Daily Cooking Quest

Rice Recipes

Steamed Nian Gao with Sesame Seeds

So… I bought one big nian gao (Indonesian: kue keranjang) for this past Chinese New Year, just because it is the thing to do, hehe. Then I stored it away…

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Inari Zushi - Sushi in Tofu Pouches

What is the solution for people who like sushi but currently lack a sushi mat to make maki (sushi rolls) and too lazy (or cheap LOL) to buy fresh sashimi to…

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Cake Ketan Hitam Rice Cooker - Black Glutinous Rice Cake in Rice Cooker

Do you know that glutinous rice is sold in powder form? The white glutinous rice is what we commonly use for making Japanese mochi or Chinese tang yuan, but the…

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Pork Congee

Whenever we go for a dim sum brunch, congee is definitely one of my favorite. I will get a bowl, which is usually big enough for two and share with Piti. The…

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No Mi Fan - Savory Sticky Rice

Learn how to cook simple three ingredients no mi fan (Chinese savory stick rice) in a rice cooker, essentially an easy version of bak cang, or lo mai gai.

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Savory Tang Yuan - Glutinous Rice Balls in Chicken Soup

Celebrate winter solstice by making this easy and delicious Cantonese style savory tang yuan (glutinous rice balls) in chicken soup at home.

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Wedang Ronde - Glutinous Rice Balls in Ginger Syrup

Wedang ronde is Indonesian version of tang yuan (汤圆). While the Chinese traditionally prepare tang yuan during winter solstice, Indonesian simply make this on a…

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Oyako Don - Chicken and Egg on Rice

The literal meaning of oyako don is parent and child rice bowl. The name reflects the fact that both chicken (the parent) and egg (the child) are simmered…

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Mochi Kacang - Steamed Mochi with Honey Roasted Peanut

Plenty of mochi can be found in Jakarta, from Taiwanese to Japanese. But they are all what I would consider as fancy mochi, filled with various kind of lovely…

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Red Bean and Glutinous Rice Sweet Soup

When the weather cools, I start craving for sweet soup like this red bean and glutinous rice. The long simmer makes this soup silky and luscious, if I can even…

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Nasi Goreng Ijo Teri - Anchovies and Green Chilies Fried Rice

Mom recently gave me two big jars of deep fried mini anchovies (ikan teri goreng). They are super delicious and though I have been adding anchovies to my rice…

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Nasi Kebuli - Fragrant Lamb Rice

Today is the Idul Adha holiday in Indonesia, and on this day, many family will prepare lamb dishes in the same way the Americans prepare turkey on Thanksgiving.…

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