Daily Cooking Quest

Indonesian Recipes

Es Cendol

Learn how to make cendol with my step-by-step guide. Don't forget the pandan infused coconut milk and palm sugar syrup to enjoy your homemade ice cendol.

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Homemade Tempeh

Learn how to make Indonesian tempeh with my complete step-by-step guide, with a detailed explanation to culture tempeh, and tricks to dehull soybean skins.

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Rendang Sapi Padang - Padang Style Beef Rendang

Recreate the world's most delicious food (beef rendang) in your kitchen. Now you don't have to visit Indonesia or Malaysia to sample authentic rendang.

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Semur Ayam - Chicken in Nutmeg and Sweet Soy Sauce

Indonesian semur ayam is a delicious way to prepare bone-in chicken pieces and potatoes in a blend of spices, nutmeg, and kecap manis (sweet soy sauce).

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Bingka Labu - Kabocha Pumpkin and Coconut Milk Cake

Learn to bake Indonesian bingka labu (a kabocha pumpkin cake), where one batter splits into a softer custard filling and a firm outer crust, an instant pie.

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Wajik - Sticky Rice in Palm Sugar and Pandan Leaves

Learn how to prepare wajik (Indonesian sticky rice cakes) with only 4 ingredients: white sticky rice, coconut milk, palm sugar, and pandan leaves. Vegan and gluten-free.

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Chwee Kueh - Water Cake With Preserved Radish

How to cook chwee kueh (water cakes) at home with a steamer or a microwave. These cakes are delicious with the generous amount of preserved radish topping.

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Rendang Ayam - Indonesian Chicken Rendang

An easy recipe to prepare Indonesian style rendang. The same recipe for the chicken rendang can be used to prepare beef, pork, eggs, and even young jackfruit.

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Ayam Ungkep - Indonesian Fried Chicken

A smart fried chicken dish - the bird is first braised in stock to get flavorful and juicy meat, and deep fried for a short time to get crispy skin.

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Terong Balado - Eggplants with Chili Sauce

Hot and spicy terong balado (eggplants with chili sauce) just like the one you get in a decent Padang restaurant.

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Opor Ayam

Opor ayam (chicken cooked in coconut milk) is one of the easiest Indonesian recipes you can try at home, and very delicious. Unlike many other Indonesian dishes, opor ayam is mild and chili free, making this dish a perfect introduction to Indonesian dishes.

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Bubur Ketan Hitam - Glutinous Black Rice Sweet Porridge

Indonesian bubur ketan hitam (glutinous black rice sweet porridge) is a delicious, sweet, thick, and very filling porridge that is always a popular choice for breakfast, tea time, or supper. Plus, this happens to be gluten-free and vegan friendly.

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