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Red Bean Paste with Rice Cooker

I found another good use for my rice cooker, making red bean paste! I usually make this on stove top, but I have been using this recipe since I have had success…

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Galantine

Indonesia has inherited quite a handful of dishes from the Dutch colonial days, and galantine is one of them. Our version of galantine is most likely going to…

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紅豆沙 - Red Bean Paste

Red bean paste is made from adzuki bean, a common dessert filling ingredients in China, Korea, and Japan. Previously I have posted the recipe to make the…

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Sate Maranggi - Purwakarta Beef Satay

There is quite a bit of hype when it comes to sate Maranggi, so much so that both Purwakarta and Cianjur claims to be the city where this satay originates,…

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Soto Padang - Padang Beef Soup

Most Indonesian live within walking distance to a Padang restaurant no matter where we live in the nation, so even for a non Padang descent like me, most will…

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Tempeh Penyet - Spicy Bruised Tempeh

The idea of a penyet is simple, combine a fried item, like fried chicken or friend tempeh with your favorite sambal in a cobek (Indonesian for mortar and…

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Kacang Panjang dan Tempeh Tumis Sambal Terasi - Snake Bean and Tempeh Stir Fry in Shrimp Paste Chili Sauce

Stir frying in shrimp paste chili sauce is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. To me, this is akin to Indonesian version of using Chinese dou jiang (bean paste),…

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Terik Tahu dan Tempeh - Tofu and Tempeh Stew in Coconut Milk

Recently, I learned about the difference between opor and terik. Apparently, opor tends to have a runnier sauce, while a terik is when the sauce is reduced even…

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Mamekan - Kanten and Red Bean with Kuromitsu

Learn how to prepare Japanese mamekan - agar/kanten cubes, anko (red bean paste), and kuromitsu (black sugar syrup) - to enjoy all summer long.

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Ronde Ketan Hitam - Black Glutinous Rice Balls

Ronde (rice balls) does not always have to be served in a syrup like this, this, or this. Sometimes, it can be served with a dollop of thick coconut sauce like…

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Ongol-Ongol Hunkwe - Mung Bean Cake with Grated Coconut

Ongol-ongol is a snack from West Java. The chief ingredients of this soft, slightly jiggly cake are tapioca starch and palm sugar. This version is slightly…

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Susu Kacang Kedelai - Soy Milk

Here in Indonesia, it is super easy to buy soy milk, so easy in fact that we have different brands to choose from, and they come in different flavors too! So,…

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