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Medan-Style Chicken Noodle Soup

Mie Sop Ayam Medan Recipe (Medan Chicken Noodle Soup)

With many different style of chicken noodle soup in the country (depend on the region off course), this one was not the soup that I grew up thou my late dad came from this area.   Yet, I felt in love right away! Being raised in Java island (thou my dad originally was from Medan), …

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Gulai Cubadak (Nangka) – Padang Green Jackfruit Curry

Among the Minangese (West Sumatrans), jackfruit is called cubadak.  When other Indonesians call this fruit nangka.  The unripe or green jackfruit is mostly cooked for veggie dishes while the ripe one (with yellow part inside) is used for desserts. Gulai cubadak or nangka is common to be sold at any Padang restaurants in the country.  …

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Ie Boh Timon Recipe (Aceh Cucumber Limeade)

 August 1, 2010 Update: This post was featured on FoodBuzz Top 9 todayCucumbers and key limes are on season. What do you think about a combination of cucumber and lime? or have you heard cucumber limeade before? Cucumber limeade was one of my childhood favourite beverages. This non-alcoholic drink is very refreshing especially for hot …

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Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang: Rendang Daging Minang Recipe

Rendang (Dry Curry) is one of well known dishes from Indonesia.  It is originated from Minangkabau (more popular known as Padang) or West Sumatra province.  In Indonesia, it’s called Rendang Padang or Rendang Minangkabau.   Rendang is often made from beef (or occasionally beef liver, chicken, goat, water buffalo, duck, clam, or vegetables like green …

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Gulai Kerapu Tauco (Grouper Curry with Fermented Salted Soy Bean)

Gulai Kerapu Tauco is very interesting combination dish. Indonesian gulai is influenced by South Indian cuisine especially curry and by adding fermented salted soy bean sauce/paste (or tauco), it makes this dish very fusion. Tauco is a part of Peranakan ingredients in Indonesia. In Indonesia, there are two terms that refer to Chinese descendants, Peranakan …

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Sate Padang Pariaman Recipe (Pariaman-Style Curried Beef Saté)

This Sate Padang actually has 3 versions.  Again, based on the cities/towns’ name in West Sumatra.  With curry based sauce and similarity to the famous of Minang-style rendang spices, this sate (satay) is quite unique compare to other satés in Indonesia. Those 3 variants  of Sate Padang are  Sate Pariaman, Sate Padang Panjang and Sate …

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Anyang Pakis – North Sumatran Fiddleheads with Spicy Grated Coconut

Fiddleheads remind me of my family old time favourite food, Gulai Pakis. Gulai is an Indonesian curry base. When I was a kid, I gave these greens special name “sayur belalai gajah”. Sayur means vegetable, belalai means trunk and gajah means elephant. So, literally translated for that is Elephant Trunk Vegetable. What a weird name …

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Sambal Serai Udang Recipe (Prawns Lemongrass Sambal)

I recalled that I made this dish in 2007. I think Little Corner of Mine and Tigerfish remember this recipe as well. It is an adaptation recipe of Sambal Serai Kepah (English: Clams Lemongrass Sambal) which I saw on Indonesian women magazine “Kartini” through bacamajalah.com. In that article, it was saying that the food is …

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Squid Curry Stuffed With Tofu

Squid Curry Stuffed With Tofu (Minang Gulai Cumi Isi Tahu)

Spring Cleaning! I’m doing the spring cleaning for my freezer, so don’t get bored if I post about squid, fish, and shrimp for the next couple months. This time, I tried a recipe from another blogger, Gulai Cumi Isi Tahu (English: Minangese Squid Curry Stuffed with Tofu). I enhanced this recipe with asam gelugur and …

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