Indonesian Food Archive

  • Eid

    Happy Eid ul-Fitr 1433H

    FollowShare Eid Mubarak or Happy Eid Ul-Fitr 1433H to all Muslim friends and family! A bit late for this posting. Eid Mubarak is a phrase that can be translated into English as as “blessed festival”, and can be paraphrased as “may you enjoy a blessed […]

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  • Sambal Tuktuk Closer

    Sambal Tuk-Tuk Recipe (Andaliman Fish Sambal)

    FollowShare Sambal Tuk-Tuk is another andaliman sambal from one ethnic group of Indonesia; it is from Tapanuli (Batak), North Sumatra. Sambal is like Indonesian staple food beside rice so it’s common when you visit Indonesia you will see many different varieties of sambal in every […]

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  • Jambu Biji

    Guava (Jambu Biji)

    FollowShare Guava or Indonesians call for Jambu Biji is another tropical fruit that I miss. In Canada, I’m able to buy it but again it’s not as sweet and red as the ones that I used to get in Indonesia. Rally on my Indonesia trip […]

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  • Kedondong

    Kedondong (Ambarella)

    FollowShare Kedondong (Ambarella) is another tropical fruit that I adore for rujak. Rujak Manis (or known as Rujak Buah) and Rujak Cingur are often added by kedondong (ambarella). If you are new to Indonesian Food, Rujak is basically a fruit salad. My rujak manis recipe […]

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  • Mango Salad

    Mango Salad Recipe (Rujak Mangga)

    FollowShare Mango is one of my favourite tropical fruits. Mangoes in Canada taste different. They don’t taste like mangoes that I used to have in Indonesia. Also the varieties are limited in Canada. I’m glad my brother still keeps the mango tree at our family’s […]

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  • Gule Kuta-Kuta/Gulai Ayam Karo (Chicken Curry Karo Style)

    Gule Kuta-Kuta Recipe (Gulai Ayam Karo, Chicken Curry Karo Style)

    FollowShare What makes Gulai Ayam Karo (or Gule Kuta-Kuta in Karo’s dialect) different than other gule/gulai in Indonesia? Torch ginger flower (bunga kecombrang) and the fruit (asam cekala) have created the distinction. Most gule or gulai recipes that I’ve known need to stir-fry the wet […]

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  • Bilimbi3

    Bilimbi (Averrhoa bilimbi) and Asam Sunti

    FollowShare BILIMBI Bilimbi (belimbing sayur or belimbing wuluh in Indonesian) is one of fruit ingredients in Indonesian cooking and Asam Sunti is the sun-dried form of bilimbi. Both are used to give a tart or sour flavour in Indonesian recipes beside tamarind. This bilimbi tree […]

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  • Tahu Campur

    Tahu Campur Seller, One of Many Street Foods in Indonesia

    FollowShare Tahu Campur or Mix Tofu is literally translated for this dish. This Tahu Campur is the Eastern Javanese style which is different with Central Javanese. The East Javanese has a soupy look with the addition of tofu, chunk of beef, cassava cake (perkedel singkong), […]

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  • Arsik (Spiced Carp with Torch Ginger and Andaliman – Mandailing Style)

    Arsik Recipe (Spiced Carp with Torch Ginger and Andaliman – Mandailing Style)

    FollowShare Arsik is basically a stewed fish dish that is spiced up with torch ginger (kecombrang). My visit to Indonesia has made me more aware about two different recipes of Arsik. For so long, I’ve known Arsik is spiced up with torch ginger and andaliman […]

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  • Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe

    Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe, Jakarta Food Event

    FollowShare Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe is the old Indonesian spelling of Kampung Tempo Dulu which means Kampung (Village) in the Past. After pouring sweat at Pasar Senen, Nizar and I hopped on the cab. Nizar would like to take me to the event “Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe”; […]

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