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Kambu Paria: Indonesian (Bugis) Stuffed Bitter Melon

Kambu Paria is a traditional Indonesian food that is from Bugis ethnic group.  They are inhabited in South Sulawesi province with Ujung Pandang (or Makassar) is the capital city.  The Makassar foods are mostly heavily rich in fish or meat.  One of them is this Kambu Paria. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is also known bitter …

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Gohu Ikan Ternate

Gohu Ikan Ternate: Indonesian Tuna Ceviche Salad

Gohu Ikan is a type of raw tuna salad and very refreshing taste from Ternate, East Indonesia.  A tender texture of fish is combined with spicy, savoury, tangy and crunch nutty from chilies, shallots, calamansi, balakama or kemangi (lemon basil) and kenari  (pili nuts in Tagalog) .  Being said that Gohu Ikan has similarity with …

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Bumbu Dasar: Indonesian Basic Spices Paste

Indonesian Bumbu Dasar or Basic Spices Paste is one way to have a short-cut to your Indonesian cooking. The name of the bumbu dasar is depending its colour of paste; Merah (Red), Putih (White), and Kuning (Yellow). Some people will have additional bumbu dasar (Indonesian Basic Spices Paste)s such as Oranye (Orange) and Hitam (Black). …

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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: 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: 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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