Don’t ever think that I always cook from scratch at home, I sometimes need a time off from cooking. If I’m lazy just like these past couple days, I always crave something that I used to have in my home country, something that has the Indonesian style. Mie or bakmi(noodle), Bakso (meatballs), Pangsit Kuah (wonton soup) are all typical of Indonesian Chinese food. Or like this afternoon, I just had warmed rice with ceplok telur (fried egg), drizzle over Indonesian kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and last but not least kerupuk aci (tapioca crackers) as the accompanist which I always had when I was a kid.
If you are in Indonesia, most people who eat out, will have teh botol (literally means ‘bottled tea’ in Indonesian) instead of bottled/canned of soda. Teh botol is a popular Indonesian beverage produced by Sosro company. It’s a sweetened jasmine tea and usually served cold. Sosro now also selling the tea in the Tetra Pak packaging which I usually get here. The sweetness of teh botol is not too sweet compare to Canada’s bottled teas, which for myself teh botol is already sweet :).
Now you can see how lazy I am, to get those all, I just bought most of the stuff ready to heat up on the stove, except teh botol, just keep it chill in the fridge. Also, we never forget sambal for enjoying this kind of mie.
List of the ingredients Mie Bakso Pangsit Kuah (literally translated Meatballs Wonton Noodle Soup) :
fresh wonton noodle ==> look up in the cooler of Asian stores
frozen shrimp wonton ready to boil/deep fry/steam ==> look up in the frozen section of Asian stores
fishballs (I used fishballs since my husband doesn’t consume red meat nor poultry) ==> look up in the frozen section of Asian stores
vegetable broth for clear soup (recommended for vegetarian) ==> look up on canned sections of Asian stores
yuey choy (Indonesian: sawi hijau or caisim) ==> look up at fresh vegetables section of Asian stores, then wash, cut into smaller pieces, and blanch.
green onion, wash and slice
homemade garlic oil (instead of chicken oil that Indonesian uses for making bakmi/mie pangsit (literally translated wonton noodle))
Information regarding teh botol is courtesy of wikipedia.