Sumatra Food Archive

  • Bubur Biji Ketapang/Bubur Biji Salak (Indonesian Sweet Potato Dumpling)

    Bubur Biji Ketapang – Bubur Biji Salak Recipe (Indonesian Sweet Potato Dumpling)

    FollowShare Bubur Biji Ketapang (in Sumatra) or Bubur Biji Salak (in Java).  Both are the same sweet snack and made from sweet potato which I prefer translate into Sweet Potato Dumpling instead Sweet Potato Porridge. Bubur means porridge while biji means seed. Ketapang is a […]

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  • Sambai on Peuga-ga2

    Sambai On Peuga-ga Recipe (Aceh Pennywort Sambal – Sambal Pegagan)

    FollowShare Sambai On Peuga-ga or can be translated as Aceh Style Pennywort Sambal or Sambal Pegagan Aceh in Indonesian.  I was making this sambal for the first time in 2007 and fell in love with the taste. As a long weekend approached us last week in Canada, I […]

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  • Payeh Bileh 2

    Payeh Bileh Recipe (Spiced Anchovies Wrapped in Banana Leaves – Aceh Style)

    FollowShare Payeh Bileh is one of Aceh style side dishes that is made from anchovies and spice up with numbers different herbs before wrapping them in banana leaves. There are many other different kinds name of pepes in Indonesia depend on the area. Pepes is […]

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  • Daun Temurui

    Curry Leaves (Daun Salam Koja, Daun Temurui, Daun Kari)

    FollowShare Thou curry leaves are used in some Indonesian cooking, these leaves aren’t that popular as other herb leaves such as kaffir lime, lemon basil, pandan and turmeric leaves.  In Indonesia, Aceh culinary has used curry leaves more than other regions since this province has […]

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  • Tekwan 500-2

    Tekwan Recipe (Palembang Fish Balls Soup)

    FollowShare Have you entered your chances to get an English edition of Indonesian Street Snack – Sweet and Savory Treats Cookbook?   Palembang, the capital city of South Sumatra is famous for its freshwater fish recipes such as pempek (fishcake with spicy tamarind sauce), otak-otak […]

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  • Srikaya 1

    Srikaya Jam Recipe (Coconut and Eggs Jam)

    FollowShare Srikaya jam is one of traditional flavour jams that I’ve known when I grew up in Indonesia.  North Sumatra where most my paternal extended family live and they often sent or brought us some goodies when they visited my family who live in Java. […]

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  • Sambal Andaliman 2 V

    Sambal Andaliman Recipe (Andaliman Pepper Sambal)

    FollowShare Andaliman was my first post on Indonesia Eats that I renewed the picture a month ago. If you are not aware what andaliman is, please visit my andaliman post. Andaliman is assumed that has an anti-microbial and antioxidant activity. Sambal andaliman is common to […]

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  • Pulut Panggang

    Pulut Udang Medan Recipe (Medan Shrimp Rolls)

    FollowShare When the Javanese adores lemper and the Manadonese loves lalampa, Medan has pulut udang. For those who know about Nyonya or Peranakan food will recognize this pulut udang.  Medan is very famous with its pulut udang.  Just like in Malaysia and Singapore, Medan (located […]

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  • 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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  • 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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