Makan!

So these foods are my favorite while I’m staying in Batam, Indonesia. Some I just wanted to try out of curiosity and eventually it becomes those food that I will surely miss.

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This is called Ayam Bawang (Ayam-Chicken Bawang-Garlic). So you have a deep fried chicken with lots and lots of crunchy garlic chips with it. The chicken is very crispy as well as the garlic chips, inside the chicken is tender and very flavorful. The garlic chips are perfectly golden brown so when you eat it there’s no trace of bitterness (a result of overcooked garlic chips). The best Ayam Bawang I’ve tried is in A placed called Baloi.

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This is called Otak Otak basically it is a grilled fish cake wrapped in banana leaf. The one on the photo is the spicy one colored orange, the other one is the white one which is not spicy. I can eat a plate of this because it is very light, usually serve with a peanut sauce though I prefer eating it on its own since it is very flavorful already.

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This is called Karipop, it is a fried bread filled with a spicy sardine (that’s my favorite but there are different fillings available like chicken and beef). This one is sooo good specially when its still steaming hot. Available from food booths scattered on the streets.

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Apokat or simply Avocado Shake a staple drink. Present in almost all of the restaurants. Served with an ice cream on top (either vanilla or chocolate flavor, yup! Chocolate) and chocolate syrup.

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This is a Martabak, it is like a pancake sandwich. Thick pancake that has a filling the upper left hand corner photo is the chocolate with peanuts then the one below it is the cheese flavor. The best one is the chocolate one.

Cheap Thrills from Hong Kong

Recently I visited Hong Kong it wasn’t my first time in China but it was my first time in Hong Kong and I must say the city is very enticing, maybe I’ll share about my whole experience when I’m not that busy. Right now what I want to share with everyone is one of the cheap thrills I’ve enjoyed in Hong Kong the food! specifically but not limited to *drum-rolls* STREET FOOD haha , it is definitely the highlight of my journey in Hong Kong and I can actually stay there and live on street food hahaha 🙂 so I’ll share some of the things I’ve tried it is not too many because after eating these things I’m sold!… yup! every single day that I spent In hong kong during my trip I have these cheap stuff on my daily meal. So during my stay in Hong Kong I ate the usual breakfast buffet at the hotel, lunch somewhere, dinner somewhere a little bit finer than lunch and then these cheap thrills to cap my day sometimes this also serve as a snack during the day and so without further due my cheap thrills diet consists of….

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Got this from one of the streets on ladies market, this is something for your sweet tooth it is Belgium chocolate with vanilla cream bean. For me its like a pancake soufflé texture is good crispy on the outside, cakey on the middle and soft and gooey on the center. For the taste it is very chocolatey like its made from a high grade chocolate (i doubt it though) which is surprising considering it to be a street food, it’s not too sweet as well just right for my liking. The downside is if your in a hurry don’t buy this because it takes a while to be done like 10-15 minutes (definitely the longest I have to wait for my streetfood).

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Cream Puffs – from Beard Papa 🙂 this store is always present on all MTR (it’s what they call Hong Kong’s railway transit) station and whenever I pass by it smells good I just have to give in. They have a great selection of cream puffs I must say these two are my favorites. The cream inside is soooo good best I’ve tasted, it’s not too sweet and it’s a great combination with the dark chocolate and strawberries yum!..

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<;;a I don't think this one needs a lot of explaining (even in pictures it looks soooo good), How can you get wrong with bacon? for this one i ate at least two sticks a day hahaha…

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Sushi – I know I’m not in Japan but this is really good and so convenient. Got this from a store that looks like a 7/11 that sells sushi again present in almost all MTR station in Hong Kong. The taste? simple,. fresh and flavorful, my favorite is the roe (the orange one with super small eggs)

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Pucci – This is got to be the weirdest or it’s just a unique candy however you’d want to put it hahaha but it’s actually good. This is a melon flavored candy that’s not unique i know, the unique/weird part is this is candy with small tapioca 🙂