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Fried Stuffed Tofu Recipe (Tahu Isi)

These Deep Fried Stuffed Tofus have some different names in Indonesia beside Tahu Isi such as Tahu Berontak, Gehu, Tahu Bunting, Tahu Susur, Tahu Sumpel. Since I grew up in East Java, I know the name of this dish is Tahu Berontak. Literally, Tahu means Tofu and Berontak means Struggle. What a weird name! Tahu …

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Sate Padang Pariaman Recipe (Pariaman-Style Curried Beef Saté)

This Sate Padang actually has 3 versions.  Again, based on the cities/towns’ name in West Sumatra.  With curry based sauce and similarity to the famous of Minang-style rendang spices, this sate (satay) is quite unique compare to other satés in Indonesia. Those 3 variants  of Sate Padang are  Sate Pariaman, Sate Padang Panjang and Sate …

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Anyang Pakis – North Sumatran Fiddleheads with Spicy Grated Coconut

Fiddleheads remind me of my family old time favourite food, Gulai Pakis. Gulai is an Indonesian curry base. When I was a kid, I gave these greens special name “sayur belalai gajah”. Sayur means vegetable, belalai means trunk and gajah means elephant. So, literally translated for that is Elephant Trunk Vegetable. What a weird name …

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Sambal Serai Udang Recipe (Prawns Lemongrass Sambal)

I recalled that I made this dish in 2007. I think Little Corner of Mine and Tigerfish remember this recipe as well. It is an adaptation recipe of Sambal Serai Kepah (English: Clams Lemongrass Sambal) which I saw on Indonesian women magazine “Kartini” through bacamajalah.com. In that article, it was saying that the food is …

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Indonesian Wonton

Fried Wonton Recipe (Pangsit Goreng)

Wontons are one of my comfort food, either in deep fry, steam or soup base. I sometimes bake them as well. In Indonesia, wontons (deep fried or steamed) are used for a companion to eat bakso (Indonesian meatballs soup). You can be creative with the filling; the most common fillings in my home-country are shrimp, …

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Surakartan Smoked Oxtongue Bistik Recipe (Bestik Lidah Asap Solo)

Bistik is the Indonesian way for beef steak or biefstuk in Dutch. With the use of potato, mayonaise, bistik’s name, this dish is a part of the marriage between Indonesian and Dutch cuisine. However, the Javanese says bestik, so I wrote as the Surakartan custom. Surakarta (known as Solo) is a city in Central Java …

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Call It Fusion – Javanese Fried Bihun Topped with Salmon Teriyaki

I totally made a fusion food.  Bihun is what people known for rice vermicelli.  This dish was influenced by the Chinese immigrants in Indonesia. Incorporated with Javanese spices makes this dish a Javanese dish. Topped with Salmon Teriyaki induces a totally fusion dish.  To be exact, everything in these two foods are fusion. I posted …

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Sambal Tempe Penyet (Eastern Javanese Crushed Tempe Sambal)

I won’t try to spell tempeh since the correct one is tempe. As I recalled tempe is one of the cheapest protein sources in Indonesia. It’s very different in Canada. Tempe is pretty expensive and can’t be found for purchased in every grocery stores, only certain stores such as Asian, Organic and Natural Products grocers. …

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Squid Curry Stuffed With Tofu

Squid Curry Stuffed With Tofu (Minang Gulai Cumi Isi Tahu)

Spring Cleaning! I’m doing the spring cleaning for my freezer, so don’t get bored if I post about squid, fish, and shrimp for the next couple months. This time, I tried a recipe from another blogger, Gulai Cumi Isi Tahu (English: Minangese Squid Curry Stuffed with Tofu). I enhanced this recipe with asam gelugur and …

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