Daily Cooking Quest

Vegetarian Recipes

Nasi Uduk Bayam - Fragrant Coconut Rice with Spinach

This is something of a twist from my basic nasi uduk recipe, by adding some spinach and turn it into something exquisitely different, yet still delicious, and…

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O-Hitashi - Spinach Tower with Sesame Seeds

O-Hitashi is a Japanese side dish where fresh green vegetables are lightly blanched, then soak in either dashi stock or just soy sauce for a vegetarian version.…

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Nametake - Enoki in Mirin and Soy Sauce

This is a really really really simple way to cook enoki mushroom, or you can also use nameko or shimeji :) First, cut to remove the moldy end of the mushroom,…

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Tempe Tumis Cabe Gendot - Tempeh Stir Fry with Habanero

For a really long time, I thought the hottest chili in Indonesia is bird eye chili, a.k.a. cabe rawit. Then one day I saw habanero being sold, and lo and…

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Pineapple Jam

One of the most quintessential Chinese jam is pineapple jam, which is widely used as filling for pineapple tarts. Though these tarts are traditionally served…

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Es Cincau Sirup Coco Pandan - Grass Jelly in Coco Pandan Syrup

April is almost over, and the weather starts to feel a bit hot lately. Yay, we are finally almost done with the rainy season! Naturally, this makes me think of…

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Es Cendol

Es cendol is one of the most beloved dessert in Indonesia, and honestly, I think this is one of the best way to enjoy your own home made pandan extract :) There…

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Coco Pandan Syrup

Each time I make pandan extract, I am left with pandan leaf pulp, which is actually still very flavorful. Throwing them away seems like a major waste, so I use…

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Pandan Extract

If you want to start your foray into making traditional Indonesian desserts, it is safe to say that you won’t go far before the recipes start calling for…

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Sambal Rebus - Boiled Chili Sauce

Sambal rebus is a must have for soto lovers. This fiery chili sauce is a breeze to make, with Thai chilies and shallots boiled until soft before pureeing with…

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Green Chili Pickle

Ever go to a market and buy some chilies? They never let you buy a small amount that you actually need, like can I get just 10 chilies, pretty please? Most…

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Garlic and Chili Sweet Sauce

This garlic and chili sweet sauce is easy to make and is the perfect sauce to go with all Chinese savory snack or dim sum items. There are many shops still in…

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