Daily Cooking Quest

Bean Recipes

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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Sambal Goreng Tauco Labu Siam - Chayote in Fermented Soy Bean and Chili Sauce

There are certain ingredients we use just to give that umami kick, for example fish sauce and shrimp paste, which is totally great unless you are vegetarian.…

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Sambal Tauco - Chili Sauce with Fermented Soy Bean

Tauco is Indonesian version of fermented soy bean, and the best in my opinion comes from Medan. I am partial see, since I grow up in Medan and that’s what…

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Susu Edamame - Edamame Milk

I love soybean milk, and this edamame milk has a really similar taste to that, which is not surprising giving that when matures, edamame turns into soybean,…

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Steak Tempe - Tempeh (Soy Bean Cake) Steak

Made of soy bean, tempe is naturally packed with protein comparable to that of a meat, so tempe steak is not a far fetch idea. In fact, if you have a favorite…

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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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