Daily Cooking Quest

Main Dish Recipes

Chicken Tikka Masala

Anyone who has ever eaten in an Indian restaurant will most likely have tried chicken tikka masala. Indian cuisine is hard to come by in Indonesia, but I spent…

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Bok Choy Stir Fry with Oyster Sauce and Garlic Oil

Bok choy stir fry with oyster sauce and garlic oil is a perennial Chinese restaurant favorite menu. You can use my simple to follow recipe with any kind of Chinese greens to recreate this iconic Chinese dish at home.

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Sambal Terasi Udang - Spicy Shrimp Sauce Prawns

Nowadays I rarely cook prawns because I have developed allergic reaction to shellfish and nuts. They are not life threatening, but still, I would rather not…

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Ayam Goreng Rica-Rica - Tomato & Chili Fried Chicken

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…

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Semur Ayam Medan

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.…

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Easy Tender Baked Meatballs

Meatballs are universally loved, and this easy tender baked meatballs recipe is just about the easiest and the most reliable way to produce juicy tender…

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Oven Fried Chicken

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…

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Spicy Tamarind Glazed Fried Chicken

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…

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Peking Sweet & Sour Pork Chops

There are so many variations of sweet and sour pork, and they are all equally delicious. The one I am most familiar with is of course the Cantonese version,…

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Buttermilk Roast 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…

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Vietnamese Skewered Pork

In my twenties, I spent five years in Upstate New York. During those years, one of my favorite restaurants is a family own Vietnamese restaurant in the college…

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Orange Hoisin Chicken Stir Fry

Last week I received a question from my reader if there is a way to bake the chicken strips for many of my fried chicken recipes. It got me to thinking, and…

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