Daily Cooking Quest

Side Dish Recipes

Terik Tahu dan Tempeh - Tofu and Tempeh Stew in Coconut Milk

Recently, I learned about the difference between opor and terik. Apparently, opor tends to have a runnier sauce, while a terik is when the sauce is reduced even…

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Ginger and Scallion Chicken Stir Fry

Ginger and scallion, the most common pair in Chinese cooking. This time I am using the pair for a quick chicken stir fry with a good measure of white mushrooms…

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Sayap Ayam Bumbu Ketumbar - Baked Chicken Wings in Cilantro Sauce

Planning for a party soon? If so, this easy and super delicious baked chicken wings in cilantro sauce is going to be a big hit! You can double or triple the…

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Green Beans and Ground Beef Stir Fry

This is another variation of green beans and ground beef stir fry recipe, and this version is more child friendly with the use of bell peppers and tomato sauce.…

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Chinese Roast Pork (a.k.a. Mock Char Siu)

Confession time! I was craving for char siu like mad and well, trying to get a hold of the correct ingredients to make one is not that easy, like maltose or…

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Beef and Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Do you have a favorite vegetable to pair with your stir fried meat? I gravitate towards onion, or bell pepper, or both. Try not to overcook the onion and bell…

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Sambal Nenas - Pineapple Chili Relish

Pineapple is always present in Indonesia, and it is only natural that we have a sambal (chili sauce or relish) made with pineapple. I always treat my fruit…

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Telur Bumbu Kemangi - Eggs with Spicy Basil Sauce

Growing up, lemon basil (Indonesian: daun kemangi) is among the many things that I simply didn’t like. It is quite strange that it is now showing up…

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Sambal Goreng Tauco Labu Siam - Chayote in Fermented Soy Bean and Chili Sauce

There are certain ingredients we use just to give that umami kick, for example fish sauce and shrimp paste, which is totally great unless you are vegetarian.…

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Labu Siam Tumis - Chayote in Spicy Coconut Milk

There is a really common nasi bungkus (wrapped rice) in Indonesia called nasi rames which is basically steamed white rice + labu siam tumis + meat/egg of your…

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Opor Telur - Eggs in Creamy Coconut Milk Sauce

I have a weird habit of making lots of hard boiled eggs at a time and slowly finish them throughout the coming days. I kinda like eating plain hard boiled eggs,…

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Asem-Asem Terong - Sour and Spicy Eggplant Stew

This is one of the easiest and fastest stew ever, like you really don’t need more than 15 minutes of cooking time or the eggplants are gonna end up…

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