Nasi ayam is a traditional food in my town, Semarang. It consists of chicken, egg, and tofu cooked in coconut milk soup, white rice cooked in coconut milk, and spicy chayote. It is the most praised and wanter yet humble food ever exists in my town. Some other traditional food like lumpia cost ridiculous amount of money after it becomes famous. Nasi ayam, on the other hand, can be enjoyed by everyone. No wonder at the parking area of a nasi ayam shop (it actually is a temporary tent that is erected in the evening and taken down at midnight) there would be various of vehicle from becaks, bikes, motorcycles, to luxury cars.
I'd been having a craving for nasi ayam for the longest time. My craving got worse when my friend posted picture of it on her blog. Argh! The thought of going home last winter then next summer kinda helped a bit, but we just found out that next summer still isn't a good time to go home. Ok, that's enough! I decided to make my own nasi ayam! It surely was a lot of work, so I started boiling the eggs yesterday. The shopping for the ingredients was done last night. The cooking started today after church.
The result? As expected, it was far from the original. I realized how much coconut milk the original has, which makes the taste really good. Not just the taste that's different, mine also didn't have sate usus, ati, rempelo, and telur puyuh (chicken intestine, liver, gizzard, and quail egg satay). However, hubby and I had fun cooking and enjoying it. Yumm...
Blessed are those who can enjoy nasi ayam in Semarang!!!