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Mendol Tempe - Deep Fried Spicy Soy Bean Cake

Mendol Tempe - Deep Fried Spicy Soy Bean Cake

Mendol tempe is a specialty of East Java, especially around the city of Malang. It is made with tempe (soy bean cake) that is first steamed, then mashed…

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Crackers Tape Goreng - Fried Fermented Cassava Crackers

Crackers Tape Goreng - Fried Fermented Cassava Crackers

Enjoy tape (fermented cassava) as crackers sandwich snack by deep-frying tape sandwiched between two square crackers, and coated with a simple batter.

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Bola Tape dan Saus Gula Jawa - Fermented Cassava Balls and Palm Sugar Syrup

Bola Tape dan Saus Gula Jawa - Fermented Cassava Balls and Palm Sugar Syrup

Tape (fermented cassava) is among my favorite ingredient in snacks and desserts, I sometimes eat this straight straight as is, that’s how much I love it.…

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Wedang Gedang - Plantain in Palm Sugar Drink

Wedang Gedang - Plantain in Palm Sugar Drink

Wedang gedang is a traditional drink from Yogyakarta, especially around the area of Mount Merapi, where a hot drink like this really hits the spot for people…

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Pisang Bakar Saus Kinca - Grilled Plantain with Palm Sugar Sauce

Pisang Bakar Saus Kinca - Grilled Plantain with Palm Sugar Sauce

Most traditional Indonesian desserts or snacks that call for banana (Indonesian: pisang) actually use plantain, which is different than eating banana. Plantain…

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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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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

Banana, mung bean starch, and coconut milk are the main ingredients in this famous Indonesian traditional cake. This cake is vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and egg and dairy-free.

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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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