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Kuah Bakso Sapi - Beef Balls Soup

Bakso is a popular street food in Indonesia. There’s even a children song about this food, which I am quite proud to say that I still remember the lyrics…

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Sake no Potato Sarada Tsutsumiyaki - Baked Stuffed Salmon

Baked stuffed salmon (さけのポタトサラダ包み焼き) is an easy recipe to make and it can be a one dish meal in itself since each portion comes with a generous serving of…

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Kari Bihun Medan - Medan Rice Noodles Curry

The city of Medan is a great place to be for sampling good food in almost every corner of the city. My family moved to Jakarta when I was 11, and I crave the…

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Soto Ayam Ambengan - Ambengan Chicken Soup

The naming of a soto is pretty simple, usually we just append the location it hails from after soto. For example, soto Betawi comes from Betawi, which is…

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Takikomi Gohan - Japanese Mixed Rice

Takikomi gohan is a Japanese rice dish cooked with soy sauce, dashi stock, and various ingredients such as mushrooms, vegetables, and meats. This dish is easy…

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Mi Soa Bakso Babi - Mee Sua with Ground Pork Meatball

Mee Sua (Indoensian: mi soa) is a type of Chinese noodle made with wheat flour. This noodle is usually sold dried, and since it can be cooked in less than 2…

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Pork Congee

Whenever we go for a dim sum brunch, congee is definitely one of my favorite. I will get a bowl, which is usually big enough for two and share with Piti. The…

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Savory Tang Yuan - Glutinous Rice Balls in Chicken Soup

Celebrate winter solstice by making this easy and delicious Cantonese style savory tang yuan (glutinous rice balls) in chicken soup at home.

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Oyako Don - Chicken and Egg on Rice

The literal meaning of oyako don is parent and child rice bowl. The name reflects the fact that both chicken (the parent) and egg (the child) are simmered…

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Nasi Goreng Ijo Teri - Anchovies and Green Chilies Fried Rice

Mom recently gave me two big jars of deep fried mini anchovies (ikan teri goreng). They are super delicious and though I have been adding anchovies to my rice…

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Nasi Kebuli - Fragrant Lamb Rice

Today is the Idul Adha holiday in Indonesia, and on this day, many family will prepare lamb dishes in the same way the Americans prepare turkey on Thanksgiving.…

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Bakmi Keriting - Pork and Tianjin Preserved Vegetables Noodles

Ground pork and Tianjin preserved vegetables with fresh egg noodles, a.k.a. bakmi keriting in Indonesian, is one of the more ubiquitous noodle dish, especially…

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