Ketan Srikaya W’dank Bajigur Lapis Pandan & W’dank Bajigur Vanilla Fla (Sticky Rice with Coconut Milk Custard)

ketan srikaya glutinous rice pandan coconut milk custard pudding sticky rice puding santan pulutKetan Srikaya W’dank Bajigur Lapis PandanFla Vanilla W’dank Bajigur, a lovely Takjil W’dank Bajigur dessert from Palembang which derived from Srivijaya-Malay cuisine. Ketan means glutinous rice and srikaya or srikayo or sometimes also called sarikaya means coconut milk custard, so ketan srikaya is savoury glutinous rice pudding topped with sweet custard made of egg yolk and coconut milk. Srikaya is coconut custard usually flavoured with pandan leaves extract to give a nice green color & distinct pandan fragrance.

takjil wedank bajigurKetan Srikaya W’dank Bajigur Lapis Pandan is participating in blogging competition #TakjilWDankBajigur held by W’dank Bajigur Nutrisari. Glutinous rice  that priorly cooked with salt and coconut milk topped with coconut cream custard is definitely suits for my Moslem friend to recharge the body energy after more than 12 Hours of fasting.

glutinous rice coconut milk custard ketan srikaya coco cream vanila sauce pandan custard bajigur wedang nutrisari w'dankKetan sarikaya usually served in festive occation like wedding ceremony and also as a takdjil or break fasting dessert in the Ramadhan or Moslem fasting month here in Palembang. Ketan srikaya even one of the hantaran or a staple gift that given by the groom’s family to the bride’s family before the traditional Palembangnese wedding ceremony held.

ketan srikaya sticky rice pudding coconut milk custard wedank bajigur nutisari vanilla sauceresep ketan srikaya w'dank bajigur resep takjilKetan Srikaya Takjil W’dank Bajigur Lapis Pandan is my creation, instead using traditional pandan flavoured for ketan sarikaya, i also infused Wedang bajigur into the custard, so the custard had two different flavour; wedang  bajigur and pandan which is combined very well into upscale comforting duo. The fla also made from W’dank Bajigur that i’m infused with some genuine Indonesian vanilla bean.

ketan srikaya sticky rice topped coconut milk custard pandan wedang bajigur vanilla fla sauce w'dank nutrisariMy Ketan Srikaya W’dank Bajigur Lapis Pandan served with W’dank Bajigur Vanilla Fla. My srikaya Takjil W’dank Bajigur custard is had two different color, the green is consist pandan extract flavour and the brown one contain W’dank bajigur. I try to layered the pandan and bajigur custard for a presentation purpose, you can create your own invention; marbled, overlapping or what ever technique you want, even you can pour it all the way as you wish.

ketan srikaya palembnag sticky rice pudding coconut milk custard saus wedang bajigur vanillaThe glutinous rice or sticky rice for the base or coconut cream custard usually savoury. The sticky rice cooked in thin coconut milk or santan with addition some salt to improved the taste. So the glutinous rice base for ketan srikaya Takjil W’dank Bajigur  cooked into slighly cooked first before flatened and pressed into the steaming mold for making ketan srikaya.

Nutrisari Wedang Bajigur w'dank indonesian traditional pandan santan coconut milk drinkNutrisari W’dank Bajigur launched on may 2013 to promoting the Indonesia traditional hot baverages in a sachet, simply to let the customer easier to access and made it what ever and when ever they want.Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur  is the brand  of modern healthy instant wedang bajigur drink that achived Cultural Award from Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia for preserving and promoting Indonesian Tradition and Cultures.What i really love the most about Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur, it’s LESS CALORIES then regular beverages, so don’t bother of it’s gonna ruined your perfect body image. Once pack of Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur contain only 80 kcal compare to the other junk beverages with tons of preservatives and other things you won’t known about which also contain double amount of calories then Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur.

vanilla bean coconut fla wedang bajigur nutrisari w'dankThis is the vanilla bean bajigur fla made of W’dank Bajigur. I made the bajigur vanilla fla using genuine Papua Island organic vanilla bean that i dissolved with water, W’dank bajigur and some maizena, simmer with a very gentle stove until slighly bubbly and thicken a little bit. The W’dank Bajigur vanilla sauce then ready to served with the Ketan srikaya once it chilled in the refrigerator.

coconut custard brulee blowtorch caramel sugar coco cream custard ketan srikaya pandanWant to upgrade the ketan srikaya ??? i put caster sugar over the the coconut milk custard then blowtorched it until caramelized and turn into browned and slighly burnt caramel crust. This simple cream brulee method made the coconut custard fancy and delicious even more, the burnt caramel give extra crisp texture into the ketan srikaya.

