Java Food Archive

  • Indonesian Chewy Balls

    Cilok / Pentol Recipe (Indonesian Chewy Balls)

    FollowShare These chewy balls are a part of my childhood snack.  If Korea has tteokkochi (ddeokkochi) or tteokbokki (ddeokbokki), Indonesia has cilok or pentol. Different place different name!  In East Java, these chewy balls are known as Pentol.  Moved to west part of Java, I’ve […]

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  • Mangut Ikan

    Smoked Fish Mangut Recipe (Javanese Smoked Fish Cooked in Spiced Coconut Milk)

    FollowShare It’s the renew picture of my mangut before.  At that time, I used ikan kembung (Indian mackarel or known as short body mackerel).  However, it still tastes different when you make it with smoked fish. This dish is a popular dish among the Javanese.  […]

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  • Sup Kerang Darah

    Sup Kerang Darah (Blood Cockle Clear Soup) Recipe

    FollowShare Another childhood soup that I love so much and didn’t have it for years. The idea of this soup is the same as sayur bening bayam merah (red amaranth clear soup). The different is just added in garlic to my Sup Kerang Darah (Blood […]

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  • Blood Cockle Satay

    Sate Kerang Recipe (Blood Cockle/Clam Saté)

    FollowShare What is your favourite saté or satay? This blood cockle saté is one of my favourites which I brought to the potluck party on Saturday along with bitter melon omelette. Blood cockle (kerang darah) is a species of ark clam, has a high economic […]

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  • Baso Tahu Goreng

    Batagor Recipe (Indonesian Fried Dumplings)

    FollowShare Batagor is an abbreviation from baso tahu goreng. Here is a little tutorial of bahasa Indonesia. Baso or bakso means meatballs; tahu means tofu and goreng means fry. I prefer translate those words into Fried Dumpling as it contains fried fishballs, shu mai, and […]

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  • Malang Chicken Noodle

    Cwi Mie Malang Recipe (Malang-Style Chicken Noodle)

    FollowShare Did you notice that I often write “region” then “style” for a name of recipe?  Since each region has different specialty for a dish, I often do it to make sure where this dish came from. Malang is a city in East Java and isn’t that […]

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  • Mie Rebus

    Bakmi Godhog Recipe (Java Style Boiled Noodle)

    FollowShare Besides bakmi, mie or mi is Indonesian words for noodle.  Godhog is a Javanese word for Rebus in Indonesian or Boiled in English.  So, Bakmi Godhog (or Mie/Mi Rebus) is literally translated Boiled Noodle in English. This Java style contains simpler spices compare to […]

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  • Pecel

    Pecel Recipe (Java Style Salad with Peanut Sambal)

    FollowShare As other Indonesian salads, pecel (or known as pecal) is enjoyed with a company of warmed cooked rice or lontong, other protein sources (such as fish, chicken, beef, tempe(h) or tofu) and crackers.  For those who know about gado-gado, lotek and karedok, you may love pecel […]

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  • Siomay Bandung

    Siomay Bandung Recipe (Bandung Steamed Dumplings with Peanut Sambal)

    FollowShare From the name siomay, you can tell this food had an influence from the Chinese who immigrated to Indonesia long time ago.  A word of siomay itself is derived from shaomai (also spelled shui mai, shu mai, sui mai, sui maai, shui mei, siu […]

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  • Sambal Pencok

    Sambal Pencok (Sambal Terasi with Long Green Beans)

    FollowShare Another dish that I used to have when I still lived in my parents’ house.  I wasn’t aware of this dish’s name until Renny told me.  Yeah, I recreated the dish to what I recalled.  Then I chatted with my brother.  He asked to […]

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