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Nasi Uduk (Betawi Scented Coconut Rice)

Nasi Uduk or Scented Coconut Rice from Jakarta (Betawi) is a great pair with Ayam Bakar Bumbu Rujak (Barbequed Chicken with Chili Coconut Sauce) As you may know from my previous post that these two dishes, Nasi Uduk and Ayam Bakar Bumbu Rujak were made in hurry. In 4.5 hours, I was done cooking, taking …

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Ayam Bakar Bumbu Rujak: BBQ Chicken with Chili Coconut Gravy

Ayam Bumbu Rujak was a staple BBQ or grilled chicken dish that was often made at my parents’ household back then.  The decision to recreate this dish was for the food photo’s purpose of Indonesian Food Festival 2009 which was hosted by Indonesian Student Group of Winnipeg (ISGWPG). This event took a place at Bell …

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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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When Manitoban Wild Fiddlehead Ferns Met Indonesian Kecap Manis

For people who grew up with Sumatran culinary (just like myself), fiddlehead ferns might not be extraneous. They are what the Indonesians call for pakis or paku. I grew up with several kinds of Sumatran gulais (curries), one of them was gulai pakis or gulai paku. Some people also make them for anyang (Acehnese/Minangese salad …

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