Sticky rice coconut pandan milk custard glutinous rice ketan srikaya puding wedank bajigur nutrisariThis is coconut cream creme brule with pandan and bajigur flavour.  Crème brûlée also known as burnt cream, crema catalana, or Trinity cream is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel. This torched caramel brulee coconut custard cream & glutinous rice puding is best served chilled.

coconut milk custard pandan caramel creme brule ketan srikaya wedank bajigur

I love savoury sweet on my dessert, so i also add some fine grain salt when i put the caster sgar before i blowtorch it until it caramelized. the interaction of salt and caramel is amazing, more than umami, salted caramel over ketan srikaya a.k.a coconut cream with pandan and bajigur flavoured custard is totally worth the effort!!!

pandan coconut milk custard sticky rice puding glutinous rice cream brulee caramel topping blowtorchThe key to make this smooth and silky coconut custard is the temperature of the steaming, use gentle medium flames as the custard set and cooked slowly. Too high heat will made the coconut custrd expand and let the water contest expelled from the stable custard and turned ito spongy and bubbly custard which had not nice texture. Also do not forget some cloth to cover the steamer to prevent the water dripping ruining your cucunot custard.

coconut custard pandan creme brule sticky rice pudding blowtorch caramel castor sugar

resep ketan srikaya pandan wedang bajigurSAVETY PRECAUTION!!!

You need to know about any food ingredients before you try to cooked it. W’dank bajigur contain Aspartam, aspartame is a low-calorie sweetener used in foods and beverages in more than 90 countries around the world, so Aspartam is TOTALY SAVETY for FOOD. The deal about aspartam is when you want to cooked it using heat, DO NOT COOK or HEATED ASPARTAM OVER 100ºC !!!

Dr. Roberts states in his book, Aspartame Is it Safe? said that exposing aspartam in prolonged high heat (MORE 100ºC) will  derived Diketopiperazine, a toxic metabolite that you don’t wanna know about, but the point this is bad for your health. beside, cooking aspartam too long resulting in a loss of sweetness, therefore, aspartame is not recommended for use in recipes requiring lengthy heating. It may, however, be added at the end of the cooking cycle in some recipes. SO you ONLY CAN WET COOKING ASPARTAM like Boiling, Steaming, Poaching,  and i’m NOT RECOMMENDED DRY COOKING ASPARTAM (conducted heat more than 100ºC) like baking, deep frying or grilling.

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Recipe Ketan Srikaya Pandan W’dank Bajigur (Glutinous Rice with Coconut Milk Custard Recipe)

Ingredients :

A. Sticky Rice Layer

  • 300 gr glutinous rice/sweet rice, soaked for 1 hour, drained
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 150 ml coconut milk
  • 1 pandan leaves, tide a knot

B. Pandan Srikaya Custard (Green Layer)

  • 3 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 2 tbsp sweet condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 150 ml coconut milk
  • salt to taste
  • organic pandan leaves extract

C. W’dank Bajigur Srikaya Custard (Brown Layer)

  • 2 Sachets W’dank Bajigur Nutrisari
  • 3 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sweet condensed milk
  • 150 ml coconut milk
  • salt to taste

Directions :

A. How to Cooking Glutinous Rice

  1. Steam rice until half-cooked. Remove from steamer. Set aside.
  2. Mix coconut milk, salt and pandan leaf, stir well, bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Add coconut milk to the half-cooked rice. Stir until absorbed.
  4. Put the rice sticky back on the steamer. Steam for 30 minutes unti nearly done and cooked.

