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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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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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Ang Sio Hie Sweet Sour Fish

Angsio Hie: Chinese Indonesian Sweet and SourFish

Angsio Hie  or Angsio Hie Bien is a food that I grew up with.  Although, I’m not a Chinese descendant, my late mom often cooked Chinese Indonesian Food.  Two of them were Crab White Asparagus Soup and this Angsio Hie. My mom loved to cook Chinese food beside cooking Sumatran or Javanese food and baking …

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