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AYAM MASAK KECAP / Indonesian style Chicken cooked in kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)

Recipe in English please scroll down

Assalamu'alaikum....Merhaba dari Turkey.

Menu ini paling sering disajikan oleh Ibuk saya di rumah. Pokoknya selalu ada giliran kalau gak telur masak kecap, telur masak petis, ayam masak petis atau ayam masak kecap ini.
Tapi yang paling sering kena "giliran" ya ayam kecap ini. Mungkin karena praktis masaknya, terus murah (dibanding daging-dagingan) juga seluruh anggota rumah pasti doyan.

Beda kalau pas Ibuk masak sayur, salah satu adik saya pasti dikit makannya. Atau pas masak seafood, mas saya juga dikit ambilnya. Yang paling "gak nolak" semua makanan ya saya ini...hehehehe... Saya nggak cerewet dan doyan semua! (^,^)

Sekarang, pas sudah rumah tangga sendiri ternyata ayam masak kecap ini juga lumayan sering saya bikin~walau tetap ada menu ala Turki buat suami saya. Anak saya suka asal tidak pedas. Jadi kadang saya pisahin dikit buat dia yang ggak pedas, sisanya saya kasih irisan cabe rawit dan tambahin merica hitamnya biar nendang makannya (^,^)
Bagi yang gak terlalu suka pedas, cabe rawitnya diutuhin saja atau pakai irisan cawe keriting saja. Namanya masakan rumahan, sesuai selera masing-masing saja ya.

Zebra Swiss Roll Cake (cooked dough method) / Bolu gulung zebra

Resep dalam bhs Indonesia ada di bagian bawah.

Selam everybody...Merhaba from Turkey.

Today's post is another swiss roll cake. It's like almost too long I didn't bake any roll cake. No reason, I just busy enjoying some small crafting projects with my kid. And winter will come in shortly so I'm now doing some new crochet projects for upcoming winter~as usual ^,^ . You can check my other Swiss roll Cake I made before here.

If you read the title with "cooked dough" method, some of you might say..."what..??" Or some of you might already familiar with it.
Cooked dough method is cooking flour in hot oil/ butter, giving such a moist, less crust and more flexible for the cake. Because cooked flour has ability to absorb more water / moistness

Those characteristic so much suit for making roll cake. I got this recipe from one Singaporean food blogger which is already mastered in baking; Kenneth Goh with his page Ghuai Shu Shu.
Please go check his superb page and tell him I send you to him.

And today I am going to share one of his recipe making so flexible (he call it yoga cake) Swiss roll cake. The cake so flexible to roll in, roll out and roll in again without any crack. Isn't it sound fabulous recipe for rolling cake? It is! So happy I found his recipe.

Actually this is my second time using same recipe. The 1st one I made plain (no pattern) with black berry jam filling, but I didn't take any picture since the cake already gone before I could capture it with my camera (^,^) Yep..it is delicious!

And this 2nd attempt, I try to make zebra pattern which I'm not really sure is it really look like zebra or not....hehehehe... 😄 I'll do better next time. Of course the pattern is optional for you. You can skip the pattern and just make it plain or any other pattern you love.

The filling also absolutely depend on your prefer. Today I filled it with chocolate butter cream. You make choose any filling you like such as jam, or whipped cream.

So let's jump to kitchen to try this yummy and easy to roll swiss roll cake! (^,^)


Chicken/ beef teriyaki noodle bowl with homemade teriyaki sauce

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Chicken/ beef teriyaki noodle bowl with homemade teriyaki sauce | Çitra's Home Diary
Selam everybody.... Merhaba from Turkey.

This is my kind of comfort food. I mean with warm noodle top with teriyaki chicken and vegetables, nothing can make me feel comfier than that. Chicken or beef teriyaki is one of my favorites, I made it almost at least once a week. 

Previously I made my homemade teriyaki sauce because my fave teriyaki sauce that brought from my homeland had finished. There is some other import product sold here as well. But if you know how amazingly simple to make this teriyaki sauce, would you still purchase store-bought that cost you double?

Chicken/ beef teriyaki noodle bowl with homemade teriyaki sauce | Çitra's Home Diary

And today I'm going to share one of my fave meal; Chicken teriyaki noodle bowl. It's not so complicated to make as you imagine. Once you ready with any ingredients, cooking process it's just take few minutes. But if you are looking for rice version, just visit my Chicken rice bowl here.

You can substitute chicken breast with beef, just make sure you slice it thinly and flatten slightly the meat with tenderizer before marinate them.

Chicken/ beef teriyaki noodle bowl recipe
Serve 4.

Ingredients I:
  • 300 gr chicken breast/ beef, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp homemade teriyaki sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter/ olive oil
Ingredients II:
  • 200 gr egg noodle
  • 2 tbsp butter/ olive oil
  • 3 garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 big onion, crescent sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienne cut
  • 1 green bell pepper, julienne cut
  • 4 tbsp homemade teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire/ english sauce
  • ½~1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper and more for serving
  • sesame seed for serving
  • chopped scallion for serving

Chicken/ beef teriyaki noodle bowl with homemade teriyaki sauce | Çitra's Home Diary


Spicy Honey Garlic Grilled Corn on the cob

Selam everybody...... Merhaba from Turkey.