B. Mixing Coconut Custard

  1. In a separated bowl for the pandan and bajigur custard, mix all the coconut milk custard ingredients, you can processed it in the blender too to prevent any lump
  2. Sieve the coconut in a siever, set aside

C. Making the Pandan & Bajigur Ketan Srikaya

  1. Preheat the steamed in a medium heat, put some cloth to prefent the dripping water drop into the custard batch
  2. Put the cooked glutinous rice in the bottom of heatproof ramekin bowl, condensed it then pierced with fork a little bit in the middle to make the custard sticking well over the glutinous rice.
  3. Pour a quarter part of the pandan custard (A) then cover it to steam for about 3 minutes until the custard is set, then pour another quarter part of the W’dank Bajigur custard (B), let it steam for another 3 minutes and so on until all the custard set
  4. Chill and refrigerate the Ketan Srikaya W’dank Bajigur Lapis Pandan, served with W’dank Bajigur Vanilla fla.

Recipe W’dank Bajigur Vanilla Fla:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Sachets of W’dank Bajigur Nutrisari
  • 300 ml water
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 vanilla bean, scrapped

How to Make W’dank Bajigur Vanilla Fla:

  1. Whisk W’dank Bajigur Nutrisari,vanilla bean,  water and cornflour in a mixing bown until smooth and no lump
  2. Put the mixture into heavy bottom sauce pan, simmer down with very gentle heat, keep stirring
  3. Once the fla mixture is slighly bubbly and thicken, turn off the heat and transfer the fla to refrigerator to chill
  4. Swrved the W’dank BajigurVanilla Fla with Ketan Srikaya W’dank Bajigur Lapis Pandan

 

Palembang, A Photography Journal of Musi River Overflowing Blessing The Lives of People

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Ampera Bridge: The Landmark of Palembang City

Palembang, A Photography Journal The Blessing of Musi River Flowing Over The People. Palembang the capital city of the South Sumatra province in Indonesia is the second-largest city in Sumatra Island after Medan. Palembang is located on the Musi River banks on the east coast of southern Sumatra with land area of 374.03 square kilometres and a population over 1,8 million people (2015 estimated). This journal begin with the question “What would Palembang Citizen do without the Musi River???”

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The Mayor Office of Palembang a.k.a The Plumbing Office

The Mayor office of Palembang, a well known landmark with also called Kantor Ledeng translated as Office of Plumbing because they also provide a plumbing service to draining water  throughout the city. The office located in downtown, used to be the first water tower  to provide  clean water for the entire city back then in 1927, builed by Indonesian architect Ir. S.Snuijf from Surabaya and the whole project cost about 1 ton of gold; which is one third of the entire Palembang city master plan budget at that moment.

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The Public Park Space Nearby Palembang

Palembang is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia, based on Kedukan Bukit Inscription which on 16 June 682 ac a Chinese monk, Yijing, wrote that he visited Srivijaya near Palembang in Sumatra in the year 671 for 6 monthsand has a history of being the capital city of the Kingdom of Srivijaya, a powerful Malay kingdom, which influenced much of Southeast Asia. So this year, Palembang will be celebrating its 1332 years old of it’s existence.

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Ampera Bridge; The Dining Scenes From Dermaga Piont Benteng Kuto Besak

Palembang’s main landmarks include Ampera Bridge and Musi River, the latter of which divides the city into two. Jembatan Ampera was built in 1962 using Japanese technology and architect to connect the trade across the river.

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Ampera Bridge, The landmark of Palembang City

The north bank of Musi River in Palembang is known as Seberang Ilir and the south bank of the river in Palembang is known as Seberang Ulu. The Seberang Ilir is Palembang’s economic and cultural centre and the Seberang Ulu is its political centre, but nowdays the Seberang Ulu area also intriguing the investor to built several mall and modern trade centre there.

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The Hectic Street of Palembang City

There are very important reasons why people throughout history have chosen to live where they do. If we look at maps of different places in the world, we will notice that most large communities and cities are located on, or near the water.  Let’s look some maps of two countries where there were early civilizations, and see if this is true. The population of metropolis city is growing rapidly, the downtown people comes by to work and doing business, hence the mobile live effect the transportation; just like the busy street of Palembang City.

