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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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Baso Tahu Goreng

Batagor Recipe (Indonesian Fried Dumplings)

Batagor is an abbreviation from baso tahu goreng. Here is a little tutorial of bahasa Indonesia. Baso or bakso means meatballs; tahu means tofu and goreng means fry. I prefer translate those words into Fried Dumpling as it contains fried fishballs, shu mai, and filled tofus. The basic recipe is actually the same with Bandung …

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Sup Kepiting Asparagus: Crab and Asparagus Soup

Crab White Asparagus Soup is a part of Peranakan Foods in Indonesia.  Who doesn’t love this typical egg drop soup?  This Chinese style gooey soup is a memoir of my childhood.  Whenever we went to the Chinese restaurant, we chose this soup for appetizer. I could eat more than one bowl  of this Crab White …

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Siomay Bandung Recipe (Bandung Steamed Dumplings with Peanut Sambal)

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 mai, shao mai, siew mai or siomai), the traditional Chinese dumpling.  …

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Indonesian Wonton

Fried Wonton Recipe (Pangsit Goreng)

Wontons are one of my comfort food, either in deep fry, steam or soup base. I sometimes bake them as well. In Indonesia, wontons (deep fried or steamed) are used for a companion to eat bakso (Indonesian meatballs soup). You can be creative with the filling; the most common fillings in my home-country are shrimp, …

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