Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Urutan Celeng – The Delicious Balinese Pork Sausage

Urutan is made of pork meat combined with base gede ( Balinese sauce), conveniently encased in the roast pig’s reserved tubular stomach intestines. The pork meat is diced into small bits and then mixed with base gede. The Balinese then construct a hand held funnel carved out of bamboo, insert a coconut leaf spine in the middle as the tube and squeeze the pork through it into the attached intestinal casing below.

 Urutan Daging Babi is generally deep-fried before they are eaten. Almost every food stall (warung nasi) offers this kind of fare, and it is generally served as a small portion (a 3 cm off-cut) within a mixture of other fillings, along with the staple food - rice. In some parts of Bali, Urutan Daging Babi is left to dry in the sun by hanging it on a bamboo stick, and then fried it. 

• ½ kg 1 cm square chopped pork. Any kind of pork will do, including its fat, and any part of the animal - leg, neck etc 
• 1 meter pig intestine
• 6 red onions
• 3 pieces garlic
• 3 small red chilies
• 1 cm whole ginger 
• 1 cm whole turmeric 
• 1 cm kencur (Kaempferia galanga)
• 1 teaspoon whole coriander 
• 2 pieces of candlenuts 
• 1 teaspoonful of shrimp paste 
• ¼ teaspoon pepper • plenty of nutmeg 
• 1 clove 
• 2 dessert spoons of coconut oil

Mince all of the spices or the base gede. Wash the pork intestine until it gets very clean. Mix the pork slices with the minced spices. Fill in the pork intestine with the mixture until it is full. Tie the both end of the intestine with a rope. Fermentation of the meat will happen naturally in the process of drying. This sausage can be fried and served directly.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Kintamani Dog - The Balinese Faithful and Friendly Pet

If you know, Bali has an endemic dog, it’s call Kintamani. It is a spitz dog breed from the island of Bali. These friendly, medium-sized dogs with erect ears and long fur are popular pets in Indonesia. The Kintamani was taken from named Balinese town of Kintamani. Kintamani dogs can be found in Sukawana, Kintamani, Bali.

Several stories exist to explain the origin of the Kintamani dog. One story has the breed originating 600 years ago from a Chinese Chow Chow. According to another story the Kintamani dog descends from a fox-wolf-dog cross. DNA studies involving Kintamani dogs, Bali street dogs, Australian dingoes, and nine AKC-breeds of Asian or European origin show that the Kintamani dog has evolved from Balinese feral dogs with little loss of genetic diversity.

Kintamani is a mid-sized spitz-type dog with a thick, long, dense fur, erect ears and a feathery tail curled over the back. The long coat forms a frill along the shoulders. The preferred coat color is white with a white red shade on the top of the coat and apricot ears, tail and hindquarters. Black also occurs, as well as other solid colors and other colors patterns, such as black and tan and white-gold-and-black. A special Kintamani dog is belang bungkem (black-and-white). However, these parti-colored dogs are probably genetically closer to the Bali street dog. Kintamani are 40 - 55 cm tall.

The Kintamani dog is a friendly pet dog and alert guard dog. This Dog is active and lively, smart and highly trainable, have an alert and high curious characteristic. If living in close relationship with their owner they are very loyal dogs and love their owner. They have unique way when they will give birth, they will make a hole in the ground for protect their child.  This is the best animal that Bali had.