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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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Pesan Be Pasih Grilled Fish with Genep Spices and Wrapped in Banana Leaves

Pesan Be Pasih: Bali Grilled Fish in Banana Leaves

Pesan Be Pasih is a Balinese way to cook fish that is covered with spices then wrapped in banana leaves and grilled. Actually Pesan Be Pasih is made from Base Cenik (Base Genep = Base Cenik + Wewangen). However, Base Genep which is more completed compare to Base Cenik (Small Base Genep), we can always …

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Rica Rodo Cakalang Manado Vegetable Dish with Smoked TUna

Rica Rodo: Indonesian (Manado) Stir Fry Vegetables

Rica Rodo is actually a very simple dish yet flavourful from Manado (North Sulawesi). When I first tried Rica Rodo at one of Manado restaurants in Jakarta, I fell in love right away. The only challenge I got when I tried to recreate Rica Rodo was sourcing fresh turmeric leaves which I substituted with dry …

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Pepes Jamur Sunda (Steamed Mushrooms in Banana Leaves)

Pepes Jamur: Sunda Steamed Mushroom

Pepes Jamur Sunda is a steamed mushroom dish that is very popular in Indonesia. Compare to many other Indonesian dishes, Sundanese foods are more simple in ingredients. Sunda is an ethnic group that is inhabited on the west part of Java island. For people with a restricted diet such as vegans, this food is a …

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Serunding Kelapa Ikan & Ulam-Ulaman

Serunding Kelapa Ikan & Ulam-Ulaman

Serunding Kelapa Ikan or Sambal Kelapa Ikan and Ulam-ulaman are two Malaysian dishes to company Nasi Kerabu or any other Nasi set. The flavour of toasted coconut (kelapa) and fish is teased me to not snack it as it is. When we mix Serunding Kelapa Ikan and Ulam-ulaman, they remind me of Urab or Urap-urap …

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Korean Soybean Sprouts Kongnamul Muchim

Korean Seasoned Soybean Sprouts: Kongnamul Muchim

These Soybean Sprouts are seasoned to the Korean way for banchan (side dish). Kongnamul Muchim (Korean Seasoned Soybean Sprouts) is an easy banchan to make. There are 2 ways to season these Soybean Sprouts that I know. Most common Kongnamul Muchim at Korean restaurants in Canada is the plain one. I myself prefer the red …

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Dutch Cooked Oxtongue with Hollandaise Oxtongue 2

Dutch Cooked Oxtongue: Gekookte Ossentong

The recipe of Dutch Cooked Oxtongue  with Hollandaise Egg Sauce (Gekookte Ossentong met Hollandaise Eiersaus) is from an old Dutch cookbook with old Dutch spellings and printed in 1946.  This cookbook was belong to his late oma which it was eventually passed down to his late mam.  She often made Gekookte Ossentong – Dutch Cooked …

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Nova Scotian Lobster Rolls

Lobster Rolls are s summer typical dish especially in The Maritimes (also called the Maritime provinces or the Canadian Maritimes) and New England states of USA where this dish is originally from. Canadian Maritimes is a region of Eastern Canada consisting of three provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island (PEI). In those Canadian Maritimes, there is usually a lobster festival which is …

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Kripik Sanjai: Balado Cassava Chips Recipe

Kripik Sanjai or Kripik Singkong Balado is very popular among Indonesians. Cassava chips that are coated with balado seasoning. It’s best to enjoy these Balado Cassava Chips with Sate Padang. This time, I made a short way to make them. I admitted I didn’t use fresh cassava roots but trust me they still tasted as …

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Plecing Kangkung (Lombok-Style Water Spinach Salad) Recipe

Plecing Kangkung is a refreshing salad that contains kangkung (water spinach) and mung bean sprouts with sambal and grated coconut as the dressing. Don’t forget fried peanuts for the crunch factor. This salad is popular in Lombok to company Ayam Bakar Taliwang (BBQ Sweet and Spicy Chicken) and Sate Rembiga (Spiced Beef Sate). I previously …

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