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Ngo Hiang – Gohyong Recipe (Chinese Five Spice Roll)

Ngo hiang or Gohyong is a Chinese Five Spice Roll and a part of Peranakan (Chinese Indonesian) food in Indonesia. It’s still in the spirit of Chinese New Year and was long weekend in Indonesia as well. To all who is celebrated, Gong Xi Fa Chai and the reason why I shared this Peranakan recipe. …

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Ikan Ceng Cuan (Braised Ginger Fish – Peranakan Style)

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 province of Indonesia. Tangerang is located on the west of Jakarta, …

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Stir Fry Dandelion Greens with Garlic Recipe

Dandelion or randa tapak in Indonesian is from genus Taraxacum (pron.: /təˈræksəkʉm/) which is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Eurasia and North and South America. Two species of Taraxacum, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, are found as weeds worldwide and completely edible. Dandelion has many things …

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Char Siu Duck Recipe

Char siu (also spelled chasu, cha siu, chashao, and char siew), otherwise known as barbecued meat (usually pork) in China.  In Indonesia where the Hokkien dialect is predominant, it’s known as Chasio and the halal Chasio will be using chicken or duck.  Chasio pork is common to be served with Chinese-Indonesian style nasi campur (mixed rice) …

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Wonton Soup Recipe (Pangsit Kuah)

Chinese food has been blended into Indonesian food for centuries. Wonton or we call it pangsit (read: punk-seet) is one of them. Wonton soup (pangsit kuah) or deep fried wonton (pangsit goreng) can be found at many street food stalls in every corner of the country. As Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, …

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Peranakan Shrimp Cake

Peranakan Shrimp and Chicken Cake Recipe (Kee Kian or Kekian)

For people who live outside Indonesia, Malaysia or Singapore, you may know the term of Nonya instead of Peranakan.  Peranakan Chinese and Baba-Nyonya are terms used for the descendants of late 15th and 16th-century Chinese immigrants to the Nusantara region during the Colonial era. Nusantara is an Indonesian word for the Indonesian archipelago. It is …

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