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Korean Barbeque

Ssam (쌈) also meaning wrapped. Typically Korean wrapped stuff to eat. I remember I post about my experience of eating kimchi for the first time got the highest view of all time here. It's kind of weird but it is.H never wanted to eat K-foods. He said that it doesn't look so appealing (how can he said that? 😣). I kept trying to lure him to try out K-foods. That when he wanted to eat some meat and then we chose a Korean bbq restaurant. He surprised that it came with so many side dishes and more importantly is the way they eat the meat with green leaf, mixed with kimchi and ssamjang.  Boy, look at the odeng and other side dishes! Ssamjang is the one next to the garlic. It's kind of similar to sambal but different. Japchae is the one that looks like bihun goreng.
The first day we ordered galbi and japchae. I really like japchae but it was very big for one person. We thought that the barbeque set will be less big for two, but it didn't. It was just enough for both of us. So, …

Sambang Opa Buyut di Ereveld Menteng Pulo

Karena sedang ada urusan dadakan ke Jakarta, maka sekalian gw putuskan untuk sambang ke opa buyut. Opa buyut adalah salah satu orang Belanda yang meninggal di Jepang ketika ditawan sebagai tawanan perang di Perang Dunia II.

Menurut nama keluarga, ada kemungkinan beliau merupakan anak dari keluarga Jerman yang bergabung dengan Belanda sehingga secara otomatis tercatat sebagai warga negara Belanda, menikah dengan oma buyut yang mana masih juga keturunan Belanda. Mereka berdua mempunyai seorang anak lelaki yang dikirim ke Belanda pada tahun 1955 sehingga terpisah dari adiknya (nenek gw) yang masih kecil. Mami (nenek gw) masih sekitar umur setahun saat opa buyut ditawan. 


Beliau meninggal saat usia 37 tahun, masih relatif muda. Oma buyut meminta jenazahnya dikirim ke Indonesia tapi permintaan itu tidak disetujui. Akhirnya setelah beberapa saat, pihak-pihak yang berkaitan memulangkan jenazah para korban perang yang sudah dikremasi. Abu opa buyut disimpan di Ereveld Menteng Pulo, Jakarta…