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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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Ayam Goreng Kremes Recipe (Indonesian Fried Chicken with Crunchy Flakes)

Ayam Goreng Kremes is popular across the country.  Ny Suharti (or Mrs. Suharti in English) is a famous fried chicken chain restaurant  in Indonesia that offers ayam goreng kremes as the main menu. Beside ayam goreng kuning (Indonesian yelllow fried chicken), ayam goreng kremes is  another Indonesian Fried Chicken that I grew up with.  Just like Ayam …

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Lamongan Chicken Soup

Soto Ayam Lamongan Recipe (Lamongan-Style Chicken Soup)

Soto is one of Indonesian popular foods.  With many different regions and ethnicities, they do enrich the variety of soto itself in the country.  Soto is an Indonesian soup that can be made with or without coconut milk.  This time, I present Soto Ayam Lamongan.  As there are ample collection of soto in Indonesian culinary, you …

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Javanese Stuffed Taro Leaves

Buntil Daun Talas Recipe (Javanese Stuffed Taro Leaves)

Buntil is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes in Indonesian cuisine and is known as a Javanese dish. Traditionally this buntil uses cassava, papaya or taro leaves. All those leaves are edible and most often are made for salad, stir fry, and curry base dishes in Indonesian cooking. Any strong and hearty greens will do …

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