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Filipino Recipes

Oxtail Kare-Kare Recipe (Filipino Oxtail Peanut Stew)

Kare-Kare is such an intrigue word for me when the first time I heard it. Kare (also known as kari) means curry in bahasa Indonesia. It’s hard for me to not drooling when I heard the words Oxtail Kare-Kare. I’m an oxtail lover and often looking for other recipes of oxtail beside sup buntut (oxtail …

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Putong Puti Recipe (Filipino Steamed Rice Cakes)

To introduce more about Filipino foods, I have my dear friend Elizabeth Besa Quirino of Asian in America, a Filipina who lives in the US with her Putong Puti recipe. Being an Indonesian, when I hear or read the words “Putong Puti”, I immediately recognize them. Putong or Puto (steamed rice cake) is the Indonesian …

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Cassava Cheese Cake Recipe (Kue Singkong Keju)

Cassava (Manihot esculenta), also called yuca or manioc, is a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge family) native to South America. There are two names for cassava in Indonesian, singkong and ubi kayu. According to wikipedia, it is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, …

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Canesugar and Nypa Sap Vinegars (Cuka Lahang and Cuka Aren)

I realized some of my Indonesian readers don’t know about Cuka Lahang (Canesugar Vinegar). This vinegar is used in West Java area more, especially for sate maranggi (Cianjur or Purawakarta Beef Sate). Another vinegar that I like to use is Cuka Aren (Nypa Sap Vinegar). Unfortunately, Nypa sap vinegar is no longer popular in Indonesia. …

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