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Peranakan Food

Ngo Hiang – Gohyong Recipe (Chinese Five Spice Roll)

Ngo hiang or Gohyong is a Chinese Five Spice Roll and a part of Peranakan (Chinese Indonesian) food in Indonesia. It’s still in the spirit of Chinese New Year and was long weekend in Indonesia as well. To all who is celebrated, Gong Xi Fa Chai and the reason why I shared this Peranakan recipe. …

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Wonton Soup Recipe (Pangsit Kuah)

Chinese food has been blended into Indonesian food for centuries. Wonton or we call it pangsit (read: punk-seet) is one of them. Wonton soup (pangsit kuah) or deep fried wonton (pangsit goreng) can be found at many street food stalls in every corner of the country. As Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, …

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Tekwan Recipe (Palembang Fish Balls Soup)

Have you entered your chances to get an English edition of Indonesian Street Snack – Sweet and Savory Treats Cookbook?   Palembang, the capital city of South Sumatra is famous for its freshwater fish recipes such as pempek (fishcake with spicy tamarind sauce), otak-otak (grilled fishcake in banana leaves), pindang patin (spicy sour basa fish …

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Potato Croquette Recipe (Kroket Kentang)

There are many different styles of Croquette in every country. In Indonesia, Croquette was first introduced during Dutch Colonial rule and it becomes a very popular snack. Mom and her helper used to make croquettes for somebody orders or family to snack on in the afternoon (the tea time). Being living in a country that is very …

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Pulut Panggang

Pulut Udang Medan Recipe (Medan Shrimp Rolls)

When the Javanese adores lemper and the Manadonese loves lalampa, Medan has pulut udang. For those who know about Nyonya or Peranakan food will recognize this pulut udang.  Medan is very famous with its pulut udang.  Just like in Malaysia and Singapore, Medan (located on Sumatra island) calls sticky rice as pulut.  Since I grew …

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Peranakan Shrimp Cake

Peranakan Shrimp and Chicken Cake Recipe (Kee Kian or Kekian)

For people who live outside Indonesia, Malaysia or Singapore, you may know the term of Nonya instead of Peranakan.  Peranakan Chinese and Baba-Nyonya are terms used for the descendants of late 15th and 16th-century Chinese immigrants to the Nusantara region during the Colonial era. Nusantara is an Indonesian word for the Indonesian archipelago. It is …

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Baso Tahu Goreng

Batagor Recipe (Indonesian Fried Dumplings)

Batagor is an abbreviation from baso tahu goreng. Here is a little tutorial of bahasa Indonesia. Baso or bakso means meatballs; tahu means tofu and goreng means fry. I prefer translate those words into Fried Dumpling as it contains fried fishballs, shu mai, and filled tofus. The basic recipe is actually the same with Bandung …

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Malang Chicken Noodle

Cwi Mie Malang Recipe (Malang-Style Chicken Noodle)

Did you notice that I often write “region” then “style” for a name of recipe?  Since each region has different specialty for a dish, I often do it to make sure where this dish came from. Malang is a city in East Java and isn’t that far from where I grew up.  I was a bit familiar …

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