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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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Calamansi and Grilled Ikan Tude with Dabu-Dabu Sambal

As I mentioned on my old posts, I was born and grew up in Java island of Indonesia. Most of the Javanese use key lime (jeruk nipis), kaffir lime (jeruk purut), jeruk limo (Citrus amblycarpa Hassk., nasnaran mandarin, leprous lime) for making sambal or reducing the smell of fish before cooking. So, I didn’t really know …

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Mendoan Tempe Recipe (Javanese Battered Tempeh)

As I noted on my post here, tempe is very popular and traditional food in Indonesia, especially in Java island where I was born and grew up. Tempe always brings my memory back to Indonesia, where I can find tempe easily, either fresh or cooked. Back then, when my mom had a home-based catering business, …

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Sambal Goreng Cirebon Recipe (Cirebon Fried Sambal)

Still continuing my housewarming party’s recipe. Now it’s time for a recipe of Sambal Goreng Cirebon (Cirebonese Fried Sambal). It’s not really like a chili paste, a term for sambal. This sambal goreng’s recipe was adpated from Nining’s recipe, in which original recipe uses beef as well as innards. With the husband who is a …

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Kerang Hijau Masak Habang Recipe (Banjar-Style Mussel in Red Sauce)

Sustainable seafood? Is it a kind of seafood? What about Ocean Wise? VisitingVancouverlast summer probably was the week which I learned about a new thing that is related to environmental friendly. Back then, I was learning about 3R and sustainable development things which was a part of my university’s subject. It was our second day …

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