Daily Cooking Quest

Vegetarian Recipes

Bajigur - Coffee and Coconut Milk with Toddy Palm Fruit

Here is a simple refreshing drink made with coffee, coconut milk, palm sugar, pandan leaves, and toddy palm fruit (we call this kolang kaling in Indonesian).…

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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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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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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

Healthy and delicious is not complicated. Create beautiful Japanese spinach tower with three ingredients: spinach, soy sauce, and toasted sesame seeds.

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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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