Tori no tatsuta age – deep fried marinated chicken to me is a very underrated Japanese fried chicken dish. At a glance it looks very similar to the more popular tori no karaage. Both are bite-sized fried chicken thigh, both are popular izakaya fare, but I think tori no tatsuta age wins in term of flavor.
When you need a quick chicken dish, this ayam nasu palekko – Makassar spicy chicken dish, might just be your answer. It is very fragrant and very citrusy from lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves. It is also savory, sweet, spicy, and tangy. Basically it has everything, and I am sure the umami is built in […]
If you take classic teriyaki sauce and amp it up with onion and garlic, you get this even more delicious onion teriyaki sauce. Here I pour the sauce over simple pan chicken breasts to get this pan fried chicken onion teriyaki sauce, and I serve this with steamed white rice to soak up all the […]
When I am in a cooking rut, I tend to fall back to easy and quick recipes that get me reliably delicious result time after time. One such recipe is this Thai red curry chicken & cauliflower dish. In all honesty, the cauliflower is incidental. It just so happen to be what I have when […]
Spicy lemongrass roast chicken. These roast chicken are very flavorful, and cooked in a cast-iron skillet from stove top to oven. Super easy and you will want to make them again and again and again.
It is finally getting warm and I am in the mood for some really easy and simple chicken recipe that can be done in under 30 minutes from start to finish. This hoisin & five spice broiled chicken is a really versatile recipe that you can cook in an oven broiler, or with a charcoal […]
This tangy honey garlic chicken is all about getting delicious food to the table ASAP. I seriously don’t know if there is anything faster than this. I can cook this dish in one pan, and boil a pot of pasta in another, and have both be ready at the same time. What’s more, I use […]
Anyone who has ever eaten in an Indian restaurant will most likely have tried chicken tikka. Indian cuisine is hard to come by in Indonesia, but I spent close to two years in Malaysia and that was the first time I had a crash course in Indian cuisine. I remember every dish sounded very alien, […]
Saus ayam jamur – chicken mushroom sauce is probably the number one topping for noodles in Indonesia. Just about any noodle shop you visit will have this topping, so if you are Indonesian and you miss the kind of noodles you grow up with, try making this easy sauce. I usually have a large batch […]
Rica-rica is a famous spicy sauce used widely in Manado cuisine from the province of North Sulawesi in Indonesia. The first time I tried this sauce in a Manado restaurant, my tongue gone numb and my eyes couldn’t stop tearing. I even ended up with a stomach upset from all the chilies. But don’t worry. […]
One of my favorite food is semur ayam, and it has been so since I was just a little kid. I grew up in Medan before moving to the capital city when I was twelve. Semur is easy to find in both cities, but there are significant differences between the two versions. In Medan version, […]
Pempek is Indonesian fish cakes, very similar to Japanese fish cakes. Our pempek is made from a mixture of ground fish and tapioca flour and comes in various shapes. Regardless of their shapes, they are first boiled, then fried, and finally cut into small pieces, and served with saus cuko, a rather thick, spicy, and […]
Congee is comfort food for most Asian and there are a wide variety depending on countries and regions. Today I am going to focus on Indonesian bubur ayam – chicken congee. This version of congee is the kind you find being sold by hawkers at almost every side street in the country. If you ever […]
I hesitated for a long time whether or not to publish this recipe. You see, this superb recipe is not mine, and decidedly non Indonesian, and non Asian too. But this oven fried chicken recipe is simply too wonderful I find it such as shame not to share. I positively cried with joy when I […]
I hope you are not bored with my barrage or fried chicken recipes, because today I am going to share another variation of my trusted recipe with a Thai influence, the spicy tamarind glazed fried chicken.
Sometimes the best meal is the simplest. Take this buttermilk roast chicken for example, they taste amazingly good, and all you need to recreate this at home are the commonest of pantry ingredients. Other than buttermilk, you only need salt, pepper, sugar, chili powder (or paprika powder), and garlic. This dish is one of the […]