Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you that the coming year is a delicious one...
I hope all of you have recovered from the festivity and is excited to start the new year... I look forward to see what's 2014 going to bring and where it gonna takes me... Last year has not been my year, but I am gonna continue working hard to achieve my goals and keeping myself positive that things can only get better from here... One can only hope anyway.
I want to start this year where we left off with my Indonesian food series and also....*drum-rolls... a new video! Honestly, it's been really fun making these videos and I feel like I've gained a new skill as well, that is, to video edit. When I was a media student, that's the one task I avoid as much as possible. For a group project when we had to create a television programme, I volunteered to write scripts, reports, build sets, everything else, but please don't make me edit. I mean it looks complicated but now that I'm slowly learning from video tutorials and the brilliant tech gurus of the internet, I surprisingly quite enjoy the process. What I still find strange is looking at myself in videos.
Indonesian style fried chicken is a bit different. In a way that the chicken is cooked in advance by boiling in spices before frying. The twice cooking step may sound tedious, but I promise it's so easy to do (you'll see soon in the video) and because the chicken is already fully cooked, the frying won't take as long.
What makes these fried chicken, Javanese... is the spices I use to flavour the chicken. I often add my own take to a recipe, but this time, I'm keeping it pretty authentic with using only shallots, garlic, coriander, cumin and salt. There's also candlenuts, but its main purpose really is as thickening agent to the spice paste.
Anyway, without further a due, here's the video for my Javanese style fried chicken... I hope you enjoy watching it, and don't forget to click the thumbs-up button if you do and subscribe for more videos :) Thank you!