Xena Warrior Princess and Lunch

I need to catch up on posts – so I will make this one mostly pictures.  Bowo turned out to be a great guy and accommodated us by keeping on his prayer clothes (he said he felt comfortable with the birds in his mosque gear) and placing a little camera in a cage to hoist up a pole.

The Xena Warrior Princess Bird Farm is the most lavish we have seen – even boasting its own competition field and reception rooms.  Bowo was incredibly gentle with the birds and clearly has a lot of love for them. 

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Fill ‘er up

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Reception room with portrait of the general

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Talking to Anwar – a Perkutut competition judge

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Me with Bowo in front of trophies and crazy horse painting

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Lunch

This was some Medan-style Padang food that Kian adores. Medan is where Kian grew up on the island of Sumatra

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Beef rendang, fried fish with chili, jackfruit with string bean curry, green chili sambal

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Boiled cassava leaves, jack fruit and string bean curry

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Cow skin crackers

We arrived at Henry’s at 6pm and began a harrowing 10 hour drive to Solo for our first Perkutut competition.  More on that next post.

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3 responses to “Xena Warrior Princess and Lunch

  1. el

    Dear Jim and Kian,
    I am so hungry for the food in your posts–let’s have a cooking party when you get back!!!

  2. Mardo

    Cow skin crackers…hmmm, or is it yummm!
    We are just loving all your pics of your adventures – food or otherwise. Your first encounter with the general a couple of days ago read like a scene from a movie.

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