|Started the day with my foamy hot chocolate|
Mom cooked all day because Dad requested her to make some dishes that he can bring to Doha, Qatar. Being a great cook that she is, my Mom woke up early in the morning and started cooking until the sun set. One of the dishes that she made was Rawon, a traditional black beef stew with rich flavors. Keluak is the main ingredient of making Rawon. This particular spices is also known as black nuts.
|Horcrux-like Keluak, cannot be destroyed without the right tool|
Keluak's outer shell is very hard to break. You cannot break the outer shell of Keluak without the right tool, which is a hammer, making it look like a Horcrux and the Sword of Gryffindor. Crack open the outer shell of Keluak and you will find a soft black mushy subject that will be used to give flavor and color to Rawon. Pretty interesting stuff we got here.
|The rather soft and mushy inner part of Keluak|
Then, I minced. Since Mom was cooking lots of food, she prepared a large amount of garlic and red onion to be minced. Being a diligent student that I am, I grabbed myself a knife and started cutting them to small pieces.
|Mince them garlic and onion like a garlic boss|
Working at Gudang Rottie has given me lots of knowledg,e including the existence of latte art. I was determined to be able to make latte art, so I decided to give it a try this morning. Since I was not in the mood for latte or coffe, I used hot chocolate as an alternative. Yet, instead of successfully drawing a tulip on the hot chocolate with foamy milk, I ended up making bubbly drink that looked unappealing. It seemed like my first attempt at latte art flunked.
|Second attempt at latte art|
|I failed miserably|
I woke up at nine in the morning and I was pretty sleepy when noon approaches. I hadn't eat anything for breakfast, so Mom gave me a couple slices of Kue Apem. Kue Apem is a traditional cake originated from Indonesia that tasted delicious, yet funny in an amusing way. It is served with some shredded coconut to make it tasted milky and savory.
I can't say that I've been productive, but I can't say I've been procrastinating either. True, I helped Mom in the kitchen from nine in the morning until the middle of the day, but then I got back to the couch and started watching Thor. Good Lord, I didn't even helped Mom cutting the meat for the Rawon! Man, I'm lazy.