Daily Cooking Quest

Vegetables Recipes

Kolak - Plantain, Cassava, and Sweet Potato in Coconut Milk

Kolak is an Indonesian dessert made with coconut milk, palm sugar, and scented with pandan leaves. Popular ingredients in a kolak are plantain (either pisang…

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Sambal Lado Mudo - Green Chili and Tomato Relish

Sambal lado mudo, or more popularly known as sambal cabe ijo, is definitely the most famous chili relish from Padang cuisine. It may look like a pure green…

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Chicken and Napa Cabbage in Egg Sauce

If you have ever encountered Chinese dishes with egg sauce in it, then you are probably going to be familiar with this recipe, or at the very least the texture…

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Winter Melon Soup

Easy, healthy, and delicious Chinese winter melon soup with pork ribs, red dates/jujube, and goji berries.

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Lontong Sayur - Rice Cakes with Vegetables Stew in Coconut Milk

Many Indonesian dishes are created to be consumed with ketupat or lontong (a.k.a. rice cakes) and lontong sayur is perhaps one of the more popular one, it even…

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Tongseng Ayam - Javanese Sweet Soy Sauce Chicken Stew

Tongseng is a stew dish with meat (typically mutton, beef, and sometimes chicken) with sweet soy sauce (kecap manis), coconut milk, shredded cabbage and…

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Sambal Berambang Asem dan Bola Bayam - Chili and Tamarind Sambal with Spinach Balls

If Lombok has sambal plecing, then Java has sambal berambang asem. They are both always paired with simply boiled greens. In the case of sambal plecing, the…

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Gulai Nangka dan Kacang Panjang Padang - Padang Young Jackfruit and Snake Bean Stew

This is the closest gulai Padang recipe that I have, and yes it tastes amazing, and yes, the spice list is going to probably include almost everything your…

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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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Green Beans and Ground Beef Stir Fry

This is another variation of green beans and ground beef stir fry recipe, and this version is more child friendly with the use of bell peppers and tomato sauce.…

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Tumis Sapi dan Jamur Tiram - Beef and Oyster Mushroom Stir Fry

Prep work and mise en place are really important when preparing stir fried dishes. In fact, the time needed for the prep work may easily double or triple that…

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Sambal Kacang - Peanut Chili Sauce

When I was younger, my parents used to take us to this seafood place where the specialty was boiled fresh shellfish such as clams, mussels, shrimps, and crabs.…

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