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Side Dish Recipes

Labu Siam Tumis - Chayote in Spicy Coconut Milk

This chayote dish with coconut milk is really yummy, with plenty of spicy chili kick. You must have labu siam tumis when you make Indonesian nasi rames.

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Simple Braised Tofu

Chinese braised tofu is a really easy dish using common Chinese pantry ingredients, yet packed with big flavors. Make a vegan version with mushroom sauce.

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Tempeh Mendoan - Deep Fried Tempeh with Spiced Batter

Do you miss snacking on crispy, crunchy, and super savory Indonesian tempeh mendoan? Follow my recipe to cook tempeh mendoan to snack on any time you like!

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Perkedel Kentang - Potato Fritters

This is the most awesome and no-fail recipe to prepare Indonesian perkedel kentang/potato fritters. These fritters taste just like the ones in Indonesia.

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Kering Tempeh - Fried Tempeh with Sweet and Spicy Glace

Deep-fried tempeh with sweet and spicy glace (kering tempeh) is one of the most delicious Indonesian tempeh dish. Make double/triple batches if sharing.

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Kangkung Tumis Terasi

Learn how to cook Indonesian most beloved vegetable dish, kangkung tumis terasi (stir-fried water spinach), with a primer on terasi/belacan/shrimp paste.

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Japanese Braised Daikon With Miso Sauce

Enjoy daikon in winter with this simple and elegant Japanese braised daikon dish, served with a simple miso sauce from red miso, sugar, sake, and mirin.

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Plecing Bayam - Spinach with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Master how to prepare this delicious spicy tomato sauce to turn any fresh vegetables into plecing, a signature vegetables dish from the island of Lombok.

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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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