Indonesia Eats

Sumatra Food

Srikaya Jam Recipe (Coconut and Eggs Jam)

Srikaya jam is one of traditional flavour jams that I’ve known when I grew up in Indonesia.  North Sumatra where most my paternal extended family live and they often sent or brought us some goodies when they visited my family who live in Java.  Those goodies were mostly things that were not common to be …

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Sambal Andaliman Recipe (Andaliman Pepper Sambal)

Andaliman was my first post on Indonesia Eats that I renewed the picture a month ago. If you are not aware what andaliman is, please visit my andaliman post. Andaliman is assumed that has an anti-microbial and antioxidant activity. Sambal andaliman is common to be enjoyed by Batak ethnic group especially the North Tapanuli sub-ethnic …

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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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Gulai Daun Ubi Tumbuk Recipe (Mandailing Crushed Cassava Leaves Curry)

Gulai Bulung Gadung Na i Duda or known as Gulai Daun Ubi Tumbuk in bahasa Indonesia is a one of my childhood curries as my paternal family is originally from Mandailing area.  Thou I was born and raised in Java, my late dad often asked my late mom to cook this Gulai Daun Ubi Tumbuk. …

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Otak-otak

Otak-Otak Bakar Recipe (Indonesian Grilled Fish Cake)

We, the Asians love our fish or seafood cakes.  Here is one of Indonesians’ favourites, otak-otak.  Three cities are famous for its otak-otak, Palembang, Jakarta and Makassar.  Which sauce do you choose? The Palembang or Jakarta one.  Cuko (spicy tamarind sauce) or peanut sauce. In bahasa Indonesia and Malaysia, otak means brain. The name of …

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Pempek Pistel Recipe (Palembang Stuffed Fish Cake With Green Papaya)

For those who grew up in Indonesia, s/he must know Pempek Palembang (Palembangese fish cake). Palembang is the capital city of South Sumatra province. {WARNING: This post will be quite long!} Back when I was at university, I had a roommate whom originally from South Sumatra.  The South Sumatran students often got together and made …

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Tart or Sour Flavourings in Indonesian Cooking

I have posted this article in bahasa Indonesia on goorme before.  I promised to Shulie of Food Wanderings to write the English edition since we have been discussing about kokum on twitter quite some time.  It’s not like my usual post that I have a picture at the beginning of the post.  This time, pictures will …

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Pacri Nanas Recipe (Malay Spiced Pineapple)

Pacri nanas recipe was posted on my blog before in 2007, but I decided to renew it as well as the picture. It means I took down my old post. Pacri Nanas is a Malay dish that is popular in Indonesia (West Kalimantan and Sumatra such as Riau island and Medan) and Malaysia.  Malay or …

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