My Indonesian friend sent me message asking if we would have BBQ at her house the evening I got her message. It was a short notice, but hubby just had finished his degree, and we were on resting mode. So I replied saying that I would be so happy to come. It was one of few gathering I had with Indonesian friends. For we are so busy and don't meet often, I almost forgot that I had Indo community here in my city.
Meeting my Indonesian friends is always fun. I met two families last time. Both are mixed Indonesian family. One got married to a Pakistani, one with American. I enjoyed meeting them, since I get a lot of new things from different culture. One of the kids speaks Indonesian very well - one thing that is difficult to teach in this English speaking community. I still don't have idea what is the best way to teach more than one language to kid. Sure that will be hard since so many Indonesian friends' kids who live in the States do not speak Indonesian. I'll cross that bridge later when I have to
There's not many options for me to cook in a short time. It was Saturday, we had to have our kitchen clean for Sunday. I counted time I needed to cook and clean the kitchen, and baking fish using this recipe was my option. I knew we would have BBQ, but I thought baking fish took sometime. So I had it ready and let my friends BBQ something else.
A day before, we went to Asian market and found a fishes looked like ikan dorang that grandma used to buy. Since they reminded me of ikan dorang and they were caught in the US, I picked two of those. I told hubby that I picked those because they didn't travel long from Asia. He said, "but they contain oil". Hahaa........ I liked the fish, but it's too meaty for hubby. He prefers ones with some juicy fat.
PS: In case you are wondering about the color, it was the unfamous sweet soy sauce we got from Asian market. They didn't have ABC brand that time, and the only one we found was one with plastic bottle whose wayang image on it. The sauce taste isn't as good as ABC or Bango.