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My Reaction After Eating Salted Egg for the FIRST TIME

Salted Egg. I don’t know why people are so addicted to this kind of food lately. Are they just going into trend or is it just really tasty?

But before going farther, I wanted to tell you that I loathe Salted Egg and over medium sunny side up that much.

But I strived my disgust and decided to give it a try in one of my favorite cafes, The People’s since I heard that their Salted Egg Chicken is one of their favorites.

Not only that, I suddenly had the urge to taste their Salted Beverage because I wanted it to be all or nothing but “Oh Gosh, what am I doing?”.

I ordered for Salted Caramel Chocolate. Now you can see how intrigued yet almost fearlessly disgusted I was with the Salted Food and Beverage. I was on my own and I thought I did not need to be that careful with my orders. So, go for it boss!

I got Sunny Side Up as requested though I could have got it scrambled. I wish I had the scrambled. However I finally got it on my table!

As I slowly opened up my mouth and let a spoon of Salted Egg Chicken slid into my mouth. Honestly. I think I started to love salted eggs. It tasted fine and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the slightly runny yolk all over my bowl. It did not even smell like the odor of sulfur or something that will make you want to do something “you-know-what”. The taste is fine and it could keep me full for 5 hours without snacks. I prefer to have it with chili sauce instead of soy sauce to keep me survive and alive.

And here is the weird yet interesting one, Salted Caramel Chocolate. I just thought it was weird to have the adjective word “Salted” in the name of a beverage and why would they add caramel popcorns on top anyway? This is just really confusing. I took a sip and it did not even taste salty I guess however I still loved it. It tasted more like chocolate milkshake to me.

After having those meals sliding into my stomach through my intestines and having me-time for half of the day, I would say that Salted Egg is not that bad and I thought I would give it another try in another cafe. Any recommendations? and have you ever tasted Salted Egg before? If yes, tell me your experience in the comment box! 😀

Have a great weekend, guys!


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Easy Homemade Cupcake Recipe

Semester break has influenced me to have a knack on cooking since I have no idea what to do besides managing two events, reading novels, listening to fifty shades music, and feeding rabbits. Boring? Not really but half of me said yes it really is.

It’s one week away to college and I decided to spend my last Monday afternoon of semester break in the kitchen making cupcakes with Mom! I found this easy recipe and I believe you can do this at home by preparing these super easy ingredients,

2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
3/4 cup of sugar

Step 1. Mix all the ingredients into a large bowl in high speed except the melted butter for 5 minutes. Then add the melted butter, stir it in slow speed.

Step 2. Preheat oven to 375f or 190c. Prepare the cupcake papers (oily in the inside is highly suggested to avoid sticky result) and put them in the cupcake moulds.

Step 3. Bake the cupcakes and get ready with the icing. Make sure you have these,

2 cups of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of condensed milk
Crushed oreo
1 egg (set aside the yolk)

For the icing, you only need to stir it until soft and looks white. However for the icing, it’s up on your creativity. You may add M&Ms, chocolate chips, etc.

And this is how my cupcakes look like,

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These sweet treats are such a good companion for reading. After seeing these, are you interested to make your own cupcakes? Let me know what you think on the comment box below and you may share the result on Instagram by tagging me 🙂

Hope it can inspire you, have a great cooking day!


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Simple Candy Cake Bar Recipe

Hello! Glad to be back on blogging after the myriad days of war in achieving my bachelor degree. I’m basically having my third semester break right now. However, it’s enough for the highlight of author’s diary because I got something new for you, guys ❤

Do you like to watch cooking tutorial on Instagram? Do you like to follow the steps and do it in your own kitchen? If you do, we are probably twins!

Actually I just followed a one minute cooking tutorial on Instagram, “Candy Cake Bar”. The ingredients are not really specific since they only say ‘a cup of something’ rather than saying it in grams or spoons and the video tutorial is too fast until I had to watch it over and over again. But if you are a cook master, then it won’t be trouble for you. So, I was just predicting the measure but I surely will tell you the specific ingredients to make your cooking experience easier. Before you get started, you better prepare these ingredients below.

1 pack of M&M’s (may be substituted)
1 pack of KitKat (may be substituted)
200 grams of crystal sugar
200 grams of brown sugar
300 grams of flour
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 eggs
225 grams of melted butter

If those things above are ready, you may start with the first step!

Step 1. Pour 1 cup of crystal sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar into a large bowl. Stir it then add 1 cup of melted butter. Don’t pour it when the butter is still hot, let it chill for approximately 5 minutes.

