Daily Cooking Quest

easy Indonesian recipes


Hey! Nice to meet you! My name is Anita. I am the cook, author, and photographer behind Daily Cooking Quest. I started this blog on June 1st, 2013 as a way to chronicle the many recipes that I have learned from my Mom, my friends, and from so many cookbooks, magazines, and other bloggers along the way.

My Mom is the best cook that I know, even among my many aunties who are all great cooks. When I was younger, the big family gathering usually involves a pot luck with everyone chipping in, but my Mom’s food invariable ends up being the best! So, you can imagine how miserable I was when I went to the United States for college, and then grad school too. With Mom thousands of miles away and having no access to Indonesian food, let alone Chinese Indonesian food the way my Mom prepares it finally pushed me to start cooking.

Looking back, you wouldn’t really want to taste some of my first attempts, especially in the first year, even I wouldn’t want to taste it now. But, I am getting much better since then, even Mom agrees, and that is the biggest compliment I will ever get! I believe I have learned some valuable lessons along the way, and this is my way of sharing all those hard earned lessons with the world. I hope you will give the recipes a try and I am always happy to receive any comment or feed back you may have.


All my photos are taken with Canon EOS Rebel XSi with its kits lens, a really basic DSLR. I am proud to say that some of my photos have been accepted in the following sites:



Aside from Daily Cooking Quest, I also have a vegetarian focused food blog on V for Veggy. If you are interested to learn about starting a blog, I wrote a quick tutorial on getting your own hosting and domain, installing WordPress, and getting a theme. These are basically the three big steps that most bloggers will have to go through to set up and run a professional (and proper!) blog, so I am pretty sure the article is a useful reference if you want to start blogging.

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