Quote by angelxxuanthis is
the time of the year I spurge a tiny bit with pumpkin pie, pecan pie and some yummy eggnog
never had eggnog or pecan pie before, what to they taste like? :o
Quote by ndox900for me is Ketupat with spicy Sayur Lodeh i dont what
you call this in English "Sayur Lodeh" , you can eat it some in restaurant but it taste much much better on
Lebaran especially when you make your own Ketupat ^^
Wow, Ketupat looks difficult to prepare, but it
also looks delicious *q*
These are some of the dishes that people usually prepare here, with recipes! Yay! :D
salad - this typically isn't eaten too often and the portions aren't too big, because of the high amount of
mayonnaise which can make you sick. Though I admit I haven't tried one with hot dogs, like the recipe states! It's
mostly sweet thanks to the mayo, and the kapia pepper (the red ones used as decorations) gives it a somewhat
(EN: "aspic") - as you can see, it uses pig feet primarily but can also include parts of the head, ears etc.,
or beef instead of pork. Basically, you have the meat surrounded by this gelatinous mass. It has a "slippery"
texture and tastes salty. And it has a lot of garlic *q*
Sarmale (EN: minced
meat and pickled cabbage rolls) - thanks to the pickled cabbage, this dish tastes sour. The meat is typically
"padded" with rice because it's tasty, but also because minced meat tends to be on the expensive side,
especially around holidays. Then it's rolled into small balls, which are used to stuff the cabbage leaves arranged in
the shape of a cylinder. Scatter a few black peppercorns (if I got it correctly, these are pepper balls) and bay leaves in the pot for extra seasoning!
I should note that Vegeta
is a kind of condiment mix in granular form, used to add a bit of extra taste to dishes. My family doesn't use it too
much, and never in sarmale.
You should eat all the above with bread to avoid the taste being too overwhelming. But you can eat them plain if you're
feeling brave, lol.
As far as drinks go, there's "ţuică" (a close equivalent in English would be "moonshine", I guess;
it's made from fermented plums) and alcoholic drinks made from other fermented fruit such as sour cherries,
strawberries, apricots, grapes etc. You name it, it probably exists as a drink XD