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The Crowded “Pasar Tumpah” Floading Market 16 Ilir View fromThe Ampera Brigde

This is daily live in Palembang, like other most of the cities are near the cost of the ocean or along river; it’s a hectic, busy and fast by all means. This is callled Pasar Tumpah or translated as “floading” market, it’s name after floading because few of the seller who won’t or couldn’t affort the rent inside the market decide to hijacking the side of the road to sold their stuffs, so the term of floading didn’t refers to the real puddle. Despite the complicated money and regulation conflicts between the Goverment, the consumer and the seller, i think it’s nice to photograph the crowd.

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The Musi River

This is Musi River, flowing over more than 750 km along the river which divides the city into two parts, the Seberang Ulu and Seberang Ilir  is the longest river in Sumatra. Since the first of the Musi River has become the economic lifeblood and the city of Palembang in South Sumatra Province. The tradition, cultural and beautiful living of the river city make The President of Indonesia declared Palembang to be the “City of Water Tourism” on 27 September 2005.

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Floating House in Musi River

Palembangnese people lovin the lives that Musi river given us. People began to build their homes where they could be close to food and supplies. Larger towns and cities began to spring up along trade routes. Let’s stop for a minute, and think about the locations of some of the major cities, here in Indonesia. These cities have one thing in common; They are all near water! We will also learn why these locations were important to the growth and development of Palembang City.

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Stunning Domestic Corps: The Blessing of Musi River

The overflowing blessing of Musi River made the land along the rivers is fertile.  The is fertile land made the crops can be grown and more than fullfilling the domestic need of the people.  Animals can also be raised if there is enough food and water for them. People learned that they could stay in one place and grow enough food to feed their community, if they were near a water supply.

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Varieties of Fishes & Edible Aquatic Animal: The Blessing of Musi River

The Musi River also provide the mind bogling varieties of freshwater fish and other edible freshwater aquatic lives. Eversince the massive exploitation, the stock of wild fish in Musi river is degradated constantly; hence the regulation of unethical and ecological method of fishing like electrical shocking, jaring pukat harimau (very tiny holes trawls) or  poisoing is banned since 2004.

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Pindang Ikan (Sweet Sour Variety of Fish Soup) : The Blessing of Musi River

The culinary herritage of Palembang is also related with the fish and any other freshwater aquatic creatures. Palembang well known fish dish is pindang, a spicy sour sweet soup made of garlic, ginger, chili, and one of several sour flavouring agent like tamarind, pinneaple or cherry tomato.

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A Food Court Stalls In The Riverbanks of Musi RIver

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Kampung Kapitan (Fine DIning Restaurant at Seberang Ulu Riverbanks): The Blessing of Musi River

There’s always be heart warming about river, dining on the side of the river is one of the tourism attraction in Palembang. There’s several outstanding fine dinning restaurant  along the Musi River banks which is actually selling the view and the dining experience.

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Floating Boat Restaurant: The Blessing of Musi River

This is floating restaurant boat boarding on the Musi River, about 1 km docking in the left side of the Ampera Bridge. Palembang citizen embrace the living on the side of Musi River, even we like to dining over it, literrary. This floating boat restaurant is also called by locals as rumah makan goyang or literary translated as shaking up restaurant because  the boat will be shaking up when a big wave streaking off the boat when gigantic boat cross over the river.

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The Scenary on Floating Boat Restaurant with Docking Boats and Ampera Bridge: The Blessing of Musi River

This is how Palembangnese had a dining, nice windy window facing the Musi River with the Ampera bridge and docking-crossing over boats as the background; this is a perfect scenery for me. This view is also the favourite spot for photography and as long as i remember i’ve never  failed to impressed local Indonesian tourist and especially a foreigner backthen when i was a tour guide.

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The Hectic Activities Over The Musi River

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The Hectic Docking Boats Loading with Domestic Goods: The Blessing of Musi River

The docking boat is also the perfect spot for photography. As people began to travel around, different societies came into contact then different societies of people could now share ideas with each other.  People began to trade food, clothing, and other things. Many major waterways were becoming trade routes that people would travel to buy and sell goods.From these ports, goods can then move to other locations by land or river. Trade and shipping are very important to the development of towns and cities.  Shipping creates jobs, and communities develop around these locations.

