Daily Cooking Quest

Bean Recipes

Chicken and Black Soy Bean Soup

This is a variation of my chicken and red bean soup, but using black soy bean instead of red bean. I am not a nutritionist, but soy bean has a higher fat and…

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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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Sop Sapi dan Kacang Merah - Beef and Red Bean Soup

I have no idea why I didn’t post this soup earlier since sop sapi dan kacang merah is definitely one of my favorite beef soup. I first tried this soup 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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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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Red Bean Pancake

I remember my very first red bean pancake. It was from a super old Chinese restaurant in old city of Jakarta, not even sure if the restaurant is still there…

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Mizu Yokan - Red Bean Kanten (Agar)

Japanese mizu yokan is one of the simplest and most elegant desserts. The ingredients are minimal: azuki an (red bean paste), kanten powder (agar powder),…

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Bean Curd and Chicken Soup

Bean curd and chicken soup is one of the soup I make when I need something nutritious and simple, yet still delicious and hearty. Lately the weather has been…

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Perkedel Tempeh - Tempeh Fritters

This is a more unusual way to prepare tempeh, at least I don’t make perkedel tempeh often enough, and I don’t think I encounter much of this in…

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Tempeh Kecap - Fried Tempeh in Sweet Soy Sauce

Indonesian crispy fried tempe/tempeh (soybean cake) sticks with a delicious coating of spicy kecap manis sauce. Vegan and gluten-free.

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Agar Susu Kacang dan Cincau - Soy Milk and Grass Jelly Pudding

Merry Christmas everyone! Are you hosting your own dinner party tonight? Perhaps a bit busy and flustered with all the dishes that still need to be prepared?…

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