Step 2. Add 2 eggs into the mixed bowl. You better don’t use refrigerated eggs. Stir it until the dough looks brightly yellow. I recommend you to use mixer or you will get tired of stirring it to death.

Step 3. Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of salt into the mixed bowl. Keep stirring it then add 2 cups of bowl. Don’t get tired, keep stirring it until the texture looks a bit solid.

Step 4. This is my favorite part. Before everything else but it is up to you whether you want to chop the KitKats later or in the last part, chop the KitKats and spread the candies over the dough. Stir it.

Step 5. Heat the microwave until 350°F / 175°C and bake it for 45 – 50 minutes.

Step 6. Let it chill because if you try to chop it when it’s hot, it is really sticky which could ruin your artsy cake bar. And this is the result,

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My kitchen was completely a mess and my hand was full of dough so I couldn’t take a picture of the steps but I am an open-book, if you have questions regarding this recipe, you may comment or email me and I’ll reply right away. This cake bar tastes like caramelized cake because it contains sugar and candies hence the dough becomes sticky. I like to eat it with a hot cup of tea or pure milk as a friend for my reading time in the balcony. Interested to cook it too? It is really easy and it is highly recommended to fill your lovely weekend with your loved ones. Have a great day! ❤


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Reviving Summer with Tsaibucha

Summer is almost in the edge of cliff! But you can still revive it with this new invention of tea by Tsaibucha. Since I was introduced to it, I think I just found a new drink which is much better than smoothie and also, healthier!

The atmosphere of summer never fails anyone to have fresh drinks. And this fermented tea just hit the nail on the head!

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The first time I heard the name of Tsaibucha was pretty odd to me but I was enlightened that there’s a meaning behind its name. Just like your name. Tsai means tea in Greek but also means cool in Chinese. And Bucha refers to Kombucha which is kind of fermented tea.

And that’s what I like from Tsaibucha, the most unique tea I’ve ever tasted. It tasted acidly sweet, not far from the taste of wine. The uniqueness of Tsaibucha itself is, they never add any artificial ingredients and always let the biotechnology work for it.

I used to spend my whole weekend reading magazine and any other books with any kind of beverages and tea wasn’t even on the list. Since I was introduced to it, now I prefer to have Tsaibucha for my drink in the weekend. And also, I can take it anywhere I want to,

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Last but not least, how do I get it? Tsaibucha can only be purchased online. It doesn’t cost a leg and an arm, very much worthy for a bottle of Tsaibucha. You can have it for 1.5 USD or 20 IDR. Get yourself a bottle of Tsaibucha and let it revive you! Have a great weekend!

Get Tsaibucha on Shopee:
https://shopee.co.id/tsaibucha

Connect with Tsaibucha:
tsaibucha@gmail.com
facebook.com/tsaibucha


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Lattés You Should Try in Cafes Around South Jakarta

“I can’t go on a day without a cup of coffee,” that’s what they say. Then you definitely could go on a day for a cup of latté with these three different baristas!

So, I’ve been to five different coffee shops nearby and I decided to differentiate each of them by finding out their thing which could make people head over heals in love with their coffee. Let’s get started with the first coffee shop,

Canteen
Location: Pacific Place, Jakarta.
Price: 35 IDR

Really love the ambience of this restaurant. A classic place with classic menus. The waiter came serving the caffe latte that I ordered. And this is how they served it,

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I simply adore the tools they played for serving the coffee by concerning the consumers who perhaps don’t prefer sweet latte by separating it with liquid sugar instead of granulated sugar. For the coffee, it tasted quite more creamy than the coffee itself to me. But however, the plum cake was also very tasty, I was in love with it.

1/15 Coffee
Location: Gandaria St, Jakarta.
Price: 36 IDR

I was introduced to this coffee shop by my friends. This place was come up with the term of ‘they say’.  When I found myself in the downstairs of this place, I found it really messy. The first thought that came out was, “maybe it is under-construction”. I went upstairs and found the real ambience of 1/15 Coffee.

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This one looks much simpler than before. The barista tended to concentrate on the creativity with its coffee instead of the art of plating with basic tools. This one tasted much bitter which means this latte is a real coffee. I also like the way they claim their mug by putting the logo of 1/15 Coffee on it which is very ambitiously uniquely interesting.

Djournal Coffee
Location: Grand Indonesia, Jakarta
Price: 45 IDR

Smells of coffee were all around. The coffee enthusiasts must love it so much. In this coffee shop, the coffees are vary and it is distinguished with espresso-based or coffee-based. Because of that difference, the price is vary indeed.

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Since the beauty of coffee is relative to people, this is actually the best one to me. I like the complexity of the Djournal’s barista made for this coffee. The taste was also very balance between the bitterness and the sweetness indeed. The blue mug that they served for their coffees are actually creative to show people that their ideas are simply out-of-the-box.

