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Bakwan Sayur - Vegetables Fritter

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

Bite-size deep-fried chicken thigh is a standard Japanese izakaya/pub fare. These are super easy to make, and pairs really well with a glass of cold beer.

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Sayur Gori - Jackfruit Stew in Coconut Milk

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

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

Broccolini Sesame Dressing

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

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Yu Choi Oyster Sauce Stir Fry

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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