17 October 2012


Semprong is a crunchy snack that always tempting my tongue to enjoy them. I like it since I was a kid until now. When I got to enjoy the snack with my kids, I still feel like enjoying semprong with my friends and my brothers in my hometown.

In childhood, I only know how to enjoy and spend a can of Semprong in front of me. Now, when I started to teach my children about how to live a life that filled with colorful favor from Allah SWT and how to grateful. Sometimes I and My wife interested in making Semprong cakes and also enjoying together with my daughters.

Semprong cake making is actually quite easy and simple, but if we are less experienced, it will be very difficult. Sometimes burnt, sometimes soft when it should be crisp. From the recipe books we've read, here's a recipe that I can share.


3 eggs
150 grams of sugar flour
225 grams of rice flour, sifted
4 tablespoons of sago flour, sifted
175 ml coconut milk from half coconut
4 teaspoons margarine, melted
40 grams of sesame
1/4 teaspoon salt

How to Make:

1. Beat eggs and sugar until thick flour. Add rice flour and sago flour that has been sifted, then stir well.
2. Enter the coconut milk and melted margarine. Stir well. Add sesame seeds and salt. Stir well.
3. Heat Semprong cookie mold. Pour 1 tablespoon of dough into the mold. Cover it with other side of mold. Heat over low heat while inverted until the cake is almost dry.
4. Open mold, then immediately roll with chopsticks or can be set up according to your taste. Let stand until cool and crisp.


1. If cooking with fire, more easily if using ember, not flame.
2. There are also molds that use power with better results, because the heat is evenly and scalable.

15 October 2012

Aceh Coffee

After a long time I have never made ​​posts on this blog, it also missed to re-pour the idea that sometimes appear suddenly. In this post, I'll try to write about my experience about coffee.
At first, I was a person who tends to avoid consuming coffee in drinks because I had ulcer disease. Every time I take a drink of coffee, both boiled coffe or instant coffee, my stomach immediately sick and feeling like vomiting accompanied by an increase in gastric acid in my stomach, even I've eaten before.

All my perception of coffee finally changed completely since my coworkers introduced me to Aceh coffee, exactly Bireuen or Takengon Coffee. I can enjoy a coffee without having to worry that I will have a stomach ache. Even when I drink hot coffee without any breakfast, I can still enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, sip by sip.

My experience about coffee finally continued, when I visited Aceh two or three times because there is some task of the company where I work. In Aceh, I see people like to sit in the stalls that serve special coffee drinks. They enjoy a coffee while socializing with fellow residents of the village or community in the city. Almost all cities in Aceh, as Langsa, Bireuen, Takengon, Banda Aceh, Sigli, and other people like to enjoy coffee in groups. The most memorable experience in my mind is when my driver that already knows enough about Aceh led me to a coffee shop in a quite famous place in Banda Aceh, namely in the area of ​​Ulee Kareeng. In this area, we can find many coffee shops and a variety of other menu offered. Once again, though I did not have breakfast that morning, but by noon when I drink coffee at lunch, Alhamdulillah my stomach remained friendly for my activities throughout the day.

With my experience, I finally decided to buy coffee bean that ready to boil in Bireuen City. I immediately bought 2 pounds of coffee for me personally and added another couple of pounds as orders from several people I work with. The price is quite reasonable, because one kilogram of coffee that is still in the form of bean but ready to stew can be obtained at price of Rp 50,000 only.

I also tell my experience of drinking coffee to my parents. My father who had experienced severe abdominal pain also consume the coffee that I bring as a gift when I visited him in my hometown. My father enjoyed and feel convenient, because it does not make any effect at all on his stomach, though he drank coffee without breakfast first.

Although my perception of coffee has changed, but I still have to be careful, because Allah SWT has created human beings as mid. By the destiny as mid creatures, then we can not position ourselves in an extreme case. For example, too much drink coffee :). Thus, I still can enjoy coffee, but by maintain the frequency strictly, so I can still enjoy coffee any longer, because of Allah SWT had instructed the human to maintain their health.

However, if among the readers of this blog need to consume or to be a seller of Aceh Coffee in your country, you can contact me through this blog.