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The Lining Transport Boat: The Blessing of Musi River

As time went on, waterways began to serve more purposes. Rivers, lakes, and seas began to be used for transportation. People built boats, and started exploring the area around them, hence the large cities had a gigantic fort to accomodated it. Port is the very important trade centers.

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Small Port Under Ampera Bridge: The Blessing of Musi River

Under the Ampera bridge, there a small port to accomodate the tourist to rent a boat to explore the Musi River. On a short 1-2 hours travelling along the banks of the Musi River will be cost you about IDR 150.000 (10 USD) on a low tourism season and doubled on the high peak season.

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Photography Exploring of Mr Dentist Chef, His Collegues and Foreigner Friends

Me and three dentist collegues  friends with the accompany of two foreigner friends; a world trotter Russian couple traveller had a little adventure on the last Cap GO Meh Celebration in Pulau Kemaro. We rent a small river boat to explore the lives within the Musi River to explore the photography spots along the riverbanks.

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Pulau Kemaro in Cap Go Meh Celebration

Pulau Kemaro is our first photography spot. Pulau Kemaro or Pulo Kemaro in locals dialeg is a small delta in Musi River located about 6 km from the Ampera Bridge. Pulau means merupakan island and kemaro means dry season, this delta names after it because it will be dry even in the peak of heavy rainy season. Pulau Kemaro is famous with it’s Buddish temple Kelenteng Hok Tjing Rioand Kelenteng  Kwam In with it’s stunning 9th floor pagoda tower. We had our adventure there in the Cap Go Meh or Lantern Festival (15 days after The Chinese New Year).

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The 9th Floored Pagoda of Pulau Kemaro

The Pulau Kemaro  pagoda tower  with it’s 9th floor stand proud in the island as a main attraction to the main land. The perfect spot to capture the 360 degree of the right side of the Musi River bank.  This pagoda build in 2006 and it’s definitely need the hell of healthy mental and body to climbed out there and it’s all worthed when you see the scenery above.

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Ksenia Excited the View of Musi Riverbanks From The 9th Floor of Pulau Kemaro Pagoda

My Russian friends Knesia and all of the ganks is very excited to enjoy the scenery, and of course capturing the moment with our camera. When i ask Knesia, about her Instagram and why she capturing the places and scenery she ver visited, she proudly told me that “There are no borders. My home is Milky Way galaxy, Solar system, The Earth.” then she told me that the photograph is one of her legacy.

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The Hectic Traffic Over The Musi River from The 9th Floor of Pulau Kemaro Pagoda

This is how crowded traffic over the Musi River captured from the 9th floor of the pagoda in Pulau Kemaro. The large ship is called  kapal tongkang in locals, a barge with tugboat to propelled it was carrying coal. A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods.

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The Pupuk Sriwijaya Urea fertilizer Factory: The Blessing of Musi River

All of the major factories were made near rivers, including this PT.Pupuk Sriwijaya or simply called Pusri, a Urea fertilizer factory. The small brigde to connect the Seberang Ilir land with the Pulau Kemaro, so this is the alternatives route to visit the delta beside renting a boat from the Musi River.

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Crowd in The Pulau Kemaro Cap Go Meh Lantern Festival all United in Harmony: The Blessing of Musi River

On our little trip to the Pulau kemaro during the Cap Go Meh/Lantern Festival i realized that we Palembang Citizen livin in harmony. We had a different background and religion but we all embrace the Cap Go Meh celebration; you can see from the picture above that there’s also may moslem citizen(wearing hijab) at that moment and  no one of my photo hunter ganks is practicing Buddism but we were there too to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

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Benteng Kuto Besak, The Strengh Prove on Palembang City

Moving back to the Ampera bridge, there Benteng Kuto Besak, a gigantic fort situated on the Seberang Ilir banks of the Musi River and adjacent to Ampera Bridge, this fort is one of the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate of heritage buildings. Nowdays, used as a hospital by  health office II Sriwijaya Military Command.

