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Sambal Kemiri Recipe (Indonesian Candlenuts Sambal) for Soto or Soup

Kemiri or candlenut (Aleurites molucanna) is common ingredient to be used in Indonesian cooking to enhance flavour and thicken Indonesian curries (gulai, kari or kare) and sambals (Indonesian style chili paste or relish). A candlenut is a waxy nut that look similar a large hazelnut. Shelled candlenuts are commonly sold in Asian food markets.  Although …

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Heici

Ote-Ote/Heici Recipe (Javanese Shrimp Cake)

Ote-ote (read: oh-tay oh-tay) or heici (read: hay-chi) is another variety of fritters. Instead of translating into a shrimp fritter, I’d rather say it a shrimp cake. A similarity cuisine between Southeast Asian foods is common. One day when we went to a Vietnamese restaurant in town, my husband ordered a seafood noodle dish. The …

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Jemblem / Misro / Pulung-Pulung Ubi (Indonesian Cassava Fritters Stuffed with Coconut Sugar)

My fourth guest post for other bloggers. Shulie of Food Wanderings who loves learning other culture dishes. Both of us have been twitting along for quite some time now. I still recalled the day when she told me that she finally found fresh turmeric and how she loves the distinct flavour of fresh one compare …

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Pempek Pistel Recipe (Palembang Stuffed Fish Cake With Green Papaya)

For those who grew up in Indonesia, s/he must know Pempek Palembang (Palembangese fish cake). Palembang is the capital city of South Sumatra province. {WARNING: This post will be quite long!} Back when I was at university, I had a roommate whom originally from South Sumatra.  The South Sumatran students often got together and made …

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Cilok / Pentol Recipe (Indonesian Chewy Balls)

These chewy balls are a part of my childhood snack.  If Korea has tteokkochi (ddeokkochi) or tteokbokki (ddeokbokki), Indonesia has cilok or pentol. Different place different name!  In East Java, these chewy balls are known as Pentol.  Moved to west part of Java, I’ve known these balls as Cilok (Aci Dicolok).  Aci means tapioca while …

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Gule Kambing Kacang Hijau (Goat Mung Bean Curry) Recipe

March 23, 2010 Update: This post was featured on March 23 FoodBuzz Top 9Gule is sometimes pronounced differently as gulai. In Indonesia, curry based foods can be named gule/gulai or kare/kari, depend on the area. This time, I chose making the Surabaya style, Gule Kambing Kacang Hijau (Goat Mung Bean Curry). There is an area …

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Smoked Fish Mangut Recipe (Javanese Smoked Fish Cooked in Spiced Coconut Milk)

It’s the renew picture of my mangut before.  At that time, I used ikan kembung (Indian mackarel or known as short body mackerel).  However, it still tastes different when you make it with smoked fish. This dish is a popular dish among the Javanese.  Mangut is usually added by smoked stingray fish which is really …

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Bubur Kacang Ijo

Bubur Kacang Hijau (Indonesian Sweet Mung Bean Porridge) Recipe

Bubur kacang hijau (boo-boor kah-chunk hee-jaa-oo) is not a savoury poridge; it’s a sweet dessert.  Bubur or porridge can be a sweet or savoury dish in Indonesia.  I have known other kind of bubur kacang hijau that has more complex ingredients to company with such as black and white glutinous rices and a slice of …

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Indonesian Seafood Dipping Sauce Recipe (Pineapple Peanut Sauce)

This is the most common seafood dipping sauce in Indonesia, Saus Nanas Kacang (Pineapple Peanut Sauce). While the North Americans love to dip their seafood in melted butter, Indonesians love to dip in to pineapple peanut sauce. When I resided in Bogor, I often went for seafood late night snack. Food hawkers on the street …

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