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easy Indonesian recipes

Loaf Pan Cheesecake

This loaf pan cheesecake recipe is for when you need a smaller size cheesecake, made with a regular loaf pan, and without the need of a water bath. If you have never made a cheesecake before, this is a great introduction recipe. Also equally great for people who seldom make a cheesecake since you don’t need to buy a springform pan.

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Nastar Gulung - Rolled Pineapple Tart

Every year when Chinese New Year approaches, most Chinese families will start with the huge task of preparing mountainous amount of baked goods. The most ubiquitous among these baked goods is definitely pineapple tarts. There are endless variation of tart crust among individual families. After so many years and testing so many different crust recipes, I consider this my favorite tart curst. It has plenty of grated parmesan for the cheese lover in me, with minimal to non-existent expansion while…

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Cream Cheese & Berries Jam Bread Rolls

Cream cheese, plus berries jam, wrapped in cutely shaped bread rolls! If you love bread from Asian bakery, I guarantee you will love this too, unless you hate cream cheese, or berries. These lovely bread rolls taste as great as they sound, so what are you waiting? Go grab the ingredients and start baking!

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Bitter Melon Egg Frittata

Have you ever tried bitter melon before? If you are new to bitter melon and need a gentle introduction on how to prepare one, this easy bitter melon egg frittata may be the perfect recipe to try.

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Ketan Kunyit Kari Ayam

In many Chinese households, when a baby reaches one month old, it will be celebrated by preparing boxed meals of ketan kunyit (turmeric sticky rice) and kari ayam (curry chicken). Usually, the meal will also include one hard boiled egg dyed with red color, and one ang ku kue (red tortoise cake). These boxed meals are then distributed to relatives and friends by the happy family so everyone get to celebrate and wish for the baby’s good health throughout his/her life. Living so far away from…

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Mi Goreng Kampung

A plate of freshly fried mi goreng probably occupies the top spot in my list of comfort food. When I don’t feel like eating rice, I always make some fried noodles and it will definitely cheer me up like no other food can. To be honest, the reason I haven’t shared a mi goreng recipe is because this is one of those recipes that feels weird to have a set rule. Please use the recipe as a rough guide and free style it to suit your taste.

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Kue Ubi Panggang

Kue ubi panggang (baked sweet potato cakes) is one of the best way to enjoy sweet potatoes. Not only is this snack/dessert very easy to prepare, it is also vegetarian, gluten-free, and should be pretty healthy to boot. So if you have extra sweet potatoes around, do give this recipe a try.

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Kue Lobak

Kue lobak or Chinese radish cake is one of the popular dish you can find in Chinese dim sum. But this snack is also a common street food you can find in Indonesia. In fact I grew up with this as one of the many snacks to choose from food carts parking outside my school compound. It was only later in life when going for a Sunday dim sum has become a family tradition that I learn that this is a standard dim sum offering.

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Korean Jja Jang Myeon

Jja jang myeon is a Chinese Korean noodle dish with thick black bean paste sauce, diced pork, and vegetables. Although this dish has a Chinese origin and derived from Chinese zha jiang mian, overtime, jja jang myeon has become uniquely Korean and is probably the most ubiquitous noodle dish in Korea.

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Korean Spicy Pork Zucchini Stew

Cold weather is the best time to enjoy a steaming pot of spicy dish, especially with how cold the weather gets in Minnesota, this is the perfect time to share the recipe for Korean spicy pork zucchini stew. It should take only 30 minutes from start to finish, so this is a good dish to prepare when you are busy and cold.

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Ayam Tempra

Ayam tempra is a Malaysian nyonya dish. The characteristic of this dish is that chicken pieces is cooked with plenty of onion and soy sauce, and brighten with calamansi juice right at the end of the cooking. The ingredients are very minimal, but the taste is exceedingly delicious, making this one of household staple dish in many Malaysian homes.

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Brown Butter Honey Sweet Potato Bread

Fall is when my kitchen is stocked with sweet potatoes and all sort of squashes, and I have a very delicious sweet potato bread recipe for you today. If you have some sweet potato at home, you must give this brown butter honey sweet potato bread a try. Forgive the literal name of this bread, it is quite a mouthful I admit, but I guarantee you and everyone you serve will enjoy every single bite of this bread.

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