Indonesians love their many incarnations of wedang in rainy days, which is perfect for the unpredictable weather that has been going on in Jakarta for a while now. Today, I am going to post a pretty popular wedang recipe: wedang teh susu jahe (ginger milk tea).
You are probably getting sick of reading another balado recipe, but I can’t help it. I love balado dishes so much that I probably prepare some sort of balado dish every single week and still not getting tired of them. I promise that you will love this one, it is so easy to make. If […]
This tasty soup is the result of two cuisines, Indonesian with heavy influence from the Chinese that has settled in Java for hundreds of years. I could not find the definite recipe for this soup, since everyone seems to put different stuffs into the soup. But from my limited research, the recipe in this post […]
Rendang is probably the most well known Padang dish, and surprisingly easy to make at home, since most of the time you just need to let it simmer away on a stove. The key to a successful rendang is not to skimp on the herbs and spices, and be prepared for a long stewing process […]
The use of so many aromatic herbs gives this dish a very inviting aroma, sure to whet the appetite. And the colorful green, red, yellow, and white is quite a feast to the eyes. I was steaming this dish with my rice cooker, and could only cook the rice once the steamed chicken wings is […]
The last time I visited Medan was in 2012 for the occasion of Qing Ming Festival, where we all went to my Grandpa and Grandma’s tombs to pay our respects. My aunt and uncle took us to a restaurant where their beef soup is the town’s favorite. The soup did not disappoint, and I can […]
I was born in Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra, and spent my childhood there. It is quite natural then that I am really partial to dishes from Medan. 😀 One such example is soto medan, chicken soup cooked in a broth of coconut milk, and believe it or not, we just call it […]
Another balado (chili sauce) recipe, this time with eggplants as the star ingredient. Eggplants taste really nice when fried in oil (deep fried is best), but I tend to avoid deep frying if I can, and usually just stir fry in a frying pan/wok with a little bit of oil. There are many varieties of […]
I love LOVE pisang goreng (fried bananas), and I am sure this is among Indonesian most favorite food. Pisang goreng is popular eaten as snack, breakfast item, or pretty much anytime of the day. It is more traditional to use pisang kepok, but regular banana (like the one in picture) works just as well, so […]
Balado basically means cooked in chili sauce and if you see this in a menu, be prepare for a spicy and hot dish with a hint of sweetness and freshness of lime, and have I mentioned that it will be spicy and hot? Yup, some iced drink will be perfect to have with this 🙂 […]
Gulai ayam Padang is much closer to Indian curry compared to kari ayam. Notice that we are using a lot more spices for this recipe resulting in a richer and spicier taste. As usual, please be warned that the chilies can be really hot (and 50 gram of red chilies is not to be taken […]
We have been eating too many fried food lately and desperately crave for a more wholesome food. The fix: chicken and vegetables soup. Piti has been begging me to cook him this soup, and lucky for him this is my favorite too. Enjoy! ♥
I find that tempeh is best when they are cut to thin slices and deep fried, and this dish is no exception. The addition of chili, ginger, lime and caramelized sugar turns the humble tempeh into something that is fit to be served in any party, and it is quite possible that this might be […]
Empal Gentong is a famous beef soup from Cirebon, West Java. A more traditional (or perhaps original) recipe calls for equal part meat and entrails (typically tripe and intestines). I prefer the all meat version, but it is definitely okay to use half meat and half entrails for this recipe.
The Sundanese are famous for their dishes that use a lot of fresh vegetables. Lalap with sambal terasi, karedok, and sayur asem are probably among the most famous and most familiar dishes to all Indonesian. They are also quite famous for their fish dishes, especially ikan goreng gurame (deep fried butterflied gourami), and their pepes […]
For my more keen readers, you are probably getting to the conclusion that a lot of Indonesian dishes are cooked in two steps, the first involves boiling/braising/poaching to let the spices fully absorbed in the meat/tofu/tempeh/etc, then followed by the second step of deep frying the said meat/tofu/tempeh/etc, and you will be absolutely right. It […]
Kari ayam is the Indonesian take on chicken curry. Unlike Indian curries, we use coconut milk instead of yoghurt, and a lot less spices as well, and with the addition of vegetables like carrot and potato, Indonesian curry is decidedly much milder compared to Indian version.
Finally I got the time to make this. It is quite a production to prepare this dish, since nasi kuning (or yellow rice) is traditionally served with the requisite perkedel kentang, ayam ungkep, telur dadar gulung, kerupuk udang (shrimp crackers), quick lalap, and sambal. So, everything has to be timed just so, thus bits of […]