Daily Cooking Quest

Vegetarian Recipes

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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Red Bean and Barley Sweet Soup

I love red bean tong sui and barley tong sui by themselves, separately, until one day it hits me that maybe I should try combining the two and see if I like the…

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Red Bean, Lotus Seed, and Lily Bulb Sweet Soup

I am partial toward red beans as dessert, whether as red bean paste in mochi or dorayaki, or as main ingredients in Chinese sweet soup. This is another…

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Snow Fungus and Papaya Sweet Soup

Every now and then, I crave for Chinese herbs made into dessert soup, and this snow fungus and papaya is one of the many incarnations of such sweet soup :)…

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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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Spicy Egg Tofu with Dou Ban Jiang

This is another tofu recipe that is super fast to make, and best of all, you only need a microwave. That said, you can always go the traditional way by steaming…

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Tahu Goreng Lengkuas - Fried Tofu in Galangal

Tofu, tempeh, and chicken shared many similar recipes in Indonesia, especially for deep frying. So if a recipe works well for one, it has a high probability…

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Japanese Potato Salad

I really love Japanese potato salad, one of the creamiest and eggiest salad there is. This is so good when you don’t care about cholesterol intake, since…

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Acar Bawang Aceh - Acehnese Shallot Pickle

My Mom was born in Aceh, so I am quite familiar with Acehnese food, and among my favorites are sate godok, mie Aceh, martabak, and of course acar bawang. The…

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Sari Kacang Hijau - Mung Bean Drink

Kacang hijau, or mung bean, is almost always made into dessert, such as bubur kacang hijau. The other popular use is to make a mung bean drink. This drink is…

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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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