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Gado-Gado Surabaya – Guest Blogging at Rasa Malaysia

To begin with, I was surprised that Rasa Malaysia has chosen me to be the guest writer of Indonesian cuisine on her blog. Rasa Malaysia is one of my inspired blogs among the Asian specialty blogs. We share the same passion for Asian food as we came from the same region, Malay Peninsula where Bahasa …

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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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Rawon Buntut (East Java Style Oxtail Beef in Black Soup)

When I bought beef oxtail from a halal store, I asked the butcher to separate 1.1 kgs of beef oxtail into two plastic bags, 500 grams and 600 grams. 500 grams of beef oxtail was made for Buntut Bumbu Asem Asem and still had 600 grams leftover to make another. I decided to make this …

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Krengsengan Daging Recipe (Eastern Javanese Stewed Beef)

This recipe was adapted from Krengsengan Kambing which is translated as Sliced Goat in Petis Sauce. Petis Udang means Shrimp Paste in English. Don’t get confused with Patis (Tagalog term for fish sauce). Several Eastern Javanese recipes call for Petis. They can be for Petis Udang, Petis Ikan (Fish Paste) or Petis Kupang (I have …

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