Food

Kou Cuisine

There’s one shop I’ve been curious in years. It’s small but well-known shop located in Ubud, Bali and our last day in there we spent to searched for this shop.

After always-follow-the-map-for-directions (we don’t know Ubud area that well), the wrong turn actually lead us straight to the Kou Cuisine shop (thanks God!). The kind shop-keeper welcomed us with her warm greeting (oh, and she speaks Japanese fluently) and we were mesmerized with its simple interior. The jam jars and the salt jars arranged neatly in the shelf along with the other cute knick-knacks like postcards, totebag, wooden spoon, etc. My eyes fixed straight to the tester table (hehehe). All of the jams tasted heavenly and after I tasted all the flavors available, I decided to bought the Milk Caramel Jam (it was labelled the most favorite flavor of all and Oslo’s favorite too!), Apple Cinnamon Jam (my favorite flavor of jam, ever!) and Kusamba Sea Salt (the sea salt harvested in Kusamba, in northern part of Bali).

The Jars

The Kind Shop Keeper

The Tester Table

Kou Cuisine

more photos after the jump!

Bon Appétit!: Our Favorite Mojito

Mojito is a famous cocktail from Cuba. It has a refreshing taste and it could reminds you of summer. We love Mojito so much, we always wanted to try to make one ourself. This weekend, we finally experimented with some recipes we found on the internet and modified it a little.

The ingredients are mint leaves, lime, lemon, a chilled soda water, and simple syrup. First, you chop some of the mint leaves and put aside the rest for garnish. Then you slice the lemon and lime. Next, add the chopped mint leaves, the sliced lemon and lime into the glass. Pour the chilled soda water about half of the glass and add 3 to 4 tbsp of simple syrup (we used Monin‘s Mojito Mint instead). Stir well. Add some ice as desired and put some mint leaves and a slice of lemon as a garnish. If you want, you can sprinkle 1 tsp of brown sugar (ssst… this is our secret ingredient!) into the glass.

Mint leaves

Lemon & Lime

Soda & Simple syrup

Mojito with brown sugar!

Cheers!

Tadaa! It’s done!

This recipe is a non-alcohol kind (Virgin Mojito) but if you want, you can add a shot of rum.

 

 

Bon appétit!

Breakfast in The Woods

Last Saturday, me and Morrie planned to have a breakfast outdoor and we decided to go to Taman Hutan Raya Ir. H. Djuanda. It was Morrie’s first time to go there, so we explored the forest a bit and documented some of natures best with our analog camera.

If you’re wondering, why we carry an old-school beauty case to the forest? Well, we had an idea to use this vintage case as a picnic bag and turns out, it was quite roomy for a loft of garlic breads, pack of cheese, some cutleries and cups for two :)

Pine fruit

Our picnic "bag"

Oslo

The foods

The breakfast

Details

Cheers!

The woods #1

The woods #2

We enjoyed our homemade garlic breads while having the warmest conversations throughout the day surrounded by trees. It was a lovely morning spent with my lovely partner.