Wednesday evening was spent with friends learning how to make Indonesian food. We had stir fried noodles with shrimp (Bakmi Goreng) and chicken satay with peanut sauce. I’ve not yet been to Indonesia and have not heard of Bakmi Goreng, but it was delicious! The chicken satay was cooking when we arrived. It smelled AMAZING! I loved that the chicken bites were BITE SIZED after cooking. When I tried grilling chicken on skewers, it shrunk up, and we ended up with chicken bits.
Mushrooms, cabbage, carrots, green onion, garlic were all sauteed in vegetable oil.
Cooked rice noodles, Soy Sauce, Oyster Sauce, and a medium sweet soy sauce were all added to the mix. (Indonesian ingredients were procured from Thessaloniki, Greece) Then 2 eggs were added and fried into the mix.
When we arrived, the chicken was already on the skewers and cooking outside on the grill. Once cooked, it was put in the oven to keep warm, while we worked on the stir fried noodles.
Ramesh put the noodles and cooked chicken on the serving dish (in between taking photos!) and set it on the table.
We all had a lovely dinner, enjoying the great company and great food. We enjoyed HOMEMADE ice cream (I had cinnamon, Ramesh had strawberry), and a some assorted chocolates for dessert. We were savoring every bite, and did not get any photos!
We then got a tour of our host’s home. It was so warm and inviting. The end of the evening came too soon.