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Indonesian Chli Crab

Kepiting Saus Padang Recipe (Indonesian Chili Crab)

Kepiting Saus Padang is similar to Singaporean Chili Crab. In fact, kepiting saus padang is not sold at Padangese resturants, but it’s available at most seafood restaurants in the country, especially street food hawkers.  They also sell another variant of Saus Padang with clam or mussel. Padang seems familiar to you, doesn’t it? About a …

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Indonesian Squid Satay with Kecap Manis

Sate Cumi Kecap Recipe (Squid Saté with Sweet Soy Sauce)

(These pictures are also old stocks, so you will find 2008 as the year) This recipe is not the Indonesian’s classic sate variants. I myself like to use a word sate rather than satay. However, we can make sate with whatever you feel like, including tofu and tempe. Yupss make it vegetarian. Literally, sate means …

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Teach a Man to Fish: Pepes Ikan Woku (Manado Woku Spiced Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaves)

I just realized that there is the 3rd annual Teach a Man to Fish as the latest intake is October 31. Better to get hurry before I let it pass again since I missed the 2nd one. As a girl who grew up in the archipelago country, I used to have fresh ocean fish. My beloved …

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Lontong Sayur Pepaya Muda Recipe (Indonesian Green Pepaya in Spiced Coconut Milk with Rice Cake)

I finally posted a recipe of Lontong Sayur Pepaya Muda Udang or Green Pepaya and Shrimp in Spiced Coconut Milk with Rice Cakes as the last series of Eid ul Fitr dishes 2009. Traditionally, lontong is made by partly cooking or soaking raw rice, draining and packing tightly into a rolled-up banana leaf. The leaf …

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Spicy Bittermelon and Anchovy with Tauco

Spicy Bittermelon and Anchovy with Tauco: Tumis Pare Teri Bumbu Tauco

  Bittermelon, Anchovy, Tauco!  Those are  3 great combination for a vegetable dish.  My relationship with bittermelon was starting when I lived my own in Bogor, the southern suburban Jakarta where Sundanese predominant and love to eat vegetables esp. in the raw form.   These tiny anchovies or we call it “Teri Medan” and Tauco …

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Bubur Pulut Hitam

Bubur Ketan Hitam Recipe (Black Glutinous Rice Pudding) and Indonesia Eats on Very Asia.com

In Indonesia, especially Java it’s known as Bubur Ketan Hitam.  In places with heavy Malay influences (such as Sumatra , Malaysia and Singapore) this is called Bubur Pulut Hitam.  Meanwhile in Bali (even though it’s still in Indoensia), it’s given a name Bubur Injin. Windy and cold weather is here now. I am not ready …

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Pepes Ikan Kembung (Indonesian Mackerel en Papillote)

Cooking in parchment paper, en papillote in French or al Cartoccio in Italian. It’s a perfect technique for delicate fish filets. This method in which we seal the food in a pouch and bake. The food essentially steams in the oven in its own juices. The method is also incredibly easy and has the added …

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