Today is Noe's 2nd month birthday and we celebrated it in a swimming pool. It is a historic moment for Noe, as it was his first time dipping into a swimming pool.
He seemed to enjoy being in the water. He didn't cry at all! He was not really playful in the water though, but it seemed that he tried to understand and to enjoy the sensation of being in the water and having water running on his skin surface!
This is a good sign, and we decided to make swimming and dipping in a pool a regular event for our little family.
This weekend Olin + Clemens, who are getting married next week, visited us at home. Clemens seemed to be ready for babies, and Noe liked to be carried by Clemens!
And Noe also really enjoyed being carried by Patrick, when he came to visit us today.
Yesterday I also cooked several dishes. Firstly, I made klepon, or also known by Singaporean as onde-onde. It's basically glutinous rice balls filled with coconut sugar that explode and melt in your mouth. And for this edition, I made it blue in color, unlike the usual green"
Yes, it is indeed BLUE in colour
Next, I sucessfully (*BOAST*) made gudeg. Gudeg is one intricate Javanese food that takes six or more hours to cook. Basically you cook chicken, jackfruit, egg with the herbs and coconut milk over very small fire. And I managed to make it in six solid hour, the taste is quite similar to traditional gudeg.
Here it is, look at the beautiful brown colour of gudeg...
Then, to make use of some leftover tempe, I made sambal tempe, which is Indi's favourite.
Finally, I tried to make Balinese Sate Lilit.
Although the taste is really close to original Balinese Sate Lilit, I could not make solid chunk of dough because I was using cooked canned tuna. I should've used fresh raw fish, since raw fish is still sticky, and not crumbly like the cooked fish. And since the Sate Lilit couldn't hold its shape, in the end the crumbly dough broke apart. The end result is Serundeng Bali (dry flakes made of coconut) instead of a solidly formed Sate, but still, it tasted good.
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