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Yellow Acar Mackerel Recipe (Acar Kuning Ikan Kembung)

I still remember the day when I bought ikan kembung (short-body mackerel) at Dong Thai. At that time, I wasn’t sure if those fish are kembung, since they were labeled as hasa-hasa. It is a name in Bikol. According to wikipedia, Bikol or Bicolano is an Austronesian language used in the Philippines particularly on the …

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Lumpia Goreng Seafood Recipe (Fried Seafood Springroll)

Lumpia is a pastry that the Indonesian calls for spring roll. Lumpia’s term derives from lunpia in the Hokien dialect of Chinese. In Netherlands, it’s spelled as loempia which is the old Indonesian spelled for lumpia and also become the generic name for spring roll in Dutch. In the Phillipines, they also call lumpia as …

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Nasi Kuning Recipe (Indonesian Yellow Fragrant Rice)

This Nasi Kuning can be translated as Indonesian Style Yellow Fragrant Rice or Festive Yellow Rice. Why is it called festive? because It’s to be served at Indonesian traditional parties, such as housewarming, welcoming guest. This is also good for anniversaries. In my family, we have a tradition to have this nasi kuning to celebrate …

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Ang Sio Hie Sweet Sour Fish

Angsio Hie: Chinese Indonesian Sweet and SourFish

Angsio Hie  or Angsio Hie Bien is a food that I grew up with.  Although, I’m not a Chinese descendant, my late mom often cooked Chinese Indonesian Food.  Two of them were Crab White Asparagus Soup and this Angsio Hie. My mom loved to cook Chinese food beside cooking Sumatran or Javanese food and baking …

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