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Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum

This is  Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum, also located near the Ampera Bridge. This museum is flashback time machine to travel the history of Palembang  city. This museum rich in its collections and the the building itself is a historical legacy, as it is a monument of the golden aged  former royal palace of the Palembang Darussalam Sultanate.

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The Stairway of Sultan mahmud Badaruddin II; Favourite Spot for Pre Wedding Photo Shoots

The stairway entrance of Museum Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin the Second is also the favourite spot for pre wedding photography. Even few of my dentistry collegues had their wedding shots in the exact angle of the photograph above

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Monpera; 8th Floored Museum

People’s Struggle Monument (Indonesian: Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat), located in downtown, adjacent to the Great Mosque of Palembang and Ampera Bridge. Monpera is also 8th floored museum was build in 23 Februsry 1998 to remember the five days battle of wars of Palembang people agains the Netherlands colonialization on 1 January 1947. This landmark of palembang city also attract the youth generation with it’s roof top as a photography spot; in the other hand it’s also a test of how fit you think you are.

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The Bundaran Mesjid Agung The Zero Km of Palembang City; View from The Rooftop of Monpera.

Wow, that’s my first impression for the view in the rooftop of Monumen Perjuangan Rakyat (Monpera) Palembang. You had a 360 degree of Palembang City view from here and the distance made everything seems so small. All the effort to pushe you up to the 8th floor with be worthen the moment you felt the wind and the scenery ahead of your eyes.

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Te Great Mosque Sultan mahmud Badaruddin II, View from The Rooftop of Monpera

This is the Mesjid Agung or the Great Mosque on Palembang view from above. You will notice the pyramid shaped roof of the mosque featured a  chinese architectual accent with it’s upward curve in the edge of the roof.

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Pasar 16 Ilir Market View from The Rooftop of Monpera Palembang

This is Pasar 16 Ilir Palembang, the 9th Floored Market in the Seberang Ilir Musi riverbank that built in 1670. This is the center market of non food items in Palembang and the 20 years of using it without proper maintenance made it unrepresentatives this days. Fortunately, the Palembang Goverment is just started the renovation project this  to improved the market to make people more comfort to shop there

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The Musi River with Local Rain in Seberang Ulu Land, A Rare Moment Captured from The Rooftop of Monpera

Palembang has a tropical rainforest climate with relatively high humidity and sometimes significant winds. The temperature ranges from 23.4 to 31.7 degrees Celsius. Annual rainfall ranges from 2000 to 3000 mm. Humidity ranges from 75 to 89% with an average of 45% of annual sunshine. If you lucky like me and my ganks, you’ll got a chance to photograph the rare moment of local rain in the other side of the Palembang city; the Seberang Ulu.

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The Great Mosque Sultan Mahmud Baddaruddin II Palembang

Mesjid Agung or Grand Mosque of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Palembang is located in downtown facing the Ampera Bridge.  This mosque was firstly build in 1738 and renovated sevral times eversince. The mosque is the largest mosque in South Sumatra with a 1080 m 2 and had a capacity of 15,000 pilgrims.

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The Main Gate of Mesjid Agung Palembang with European Doric Style

The main gate of Grand Mosque of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Palembang had it’s European influence with doric style. My last trip to Mesjid Agung also shocked me because i just known that most of great grand Mosques in Indonesia is build with European architect which in fact not practicing Islam.

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The Great Mosque of Palembang Exterior, A Blend of Eastern n Western Architectural

The Great Mosque of Palembang is assimilation of western and eastern architectural. As i describes before that roof got Chinese accent, the main gate had the  European acccent, in the other hand the celling had it’s Arabian influence . The minbar of this mosque is very similiar with the Great Mosqued of Medina.

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Stunning Interior of Great Mosque Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II

This is the stunning interior of The Great Mosque of Palembang, floored with the finest Indonesian marbled stone, 10 metres of European style glass Mosaic  window and roof and also a finest crystal hanging on it

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The Pilgrim Croud of Great Mosque of Palembang

We Palembang citizen overwhelmed by the blessed living we had, hence we had our times for praying to God. Palembang citizen is mostly practicing Moslem, but many of the inhabitants also practice Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism.

