Friday, December 12, 2008

Similarity among Datuk, Angel and Snacks?

Way way overdue post since this.

Allow me to do an introduction before I go further in my Jakarta posts.

We crashed at his place. We dined in style on his wallet. We spent his youth, burned his petrol, made bums dents in his bling-bling 4WD and overstressed his no-speakee-england chauffeur. He fell sick. The chauffeur. Lucky it was on the day we left. Hehe. And oh, a local Angel was roped in to make sure our trip was most informative and fun. What did he asked for in return?

Something not available in Jakarta …

A genuine SUPERB HOST itelu!
Heartiest THANK YOU, Datuk K (the lookalike wax figure in bling-bling batik of course) !
Ok enough polishing Datuk K’s bling-bling golf bag … until our next trip. I’ll bring a suitcase of mints, k?

Usually you don't find me snacking but over there, I spend almost RM100 in a chain snack shop, Snackzone (colourful website). Bought some for colleagues, some for family members, some for friends and some because they look interesting. The variety of snack, not strangers. Here, take a peep:-

Plenty of fried singkong aka fried cassava, a starchy root vegetable similar to potato. Taste quite similar too. Err same same but different? A quick google revealed that it’s one of the staple food in most Asean countries except Malaysia. Hmmm. I bought so many packets and procastinated the picture taking. Consequence, all finished and no picture. *sigh* If it's any consolation, see those dark brown crakers-like packs in the plastic bag carrier?

These were among the many packs in those bags. Dried preserved pineapple slices.Very sweet. I am not too sure whether they were submerged in syrup before the drying process. Maybe the sweetness is natural as my experience with fresh pineapples there was very good.

Now this I find most interesting.

(If you happen to browse through my previous post , you would have noted the sticker on the glass container. Last photo.) Most people thought it was preserved cactus and were genuinely surprised when they took a daring bite. Nutmeg ie Buah Pala in Malay. Labouriously cut, dyed, dried and liberally doused with sugar.

You get it now? The similarity is of course the high level of sweetness all around !

How did Datuk K and Angel S pamper us? Posts coming up soon .. let's hope.

For my own reference:-
Going Out Kuala Lumpur LCCT (KUL) to Jakarta (CGK)
19 Sep 2008 QZ 7605 Departs 2050 Arrives 2145 385.00 MY
Coming Back Jakarta (CGK) to Kuala Lumpur LCCT (KUL)
22 Sep 2008 AK 957 Departs 2030 Arrives 2330 485.00 MY
Total Package Price: 870.00 MYR


Nic (KHKL) said...

cute candies for xmas!! but i think shd be sapu-ed already lar since it was in september...hehe

worldwindows said...

Beautiful Indonesia. I pitied the driver. The amount of stuffs they have is mind boggling! No wonder the run-around. The are not lacking in resources but rather good leadership! Yeah, singkong the common man's snack.

Tummythoz said...

Nic(KHKL), input-ed & output-ed. =P

worldwindows, plenty of special stuff there. Real pity moi not an adventurous foodie.

Little Inbox said...

All colorful sweet sweet stuff. :)

Kok said...

I think all the sweetness is natural eh? By the way, got dried apple?

550ml jar of faith said...

Love snacks that cure the munchies AND provide good source of fibre! I'm disturbed by the amount of sugar that is needed to preserve the stuff though... it can't be all natural, can it???

Tummythoz said...

Little inbox, ironically sometimes it's the colour that puts potential consumers off with the exception of kids, of course.

kok, that's what I was telling (not cheating myself, I hope) myself when munching away.

550ml jar of faith, too late. Wateva it was, it's already in my blood stream. (-_-)"

CUMI & CIKI said...

wa lucky u eh.. thank god for angels! hehe

Selba said...

hey... you were in Jakarta! Cool :D

Did you try the famous Indonesian chocolate with cashews called "SilverQueen"? My grandpa invented it :)

sc said...

oooii, cepatlah, mana post post seterusnya on Jakarta? :p

Tummythoz said...

Kok, just noticed I forgot to answer you. No see dried apples.

cumi&ciki, alleluyah!

Selba, nope BUT I may be going again soon. *note down SilverQueen in to eat list*

sc, sabar-lar. By now you should know my speed. *slump on sofa*

backStreetGluttons said...

for such a high degree of pampering by the trio , there is some juicy secrets you have yet to release to the hungry readers

Tummythoz said...

backStreetGluttons, hope I do not disappoint.

Life for Beginners said...

Awww... Haven't been to Jakarta in some years. Missing it... looking forward to your upcoming posts as a trip down memory lane for me, then. :)

Tummythoz said...

Life for Beginners, foodwise? Sight seeing was restricted to car rides between shopping complexes and restaurants. =P

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