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Pecel Recipe (Java Style Salad with Peanut Sambal)

As other Indonesian salads, pecel (or known as pecal) is enjoyed with a company of warmed cooked rice or lontong, other protein sources (such as fish, chicken, beef, tempe(h) or tofu) and crackers.  For those who know about gado-gado, lotek and karedok, you may love pecel as well. – Gado-gado: peanut (sometimes mix with cashew nuts) base …

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Siomay Bandung Recipe (Bandung Steamed Dumplings with Peanut Sambal)

From the name siomay, you can tell this food had an influence from the Chinese who immigrated to Indonesia long time ago.  A word of siomay itself is derived from shaomai (also spelled shui mai, shu mai, sui mai, sui maai, shui mei, siu mai, shao mai, siew mai or siomai), the traditional Chinese dumpling.  …

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Sambal Tumpang (Javanese Old Tempe Sambal)

Tempe or tempeh is an Indonesian soybean cake. In order making sambal tumpang, you need tempe semangit. Semangit is derived from a word “sangit” which is meant less pleasant odour. A word “semangit” usually is followed after a word “tempe”, and known as Tempe semangit. What is tempe semangit and is it different from tempe? …

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Cantik Manis Recipe (Indonesian Sweet Pretty Cake)

Cantik means pretty while manis means sweet. It’s straight forward translated from its name. Even though the name is cantik manis, I reduced the sugar amount from the recipe that I saw in my Yasa Boga cookbook. It’s very easy to make, no steaming or baking process. Cantik manis is also popular during Ramadan in …

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Sayur Bening Bayam Merah Recipe (Indonesian Red Amaranth Clear Soup)

At least once a week, I had this Sayur Bening Bayam when I still resided at my parents’ house. It’s very light soup with lots of health benefits. As my maternal side is Eastern Javanese, we enjoy this with dadar jagung (Indonesian corn fritters/pancakes) and sambal terasi. Sayur bening bayam, dadar jagung and sambal terasi …

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Tahu Pong Semarang Recipe (Tofu Puff and Shrimp Fritter with Hot Sweet and Sour Sauce)

First and foremost, I would like to say thank you very very much for the birthday wishes that I received through emails and facebook. Also, I got a nice breakfast in bed from my husband, a glass of berries (acai, blueberry, blackberry and boysenberry) smoothie and a glass of strawberry soy milk. Thank you, Pung! …

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