Sumatra Food Archive

  • Sup Kambing Medan

    Sup Kambing Medan Recipe (Goat Soup)

    Share Sup Kambing Medan or literally translated as Medan Goat Soup was the second North Sumatran food that I made on February after Ayam Pinadar Andaliman Pepper Chicken. Some may ask what the differences between goat, mutton and lamb are. You can always go back […]

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    Ayam Pinadar Recipe (Andaliman Pepper Chicken)

    Share Ayam Pinadar is a cooked chicken in spices and chicken liver with Andaliman as the notable spice. Andaliman is a close relative of Sichuan pepper which is grown on the land of North Sumatra, Indonesia where Batak ethnic group is resided. Batak’s cuisine is […]

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  • Tasak Telu

    Tasak Telu Recipe (Karo Meat Salad with Torch Ginger Fruit)

    Share Tasak Telu is translated as Masak Tiga (Tiga Masakan) in Indonesian or Cook Three (Three Dishes) in English. I know it’s a bit weird when I tried to translate to English literally. The reason was being named for Cook Three or Three Dishes since […]

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  • Gulee Kameng/Gulai Kambing Aceh (Aceh Goat Curry)

    Gulee Kameng Recipe (Aceh Goat Curry)

    Share This Gulee Kameng or Gulai Kambing Aceh has some different names such as Gulee Sie Kameng, Kari Kameng, Kari Sie Kameng, and Kuah Sie Kameng.  Basically Gulee is what Indonesians call for Gulai; Sie is Daging or Meat; Kameng is Kambing or Goat while […]

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  • Rendang Padang by WW Series

    Rendang Padang William Wongso Series

    Share Rendang is one of well-known dishes from West Sumatra province of Indonesia that I have made before and posted on my blog.  As on William Wongso series website stated,  many different version can be found in the province itself such as Rendang Padang, Rendang Bukit […]

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  • Sambal Tuktuk Closer

    Sambal Tuk-Tuk Recipe (Andaliman Fish Sambal)

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

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

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

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

    Share 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

    Share 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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    Food Props Hunting and Shots at Pasar Senen, Jakarta

    Share Visiting traditional markets in Indonesia was one of my “must-visit” lists when I was in the country. One of the markets was Pasar Senen (Senen means Monday while pasar means market) in Jakarta. Pasar Senen is a heaven for foodies who collect food props […]

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