Japanese Chicken Katsudon

For 1 serving
Length of cooking: 30 – 40 minutes

IngredientsCoating Chicken Breast

  • 1 boneless chicken of about 200 grams in weight
  • 3 raw eggs
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh milk
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ sliced onion
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • Sliced of ginger for optional
  • Oil for deep frying

Soup baseJapanese Chicken Katsudon

  • 2 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon of mirin
  • 3 tablespoon of water
  • ½ teaspoon of bonito soup stock
  • ¼ teaspoon of sugar

How to cook

  1. Cut the fat of chicken on both sides slightly
  2. Flatten both sides of chicken by using a meat tenderising mallet or the blunt edge of a knife
  3. Pour some salt and pepper on both sides of the meat for seasoning
  4. Whisk one egg with fresh milk
  5. Coat the meat in flour entirely
  6. Dip the chicken in the mixture of beaten egg
  7. Pat the coated meat in bread crumbs until it is completely covered
  8. Preheat oil in Ellane Electric Fryer to approximately 170°C
  9. Put the meat into preheated hot oil and fry the coated chicken until it becomes golden brown
  10. Remove the chicken from the fryer and drain it for about 10 minutes
  11. Mix soy sauce, mirin, water, and sugar on Chefer iPan and simmer it
  12. Add some sliced of onion into the sauce until the sauce boils
  13. When the chicken cools down, slice the meat to two-finger-width pieces. Then put those pieces of chicken onto Chefer iPan containing boiling sauce and simmer it for few minutes
  14. Beat the remaining two eggs in a bowl
  15. Spill out the beaten egg over the chicken and sauce it
  16. Serve steam rice in a bowl and place the simmered chicken on the top of steam rice
  17. Put some ginger on the side of the plate if desired

Dirty Duck in Ubud Bali (Bebek Bengil)

Bebek Bengil Restaurant

Wonder what “Dirty Duck” in Ubud Bali is? For tourists who are visiting the beautiful island of Indonesia, Bali, should not miss to eat “Dirty Duck”. “Dirty Duck” (famously known as “Bebek Bengil”) is actually a restaurant name in Ubud, Bali. It is very well-known for its crispy fried duck served with Indonesian vegetables and delicate sambal (chili). How does “Bebek Bengil” taste? Tasty, yummy, crispy, delicious and mouth-watering! Well at least that’s the comments from our people who recently visited Bali and tried the food.

Many said “Bebek Bengil” actually came from a secret family recipe, but they eventually shared it. The mystery behind the crispiness of the ducks is that they are marinated for 36 long hours in Indonesian herbs and spices including bay leaves, lime, ginger, galangal, coriander. Why take such long 36 hours? Well, that’s part of the secrets. Bebek BengilOnce marinated, they are steamed and then deep-fried in palm oil to get the crispy touch, then voila! The famous Bebek Bengil crispy duck is born.

Bebek Bengil restaurant offers the option to dine on balai-balai, which is the raised wooden sitting platforms available around the restaurant. Sitting and eating on one of these raised floor platforms is often called “lesehan” style. If you want to do this, you probably should reserve one of these platforms beforehand. Eating in one of these platforms/gazebos, surrounded by rice fields and a marvelous garden, will indeed elevate your appetite.

Lesehan At Dirty Duck

With shoes and sandals off, sitting on the platform lesehan style with pillows, just shooting the evening breeze while staring at the verdant rice paddies, the ambience and atmosphere are certainly hard to beat. Our plate of crispy fried duck and rice finally came, to be eaten with our fingers. Under the deliciously crispy duck skin was lean, but tender and full of flavours duck meat. This was served with some nice flavoured urap made with green beans. Perfect! When it comes to price, we have sort of expected it would be heftily priced by the Indonesian standards, but then again it is Bali and one always pays for the great food and ambience.

Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck Diner)
Padang Tegal Road
Ubud 80571
Bali, Indonesia

Now is your turn to tell us about your Bali or “Bebek Bengil” experience? Please feel free to share and tell us your opinion and experience.

Clean Your White Kitchen

White Kitchen Interior 1

Do want to a fresh clean kitchen? White colour will certainly make it look nice and clean but …

In an easily dirty area, such as kitchen, many people often get frustrated and avoid the use of white colour. The reason is that white color can be easily stained by dirt, dust and even food splashes, often created in a kitchen.

Keeping white-coloured kitchen clean is certainly not a difficult case. It’s just that we need extra work to quickly clean the dirt and stain created. Dirt that is left for too long will make it more difficult to clean and ultimately leave permanent stain marks in kitchen which is clean white.

Of course regular cleaning is not only for white dominant coloured kitchen. Kitchen, whatever colour it is, should be maintained clean. But if you want to use white as the main colour, then consider the type of finishing materials. For table top, you can choose to use solid white surface. Synthetic material is one good candidate as it does not have pores: it is unlikely that stains will get absorbed into the material and damage the table top display.

White Kitchen Interior 2

Besides table top, the choice of kitchen cabinet finishing and the paint colour of kitchen walls are also important. Choose finishing materials that are easy to clean. For cabinet, melaminto finishing can be selected. The walls can be painted with stain-resistant acrylic material: if there is a splash of oil, soy sauce, or ketchup, it can easily be cleaned without leaving a stain on the kitchen set.