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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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Nasi Uduk Bayam - Fragrant Coconut Rice with Spinach

This is something of a twist from my basic nasi uduk recipe, by adding some spinach and turn it into something exquisitely different, yet still delicious, and…

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Kabocha Tang Yuan and Sago in Pandan Coconut Milk

Mixing tang yuan and kabocha puree (or pumpkin puree) results in a bright orange color glutinous rice balls that are sure to be a hit :) You can also do a light…

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Takikomi Gohan - Japanese Mixed Rice

Takikomi gohan is a Japanese rice dish cooked with soy sauce, dashi stock, and various ingredients such as mushrooms, vegetables, and meats. This dish is easy…

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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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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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