Fun Food Facts #14

Fun Food Facts #14:
FACTS ABOUT FAST FOOD PART 1 of 3

1. McDonald’s hamburgers don’t really rot. The burgers have very low moisture content, which basically leaves the meat dehydrated. It’s more like jerky than burger.

2. McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets come in four shapes and they all have names: the boot, the ball, the bone, and the bell.

3. A 30 oz. McDonald’s sweet tea has as much sugar in it as two Snickers bars.

4. You can’t be more than 115 miles from a McDonald’s in the continental USA.

5. At times, McDonald’s has turned away more applicants than Harvard.

6. McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish was originally developed for Catholic customers, since they generally abstain from eating meat on Fridays.

7. Burger King is called “Hungry Jack’s” in Australia.

8. Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas went back to school to earn his GED at the age of 61. He didn’t want people to see his success and feel inspired to drop out of high school.

9. An Alabama law firm once sued Taco Bell, claiming that their meat mixture“does not meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be labeled as ‘beef.’” (They later withdrew the lawsuit.)

10. Taco Bell has attempted to open stores in Mexico two different times. Their food was labeled as “American Food.”

11. Chipotle buys some of their avocados from singer Jason Mraz.

12. There is a secret menu item at Chipotle called a “quesarito.” It’s a burrito that’s wrapped in a cheese quesadilla instead of a tortilla.

13. After graduating from culinary school, Steve Ells dreamed of opening his own fine dining establishment. He started Chipotle to raise the funds for his restaurant.

14. After he left KFC, Colonel Sanders grew to hate the company. He once described the food as “the worst fried chicken I’ve ever seen” and said the gravy was like “wallpaper paste.”

15. Because of a successful marketing campaign 40 years ago, KFC chicken has become a popular destination for Christmas dinner in Japan. Some customers place their Christmas orders two months in advance.

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TO BE CONTINUED

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Kahvehane: Kopi Es Tak Kie

If you are a fan of old coffee shop, not necessarily has to be all about kopitiam and the kaya toasts with eggs, then of course you would notice already about the famous Kopi Es Tak Kie.

Since I will be fully reporting the whole story on another post very soon, at least allow me to share you my reminiscing moment about the coffee.

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Heading inside an alley where street food is a common sight to see, Kopi Es Tak Kie has been around for many decades now. Still retaining its original look for years now, it happens as well with their coffee menu – even though they eventually turned into a restaurant with limited menu like nasi campur.

Made from coffee beans imported from our very own Lampung province, the coffee is brewed since morning and upon request, they will reheat it or add the ice with milk. The result was a clean, satisfactory coffee especially the one with ice cubes and milk. As for the black, you might feel that it is way too clean and cannot be characterized by something distinctive.

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Nevertheless, this is how Kopi Es Tak Kie runs its business and brews the coffee. Its historical values are beyond comparison and people will still keep on flocking in no matter what, either to eat or to have that cuppa. I hope that the legacy will be continued strongly by the family’s descendants.

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KOPI TAK KIE
Not halal-friendly (meals contain pork)
Unsuitable for vegetarians

Address:
Jalan Pintu Besar Selatan III no. 4-6, Jakarta – Indonesia

Opening hours:
Daily, 6.30am – 2pm

TGA Teaser: Sop Sapi Pak Toha

Ah, sop sapi. A rather rare treat to be found in a city’s street food scene anywhere. Yeah sure you can find one or two here and there, but you should compare their version with Pak Toha’s here in Kemayoran. I had the best of my time here.

Despite having only a modest place and limited seats, Sop Sapi Pak Toha is frequented by many for brunch, lunch, up until dinnertime without any pause in-between. At times, it’s hard to seize yourself a seat but when you finally got it, it’s time to enjoy the party.

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His version of sop sapi may be very straightforward, but one should not mess with Pak Toha’s QA when it comes with the soup. It was simply needless to add more condiments, even kecap manis or sambal, the beef soup was already great just the way it is.

Altogether with the tender cuts of beef, carrots, and the sidekicks of crispy fried tempe and perkedel; it was all more than you could ever ask.

