slices of bread and break up my meat pies, the easier to make sandwiches.

    Similarly with delightful Oz fish n chips.




    Chip butties not to your taste?

    No problem!

    If there’s anything that should depend totally on one’s individual preference, it’s what you shove into your gob…



    ….just ask Bill and Monica!

    So, speaking of US Presidents, how come the fancy-pants freakos in the US media are savaging The Donald because he likes ketchup on his steak.

    Trump eats $50 steak with ketchup, foodies aghast

    President Donald Trump… ordered his usual — a very well-done New York strip steak with a side of ketchup  …Foodies were appalled…Twitter gourmets dished out their disdain.

    Trump eating a well done steak w/ ketchup. Dawg…


    Trump eats $50 steak with ketchup, foodies aghast

    Aw, just one more dork-tweet, why not?

    This time from a condescending cretin calling itself ‘Jezebel.’

    Donald Trump eats his expensive steak well done with ketchup, like a damn child…  https://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2017/02/27/for-some-reason-the-internet-is-very-concerned-with-how-president-trump-eats-steak-n2291277

    A damn child?

    But Trump appears in photos to eat like a perfectly normal adult…


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    So it’s WHAT he eats, not how? 

    Why does eating properly-cooked food with agreeable condiments earn a ‘damn‘ from the jerk Jezebel?

    In his/her/its alternative universe do grown-ups only munch muesli and abhor well done meat, only gnawing at repulsive ‘rare’ flesh?  


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    What the HELL is wrong with either a well done steak or ketchup?

    Having both together sounds VERY yummy to me!

    Should Trump abandon nice normal meals and instead emulate ‘a damn bear,’ devouring the sort of meat adrip with gore that so excites self-styled gourmets?


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    BTW, if ketchup is infra dig, would a supermarket brand of mustard be tolerable?

    Given the snobbery evident among Trump’s critics, I suppose it would depend on whether it was a supermarket which normal folk find affordable, or one of those glitzy stores that one finds in Jakarta’s poshest malls…



    …where over-paid expats, like employees of government-funded ‘Non-Government Organisations,’ hang out.

    I bet THEY don’t like ketchup on their steaks, 

  • ross1948 11:39 on December 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Haute Cuisine, , , , , , , ,   

    Haute Cuisine for Jungle Hoodlums? 

     I have no time for that prissy little cook Jamie Oliver…

    Politicians should ignore celebrities who want a nanny-state...the state, he thinks, should “frankly, act like a parent” Jamie Oliver is a patronising bully and he can stick his sugar tax


    Reckon what I whipped up here at home this Christmas –  –  was likely more enjoyable than his fancy-pants fare.

    Now I have to read that he congratulated one of his disciples, former drug dealer Jai Harrower, 24, who decided to give aid and comfort to the rabble in Calais, preparing a gourmet meal of vegetable soup, couscous and bread.  http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/629323/Christmas-Calais-dinner-Jamie-Oliver-chef-10-tonnes-presents

    “I want to inspire hope in others,” says Harrower. 

    That is outrageous.

    Responsible citizens should do all in their power to inspire DESPAIR in queue-jumping crimmigrants, dispelling their ‘hope’ to transfer their scenes of mob violence and rapine from France to the UK, illegally.

    Calais Women ‘Take Turns Staying Awake In Case Someone Attacks!’ 

    16 French police hurt in clash with Calais migrants


    • They have no right to gate-crash borders, since they are not ‘refugees,’ by any definition, having passed through many safe countries to reach Calais, which itself is located in a safe country, where again they refuse to apply for ‘asylum.’


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    • The arrogant swine are simply demanding access to the British benefits system, which insanely pours largesse into trough after trough, regardless of the burden thus placed on British tax-payers.

    Not that collaborationist ratbags are a phenomenon unique to Britain. 

    French charity Secours Populaire dropped off 10 tonnes of presents for children and adults in Calais on Monday, which include clothes, boots, painting and educational material.


    Those boots could come in very handy when the louts bring down some poor French cop, or Brit trucker, and kick his head in….


    Truck Driver Tells The Truth About Immigrant Thugs


    • Linda Miller 15:23 on December 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I have three friends christened James. One is called Jim, another is Jimmy, and the third is called James, as his parents intended. I have heard Australians use Jimbo. No worries, as they say.

