Maybe not everyone ever tried to eat petai or even know petai ..
I'm not sure which countries are familiar with petai, but almost every people in Indonesia likes petai.
Some people said it has a unique flavor, and they liked it, but some people said it have unpleasant smell, wierd, and they don't like it. Quite difficult to explain exactly how it tastes, my opinion it's little bit crunchy when you bite, unique smell but some people said it have smell like methane gas. hahaha ... but for those who loves it said it's tasty and smells good.
Beside that, compared with apples, petai has protein 4 times more, carbohydrates over twice as much, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice as many vitamins and other minerals.
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I eat petai, but not my favorite. Most of petai make your urine have smell so bad, and it was very embarrassing when you piss in the office toilets or public toilets, or even your house itself.
In Indonesia, petai usually cooked with fried rice and I likes this one (I can tell you that is delicious, petai would give you different taste of your usual fried rice and this is yummy), or cooked with potatoes & chili, or combine with javanese salad (lalapan) served with chili sauce (sambal terasi).
And here is my parents's favourite recipe, my parents loveeeeee petai... ><)hehe..
did you think that I have a bad smell toliet.. Lol!
1 cup of Petai
2 Garlic, sliced
3 Shallot, sliced
5 meatballs, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
2 red chili, sliced
3-5 tbs sweet soya bean
1 cups of water
salt & pepper
Cooking Direction :
- saute garlic and shallot until fragrant, add meatballs, then petai, stir,
- add red chili, then tomatoes, stir well,
- add sweet soybean, then water, cook until boiled in medium heat,
- add salt & pepper, adjust the tasted,
*please cooking if you are dare to try... hehehe... ^^))
for you who loves petai, maybe it can be a new recipe for you...
and Do you likes Petai??...