Daily Cooking Quest

Main Dish Recipes

Chicken with Lemongrass Broth

I think lemongrass is one of the cheaper herb in Indonesia, Rp 3000 (US$ 0.30) will probably net you 10-15 stalks (can be more if you are expert in haggling, I…

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Sambal Udang Petai - Shrimp and Stink Bean in Chili Sauce

Petai (or stink bean) is one of the weirdest and stinkiest bean around, not for the faint hearted for sure. Be sure to brush your teeth afterwards if you still…

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Pork Belly and Snake Bean in Black Bean Sauce

There are probably many many Chinese dishes that one can prepare with a bottle of black bean garlic sauce, and I think cooking pork with said sauce is one of…

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Steamed Prawn with Chili and Garlic

Definitely one of the easiest and fastest prawn recipe, not to mention they look lovely and fit for a banquet. If you don’t own a microwave, you can make…

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Braised Chicken and Shiitake in Soy Sauce

Braised chicken and shiitake in soy sauce is a very classic Chinese dish and every Chinese household probably knows how to cook it. And though it is really easy…

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Rendang Sapi Padang - Padang Style Beef Rendang

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…

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Aromatic Steamed Chicken Wings

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…

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Ayam Goreng Kiam Boi - Fried Chicken with Fruit Seasoning

There are a couple of Chinese restaurants near my parents home serving ayam goreng kiam boi. I find them delicious and it seems to be pretty popular with their…

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Gulai Ayam Padang

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…

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Kari Ayam

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…

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Ayam Pop Padang - Padang Fried Chicken

I love Padang cuisine. Among the cuisines from so many regions in Indonesia, Padang cuisine is probably the most widely available no matter where you are in…

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Ayam Rica Rica

Ayam rica-rica is a specialty from the city of Manado in Indonesia North Sulawesi. Rica means chili in North Sulawesi language, so ayam rica-rica translates to…

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