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Ayam Bakar Bumbu Rujak: BBQ Chicken with Chili Coconut Gravy

Ayam Bumbu Rujak was a staple BBQ or grilled chicken dish that was often made at my parents’ household back then.  The decision to recreate this dish was for the food photo’s purpose of Indonesian Food Festival 2009 which was hosted by Indonesian Student Group of Winnipeg (ISGWPG). This event took a place at Bell …

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Pecel Terong Tempe (Surabaya Steamed Eggplants and Tempe with Spiced Coconut Milk Sauce)

My… my… my… this is one of my soulfood. I had been tempted to make it long time ago, but I kept delaying. Finally, I made this by adapting mbak Emi’s recipe. According mbak Emi, she didn’t add any shallot, but I did add a shallot in, but don’t add to much or you will …

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Mendoan Tempe Recipe (Javanese Battered Tempeh)

As I noted on my post here, tempe is very popular and traditional food in Indonesia, especially in Java island where I was born and grew up. Tempe always brings my memory back to Indonesia, where I can find tempe easily, either fresh or cooked. Back then, when my mom had a home-based catering business, …

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Sambal Goreng Cirebon Recipe (Cirebon Fried Sambal)

Still continuing my housewarming party’s recipe. Now it’s time for a recipe of Sambal Goreng Cirebon (Cirebonese Fried Sambal). It’s not really like a chili paste, a term for sambal. This sambal goreng’s recipe was adpated from Nining’s recipe, in which original recipe uses beef as well as innards. With the husband who is a …

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Ikan Makarel Panggang with Sambal Kecap Petis Recipe (Grilled Mackerel with Petis Sambal)

Back to my homecity, Sidoarjo (a suburban city of Surabaya, the capital city of East Java province) which we can call for a home of petis udang (shrimp paste) and petis kupang (a kind of tiny clam paste). People there love to eat almost every savoury fritters, appetizers or snacks with sambal petis, such as …

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Tahu Tempe Bumbu Petis Recipe (Tofu and Tempeh Braised in Petis Sauce)

Another recipe of tempeh and tofu. This recipe is adapted from Tempeh Bumbu Petis of Tabloid Nova. Since I had tofu and tempeh, so I combined both those soy products. Petis Udang is literally translated as shrimp paste, which has strong flavour and dark color. Ingredients: 300 grams tempeh, cut into 4 x2 cm squares …

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