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Indonesian Food

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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Es Timun Aceh Recipe (Acehnese Iced Cucumber Limeade)

The cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, which include squash and the same genus as the muskmelon. Cucumbers are commonly harvested while still green. They can be eaten raw or cooked, or pickled. They have less nutritious than most other fruits, fresh cucumber seeds are still a source …

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Yellow Acar Mackerel Recipe (Acar Kuning Ikan Kembung)

I still remember the day when I bought ikan kembung (short-body mackerel) at Dong Thai. At that time, I wasn’t sure if those fish are kembung, since they were labeled as hasa-hasa. It is a name in Bikol. According to wikipedia, Bikol or Bicolano is an Austronesian language used in the Philippines particularly on the …

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Ikan Makarel Panggang with Sambal Kecap Petis Recipe (Grilled Mackerel with Petis Sambal)

Back to my homecity, Sidoarjo (a suburban city of Surabaya, the capital city of East Java province) which we can call for a home of petis udang (shrimp paste) and petis kupang (a kind of tiny clam paste). People there love to eat almost every savoury fritters, appetizers or snacks with sambal petis, such as …

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