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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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Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe, Jakarta Food Event

Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe is the old Indonesian spelling of Kampung Tempo Dulu which means Kampung (Village) in the Past. After pouring sweat at Pasar Senen, Nizar and I hopped on the cab. Nizar would like to take me to the event “Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe”; an annual event which showcase many Indonesian Foods from many regions …

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Bubur Biji Ketapang – Bubur Biji Salak Recipe (Indonesian Sweet Potato Dumpling)

Bubur Biji Ketapang (in Sumatra) or Bubur Biji Salak (in Java).  Both are the same sweet snack and made from sweet potato which I prefer translate into Sweet Potato Dumpling instead Sweet Potato Porridge. Bubur means porridge while biji means seed. Ketapang is a Terminalia catappa plant with many different common names such as Bengal …

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Rempah Daging Recipe (Indonesian Coconut Meat Patty)

Rempah Daging aka Coconut Meat Patty. If we break down the word rempah can be meant spice while daging is a meat. In this case it’s refer to beef the very common red meat source in Indonesia beside goat. Rempah daging is common to be served with rice (especially Nasi Kuning – Indonesian Yellow Rice) …

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Wingko Babat Recipe (Javanese Coconut Sticky Rice Cake)

Wingko is often known as Wingko Babat. Wingko is basically a Javanese sweet snack and made from a mixture of grated coconut, coconut milk and sticky rice or glutinous rice. Again, I approved to you that many Asian snacks or desserts are vegan and gluten free. Babat is a small regency in Lamongan, East Java …

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Semur Tangkar Betawi Recipe (Betawi-Style Beef Ribs Smoor Stew)

Semur is an Indonesian term for type of meat stew that is processed in thick brown gravy. Shallot, garlic, kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), nutmeg are the main ingredients. Semur word is derived from a Dutch term of Smoor which is basically a food that is boiled with tomatoes and onions slowly. Some recipes …

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Sop Kaki Kambing Jakarta Recipe (Jakarta-Style Goat Feet Soup)

Sop Kaki Kambing Jakarta always reminds me of my late dad.  He was the one who introduced this soup to my brother and I.  Thou we resided in suburban of Surabaya, dad often brought us to enjoy this soup in Surabaya.  Dad used to live in Bogor and Jakarta so he often missed some Betawinese …

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