Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Wayang golek are wooden doll puppets that are operated from below by rods connected to the hands and a central control rod that runs through the body to the head. The simple construction of the puppets belies their versatility, expressiveness and aptitude for imitating human dance. Little is known for certain about the history of wayang golek, but scholars have speculated that it most likely originated in China and arrived in Java sometime in the 17th century. Some of the oldest traditions of wayang golek are from the north coast of Java in what is called the pasisir region.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
We, Patricia and I, sit in one saung at Kampung Daun Restaurant, and we ordered typical Sundanese foods. Grilled golden fish with soy sauce, fried water spinach with shrimp pasta, fresh vegetable with peanut sauce called karedok, tofu and tempe, and fresh chili sauce were our picks. So, that's our foods're coming!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This is one of Saung, a small bungalow made of bamboos and palm leaves, a place for all guests sit and enjoy their traditional Sundanese foods at Kampung Daun Restaurant. There are more than 50 Saungs available, and each can be used by 4-6 peoples. If you prefer to sit on the chair, an open large hall is also available.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Inside of Kampung Daun garden restaurant, there are several traditional snack street sellers. One of my favorite is this sugar flower seller. Watching him working to prepare sugar flower just send me to my childhood time, when I used to enjoy waiting my sugar flower in the evening, in the front of my house. That time, I was always trigged by rich caramel scent produced by sugar flower seller like this.