Indonesian Recipes Archive

  • Gulai Daun Ubi Tumbuk

    Gulai Daun Ubi Tumbuk Recipe (Mandailing Crushed Cassava Leaves Curry)

    FollowShare Gulai Bulung Gadung Na i Duda or known as Gulai Daun Ubi Tumbuk in bahasa Indonesia is a one of my childhood curries as my paternal family is originally from Mandailing area.  Thou I was born and raised in Java, my late dad often […]

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  • Peranakan Shrimp Cake

    Peranakan Shrimp and Chicken Cake Recipe (Kee Kian or Kekian)

    FollowShare For people who live outside Indonesia, Malaysia or Singapore, you may know the term of Nonya instead of Peranakan.  Peranakan Chinese and Baba-Nyonya are terms used for the descendants of late 15th and 16th-century Chinese immigrants to the Nusantara region during the Colonial era. […]

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  • Otak-otak

    Otak-Otak Bakar Recipe (Indonesian Grilled Fish Cake)

    FollowShare We, the Asians love our fish or seafood cakes.  Here is one of Indonesians’ favourites, otak-otak.  Three cities are famous for its otak-otak, Palembang, Jakarta and Makassar.  Which sauce do you choose? The Palembang or Jakarta one.  Cuko (spicy tamarind sauce) or peanut sauce. […]

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  • Lontong Kikil400

    Lontong Kikil Recipe (Surabaya Beef Tendon Soup with Rice Cakes)

    FollowShare Kikil is a popular street food in East Java especially Surabaya and surrounding areas.  My late dad loved beef tendon dish such as Gulai Tunjang (Beef Tendon Curry, a West Sumatran dish) and this lontong kikil.  When I still lived in Indonesia, lontong kikil […]

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  • Indonesian Candlenuts Sambal

    Sambal Kemiri Recipe (Indonesian Candlenuts Sambal) for Soto or Soup

    FollowShare Kemiri or candlenut (Aleurites molucanna) is common ingredient to be used in Indonesian cooking to enhance flavour and thicken Indonesian curries (gulai, kari or kare) and sambals (Indonesian style chili paste or relish). A candlenut is a waxy nut that look similar a large […]

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  • Heici

    Ote-Ote/Heici Recipe (Javanese Shrimp Cake)

    FollowShare Ote-ote (read: oh-tay oh-tay) or heici (read: hay-chi) is another variety of fritters. Instead of translating into a shrimp fritter, I’d rather say it a shrimp cake. A similarity cuisine between Southeast Asian foods is common. One day when we went to a Vietnamese […]

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  • Misro

    Jemblem / Misro / Pulung-Pulung Ubi (Indonesian Cassava Fritters Stuffed with Coconut Sugar)

    FollowShare My fourth guest post for other bloggers. Shulie of Food Wanderings who loves learning other culture dishes. Both of us have been twitting along for quite some time now. I still recalled the day when she told me that she finally found fresh turmeric […]

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  • Pempek Pistel Single

    Pempek Pistel Recipe (Palembang Stuffed Fish Cake With Green Papaya)

    FollowShare For those who grew up in Indonesia, s/he must know Pempek Palembang (Palembangese fish cake). Palembang is the capital city of South Sumatra province. {WARNING: This post will be quite long!} Back when I was at university, I had a roommate whom originally from […]

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  • 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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  • Gule Kambing Kacang Hijau

    Gule Kambing Kacang Hijau (Goat Mung Bean Curry) Recipe

    FollowShare March 23, 2010 Update: This post was featured on March 23 FoodBuzz Top 9Gule is sometimes pronounced differently as gulai. In Indonesia, curry based foods can be named gule/gulai or kare/kari, depend on the area. This time, I chose making the Surabaya style, Gule […]

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