Indonesia Eats

Indonesia Eats

An Indonesian-born who lived in Winnipeg Edmonton, Canada for more than a decade prior to move to Edmonton in 2017. Indonesia Eats is a memoir of her homeland.

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Kambu Paria: Indonesian (Bugis) Stuffed Bitter Melon

Kambu Paria is a traditional Indonesian food that is from Bugis ethnic group.  They are inhabited in South Sulawesi province with Ujung Pandang (or Makassar) is the capital city.  The Makassar foods are mostly heavily rich in fish or meat.  One of them is this Kambu Paria. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is also known bitter …

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Pindang Iwak or Pindang Ikan Palembang

Pindang Iwak or Pindang Ikan: Palembang Fish Stew

Pindang Iwak or Pindang Ikan dish is known from in Palembang, South Sumatra.  It’s usually made from a river (freshwater) patin (similar to pangasius or basa) fish or baung (a Hemibagrus genus, a fish genus relative to catfish).  In Indonesia, the province of South Sumatra, Riau and South Kalimantan are very popular for its freshwater fish …

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Gohu Ikan Ternate

Gohu Ikan Ternate: Indonesian Tuna Ceviche Salad

Gohu Ikan is a type of raw tuna salad and very refreshing taste from Ternate, East Indonesia.  A tender texture of fish is combined with spicy, savoury, tangy and crunch nutty from chilies, shallots, calamansi, balakama or kemangi (lemon basil) and kenari  (pili nuts in Tagalog) .  Being said that Gohu Ikan has similarity with …

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Bumbu Dasar: Indonesian Basic Spices Paste

Indonesian Bumbu Dasar or Basic Spices Paste is one way to have a short-cut to your Indonesian cooking. The name of the bumbu dasar is depending its colour of paste; Merah (Red), Putih (White), and Kuning (Yellow). Some people will have additional bumbu dasar (Indonesian Basic Spices Paste)s such as Oranye (Orange) and Hitam (Black). …

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Ayam Taliwang: Lombok BBQ Chicken

Ayam Taliwang is a BBQ or Grilled Chicken that I enjoyed. Who doesn’t love the BBQ chicken unless you are a vegetarian or vegan? Compare to other Indonesian style BBQ chicken, this is the most simple one in term of ingredients. Terasi and Indonesian Palm Sugar vs Thai Palm Sugar and Terasi (fermented shrimp paste), …

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