Sumatra Food Archive

  • 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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  • Lamb Shank Rendang

    Lamb Shank Rendang

    FollowShare When I first made rendang in Canada, I felt overwhelmed by how much time I spent on stirring. No wonder when I was in Indonesia, I never made by myself. I just bought them at any Padang restaurants which are almost at every corner […]

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  • Gorakka

    Tart or Sour Flavourings in Indonesian Cooking

    FollowShare I have posted this article in bahasa Indonesia on goorme before.  I promised to Shulie of Food Wanderings to write the English edition since we have been discussing about kokum on twitter quite some time.  It’s not like my usual post that I have a […]

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  • Aceh Crab Noodle

    Mie Kepiting Aceh Recipe (Aceh Crab Noodle)

    FollowShare Mie Aceh (mie is the word for noodle, Aceh is the region), another Indonesian noodle dishes that I wasn’t grew up with. I first got introduced to Mie Aceh around my university era in Bogor (West Java). Aceh is the very northern Indonesia province […]

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  • Pacri Nanas

    Pacri Nanas Recipe (Malay Spiced Pineapple)

    FollowShare Pacri nanas recipe was posted on my blog before in 2007, but I decided to renew it as well as the picture. It means I took down my old post. Pacri Nanas is a Malay dish that is popular in Indonesia (West Kalimantan and […]

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  • Medan-Style Chicken Noodle Soup

    Mie Sop Ayam Medan Recipe (Medan Chicken Noodle Soup)

    FollowShare With many different style of chicken noodle soup in the country (depend on the region off course), this one was not the soup that I grew up thou my late dad came from this area.   Yet, I felt in love right away! Being […]

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  • Gulai Cubadak

    Gulai Cubadak (Nangka) – Padang Green Jackfruit Curry

    FollowShare Among the Minangese (West Sumatrans), jackfruit is called cubadak.  When other Indonesians call this fruit nangka.  The unripe or green jackfruit is mostly cooked for veggie dishes while the ripe one (with yellow part inside) is used for desserts. Gulai cubadak or nangka is […]

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  • Lontong Sayur for the Eid

    Lontong Sayur Padang for the Eid

    FollowShare First and foremost, I thanked you whoever joined my lunch invitation at Eid yesterday.  Every eid, I usually cook a special menu that I barely make.  This eid ul-fitr, I made Lontong Sayur Padang.  It’s supposed to be Ketupat Sayur Padang, but I don’t have […]

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  • Es Timun Aceh

    Ie Boh Timon Recipe (Aceh Cucumber Limeade)

    FollowShare  August 1, 2010 Update: This post was featured on FoodBuzz Top 9 todayCucumbers and key limes are on season. What do you think about a combination of cucumber and lime? or have you heard cucumber limeade before? Cucumber limeade was one of my childhood […]

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  • Beef Rendang

    Beef Rendang Recipe (Rendang Daging Minang)

    FollowShare Rendang (Dry Curry) is one of well known dishes from Indonesia.  It is originated from Minangkabau (more popular known as Padang) or West Sumatra province.  In Indonesia, it’s called Rendang Padang or Rendang Minangkabau.   Rendang is often made from beef (or occasionally beef […]

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