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Indonesian Nasi Goreng Kambing: Jakarta Goat Fried Rice

Indonesian Nasi Goreng. I’m sure by now you have tried this Indonesian comfort foods  No wonder is considering as one of Indonesia’s National dishes. With so many diversity  in the country, you can find plenty variants of Indonesian Nasi Goreng; from street food vendors to restaurants.⁣ To recreate the Jakartan’s favourite, Nasi Goreng Kambing aka …

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Fu Yung Hai: Crab Egg Foo Young

Fu Yung Hai has been a part of Indonesian Chinese (Peranakan) cuisine for centuries.  It was brought by Chinese migrants long before European settlements arrived in Nusantara. No wonder, the Dutch knows this dish the same as Indonesians do.  Many Indonesians cherish this food as a part of their childhood memory, including myself. From its …

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Acar Bawang Merah: Indonesian Shallot Pickle

Acar is a loosely translated for pickle in Indonesian (bahasa Indonesia). I believe the word is absorbed from India; Achaar. Indonesian Acar should be sweet, tangy and refreshing.  Unlike Indian Achaar which is very heavy with spices. Indonesian Acar is quite simple. It usually includes a mix of water, vinegar, sugar and salt. Acar Bawang …

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Kambu Paria: Indonesian (Bugis) Stuffed Bitter Melon

Kambu Paria is a traditional Indonesian food that is from Bugis ethnic group.  They are inhabited in South Sulawesi province with Ujung Pandang (or Makassar) is the capital city.  The Makassar foods are mostly heavily rich in fish or meat.  One of them is this Kambu Paria. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is also known bitter …

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Pindang Iwak or Pindang Ikan Palembang

Pindang Iwak or Pindang Ikan: Palembang Fish Stew

Pindang Iwak or Pindang Ikan dish is known from in Palembang, South Sumatra.  It’s usually made from a river (freshwater) patin (similar to pangasius or basa) fish or baung (a Hemibagrus genus, a fish genus relative to catfish).  In Indonesia, the province of South Sumatra, Riau and South Kalimantan are very popular for its freshwater fish …

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Gohu Ikan Ternate

Gohu Ikan Ternate: Indonesian Tuna Ceviche Salad

Gohu Ikan is a type of raw tuna salad and very refreshing taste from Ternate, East Indonesia.  A tender texture of fish is combined with spicy, savoury, tangy and crunch nutty from chilies, shallots, calamansi, balakama or kemangi (lemon basil) and kenari  (pili nuts in Tagalog) .  Being said that Gohu Ikan has similarity with …

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Bumbu Dasar: Indonesian Basic Spices Paste

Indonesian Bumbu Dasar or Basic Spices Paste is one way to have a short-cut to your Indonesian cooking. The name of the bumbu dasar is depending its colour of paste; Merah (Red), Putih (White), and Kuning (Yellow). Some people will have additional bumbu dasar (Indonesian Basic Spices Paste)s such as Oranye (Orange) and Hitam (Black). …

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