Daily Cooking Quest

Main Dish Recipes

Gyuuniku to Yasai no Umani - Simmered Beef and Vegetables

Umani (旨煮) is a Japanese simmered dish, think of it as a stew, of meat and root vegetables in dashi, sake, mirin, and soy sauce. The rule for an umani is pretty…

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Baked Chicken Thigh with Kecap Manis

Another of my super easy recipe when I am super lazy to cook and just want to throw together enough ingredients to call it a recipe :D But, I hope this counts…

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Spice Rub Pan Fried Chicken

If you are like me, you probably have a healthy stock of dry spices in your pantry. I tried to buy smaller quantity of spices since they do lose their potency…

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Sate Kambing - Lamb Satay

Lamb is another popular meat to be made into satay in Indonesia. In Jakarta, Sabang street is probably the go to spot for a serving of lamb satay and lamb fried…

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Malaysian Assam Fish Curry

One of my happy food memories in Malaysia is to visit the Mamak stall. The crazy amount of good food to be had at very reasonable price is just unbelievable.…

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Hambaagu - Japanese Hamburger Steak

Hambaagu (ハンバーグ) is Japanese interpretation of Salisbury steak. Unlike the original Salisbury steak though, hambaagu is made with a combination of beef and…

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Thai Pan Fried Garlic and Cilantro Chicken

This is one of my favorite way to prepare skinless boneless chicken breasts. I usually buy my chicken breasts in bulk from Costco, the one that come in six…

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Daging Ungkep - Simmered Beef in Spices

Ungkep is a cooking method where meat, and sometimes tofu or tempeh, is simmered in spices and water in a covered pot until all the liquid is dry or almost dry.…

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Balado Udang - Shrimps in Spicy Chili Sauce

A balado dish always makes me salivate even when I have no appetite. I know it’s weird, but a plate of balado is probably going to cure me from any…

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Thai Pan Fried Basil Chicken

I have been making pan fried chicken breasts from college days. Most of the times, I just do a simple salt, pepper, flour treatment, and I love them like that.…

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Lapis Daging - Braised Beef in Spices

Lapis daging is a braised beef dish in spices and sweet soy sauce. This dish originates from Surabaya, the capital city of East Java province. During Javanese…

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Sate Ayam Madura - Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Sate ayam Madura is probably what come to most people’s mind when sate is mentioned. We have a lot of satay varieties, but this is the default when no…

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