I have sweet memories quite attached until now about grilled corn on the cob. 

This grilled corn is one of the foods which was familiar to me since childhood. I remember every evening after learnt reading Qur'an, in front of that small mosque (masjid) there was always a lot of people selling various traditional snacks at that time including grilled corn.

The seller always sold very warm grilled corn fresh from charcoal placed on wide plate-a like pottery. Corns were grilled directly over the charcoal, and once in a while there was a sound  "pletak..pletak..pletak" came from busted corn kernels. Kids mostly surrounded the seller really close to the charcoal .. so when there was a spark from the charcoal we were all simultaneously moving backward while shouting and giggled.

Grilled corn on the cob in Indonesia mostly open their stall as street food and the number of them become double when cold rainy season comes. Different from my childhood, grilled corn now days varied with dozen of flavor basting over the grilled corn. Start from sweet and sour, hot spicy, cheesy savory, buttery garlic sauce and much more. I tried them all and I love them all!

So here I am..with unmistakeable taste of summer – grilled corn on the cob with my fave spicy honey garlic sauce.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce store-bought copycat (my halal version)

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Merhaba From Türkiye 👋

First of all, I'd like to thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you can come back, again and again, to check up on any beyond Indonesian or Turkish food or something sweets that you might love. Your comments and emails brighten my days and make this simple blog thing worthwhile 😍💛 

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Beside kecap manis/ sweet soy sauce and spicy chili sauce, teriyaki sauce is the staple sauce in my pantry. Those sauces I can use for almost any cook at any emergency time.

Anytime I back home visiting my family in Indonesia I usually bring some local product of teriyaki sauce and some other sauce. As Indonesian and Asian I have already gotten used to that local product name "saori". I think it's a local product with a Japanese license.

Of course, here there is some imported product as well and I already tested and compare some other teriyaki sauce with "saori" but still, I prefer my own teriyaki sauce taste.

And after some experiments tried to copy the taste of my fave teriyaki sauce so here is my recipe base on my preferred taste and as close as possible to that brand.

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce store bought copycat. | Çitra's Home Diary. #sausteriyaki #teriyakisaucehomemade #japanesecuisine #asianfoodrecipe #homemadecondiment #homemadesauce

This recipe makes about 600 ml, you can half or double the recipe.


Labneh (strained yogurt) souffle cheesecake with spicy warm honey fig

Resep Dalam Bhs Indonesia dibagian bawah

Selam everybody....Merhaba from Turkey.Resep dalam bahasa Indonesia ada dibagian bawah

Merhaba From Türkiye 👋

First, I'd like to thank you for visiting my blog. Please come back, again and again, to check up on anything beyond Indonesian or Turkish food or something sweet you might love. Your comments and emails brighten my days and make this simple blog thing worthwhile 😍💛 

And make sure you subscribe to my Youtube channel and turn on the bell sign to get more video recipes.

What is labneh cheese? it's yogurt that has been strained to remove its whey, resulting in a thicker consistency than unstrained yogurt. Due to the straining process to remove excess whey, even non-fat varieties of strained yogurt are much thicker, richer, and creamier than yogurts that have not been strained.

In Turkey, strained yogurt is known as süzme yoğurt ("strained yogurt") or kese yoğurdu ("bag yogurt"). Water is sometimes added to it in the preparation of cacık, when this is not eaten as a meze but consumed as a beverage. Strained yogurt is used in Turkish mezzes and dips such as haydari.

In Turkish markets, labne is also a popular as dairy product but it is different from strained yogurt; it is yogurt-based creamy cheese without salt, and is used like mascarpone.

Strained yogurt

Frankly speaking, I use this labneh cheese from strained yogurt a lot in my daily cook. Since cold soup made from this süzme yoğurt ("strained yogurt") until dessert. And I am pretty satisfied with using it. Beside richer in texture, I can reduce the sourness in it, so creamy yet healthy.


Kaastengels bunga / Kaastengels cookies, Indonesian classic cookies

Selam everybody..Merhaba from Turkey.

Kastengel or kue keju is Dutch-Indonesian cheese cookie in the form of stick, commonly found in the Netherlands and Indonesia. The name describe its ingredients, shape and origin; kaas is Dutch word for "cheese", while stengels is also Dutch word for "stick". Unlike most cookies, kaasstengels taste savoury and salty instead of sweet. 

In Indonesia, owed to its colonial links to the Netherlands, kaasstengels, together with nastar and kue putri salju are the popular kue kering (dried kue or cookie) during festive occasion, such as Natal (Christmas) and Lebaran(Eid al Fitr).

