Sean On Leave

Changing the World…One Vacation At A Time.

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May 4th, 2009 by Sean

I was lucky enough to find a Baskin-Robins yesterday.  I’ve been jonseing for mint-chocolate, however this is a flavour combination which is less than popular here in Indonesia.  It was heaven!

I was chatting with my wife tonight, online, and I started talking about the food I missed and list got longer and longer…so clearly I needed to post about this <grin>.

I am really looking forward to Antipasta; good crusty bread, italian coldcuts – capacolla, calabrese salami, mortadella – olives, grapes, some nice cheese.  This is about a far from Indonesian food as you can get <grin>.  I know antipasta is normally served with melon…but I’m not a fan…Jen can have all the melon; she can’t get enough of the stuff.

I have to admit I am missing my Tim’s.  It’ll be great to order a good ole Large Double-Double.  Coffee here can be great…but it also is often instant.  I’ve found it’s better to stick to tea, which is always fantastic.  Especially Es Tea Tawar – plain iced tea.  Just tea, over ice – or if you’re lucky chilled tea.  Fantastic.  You have to be clear and say tawar…otherwise you’ll get Es Teh Manis, which is almost the national drink here.  It too is tea over ice, but its also powerfully sweet with a generous helping of palm sugar mixed in.

Another guilty pleasure I’m longing for is a Bic Mac and fries.  They have McDonalds here…and I haven’t tried it.  But I’ve already been told it’s different. It’s on the list to take the Pepsi challenge with the local McD’s before I return home.

I am also longing for Angels.  It’s a local diner I frequently haunt.  Good food, big portions and reasonable prices.  It’s also one of the few places in the area you can get a decent Montreal smoked meat sandwich.  To be fair, I’m not sure if its the food I miss or the company – since I almost always go with friends and family <smile>.

Anyways, we’re in the home stretch now.  Just a few days before I leave Malang and head to Jakarta to catch my flight back to Canada via Hong Kong.  This is the trip of a life time and my work has also been really great.  Still, I miss my family and as amazing as the food has been here, it will be nice to return to some old favourites as well.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • The antipasta will be waiting! And I am sure we will pass a Tim Horton’s on route home from the airport!

  • Hmmmm . . . good idea Sean, think we might do up the antipasta platter in your honour. Will be thinking of you and waiting to hear more!

  • Don’t do the McD’s, man. Didn’t you learn last time? :)

    Also, the UI for your comment form sucks.

  • You know, Jamie…you’re not wrong. .

    As for the comment form…hey man…I just work here. If you got a problem, you gotta go talk to the boss.

  • I won’t tell you about the wonderful italian spread we had at my Uncle Rocco’s on the weekend then…

  • Nothing like the comforts of good food eaten in the midst of family and friends. It’s great to get away and see and experience the world, and it is great to come back home. : ) Being away helps us see what is truly important in our lives.