When I walked in the residential area of Jakarta, I found a food stall, and it seemed that there might not be a convenience store in this area, seeing that GOJEK drivers and other residents came to buy something. I think that I did not see the appearance of the convenience store until I arrived at this place at a glance. When I got hungry in the world without a convenience store, I had to cook something by myself or buy something from a stall that serves snacks like in this photo. It is a vexing problem for someone like me who cannot cook.
Since there was no sign on the stall, I didn't know what this stall serves by just looking at it. As I looked at the stall owner, curious to see what kind of food he would serve, the man began to work quickly. He placed the spices in mortar on top of the stall and began to crush them with a stone and a plastic spatula. It's just like in Indonesia, a country rich in spices. Chili, garlic, ginger, pepper, turmeric, coriander, nutmeg, cumin seed, cardamom, lemongrass, candlenut, and many other spices are commonly used on a daily basis in this country. But, sadly, the only spice I could recognize in the mortar was chili peppers.
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September 17, 2020
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