Monthly Archives: October 2020

How I make menemen


Ingredients:

1 egg per portion

(half) a tomato per portion ( I started out with half a tomato per slice of bread, but since I now usually make only one portion, I use the entire tomato and like it that way too)

sambal to taste (this is an Indonesian thing which mixes chili pepper and salt, I usually use about 4 teaspoons or so of it)

4 slices of (vegetarian) pepperoni per portion

brown bread (preferably with sesame seeds) or a simit

Method:

Put some olive oil into a frying pan on high heat. While the oil heats up slice the tomato into thin slices. Put the tomato slices into the frying pan. With a spatula or big (wooden) spoon make sure the tomato slices don’t lie on top of one another.

This time I sliced my tomatoes slices a bit too thick

Add the sambal to the frying pan.

Stir for about 15 seconds or until things start to splash because of the heat then add the egg(s) and immediately resume stirring.

Do this until the egg begins to set and starts to properly looks like scrambled eggs then add the pepperoni and put your bread into a toaster.

When the bread is done so are your eggs. Place the dish on the bread and it’s ready to eat.

Menemen is originally a Turkish dish and I found out about it from the following video about food in Berlin.

Flower stories


A bouquet of flowers

Discarded on the street

Oh the stories it could tell

               A rejection

She didn’t like him or he didn’t like her

Subtle hints did not deter

They bought flowers anyway

                An attempt to mend what was broken

A last-ditch effort to save the marriage

Doomed it was

Too little too late

                Truly a source of stories for days