Lunch at the office , sometimes could be a hard-to-decide-thing-in-empty-stomach. Living in Jakarta where every tenant in an office building ( almost 99% ) goes out to have lunch either at shopping mall where you have thousands of chosen menu, warteg ( a local hawker who set up his food stall near the office building during lunch time ) or office canteen , and a few, like me, bring our homemade lunch to the office. In Indonesia, when we have lunch, it means having rice with chicken or fish or meat and veggies or a bowl of spicy noodle. For most of us, we just don’t have sandwich for lunch as the Westerners do.
I don’t always have time to cook in the morning ( I should make it , though ) as many mornings I’d prefer to get lazy having my coffee or tea after getting some sweats from morning run , than busy cooking in the kitchen. But for the last two weeks, I pushed myself to have a time to cook my daily lunch , experimenting recipes I get from Jamie Oliver’s, Just One Cook Book’s site ( simple Japanese food ) or other Indonesian food blogs.
Actually my Mom is a great cook , and she has many menus that I love to share but cooking a delicious Indonesian food , for me, will always take an extra time to prepare all the ingredients as we use many varieties of spices in our menu.
I love veggies and chicken besides the fish as our main menu at home. But cooking fish is taking more time to prepare while I have only 30 minutes to rumble in the kitchen.
And these are some of the lunch I made and took picture of them, along with dessert. All these are the first trial menu , except for the Brownies. And I must say, they were all good ( LOL ) for my taste. Pssst, Mom said they were yummy . Well, you know Moms, the great admirer of their kids , haha.
And here goes my dessert