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The Blessing Live Musi River Overwhelm The Palembang Citizen; Including Mr.Dentist Chef

The photography essay of Palembang got me thinking to myself, I DAMN LOVIN PALEMBANG!!! no doubt about it. I love how the river overwhelmed the lifestyle, the cultures and the hectic lives of we all the citizen. Palembang people is very polite and welcoming to other people. As a former tour guide, i’ve been told by many foreigner tourist from around the world that Palembang people is very generous, even with a simple effortless smiles.

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Dentist Chef Pindang Tulang Photograph Courtesy Featured in Street Food Gawker Signboard

The other photography project i had is to capturing Dentist Chef food photography featuring anymously all over the Palembang city; on the signboard of a restaurant, street gawker banner or menu book of a fancy restaurant in starred hotel. This is dilemmatic, i glad that they must be thingking that my photographs is awesome, hence in the otherhand they not giving credit of the Dentist Chef courtesy. I’m not saying about the money value of using the photograph as a commercial purpose, but removing the watermark on the photograph is definitely unethical. This is my statements years ago, eversince i’m already dealing it with ahappy state of mind now since one food court had a dozen or more of my photograph.

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Dentist Chef Pindang Tulang Photograph Anymously Featured in Official Palembang City Goverment Tourism Booklet

I’m very glad Dentist Chef Pindang Tulang anymously featured in the official Palembang City Goverment Tourism Booklet. Despite fact that the courtesy didn’t mention the Dentist Chef what so ever, i’m happy that i can represent the culinary of Palembang and hopefully it will attract more tourist coming and exploring the Musi River City.

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Busy Road on Ampera Bridge

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Traffic Jam in Palembang City; A Sign of Hectic Lives

Here comes the tricky part; before you get to nearby the Ampera Bridge,  make sure you going there in a stable state of mental, better be happy because you gotta deal with some crowded and busy street of Palembang city. If you get lucky there’s no traffic jam and traffic congestion.  This is daily basic life in Palembang, just look out the photograph of Palembang street with heavy traffic congestion, hence you definitely need some ride which affordable, comfortable, safety and yet had a great performance on the road. Palembangnese busy street need Toyota Agya for enhancing and support a hectic and mobile citizen like me.

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Agressive and Youth Representatives Appearance of Toyota Agya

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The Parking Lot Under The Ampera Bridge, The West Musi Riverbanks: Not a Problem Getting it with TOYOTA AGYA

My collegues friends bugging me about Toyota Agya which had been ride it for one year. My tree hugging-go vegan chick fling-pro envirometal maniac lady friend always told that she’s been saving so much money for the fuel efficency of Toyota Agya (21 km per litre, aided by its 740 kg kerb weight). Toyota Agya is one of the  Low-Cost and Green Car (LCGC) programme that’s dominating the local automotive industry in Indonesian market segment for the  first-time family car owners. Toyota Agya sold started at 11.000 USD (in Jakarta) and i guess a first jobber can afford it because the tax breaks offered under the LCGC regulation.

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Spacey Baggage of TOYOTA AGYA

Low cost city car is considered as responsible way of life nowdays, no one argues it for sure.  My comfort zone of ride is had quite an impressive and aggresive exterior presentation, spacey interior with nice air conditioner, anual and automatic transmission, Dual SSR Airbag for savety concern and the most important things is spacey trunk. Why i needed a large trunk? simply because i had a few groceries shopping and sometimes i need to bring my dentistry stuffs for clinical and laboratory purpose. My photography hunting session need a space to stucked with my camera gears and stuffs.   It’s all complete feature of Toyota Agya!

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Spacey Cabin of TOYOTA AGYA, Perfect for Photography Journal Hunting

I’m a 25 years old single young dentist with a very mobile and hectic lives; between the entire city for photography  hunting, the clinics; the hospital, the supermarket, the gym, the malls, the cafes, the futsal places, the few imaginary girlfriend(s) place(s) (which i wish had someday latter) and for sure for by big craving tummy that made me always  travelling and exploring through out the city to Eat more and cook more hence i’m the DENTIST CHEF. I’m very wishing that i had Toyota Agya, AGYA names even  derived from Sanskrit word which means FAST, which is just perfect for my youth lifestyle.

