Hello to Dorian, Scott and Hayley who I met today (along with the rest of their classes)!
Like Ulandin (the person telling the story of, “Worse Things Happen at Sea”, I love food. Here’s a recipe for soto (Javanese chicken soup) which I invented after eating it at Jakarta airport.
A clove of garlic
Half a kilo of chicken in small pieces (no bones)
Sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
One can coconut milk
Four boiled eggs
Two fresh tomatoes, sliced into about eight pieces each.
Cooked rice to serve four people
Fry the onion, garlic and spices, then add and lightly fry the chicken. Add the coconut milk, plus as much sweet soy sauce and lime juice as tastes good to you (perhaps two tablespoons each). Simmer until it’s cooked, then add the tomato at the last moment.
Serve with rice, quartered boiled eggs, prawn crisps and quartered limes – with extra sweet soy sauce if anyone wants it.