Back with Jengkol Balado

Gosh... October will end in 7hours (GMT+7) and I haven't posted anything. Should I still call my self as a blogger? I don't think so.

I supposed to make a give away last 3 weeks, but suddenly something came up on the way that took the biggest part of my time and mind. Now I'm in a process on making everything right, I hope I'll get the best result soon. Please pray for me. Thanks.

Maybe it's not a good idea to back in blogging with jengkol, as you know.. some people deny to like it for they are afraid to be called kampungan if they like to eat it. But I believe, jengkol is very popular among us, Indonesians ;)

According Wikipedia, Jengkol has a Latin name Archidendron pauciflorum (synonym A. jiringa, Pithecellobium jiringa, dan P. lobatum)   is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to Southeast Asia. Despite its strong smell, the beans are a popular food in Indonesia, and also consumed in Malaysia (where they are known as jering), Myanmar (where they are called da nyin thee), and in Southern Thailand, where they are called luk-nieng or luk neang.[1] The large brown legumes are very popular and cooked as satay or curry, especially rendang, in Indonesia. In Burmese cuisine, the da nyin thee is either roasted or boiled, and often eaten along with a pickled fish sauce (Ngapi yay) on steamed rice.

Though jengkol has a high fiber that is good for those who suffer from constipation, but eating lots of it will cause a djenkolism (jengkol bean poisoning) because it contains djenkolic acid, and amino acid. Not to mention that your body will produces a smelly odor through your sweat, urine and feces. Why eat jengkol then? Because it is tasty.

Back in 2008, my sister brought semur jengkol (typically jengkol dish in Java) for my pregnant friend, who craved to eat it, all the way from Jakarta to Hamburg. Thanks God the custom didn't smell it, otherwise they'd have caught my sister for bringing such a stink meal :D

See, now do you think it is still not a good idea to bring jengkol to my blog? *LOL*

(the small and black one is Kabau, similar to Jengkol but stronger)

After almost 30 years, my sister (the same one who flew to Germany with semur jengkol in her baggage) brought jengkol home. She said that her friend who bought them, but since she must continue her journey to other city, she told my sister to keep them. She (my sister's friend) bought a lot for her colleague. My sister asked my mom to cook as jengkol balado (in Minangese way), so their colleague can eat it directly. My sister told my mom to keep some for us, then after almost 30 years, I cannot resist the temptation of jengkol balado though I regretted it afterwards. Why? Because I feel like the smell stays with me up to now. (I know, I'm kinda "lebay").

How was it? Yummy!! (Regret it but enjoy it very much *LOL*)

Jengkol Balado

By the way, I didn't cook this stinky but yummy dish but my mom did. When I said my mom, means delicious. I don't understand why, but everything she cooked always turn out scrumptious. I believe she has magic hands. Love you mom.

Are you a jengkol lover or just want to try how it taste? Try this simple recipe by my mom.

Jengkol Balado Recipe

Then, how about the give away? Do not worry, I will post it soon as I settle everything.




About Me

My photo
A West Sumatran's descendant, born and raised in Jakarta. Now living in Northern Germany. A full time dreamer.

In Member of..