That’s all for this weekend! I had so much fun visiting these coffee shops and also tasting their coffee. If you have any recommendations for another coffee shop that you want me to review, kindly contact my email (contact@stylebychia.com). Have a great weekend! 🙂


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You Deserve Desserts!

I’ve actually been being a food enthusiast nowadays. I went to several places and tasted various chocolate desserts because I have a knack on seeing, eating, drinking and enjoying chocolate. Instead of spending too much time reading the introduction, let’s get started with the first dessert!

Ocha and Bella

I went there in the morning around ten or eleven. As I walked in, the ambience of its restaurant seemed relaxing. Maybe because I went there in the morning and people were still sleeping because it was weekend. As I turned right, I saw a very long kitchen which exposed the atmosphere and the layout of its kitchen to the visitors table. I never thought that they actually had many chefs there, the chefs welcomed me nicely by saying “Hi! Welcome to Ocha and Bella”. It was a warm greeting.

I sat outside because I was actually looking for electric socket to charge my laptop up. I decided to order Torta Al Cioccolato for dessert on i cremosi creamy menu. I waited for around twenty minutes and I got this,

Dark chocolate tart with whipped cream and mint gelato. As I pushed the spoon down the tart, it was really creamy. It tasted like real chocolate. It didn’t taste sugary because they gave whipped cream and mint gelato as sauce. My life had gone better than ever after I had taste that. I was actually having a real bad mood. Thanks Ocha and Bella!

Odysseia

The next dessert I ordered was Oreo Chocolate Tart because I’m a big fan of Oreo. I sat outside again because show me what it feels like, now I’m on the outside. Okay, no more Calvin Harris. The place was smaller but cozy. As I enjoyed talking with my sister, the paradise came to my table.

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Oreo Chocolate Tart with half strawberry on it. I waited for about twenty or twenty five minutes. Quite too long for a piece of cake but fortunately, my long wait was paid off. It tasted really good even too good? It wasn’t just a tart, it was like soft chocolate texture mixed with soft Oreo until words can’t explain how good it was. I went there in afternoon and enjoyed the moment til night. I had to leave at 7.30 because the mosquito started biting me.

Pancious

Last but not least, Pancious is like the house of desserts. I ordered Coco Berry with extra chocolate chip ice cream on top because it was chef’s recommendation.

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Red juicy strawberries and chocolate fudge, seriously really sexy combo. I liked the plating because it looked clean and tidy and also appealing. The taste was amazing, I love the chocolate fudge because it didn’t taste too sweet and it could balance with the ice cream.

So, that’s all I’ve got! I hope this dessert recommendation is helpful for you. If you have foods to recommend and want me to review them, feel free to comment below and share with the world! Have a great weekend ❤


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How to Make M&M’s Cookies

“It’s Friday! Friday! Gonna sleep a lot on Friday!”

You can sleep a lot on Friday, but you have to wake up earlier on Saturday because I have m&m’s cookies recipe. I woke up at 7, went to the kitchen and successfully made an explosion of awesomeness. This cookie is really popular on tumblr page because who doesn’t like m&m’s? Let’s get started!

Ingredients :
240 gr wheat flour
20 gr/1 tbsp cornstarch
1 1/4 tsp cornstarch
170 gr unsalted butter
100 gr sugar (I only used brown sugar because I don’t want it get too sweet, so it’s up to you)
120 gr brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1 egg yolk, at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt (you either can add it up or not, it’s not really significant)

Directions (not One Direction) :
– Preheat oven to 170C degrees or around 325F degrees
– Mix wheat flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside
– Stir unsalted butter until it’s delicate. While stirring it, add sugar and keep stirring it until it looks pale. After that, add vanilla extract, 1 egg and 1 egg yolk then stir it
-Add the mixed wheat flour which you have set aside to the mixed unsalted butter
-Stir… Stir… It’s done until it looks dense
-Take one tbsp of the dough and put it on the brass neatly because you’re a chef wanna-be
-Don’t forget to add some space around 1 inch on each cookies
-This is gonna be your favorite part, stick some m&m’s candies on the dough you have put on the brass
-Bake cookies for about 15-17 minutes. But seriously, sometimes cookies will cook faster than we suspect. Because mine got burned when I used stopwatch, what a bad luck. Just keep watching
-When it’s cooked, put it out carefully and you’re done!

Your cookies will look like this or maybe even better. Send your m&m’s cookies picture to stylebychia@yahoo.com to get featured on this page. Good luck my friends 🙂

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