Macaroni has always been a part of my family’s recipe heirloom, although it may not really represent the authentic version out there. Even so, my auntie who happens to be our excellent home cook, crafts this marvel every time I’m back home and it has always been a great appetizer before my real breakfast. Seriously!
Although not really related with macaroni, I often get amazed with small bites of appetizers at PT Rasa – Bandung such as its bitterballen, mini lasagna, saucijsbrood, and many more. So I have been quite accustomed with these traditional Italian delicacy and some of European heritage the Dutch colonials left us with, which now returns us back again with macaroni.
One time Macaroni House knocked my Twitter door and offered me their wonderful macaronis. I was in fact very keen with this as I have always been in the state of homesickness wherever I’m at. Well, I’m not exactly that sentimental but for me Bandung has always been the city that taught my foundation in appetite and all the basic flavors I know now came from there, so it’s gonna be a treat if someone offers me great treats that have always been in line with my life’s history.
Then came exclusive packages filled with macaroni of different flavors. There was this macaroni with smoked beef, which I really like personally, and also the carbonara version of chicken and mushroom with cream sauce that I particularly loved for its herb-ish notes and mushrooms, although that time I found the cheese may be a bit too overpowering.
The most indulging version came from the three cheese version with beef bacon. But the most exotic choice came from the limited edition of pesto macaroni that uses only imported pine nuts. Additionally, the vegan macaroni with spinach, shiitake mushroom and feta cheese would be a good choice for a healthy snack. At once, all my homesickness healed and they were all indeed good treats! I finished all these five flavors almost by myself. Ah, talking about greed.
With price ranging from IDR 15,000 to IDR 210,000 based on size, it’s pretty much an affordable treat you can have anytime or for special occasion. Currently, Macaroni House has even added bitterballen and baked potato as well to their extensive products.
Talking about this actually gives me the latest version of homesickness, I’d rather have my share of these luscious macaroni soon!
MACARONI HOUSE BY C’s KITCHEN
Phone : +62.21.580.3464 / 582.5863 / +62.81.2823.24272 (Clara)
Twitter : @macaroni_house