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Mackerel Curry-Aceh Style (Gulai Ikan Kembung Khas Aceh)

This recipe was inspired by Deetha of Mlebu Pawon, my foodie fellow, who shares the same passion with me; we love Acehnese food. I have differences in cooking method and some ingredients. I marinated the fish with calamansi and baked it while Deetha used lime and deep fried the fish. I added curry leaves as …

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Kerang Hijau Saus Padang Recipe (Indonesian Chili Mussel)

Kerang Hijau Saus Padang is one of my favorite street hawkers food in Indonesia. On rear of the streets, where the pedestrians are supposed to walk, lots warungs (food vendors) with their carts and tents, they offer many kinds food.  I used to go to warung seafood to get Kerang Saus Padang, which was one …

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Chinese Greens and Shrimp with Oyster and Hoisin Sauce

Most people who grew up in South-East and East Asian know this kind of Chinese greens. In Indonesia we add this into our bakso (meatballs soup), bakmi (fried or soup noodle), nasi goreng (fried rice) or just make them for stir fry. We, Indonesians, call this Chinese green as sawi or caisim which I believe …

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[WHB] Indonesian Tuna and Mushroom Martabak

Martabak is one of Indonesian popular tidbits/appetizers, which was influenced by Indian culinary. Back then, while I still was in Indonesia, it’s easy to find martabak everywhere and usually sold at street food vendors/hawkers. Martabak has many different varieties in filling, the most popular one is ground beef and green onion/leek. The street vendors make …

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Kari Deli with Roti Jala (Beef Curry-Deli Style with Net Flatbread)

Star Anise I bet everyone knows what star anise is. Star anise (in bahasa Indonesia known as bunga lawang or pekak) is a spice that resembles anise’s flavor with star-shaped pericarp of Illicium verum, a small native evergreen tree of southwest China. The star shaped fruits are harvested just before ripening. Widely used in Chinese …

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Pecel Terong Tempe (Surabaya Steamed Eggplants and Tempe with Spiced Coconut Milk Sauce)

My… my… my… this is one of my soulfood. I had been tempted to make it long time ago, but I kept delaying. Finally, I made this by adapting mbak Emi’s recipe. According mbak Emi, she didn’t add any shallot, but I did add a shallot in, but don’t add to much or you will …

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