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Ayam Besengek : Javanese Chicken Stew

Ayam Besengek is an old recipe that is popular during colonialism era of Indonesia. This dish has a tied history with Indonesia’s feminist hero from Java; Raden Adjeng Kartini. Unfortunately, Ayam Besengek dish isn’t too common anymore to be found in Java anymore. R. A. Kartini and Her Cooking’s Story Raden Adjeng Kartini (or sometimes …

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Sate Maranggi: Indonesian Beef Maranggi Saté Recipe

Sate Maranggi is one of many satés in Indonesia that don’t include peanut sauce. Most foreigners especially the westerners know that Saté(s) in Indonesia have to have peanut sauce which is not true. Sate and Satay are two the same words that refer to meat cubes that are thread into bamboo skewers and grill prior …

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Keripik Paru Recipe (Indonesian Beef Lung Crackers)

Dishes from Beef Lung (Paru in Indonesian) are Indonesian and Malaysian delicacies. Beef lung can be cooked in various kind of dish such as rendang, balado, sambal goreng (fried sambal), keripik (crackers). Offal is actually common to be eaten in other parts of the world. While the rest of the world enjoys (reputedly delicious) lung …

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Ikan Ceng Cuan (Braised Ginger Fish – Peranakan Style)

Ikan Ceng Cuan is a Cina Benteng fish dish. For non-Indonesian, the term Cina Benteng might not be familiar. Cina Benteng is literally translated as Fortress Chinese or Benteng Chinese which refers to a community of Chinese Indonesians residing in Tangerang; located in Banten province of Indonesia. Tangerang is located on the west of Jakarta, …

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Tongseng Kambing (Solo Style Goat, Cabbage, and Coconut Stew)

Can you think a dish that includes goat meat, cabbage, coconut, kecap manis and coconut milk? If you have been to Central Java of Indonesia or at least to Java island, you will know tongseng kambing. Tongseng Kambing is a popular dish from Solo (known as Surakarta) but this dish has been spread out all …

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Babat Gongso Recipe (Semarang-Style Tripe)

Babat Gongso is a legendary dish from Semarang and Solo, Central Java which is increasingly rare to be found. Once you have Babat Gongso and there are some left over, you can be continued cooking or transferring into Nasi Goreng Babat (Tripe Fried Rice). Babat or Tripe is also a popular ingredients for Soto or …

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Tahu Campur Seller, One of Many Street Foods in Indonesia

Tahu Campur or Mix Tofu is literally translated for this dish. This Tahu Campur is the Eastern Javanese style which is different with Central Javanese. The East Javanese has a soupy look with the addition of tofu, chunk of beef, cassava cake (perkedel singkong), bean sprouts, lettuce, egg noodle and shrimp crackers. Just like most …

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