On Ramadan, we do not only doing religious activities such as fasting, shalat, and reading Al Quran, but we also do our daily activities with a new spirit. Cooking is a very special moment because I do it together with my husband. On Ramadan, he always gets ideas for the menu we have on our breakfasting. So, he is willing to cook for the whole family, and it’s so special!
Since we live in Bogor, we miss our favorite cuisine of Palembang. So, we decided to cook our favorite cuisine. This Ramadan, we cooked some cuisines such as martabak with cheese, martabak with eggs and vegetables, samin rice, curry, kolak, and many others.
Martabak with cheese is one of Anin’s favorite foods. It is made from wheat flour, eggs, sugar, salt, milk and yeast. The admixture should be kept for 2 hours before being ready to be cooked. I made the admixture and my husband cooked it. Good cooperation! Ha..ha..
Martabak with eggs and with vegetables is also special. At other places in Indonesia, martabak with eggs is served with soy souce. But in Palembang, it is served with curry of goat meat. The making of martabak is unique, because it needs a special skill to shape the admixture become very thin and wide to be filled with eggs or vegetables. I see the making of martabak is a performance of art, because the chef should throw down the admixture and whirl it without damaging it. Very interesting!
Samin rice is also one of my family’s favorite cuisines. Actually it is a Middle East’s cuisine, but it has become very familiar in Palembang. Samin rice made from rice, samin butter, milk, leek, tomato, pineapple, seasoning such as kapulaga, clove, cinnamon, ginger, garlic and many others. It is so delicious and spicy, served with raisin and fried onion. The complements of samin rice are roasted chicken, curry, vegetables and sambal (chili with pineapple).
Samin rice served with roasted chicken, curry of goat meat, vegetable, tempe, tofu, and chili with pineapple
Ramadan is so beautiful... Hopefully I and my family can enjoy the precious moment of Ramadan next year.