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Side Dish Recipes

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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Tahu Tumis Kemangi - Tofu & Basil Stir Fry

Whenever I buy tofu, I love turning a couple of blocks at once into fried tofu cubes. They are so handy to quickly whip up a batch of satisfying meal, such as…

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Broccolini Sesame Dressing

What is your favorite dressing? Mine must be Japanese sesame dressing (胡麻和え - goma ae). This super easy dressing makes the most humble greens shine through. I…

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Yu Choi Oyster Sauce Stir Fry

Yu choi is probably the most common Chinese greens served in any Chinese restaurant the world over, and this recipe for yu choi oyster sauce stir fry is truly a…

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Japanese Style Pickled Vegetables

If you love Indonesian pickle, a.k.a. acar, then you are most likely going to love this Japanese style pickled vegetables (和風ピクルス). They are both similar in…

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Thai Yellow Curry Garbanzo

Happy New Year 2018! I hope everyone has a fun and memorable celebration with family and friends, and hopefully a much much warmer weather than the one I am…

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Terong Kecap Pedas - Spicy Sweet Soy Sauce Eggplant

Eggplant is a very mild and bland vegetable, so I like to pair it with bold tasting sauce like Indonesian kecap manis and plenty of chilies. If you…

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Tahu Goreng Bumbu Bali - Balinese Sauce Fried Tofu

My husband is a big fan of tofu dishes, and he gets cranky if I don’t cook tofu at least once a week. This means I am always searching for good recipes to…

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