I have discovered something delicious, and it is called a murtabak. I actually had one a month ago in Borneo, but didn’t know what it was. Essentially, it is just a pancake. But beware: if you order a pancake in Indonesia it will most likely be a flavorless gooey half-cooked bleh. Not so the murtabak. Tonight I saw it being made, so now I know how it all goes down. And it goes a little something like this:
1. Heat up a small frying pan to correct temperature (whatever that is).
2. Spread white colored batter evenly over pan (not as salty as Bisquick, nor as rubbery tasting as Krusteez, the consistency should be that to make a pancake of about half an inch).
3. Watch as bubbles appear.
4. Liberally sprinkle sugar and chopped peanuts over batter. Add some chocolate sprinkles if you’re feeling like a party.
5. Place lid over pan to aid in cooking. Note, do NOT flip.
6. When batter is done cooking, remove from pan, fold in half so that the golden brown sides are facing out and the peanut side faces in.
7. Butter the top if you’re feeling like clogged arteries.
8. Enjoy your murtabak. This is not just any old pancake.

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