Snacks from Surabaya

Who doesn’t like eating snacks from Surabaya?

Ok, well, maybe you don’t know what they taste like. Us either really, until the other day. A fun thing about having a YouTube channel is getting to meet and connect with our Subscribers! Occasionally they send us packages filled with all kind of things, usually food. Watch this video, to see four of the snacks they sent us and our American reactions to them. In this video, we try:

  1. Flour and Cheese French Fries
  2. Sweet Potato Roses
  3. Chocolate Flavored Banana Chips
  4. Flaky Vanilla Flavored Cookies

Which would be your favorite? Leave your answer in the comments, please.

Indonesia is a country made up of thousands of islands and the people from one island to the next can be very diverse. Food from one island to the next can be very diverse as well. We have learned that each area has its own special food that it is known for. It is known as “makanan khas”. These types of foods are usually found at the airports, train stations, or any souvenir store.

When you come to Indonesia and want to try the local food, ask for “makanan khas”. Take some home to your friends and family, because they will surely want to try it too!

Keep smiling!

Julie

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Kuliner Jogja Bakso Pak Sidan IIIHey guys,

Bakso is a popular food to eat in Indonesia. It is much like a meatball, but with maybe more surprises! The other day we went wondering around to try a new place to eat that was near our house. We came across Bakso Pak Sidan III, a small local restaurant. Three things you should know before you eat here. 

  1. Lots of bones. Be prepared to be served many parts of a chicken that the typical American doesn’t eat. Skin, bones, organs may all be swimming in your soup. If you don’t want to eat them or can’t identify them, don’t be embarrassed to eat around them.
  2. Noisy location. Bakso Pak Sidan III is right on the main road, so all of the traffic noise is in your face. You will get a good feel for Indonesian weather as well because there is no air-conditioning.
  3. Inexpensive prices. This is where locals eat so the whole meal is very reasonably priced. Eat a couple of bowls of bakso and have a drink or two and you still will have money left in your wallet.

Please watch this video to see for yourself the location and how the food is prepared.

Keep smiling!

Julie

Address for the restaurant: Jl. Raya Tajem 412, district. Depok, Sleman, Yogyakarta 55281

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Daihatsu Gran MaxHey guys,

We are so excited to have our first four-wheeled vehicle! Thanks to the generous Christians in Great Bend, KS we purchased this minibus. Sarah, Seth and I have affectionately named it “Max, the Gospel Chariot”. Marty thinks that is a little over the top, so we generally refer to it as “Max”! Why do I love Max?

  1. Max keeps us cool and dry. Riding 3 on my motorcycle was getting pretty crowded and uncomfortable, especially on rainy or extremely hot days. Now Sarah, Seth and I can ride rain or shine inside the comfort of Max!    
  2. Max gives me lots of room to carry groceries. Gone are the days of cramming groceries into a backpack to carry home on my motorcycle. I know have a spacious area to place the groceries without crushing them or worrying about breaking anything.
  3. Max can carry lots of friends. One of the truly greatest benefits of having Max now, is the ability to take lots of friends and church members with us when we go places! Being able to travel as a group and make memories along the journey is a huge blessing to our ministry. This by far is the #1 reason I love Max!

I am not one for details about cars, but Marty does a great job of showing you around Max in this video! Please watch it and tell me what you think of our Gospel Chariot!

Keep smiling!

Julie

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