Okay, I telling you about it right now but I’ll be back with more. In the meantime, be sure to pay a visit there.

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SOP SAPI PAK TOHA
Address: Jalan Garuda (around in front of Pempek Putra), Jakarta – Indonesia

The Poetic Gourmet: Para Ibu Dari Dharmasraya

Terkadang, sesuatu yang berlangsung tanpa perencanaan boleh jadi malah merajut satu cerita yang tidak terbayangkan sebelumnya – bahkan menyenangkan! Satu hari di tahun yang telah lalu, perjalanan panjang ke timur jauh menuju Kabupaten Dharmasraya membuktikan hal itu.

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Hari demi hari kami lalui dengan tujuan kolektif, yaitu untuk meliput perhelatan besar tahunan antar negara yang berkompetisi dalam pertarungan balap sepeda – Tour de Singkarak. Melelahkan tentu tapi bukan tanpa petualangan di setiap harinya.

Dharmasraya yang merupakan salah satu kabupaten termuda di Sumatra Barat rupa-rupanya menginginkan satu hal – untuk lebih dikenal di kancah lokal maupun mancanegara dalam hal pariwisata.

Itulah sebabnya selain menyuguhkan alamnya yang masih hijau lestari serta persiapan mereka dalam menyambut berbagai kontingen pembalap sepeda dari berbagai penjuru dunia, kabupaten ini ternyata menyimpan banyak kisah lain.

Diantaranya beberapa cerita yang berasal dari beratus-ratus tahun silam.

Selain kekayaan batu akiknya yang kini tengah digandrungi oleh berbagai kalangan, Dharmasraya menyimpan satu sejarah bahwasanya di masa lalu negeri ini merupakan salah satu kerajaan tertua yang pernah ada di ranah Sumatra. Konon bahkan sama tuanya dengan Sriwijaya.

Satu kunjungan ke sebuah desa yang tidak jauh dari pusat pemerintahan kabupaten ini, kami mendapatkan berbagai cerita serta ziarah singkat ke makam para raja terdahulu dimana batu-batu nisannya terlihat begitu purba. Sungguh satu pengetahuan yang jarang diketahui orang banyak.

Dharmasraya 2Ketika kami tengah bersiap-siap kembali, saya termasuk yang beruntung karena tertinggal di belakang. Tanpa disengaja, saya menyaksikan sekelompok ibu-ibu yang bertetangga di desa ini tengah menyiapkan berbagai panganan untuk acara pernikahan yang akan dilangsungkan dalam waktu dekat.

Penasaran, langsung saja saya menghampiri dan mengamati kegiatan mereka. Dengan ramah saya disuguhi dengan banyak perkedel kentang, segar dari penggorengan.

Mungkin saja rasanya tidak jauh berbeda dengan perkedel pada umumnya, tetapi bagi saya pribadi, ada satu cerita berbeda dari yang biasa saya nikmati di meja makan rumah. Berkeliling lebih jauh, ada pula para ibu yang bertanggung jawab mengolah sambal, daging, serta ayam. Ah rasanya bila waktu mengizinkan, terbitlah keinginan untuk tinggal sejenak dan bercengkerama serta memasak.

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Namun biarlah ini menjadi sebuah kenangan dahulu. Kelak di masa-masa mendatang, semoga kenangan ini akan menjadi kenyataan. Apakah itu di daerah lainnya di Sumatra Barat ataupun penjuru jauh negeri ini? Kita lihat saja nanti.

 

 

Food Event: ECOVEST – When Culinary Meets Art

BEM FE UNTAR presents:
”ECOVEST” – When Culinary Meets Art!
ECOVEST
A bazaar of its kind and the first ever in Indonesia with a combination of F&B and Art workshop that showcases more than 60 stands!
Don’t forget to mark your calendar!
From 24-26 April 2015 at Marketing Office of Pantai Indah Kapuk
Starts from 11am – 9pm
For more information please contact:
  • Devina – 085883841899
  • Kelvin – 085888566291

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