Daily Cooking Quest

Side Dish Recipes

Chai Po Neng - Preserved Radish Omelette

Five ingredients are all you need to prepare Chinese preserved radish omelette (chai po neng) at home. Use vegetable stock for a vegetarian friendly dish.

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Terong Balado - Eggplants with Chili Sauce

Hot and spicy terong balado (eggplants with chili sauce) just like the one you get in a decent Padang restaurant.

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Mun Tahu - Braised Tofu and Ground Chicken

An easy recipe to prepare mun tahu, a Chinese Indonesian braised silken tofu dish, with ground chicken, drenched in thick savory garlic ginger sauce.

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Bakwan Sayur - Vegetables Fritter

How to cook bakwan sayur (Indonesian vegetable fritters) at home, choosing the vegetable mix, and tips to get crispy bakwan.

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Bitter Melon Egg Frittata

Fluffy and flavorful bitter melon and egg frittata. This recipe is a very nice introduction to prepare and enjoy bitter melon.

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Simmered Acorn Squash

Make a traditional Japanese simmered dish (nimono) using acorn squash. With only a handful of ingredients, you can fully enjoy the bounty of the Fall harvest.

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Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini pancakes are really easy to make. Treat it as breakfast, or one of the many side dishes for lunch/dinner, or snack.

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Sambal Tauco Labu Siam - Chayote in Spicy Fermented Soy Beans

Sambal tauco labu siam (chayote in spicy soy beans sauce) is a staple side dish in many Indonesian rice dishes, such as nasi liwet and nasi rames, but can be enjoyed as stand-alone side dish too in daily meals.

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Bakwan Jagung Panggang - Baked Corn Fritters

An oven-baked version of bakwan jagung (Indonesian corn fritters) recipe. Easier, quicker, and less oil compared to regular deep-fried version.

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Bakwan Jagung ala Pancake Korea - Corn Fritters ala Korean Pancake

Bakwan jagung (corn fritters), a popular Indonesian street food, prepared in the fashion of Korean pancake. Serve with sambal kecap tomat.

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Tori no Tatsuta Age - Deep Fried Marinated Chicken

Tori no tatsuta age - deep fried marinated chicken to me is a very underrated Japanese fried chicken dish. At a glance it looks very similar to the more popular…

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Sayur Gori - Jackfruit Stew in Coconut Milk

Young jackfruit is a very common vegetables in Indonesia. Each region has its own signature young jackfruit dish. In Medan where I grew up, our signature dish…

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