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Steamed Nian Gao with Sesame Seeds

Steamed Nian Gao with Sesame Seeds

So… I bought one big nian gao (Indonesian: kue keranjang) for this past Chinese New Year, just because it is the thing to do, hehe. Then I stored it away…

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Tahu Gejrot Cirebon - Fried Tofu in Chili Soy Sauce

Tahu Gejrot Cirebon - Fried Tofu in Chili Soy Sauce

Tahu gejrot is originated from Cirebon, a port city in northern coast of West Java bordering the province of Central Java. This tiny city contributes to many…

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Inari Zushi - Sushi in Tofu Pouches

Inari Zushi - Sushi in Tofu Pouches

What is the solution for people who like sushi but currently lack a sushi mat to make maki (sushi rolls) and too lazy (or cheap LOL) to buy fresh sashimi to…

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Kue Hunkwe Pisang - Banana and Mung Bean Starch Cake

Kue Hunkwe Pisang - Banana and Mung Bean Starch Cake

Hunkwe is mung bean starch powder used mainly for making traditional Indonesian kue (cake). The powder is always sold in an oblong packet, whichever brand you…

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Cilok - Tapioca Dough in Peanut Sauce

Cilok - Tapioca Dough in Peanut Sauce

These savory boiled tapioca dough/balls are sold by street-food sellers throughout Indonesia, and they come with delicious spicy peanut sauce.

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Sumpia Kacang dan Wijen - Peanut and Sesame Seeds in Wonton Pouch

Sumpia Kacang dan Wijen - Peanut and Sesame Seeds in Wonton Pouch

Use your wonton skins/wrappers to make this super easy and delicious Indonesian wonton pouches sweet snack with ground peanuts and sesame seeds filling.

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Yakitori - Grilled Chicken Skewer

Yakitori - Grilled Chicken Skewer

Japanese are fond of communal beer drinking, especially as a form of relaxation after works. In such occasion, kushiyaki (grilled food) is the default food. One…

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Limpang Limpung - Deep Fried Banana and Bread

Limpang Limpung - Deep Fried Banana and Bread

I love deep fried food, especially for snacking. I have a couple of sad looking bananas (read: really ripe), and a couple of almost stale sliced wheat bread…

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Pempek Adaan Ayam Udang - Deep Fried Chicken and Shrimp Balls

Pempek Adaan Ayam Udang - Deep Fried Chicken and Shrimp Balls

Bakso, or meatballs, are beloved food in Indonesia. We make this from all kind of meat, and meat combination. Meatballs are boiled, deep fried, stuffed in…

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Pisang Goreng Oat - Fried Banana Oat

Pisang Goreng Oat - Fried Banana Oat

I can never get tired of pisang goreng (fried banana). I grow up eating tons of these, especially during school break when the hungry kids (me included)…

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Setup Nenas dan Jambu - Poached Pineapple and Water Apple

Setup Nenas dan Jambu - Poached Pineapple and Water Apple

When Fall arrives, I start to think of poached fruits, be it in simple syrup spiked with spices or in wine. Alcohol is not commonly used in our poached fruit,…

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Rujak Buah - Fruit Salad with Spicy Palm Sugar Sauce

Rujak Buah - Fruit Salad with Spicy Palm Sugar Sauce

Let's make Indonesian rujak buah/fruit salad and serve it with the iconic spicy palm sugar sauce. This colorful salad is gluten-free and can feed a crowd.

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