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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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Barbequed Chicken with Chili Coconut Sauce

Ayam Bakar Bumbu Rujak (BBQ Chicken with Chili Coconut Sauce)

The last time, I had this barbecued chicken when I still lived at my parent’s house. I never made this before and decided making it for the food photo’s purpose of Indonesian Food Festival 2009 which is hosted by Indonesian Student Group of Winnipeg (ISGWPG). This event will take took a place at BellTower Cafe, …

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Fish Asam Padeh (Minang-Style Hot and Sour Fish)

Disclaimer: Asam padeh tongkol comes with medium amount of reddish mixture liquid. Don’t do what I have done, mine was too dry. I left the kitchen and almost forgot with my cooking. 🙂 A whole of skipjack tuna (Indonesian: ikan tongkol) had been sitting in the fridge for a day. First time, before thawing it, …

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Lontong Sayur Recipe (Indonesian Cooked Vegetables in Coconut Milk with Rice Cake)

Lontong sayur was one of the breakfast routine dishes when I lived in Bogor. A kind of breakfast that we can get from street food vendors with less price where you can add a protein choice such as boiled egg, beef or chicken. Due to the geographic area where I live now, it is impossible …

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[Home Food Photography] Konsep – Teri’s Party

One very general idea: always try to think of a story behind the photo (e.g. table setting, sunny mood, comfort food, stylish food), which impression do you want. – Thorsten Kraska – Dita of Yummy, the founder of Home Food Photography event, has invited me to participate since the very beginning of this episode. Eventually, …

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Balado, The Tangy Chili Sambal from West Sumatra

Sambal is such a staple sauce in Indonesia, with plenty of different assortments depend on the region. Another variety of sambals from Western Sumatra (a.k.a Minang) is balado. As I grew up with balado, this one was always on my dining table, at least every three to five times a week when I was in …

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