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Sambal Bakso Megahsari (Chili Sambal for Bakso)

Bakso is such a staple food in Indonesia, though this food was influenced by the Chinese. In Indonesia, it’s sold mostly at street food vendors or hawkers. In several cities in East Java, such as Probolinggo, bakso is a meatballs soup that is served with lontong (rice cake), and soun (mung bean noodles). In Malang …

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Lumpia Goreng Seafood Recipe (Fried Seafood Springroll)

Lumpia is a pastry that the Indonesian calls for spring roll. Lumpia’s term derives from lunpia in the Hokien dialect of Chinese. In Netherlands, it’s spelled as loempia which is the old Indonesian spelled for lumpia and also become the generic name for spring roll in Dutch. In the Phillipines, they also call lumpia as …

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Hainanese Chicken Rice Recipe

Renewed picture on Oct 4, 2011 Hainanese Chicken Rice is popular to be known as Nasi Ayam Hainan or Hainam in Indonesia. There are many different version of Hainanese Chicken Rice. This is the one that I know. Hainan Island is the smallest province of the People’s Republic of China, located off the southern coast …

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Nasi Kuning Recipe (Indonesian Yellow Fragrant Rice)

This Nasi Kuning can be translated as Indonesian Style Yellow Fragrant Rice or Festive Yellow Rice. Why is it called festive? because It’s to be served at Indonesian traditional parties, such as housewarming, welcoming guest. This is also good for anniversaries. In my family, we have a tradition to have this nasi kuning to celebrate …

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Red Snapper Angsio (Sweet and Sour Red Snapper)

When I was in Indonesia, I lived around Chinese community. Even though I don’t celebrate Chinese New Year, I sometimes say “Gong Xi Fat Choi” to my Chinese friends. Don’t forget Indonesian culinary is also influenced by Chinese culinary, so I used to have Chinese food almost everyday. My mom loved to cook Chinese food …

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Rawon Buntut (East Java Style Oxtail Beef in Black Soup)

When I bought beef oxtail from a halal store, I asked the butcher to separate 1.1 kgs of beef oxtail into two plastic bags, 500 grams and 600 grams. 500 grams of beef oxtail was made for Buntut Bumbu Asem Asem and still had 600 grams leftover to make another. I decided to make this …

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Sup Buntut Rempah Recipe (Indonesian Spiced Oxtail Soup)

Sup Buntut is one of popular soups in Indonesia. I used to make it with Indonesia instant seasoning “Munik”. The original recipe uses beef oxtail, carrots, chinese celery leaves, potato, shallots, garlics, ground nutmeg, cloves, white/black pepper, salt, and sprinkle with slice of green onion and tomato. We, Indonesians love to eat this with steamed …

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