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July 24, 2016

Found this recipe in the August issue of the British edition of The Good Housekeeping Magazine but I skipped some ingredients and made it more spicy.

Preparation time – 40 minutes max. Serves 3-4 (14 rolls)


For the filling – 1 cucumber, 1 yellow pepper, 2 carrots (all julienne), 1 small iceberg lettuce (finely shredded), 14 sheets of rice paper, 100g fine rice noodles

For the sauce – peanut butter wizzed with some water plus soy sauce and lime juice to taste.

Cover the noodles with boiling hot water, cover, set aside for 4 minutes, drain and rinse in cold water.

Meanwhile, cut up the veggies and mix them in a large bowl with the peanut sauce.

Prepare a baking tray with warm water in it. Soak each sheet for 30 seconds. Place a bundle of peanut vegetables and some pasta in the middle, then fold tightly.

Serve with chili sauce.







July 24, 2016

The easiest asana in the world if you can sit straight. Well, I can’t, as the doctor who needed several attempts to put in my epidural can confirm. But I like the way in which words flow out of this nice yogini’s mouth. Recommended with some Gamelan Degung on Spotify in the background – and raw satay spring rolls in your stomach.



July 25, 2009

Finally there’s a place in my hometown where I can not only have a dinner but also do four other great things: sit on floormats, eat with my fingers, smell jasmine and listen to gamelan music. Oh, the delight! And now with all those heavy rains coming and going it’s even more Indonesian. Big thanks to Aline for the recommendation!

warung bali