Nutrisari W’dank Wedang Bajigur (Indonesia Coconut Milk-Palm Sugar-Pandan Drink), Beyond the Warmness of Indonesian Cultural and Hospitality

W'dank nutrisari wedang bajigurWedang Bajigur is a hot and sweet beverage native to the Sundanese people of West Java, Indonesia. Wedang Bajigur made of coconut milk and Palm sugar  with a little bit hint of of ginger and pandan for flavouring and some a small pinch of salt to improved the taste. Wedang bajigur is usually accompanied with traditional snacks such as steamed banana, boiled sweet potato or boiled peanuts. Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur  is the brand  of modern healthy instant wedang bajigur drink that achived Cultural Award from Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia for preserving and promoting Indonesian Tradition and Cultures.

Nutrisari Wedang Bajigur w'dank indonesian traditional pandan santan coconut milk drinkThe richness and wide variaty of Indonesian culture and it’s culinary made  Nutri Sari as pioneer of Indonesian healty food industry wanna explore and exposed the healty Indonesian Traditional food through out the world. Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur launched on may 2013 to promoting the Indonesia traditional hot baverages in a sachet, simply to let the customer easier to access and made it what ever and when ever they want. Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur made of the best of spices of Indonesia, the warmness of Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur is exposed the hospitality and welcoming Indonesian people and leading the to beyond exquisite friendship.

What i really love the most about Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur, it’s LESS CALORIES then regular beverages, so don’t bother of it’s gonna ruined your perfect body image. Once pack of Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur contain only 80 kcal compare to the other junk beverages with tons of preservatives and other things you won’t known about which also contain double amount of calories then Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur .

recipe wedang bajigur indonesian warm coconut milk drink palm sugar pandan beveragesNutrisari W’dank Bajigur usually served hot or warm, a true definition of comforting beverages during the cold rainy season here in Indonesia. Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur made us Indonesian closer ro each other even more during the family evening conversation or during the simple break chatting among us the staffs in the hospital. My family had a certain way to served wedang bajigur; we used to served Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur with toasted rice and cenal-cenil. The raw rice is simply toasted until crisp and slighly browed to give an extra bite to the Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur. Cenal-cenil is a glutinous rice powder ball that priorly boiled until floating to give a nice chewy and bouchy texture. Making cenal cenil or glutinous rice balls is easy, simply mix 100 grams of glutinous rice with about 1 tbsp sugar or other non calories swetener with about 30 ml water and any kind of food grade food coloring agen, mix it until foldable, weighed into 5 grams balls and boiled it in gentle baubly water until floating and it’s that easy!

resep wedang bajigur nutrisari w'dank dinginNutrisari W’dank Bajigur got a nice polite sweet taste and kicking savoury and creamy coconut milk flavour on it,  a very nice scent of pandan leaves made it special even more.  Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur also can be served as a cold beverages in a modern ways with additional whipped cream topping as a common modern beverages which is popular to the youth generation these days. Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur brand also named W”DANK instead of WEDANG to made the traditional indonesian beverages closer to the youth generations.

wedang bajigur recipe coco pandan drink indonesian beverages nutrisasi w'dank bajigurServing Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur as a cold beverages is that easy too, i used to mix two sachets of Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur and blend it with 1 cup (about 150 grams) ice block and 50 ml water then blend it until smooth. The cold blended Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur  then served with homemade cenal-cenil or glutious rice balls, whipped cream topping then springkled with toasted rice, trust me it’s DAMN DELICIOUS modern ethnic drink.

nutrisari w'dank bajigur wedang dingin cold indonesian coco pandan palm sugar drink traditional sundanese baveragesNutrisari W’dank Bajigur is available everywhere here in Indonesia, all branch of modern mini market or traditional street vendor sold it there days,you also can purchase Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur online on Nutrimart for those non Indonesia Dentist Chef reader through all the world, Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur is available on Indonesian-Asian supermarket, or you can purchased Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur online on Amazon. So what you waiting for ??? have your own experience of Nutrisari W’dank Bajigur.