Sumatra Food Archive

  • Gulai Kerapu Tauco

    Gulai Kerapu Tauco (Grouper Curry with Fermented Salted Soy Bean)

    FollowShare Gulai Kerapu Tauco is very interesting combination dish. Indonesian gulai is influenced by South Indian cuisine especially curry and by adding fermented salted soy bean sauce/paste (or tauco), it makes this dish very fusion. Tauco is a part of Peranakan ingredients in Indonesia. In […]

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  • Padang Satay

    Sate Padang Recipe (Padang Saté)

    FollowShare People may be known this as satay, but we spelled this out “sate” and pronounce as “saté”.  There are many varieties of sate in Indonesia; peanut, sweet soy sauce or curry base.  Sate Padang is one that has curry base sauce. It consists similarity […]

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  • Anyang

    Anyang Pakis – North Sumatran Fiddleheads with Spicy Grated Coconut

    FollowShare Fiddleheads remind me of my family old time favourite food, Gulai Pakis. Gulai is an Indonesian curry base. When I was a kid, I gave these greens special name “sayur belalai gajah”. Sayur means vegetable, belalai means trunk and gajah means elephant. So, literally […]

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  • Sambal Serai Udang

    Sambal Serai Udang Recipe (Prawns Lemongrass Sambal)

    FollowShare I recalled that I made this dish in 2007. I think Little Corner of Mine and Tigerfish remember this recipe as well. It is an adaptation recipe of Sambal Serai Kepah (English: Clams Lemongrass Sambal) which I saw on Indonesian women magazine “Kartini” through […]

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  • Squid Curry Stuffed With Tofu

    Squid Curry Stuffed With Tofu (Minang Gulai Cumi Isi Tahu)

    FollowShare Spring Cleaning! I’m doing the spring cleaning for my freezer, so don’t get bored if I post about squid, fish, and shrimp for the next couple months. This time, I tried a recipe from another blogger, Gulai Cumi Isi Tahu (English: Minangese Squid Curry […]

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  • Gulai Manis Rajungan

    Gulai Manis Rajungan Recipe (West Sumatran Blue Crab Curry)

    FollowShare After four years in the Great White North, I am brave enough to cook crabs. You may remember that I turned a Pacific dungeness crab into an Indonesian Chili Crab (Kepiting Saus Padang).  I used to have crabs in Indonesia, but never cooked them […]

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  • Gulai Paku

    Gulai Paku (Pakis) – Minang Fiddleheads Curry

    FollowShare Edible fiddleheads are only available during late May to early June in Manitoba, Canada. It means I only eat once a year since I moved to this country. Since my father was a part of Sumatrans, our family used to have edible fidleheads for […]

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  • Fish Asam Padeh Ingredient

    Fish Asam Padeh (Minang-Style Hot and Sour Fish)

    FollowShare Disclaimer: Asam padeh tongkol comes with medium amount of reddish mixture liquid. Don’t do what I have done, mine was too dry. I left the kitchen and almost forgot with my cooking. 🙂 A whole of skipjack tuna (Indonesian: ikan tongkol) had been sitting […]

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  • Balado

    Balado, The Tangy Chili Sambal from West Sumatra

    FollowShare Sambal is such a staple sauce in Indonesia, with plenty of different assortments depend on the region. Another variety of sambals from Western Sumatra (a.k.a Minang) is balado. As I grew up with balado, this one was always on my dining table, at least […]

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  • Gulai Ikan Kembung Aceh

    Mackerel Curry-Aceh Style (Gulai Ikan Kembung Khas Aceh)

    FollowShare This recipe was inspired by Deetha of Mlebu Pawon, my foodie fellow, who shares the same passion with me; we love Acehnese food. I have differences in cooking method and some ingredients. I marinated the fish with calamansi and baked it while Deetha used […]

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