During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bani spends a lot of time preparing herbal, traditional medicine every morning, cooking with his mother, playing drums for a recording with his band ///AGAMA\\\, as well as online dating. He plans to continue making and distributing herbal medicine and local wine as long as his filming activities are put on hold.
Bani Nasution is one of five young Indonesian directors who participated in the short documentary filmmaking programme “5 Islands 5 Villages” in Germany in 2017, initiated by the Goethe-Institut Indonesien and HFBK Hamburg.
Ingredients for making Golden Paste. I bought it in powder form: turmeric, ginger and Java chili. In addition, we also need VCO (Virgin Coconut Oil), or olive oil.
The Golden Paste after it has been cooked already. As the name implies, it can be referred to as “herbal medicine”, but it is not liquid, it looks more like toothpaste. To enjoy it, take one teaspoon or tablespoon and swallow it immediately, without thawing it first.
Making Golden Paste requires patience because you have to use low heat on the stove while continuing to stir slowly.
As an antidote after swallowing Golden Paste, which tends to be spicy, we can drink a glass of turmeric concoction, mixed with brown sugar and tamarind. It is recommended to drink this antidote concoction when it is warm.