Java Food Archive

  • Sambal Tumpang

    Sambal Tumpang (Javanese Old Tempe Sambal)

    FollowShare Tempe or tempeh is an Indonesian soybean cake. In order making sambal tumpang, you need tempe semangit. Semangit is derived from a word “sangit” which is meant less pleasant odour. A word “semangit” usually is followed after a word “tempe”, and known as Tempe […]

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  • Cantik Manis

    Cantik Manis Recipe (Indonesian Sweet Pretty Cake)

    FollowShare Cantik means pretty while manis means sweet. It’s straight forward translated from its name. Even though the name is cantik manis, I reduced the sugar amount from the recipe that I saw in my Yasa Boga cookbook. It’s very easy to make, no steaming […]

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  • Corns in a cup

    Sredeg Recipe (Corns in A Cup)

    FollowShare A snack that I recalled from my childhood and was loved by maternal grandpa. Surely, this snack is loved by our family especially my baby brother. I enjoyed it for my iftar. Iftar is an evening meal during Ramadan which the Muslims can break […]

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  • Indonesian Amaranth Clear Soup

    Sayur Bening Bayam Merah Recipe (Indonesian Red Amaranth Clear Soup)

    FollowShare At least once a week, I had this Sayur Bening Bayam when I still resided at my parents’ house. It’s very light soup with lots of health benefits. As my maternal side is Eastern Javanese, we enjoy this with dadar jagung (Indonesian corn fritters/pancakes) […]

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  • Tahu Bacem

    Tahu Bacem Recipe (Javanese MarinatedTofu)

    FollowShare Tahu Bacem is perfect for summer BBQ. Instead of buying tofu or vegetarian burger at the stores for your vegetarian guests, why you don’t try to make this Tahu Bacem. Many recipes of this sweet marinated tofu apply frying process. However, some people like […]

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  • Tahu Isi 1

    Fried Stuffed Tofu Recipe (Tahu Isi)

    FollowShare These Deep Fried Stuffed Tofus have some different names in Indonesia beside Tahu Isi such as Tahu Berontak, Gehu, Tahu Bunting, Tahu Susur, Tahu Sumpel. Since I grew up in East Java, I know the name of this dish is Tahu Berontak. Literally, Tahu […]

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  • Tahu Pong Semarang Recipe (Tofu Puff and Shrimp Fritter with Hot Sweet and Sour Sauce)

    Tahu Pong Semarang Recipe (Tofu Puff and Shrimp Fritter with Hot Sweet and Sour Sauce)

    FollowShare First and foremost, I would like to say thank you very very much for the birthday wishes that I received through emails and facebook. Also, I got a nice breakfast in bed from my husband, a glass of berries (acai, blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry) […]

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  • Bistik Lidah Asap

    Surakartan Smoked Oxtongue Bistik Recipe (Bestik Lidah Asap Solo)

    FollowShare Bistik is the Indonesian way for beef steak or biefstuk in Dutch. With the use of potato, mayonaise, bistik’s name, this dish is a part of the marriage between Indonesian and Dutch cuisine. However, the Javanese says bestik, so I wrote as the Surakartan […]

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  • Bihun Goreng Jawa

    Call It Fusion – Javanese Fried Bihun Topped with Salmon Teriyaki

    FollowShare I totally made a fusion food.  Bihun is what people known for rice vermicelli.  This dish was influenced by the Chinese immigrants in Indonesia. Incorporated with Javanese spices makes this dish a Javanese dish. Topped with Salmon Teriyaki induces a totally fusion dish.  To […]

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  • Ayam Goreng Kuning

    Ayam Goreng Kuning Recipe (Indonesian Yellow Fried Chicken)

    FollowShare Do you see the small bowl on the picture? That bowl has water and a slice of lime to rinse off your hand before and after eating. Yes! Traditionally, we use a right hand to eat, no cutlery.   Ayam Goreng Kuning is one […]

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