Kaastengels on the other hand, refer to Dutch hapjes (snacks) of "cheese-fingers", derived from Dutch kaas (cheese) and tengels (fingers). It is a small spring roll or loempia-like crepe of the size of a finger, filled with gouda or edam cheese, which have been deep fried and served with a small bowl of a spicy chili sauce.

Even though it derived from Dutch, Indonesian kaastengels cookie a bit different from the Dutch version which is fried. But still it's cheesy snacks and it's gooooddd!

And today I am going to share my kaastengels but on flower shape, so maybe the name become kaas-bloeien (flower) not kaastengels anymore...... 😂
anyone know Dutch language? (^,^) correct me if I'm wrong.

ALso you can check my previous classic kaastengels here.


Indonesian cold beverage "es doger" / Es Doger Tape ketan hitam

Recipe in English please scroll down

Es Doger Tape ketan hitam / Indonesian cold drink "es doger" | Çitra's Home Diaryö #indonesianbeverage #coldbeveragerecipe #coconutmilkrecipe #blackglutinousrice #tapiocapearlrecipe

Assalamu'alaikum....... Merhaba dari Turki.

Postingan hari ini adalah es tape ketan hitam a la Es Doger. 
Saat ini di Turki sedang puncaknya musim panas, dimana suhu bisa mencapai 40°C dengan kelembaban yang tinggi. Jadi malleessss banget mau ngapa-ngapain. Kalau ingin keluar rumah- untuk belanja atau ngantar anak ke taman atau sekedar cari "fresh air"- kita biasa nunggu sekitar pukul 6 sore atau 7. 
Jam 6 atau jam 7 sore, matahari masih bersinar kalau musim panas seperti sekarang. Jam 9 malam baru matahari terbenam dan udara mulai segar.

Jadi pengen yang serba segar. Mulai makanan yang serba sayuran segar, sampai pencuci mulut yang fruity. Naahhh.... karena saya punya stock tape ketan hitam yang saya buat sebelumnya, saya pengen bikin yang menyegarkan yang juga ada tape ketan hitamnya.

Dan lagi kepengeeeennn banget minum es doger. Jadi keingetan dulu jaman bebujangan pas ge-kost di daerah Menteng, sering minum es doger yang suka lewat depan rumah. Versi asli es doger yang di jakarta sih terdiri dari tape singkong, ketan hitam dan biji mutiara dengan serutan es santan yang gurih, diberi sirup gula (warna merah) lalu disiram susu kental manis yang banyak. Kadang suka ada serutan kelapa mudanya, tapi seringnya ya begitu aja.....hhmmm..... segar kan? (^,^)
Es Doger Tape ketan hitam / Indonesian cold drink "es doger" | Çitra's Home Diaryö #indonesianbeverage #coldbeveragerecipe #coconutmilkrecipe #blackglutinousrice #tapiocapearlrecipe

Peach Cheese Panna Cotta with spiced peach compote

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Merhaba From Türkiye 👋

First of all, I'd like to thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you can come back, again and again, to check up any beyond Indonesian or Turkish food or something sweets that you might love. Your comments and emails brighten my days and make this simple blog thing worthwhile 😍💛

Summer peak here in Bursa. With dry, no wind, and high humidity, I always find something to refresh our weekend dessert. And what do you think about fresh cold and fruity dessert? 
And peach is everywhere now. I like the sweet with lightly sour of it. I can eat it just like that, with my own spicy sour palm sugar sauce, sometimes.

Pity, my husband doesn't like peach so much. He is just like my kid who eat some fruits after I cook into something that makes the fruits "disappear" or turn into something looks scrumptious for them. I'm telling you.... I am dealing with "two kids" when it comes to food.. picky..picky and picky..both my kid and hubby... sssgggh.

Peach Cheese Panna Cotta | Çitra's Home Diary. #pannacotta #peachcompote #dessertpeach #peach #pudding #creamysweets

So I decided to make panna cotta as his favorite, and my kid would like something like pudding for her (^,^)  This dessert base on my previous strawberry cheese panna cotta I made before. I recommend you to make it as well since for me it's my best panna cotta dessert.

This rich and delicious peach cheese panna cotta become an additional new dessert menu on our table now. You just simply vary with your favorite fruits. The cream cheese makes this dessert definitely be a repeatable menu for your family. 
Serve up this delish tasty dessert to refresh your summer with family and friends.

Peach Cheese Panna Cotta | Çitra's Home Diary. #pannacotta #peachcompote #dessertpeach #peach #pudding #creamysweets


Oven Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Selam everybody.... Merhaba from Turkey.

We’re definitely going to be adding these oven baked honey garlic Chicken Wings to our weekend snack menu. 

Yes, nothing can comfort us and makes us sit together in front of tv but this finger licking sticky honey garlic chicken wings.

Wings is my best favorite part and I always keep one or two kilos in my freezer. I make a lot of recipe using this chicken wing, and today I'm going to share crispy oven baked with (asian style) honey garlic sauce.

If you are chicken wing lover as well, make sure you try this honey garlic sauce. Do not hesitate to make more than one kilo wings and make sure everybody get their chicken wings enough (^,^)


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