      Jamie, on the other hand, is suitable for a cat or a hamster but not for a grown man unless he works as a ladies hair-dresser or a male model.
      I read about how you made your Xmas dinner and laughed, but it sounds as if you enjoyed both the making and the eating. I think I would rather take my chances with what you cook than with “Jamie’s” junk.
      I think I’d rather have dinner with ANYONE but Jamie.


  • ross1948 00:23 on March 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Haute Cuisine, , Indonesian cuisine, , Makan mewah, Makan murah, , , telur puyuh, ,   

    Makan Mewah di Jakarta? $1.50? Haute Cuisine a la Warteg! 



    One dollar and fifty cents!

    Taken this past day, at 2pm, in my favourite warteg, the location of which I keep to myself, as I like to relax there and ponder plans, etc., with only the cheery chatter of the three teenage waitresses in the backgound, which never bothers me. They are delightful young ladies from Tegal, in Central Java.

    That’s all it costs, and it both fills you up and tastes excellent.

    The rice you will recognise.

    The egg, one of about four or five per portion requested, is telur puyuh – quail eggs, of which my doctor friend says I should beware, packed with cholestoral – yummy!

    BTW, did I spell cholerster-whatsit right? Not a word I use or think about often.

    To the forefront, my nod towards healthy eating.

    I usually order some veg, often cap cay( pronounced chap chy) just in case my Mother is peering over her window-box on the Elysian Fields – one doesn’t forget the adjurations which reverberated around childhood meals!

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    • On the left, those two big chunky things are tahu. Their cousin on the right is tempe – one finds two sorts in most wartegs, the juicy and the dry. I alternate, depending if I am having those juicy telur.   Comparison between Tahu and Tempe | We LOVE English

    As already said, I won’t divulge my warteg’s whereabouts, but it is difficult in Jakarta not to find similar eateries in almost every neighbourhood.  

    Oya – my meal, and that price, included es teh manis, sweet iced tea!


    • JazPen 10:01 on March 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, these places are good value. There are two or three near where I live in South Jakarta. I think one is even cheaper than yours!


    • Ati 10:41 on March 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Ross. We are in the warteg now, eating lunch. We all like this, reading your warteg story and wish you may come here again soon. Never any other foreign people come eat here with us here at back of Benhil, but many good place to eat. .
      We have very good perkadel today, I know you like them best.
      Holiday on Friday for Easter. Everyone is very happy.


    • Bored Expat 12:10 on March 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Do you never get bored hanging around your kampong dumps?
      Your dining tastes give a few clues why you are so ignorant, if you only talk to uneducated Indonesians who think like you that warteg ‘cuisine’ is edible.
      I wouldn’t eat in those rat-infested shacks if you paid me $150!


      • Santi 14:33 on April 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Mister Bored,
        I think you are not so bored. You are what we say in Bahasa Indonesia SOMBONG which is like very arrogant.
        First you can know that many friends and even also my manager likes to eat in warteg2 every day, like we do today and we like the cooking very much.

        We are not uneducated. We have high school, higher school and universities graduates. Many of us speak English or other foreign language.
        It is also very true that many of the people in the warteg2 truly are uneducated also, same like you say. Cleaners of the streets and diggers from projects come in for coffee and snack. We see nothing is wrong about that. Why do you?
        Are you very royal that you cannot be relax with poor people?


        • Bored Expat 12:11 on April 2, 2015 Permalink

          Sorry, Santi, nothing personal.
          I make a good salary here and I like to spend it on good quality restaurant food and I am able to live in good quality housing, not in kampongs.
          If you like your warteg, that’s up to you. I have never been in one and am not really interested in trying it.

          This blog’s conservatism may chime in with yours but it is intensely offensive to people of a liberal persuasion, a throw-back, out of step with the modern Western world, which has a much more sophisticated approach to life than he is capable of..
          . .


    • Priyanto 14:59 on March 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I like this very much.
      We are always very excited when we have visitor from the other country saying good things about Indonesia and our food.
      You should try more different foods from the other provinces too. There may be thousand of cooking ways in every island so you can be busy eating for many years.
      Thank you and you are welcome.


    • Wulan J 15:21 on March 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      The food you show in the photograph looks like it is very delicious. I am also a lover of warteg eatings, and wish you can come to where we eat in the evening time.
      We all gather together after working all day long and share our story. Interesting for somebody who is writing about how it is in Indonesia.
      I give you the address eventhough it is in East Jakarta quiet far from where I think you have your house.


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