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Pepes Jamur Sunda (Steamed Mushrooms in Banana Leaves)

Pepes Jamur: Sunda Steamed Mushroom

Pepes Jamur Sunda is a steamed mushroom dish that is very popular in Indonesia. Compare to many other Indonesian dishes, Sundanese foods are more simple in ingredients. Sunda is an ethnic group that is inhabited on the west part of Java island. For people with a restricted diet such as vegans, this food is a …

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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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Bali: Warung Pulau Kelapa, Ubud

After dropping all my luggages at 100 Sunset Boutique Hotel and filling up our belly at Warung Lawar Kartika with Lawar (Balinese meat salad), Sate Lilit Sapi (Bali Beef Sate) and Sop Sapi (Beef Soup), my ride took me to Ubud. Ubud is a very nice place to relax in Bali. It’s not so crowded …

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Indonesian Fish Brine Recipe (Ikan Pindang)

Ikan Pindang is a way to preserve the fish in Indonesia which I see very close to brining process. Brining fish and seafood is a great technique to flavour fish and seafood as the ocean itself is a sort of the original brine. Since fish and seafood are delicate, they can easily dry out if …

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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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Sate Komoh Recipe (Indonesian Spiced Beef Saté – East Java Style)

I’ve known Sate Komoh as Sate Bumbu Rujak for ages until I learnt cooking and realized that they both are the same. You probably noticed why I don’t use the word satay. Sate is the correct Indonesian spelling, so I use sate for Indonesian satay. There are so many different Satés in the country from …

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