Skewered Brown Bears Bento for IDFB Challenge 5

by - Saturday, June 30, 2012

This is my entry for IDFB (Indonesian Foodblogger) Challenge... The theme is Sate (Satay). At first I got confused about what to come across with since I don’t have a grill as I live in a boardinghouse. The best recommendation for me was to come up with a non-grilled sate type; Sate Telur Puyuh is an example. I had posted Sate Telur Puyuh (Quail Egg Sate) twice before, here and here. So, I didn’t think to come up again with it. But since Mbak Tika of Cemplang Cemplung (as the host) asked me a special request to make Sate bento, I couldn’t think any other types of Indonesian Sate that would be easy and cute to be decorated :D.

Initially, I would love to go with Sate Padang sauce. It has yellow color that I imagined it would boost the brown color on the quail egg. But when I opened my recipe book and found the Sate Padang recipe, I realized that making the sauce was a pretty impossible mission. Besides I made the entry in last minutes, some of the spices used are rare for a closet boardinghouse’s pantry :D. Changing the direction, I decided to come up with peanut sauce. As the sauce was finally brown, I wanted to color the quail egg yellow with fresh turmeric. But... I ran out of its stock T____T. I did think to let the egg white and decorated it into another cute character besides the bear. But then, its taste would be just plain. I was also supposed to consider the taste; it was not only about the cute look. So... it’s okay to go with duo brown :D 

Quail Egg Sate with Peanut Sauce

Quail Egg Sate:
30 quail eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
2-3 table spoons granulated white sugar
2-3 table spoons kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
¾ tea spoon ground garlic
½ tea spoon ground white pepper
2 Salam leaves (Indonesian Bay leaves)
Salt to taste
50 ml water

Peanut Sauce:
75 g roasted peanut, ground (not too fine)
3 bird eye chilies
2 cloves of garlic, fry or roast
1-2 kaffir lime leaves, discard the middle part
10 g palm sugar (gula jawa/gula melaka)
1 table spoon lime juice
1-2 table spoons kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
Salt to taste
100 ml warm/boiling water (lessen if you want thicker sauce)

1.    Quail Egg Sate: Caramelize granulated white sugar then add water. Bring to boil. Add in the rest ingredients and cook until you get the desired brown color on the quail eggs.
2.    Peanut Sauce: With a pestle and mortar, grind to paste bird eye chilies, garlic, kaffir lime leaves, palm sugar, and salt. Add in the ground roasted peanut into the mortar, combine the ground peanut and the spice paste well. Transfer into a mixing bowl. Add kecap manis, lime juice, and water. Stir well. Adjust the water that you add in to achieve desired sauce consistency.

Note: You can substitute the ground roasted peanut with creamy peanut butter :D

 Wishing you a beautiful day ^^

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  1. Super duper creative!!! Love the bear quail egg sate. At first I thought the sauce was chicken nugget :c:

  2. @Sysyl: Thanks a lot Syl ^^. LOL, you're the second saying that the sauce looks like nuggets :D

  3. cute bears..:)
    agree with Sysyl about the sauce hehehehe..

  4. @Mbak Yenny: Thanks a lot mbak ^^. Hahah, so you're the fourth to say that ;D

  5. haduhhh mba yunita.... jadi galau mau makan...antara ngiler ngeliat makanan enak dan sayang mau makan, karena designnya cantik g:

    lam kenal..

  6. @3sna: Hi 3sna! Salam kenal juga ^^. Tengkiyuuuu yaaaak udah mampir. Heuheueheuheu... Jangan galau dong, ayo bikin bento, kalo dah keseringan nanti gak galau lagi :D


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