Kecap Manis Archive

  • Ikan Ceng Cuan

    Ikan Ceng Cuan (Braised Ginger Fish – Peranakan Style)

    Share Ikan Ceng Cuan is a Cina Benteng fish dish. For non-Indonesian, the term Cina Benteng might not be familiar. Cina Benteng is literally translated as Fortress Chinese or Benteng Chinese which refers to a community of Chinese Indonesians residing in Tangerang; located in Banten […]

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  • Babat Gongso

    Babat Gongso Recipe (Semarang-Style Tripe)

    Share Babat Gongso is a legendary dish from Semarang and Solo, Central Java which is increasingly rare to be found. Once you have Babat Gongso and there are some left over, you can be continued cooking or transferring into Nasi Goreng Babat (Tripe Fried Rice). […]

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  • Sate Tempe Bumbu

    Sate Tempe Plappa Recipe (Spicy and Sweet Tempeh Saté)

    Share Indonesians have been consumed tempe aka tempeh as an easy and cheap protein resource since a long time ago. Long before the western world promoted tempe as a non-meat protein resource for vegetarians.  I realized that I didn’t have many recipes with tempe.  When Wulan who […]

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  • Semur Betawi

    Semur Betawi Recipe (Betawi-Style Semur)

    Share Semur is an Indonesian term for type of meat stew that is processed in thick brown gravy. Shallot, garlic, kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), nutmeg are the main ingredients. Semur word is derived from a Dutch term of Smoor which is basically a […]

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  • Tahu Tek

    Tahu Tek Recipe (Surabaya Style Tofu and Bean Sprout Salad with Dark Peanut Sauce)

    Share Tahu Tek or loosely translated as Tofu and Bean Sprout Salad with Dark Peanut Sauce is commonly found in Surabaya and its suburban. The tahu tek hawkers bring a pushcart on streets and make noises by hitting a spoon on the wok “tek tek […]

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  • Lombok Kethok

    Lombok Kethok Recipe (Javanese Stir Fried Chilies)

    Share This is my second time to do a guest post for another Malaysian blogger. Thank you to Ann for the opportunity.  Unfortunately, I kept postponing the write-up. Sorry Ann for that. Ann of Pigpigscorner is one of the bloggers who has made me drooled […]

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  • Siomay Bandung

    Siomay Bandung Recipe (Bandung Steamed Dumplings with Peanut Sambal)

    Share From the name siomay, you can tell this food had an influence from the Chinese who immigrated to Indonesia long time ago.  A word of siomay itself is derived from shaomai (also spelled shui mai, shu mai, sui mai, sui maai, shui mei, siu […]

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  • Madura Chicken Satay

    Sate Ayam Madura Recipe (Madura Style Chicken Saté)

    Share Sate Ayam Madura is one of the classic sates that I grew up with. Sate is a very popular delicacy in Indonesia; Indonesia’s diverse ethnic groups’ culinary art have produced a wide variety of sates. Often readers asked me why some Indonesian sates/satays don’t […]

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  • Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce

    Kecap Manis (Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce)

    Share Kecap manis [pronounced: ketchup MAH-nees] is an Indonesian sweet soy sauce  and ubiquitous ingredient in Indonesian cooking especially Java.  You may see two other different spellings beside kecap; kicap and ketjap.  Kicap is used by the Malaysian while ketjap is used by the Dutch. […]

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  • Minced Beef Satay

    Sate Pentul Recipe (Indonesian Minced Beef Saté)

    Share Sate or satay is a national grilling/bbq dish in Indonesia. There are many variants of sate from Sabang (West) to Merauke (East) with many different sauce or gravy to be served with. After being upset due to the food picture theft, I decided to […]

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