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Manado Skipjack Tuna Floss

Cakalang Pampis Recipe (Manado Skipjack Tuna Floss)

Cakalang Pampis or Tuna Floss ala Manado can accompany with warm cooked rice or as a filling for panada. Panada is very closed to Spanish or Portuguese empanada or Jamaican patty. While in the west part of Indonesia, pastel is more popular.  Pastel has a flakier skin like Malaysian curry puff and Makassar (South Sulawesi) …

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Binte Biluhuta Recipe (Milu Siram – Gorontalo Corn Soup)

Anybody remember the folk song of binte bilihuta? It’s not only a song title, binte biluhuta is a corn soup from Gorontalo. Gorontalo province is known as the largest corn producer in Indonesia. Beside as an export commodity, sweet corns are main ingredients in the Gorontalo signature food, Binte Biluhuta. In addition to corns, this …

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Manado Red Kidney Bean and Cocoa with Shaved Ice

Es Brenebon Recipe (Manado Red Kidney Bean and Chocolate with Shaved Ice)

In the west part of Indonesia, Es Campur (Mixed Shaved Ice) is a popular shaved ice dessert while the Manadonese has es brenebon (red kidney bean and cocoa with shaved ice). Moreover, the Malaysian has ais kacang; Singaporean with Air Batu Campur (ABC) and Filipino has halo-halo.  Don’t we love shaved ice so much. The …

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Ayam Garo Rica Recipe (Manado Chili and Lime Basil Chicken)

Longing to make this Ayam Garo Rica for so long! Ayam Garo Rica (Manadonese Chili and Lime Basil Chicken). In the local dialect, Garo means stir fry and Rica means chili pepper. All I had to do was being patience until my red long cayenne pepper grown more. Yes… I was yielding long red cayenne …

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Es Pallu Butung Recipe (Makassar Iced Banana)

August 3, 2010 Update: This post was featured on FoodBuzz Top 9 todayEs Pallu Butung is very popular dessert from Makassar, South Sulawesi. It is also known as Es Nasu Butung. Literally translated, es means ice, pallu or nasu means cooked, butung means banana. Pallu, nasu and butung are words from a Makassar dialect. I …

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Teach a Man to Fish: Pepes Ikan Woku (Manado Woku Spiced Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaves)

I just realized that there is the 3rd annual Teach a Man to Fish as the latest intake is October 31. Better to get hurry before I let it pass again since I missed the 2nd one. As a girl who grew up in the archipelago country, I used to have fresh ocean fish. My beloved …

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Calamansi and Grilled Ikan Tude with Dabu-Dabu Sambal

As I mentioned on my old posts, I was born and grew up in Java island of Indonesia. Most of the Javanese use key lime (jeruk nipis), kaffir lime (jeruk purut), jeruk limo (Citrus amblycarpa Hassk., nasnaran mandarin, leprous lime) for making sambal or reducing the smell of fish before cooking. So, I didn’t really know …

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