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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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Food Props Hunting and Shots at Pasar Senen, Jakarta

Visiting traditional markets in Indonesia was one of my “must-visit” lists when I was in the country. One of the markets was Pasar Senen (Senen means Monday while pasar means market) in Jakarta. Pasar Senen is a heaven for foodies who collect food props and enjoy photography. With my baby brother and his wife, we …

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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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Sambai On Peuga-ga Recipe (Aceh Pennywort Sambal – Sambal Pegagan)

Sambai On Peuga-ga or can be translated as Aceh Style Pennywort Sambal or Sambal Pegagan Aceh in Indonesian.  I was making this sambal for the first time in 2007 and fell in love with the taste. As a long weekend approached us last week in Canada, I made two kinds of pennywort dish.  One was from Indonesia, Aceh …

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Mie Goreng, Bamie (Indonesian Fried Noodles), Guest Post at Wok with Ray

As an Indonesian who ate ample mie goreng (or Dutch call it bamie) from street hawkers back when I was in Indonesia or from my late mom’s kitchen, I was guilty to not share this easy recipe long time ago. Until last January, another good Filipino friend through blogging world, Ray Gingco of Wok with …

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Sambal Bongkot Recipe (Bali Torch Ginger Sambal)

Sambal Bongkot (Torch Ginger Sambal) is a unique sambal and originated from Bali.   Bongkot is Balinese word for torch ginger or other Indonesians call it kecombrang, honje, rias, kincung, rias, kencong, kincuang, sambuan, asam cekala, asam patikala depend on the area.   Sambal Bongkot is one the sambal that I’m unable to make due to where I’m …

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Potato Perkedel Patties Recipe

Potato Patties or perkedel kentang is Indonesian mashed potatoes patties. The word perkedel was derrived from Dutch frikadel. Shallots, garlic, candlenuts, nutmeg, white pepper, chopped Chinese celery are added into mashed potatoes mixture, then shaped into patties. These little round patties are then dipped in beaten eggs and deep-fried until golden brown. In East Java …

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Payeh Bileh Recipe (Spiced Anchovies Wrapped in Banana Leaves – Aceh Style)

Payeh Bileh is one of Aceh style side dishes that is made from anchovies and spice up with numbers different herbs before wrapping them in banana leaves. There are many other different kinds name of pepes in Indonesia depend on the area. Pepes is a cooking technique employing banana leaf for wrapping and widely use …

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