Daily Cooking Quest

Main Dish Recipes

Thai Spicy Coriander Chicken

This is a quick and easy chicken breast stir fry using store bought Thai sweet chili sauce. Pairing this with tomato slices and a bit of tomato ketchup mellow…

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Menchi Katsu メンチカツ - Deep Fried Ground Meat

Menchi Katsu (メンチカツ) is a deep fried breaded patties made from a mixture of ground meat, typically beef, pork, or a mixture of both, covered with flour, egg,…

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Ayam Suwir Santan - Shredded Chicken in Coconut Milk

If you have ever tried nasi liwet from Solo, you know that ayam suwir santan is one of the absolute must have sides in the nasi liwet combo. Other must have…

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Sapi Lada Hitam - Beef with Black Pepper Sauce

Nowadays, almost all Chinese restaurants in Indonesia serve sapi lada hitam, basically stir fry beef with onion, bell pepper, and scallions in black pepper…

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Galantine

Indonesia has inherited quite a handful of dishes from the Dutch colonial days, and galantine is one of them. Our version of galantine is most likely going to…

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Ikan Nila Bakar - Broiled Tilapia

Ikan bakar (grilled fish) is one of my favorite food. In Indonesia, there are many restaurants specializing in seafood dishes, and the first thing I will order…

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Chicken and Black Bean Stir Fry

If you can get your hand on fermented black soy bean (Chinese: 豆豉), you can make black bean sauce dishes without having to buy bottled black bean garlic sauce,…

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Ayam Bakar Solo - Solo Grilled Chicken

Here is another ayam bakar (grilled chicken) recipe, this time from the city of Solo. Solo and Yogyakarta are the two cities right at the center of Javanese…

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Siu Yuk (燒肉) - Chinese Roast Pork

Siu Yuk (燒肉) is a famous Cantonese cuisine. And since I am raised in a Cantonese family, I practically grew up eating this all my life, ain’t I lucky? :)…

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Hong Shao Rou (红烧肉) - Red Braised Pork

Hong shao rou (红烧肉) is one of the most famous Chinese dish. Pork belly cubes are cooked in a combination of sugar, scallion, ginger, soy sauce, and rice wine.…

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Ayam Bakar Taliwang - Lombok Grilled Chicken

There are many varieties of ayam bakar (grilled chicken) throughout Indonesia. Though they all have “grilled” in the name, the main cooking method…

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Ayam Bekakak - Javanese Grilled Chicken

Ayam bekakak is Javanese grilled chicken served in festive occasions like weddings and sunatan (circumcision). This is one of the many ayam panggang (grilled…

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