Indonesia Eats

Indonesian Eid ul-Fitr Dishes 2009

I posted these hidangan lebaran longer than I thought. Hidangan Lebaran literally means Eid ul-Fitr dishes. In Indonesia, we call Eid ul-Fitr for Idul Fitri or Lebaran. On this day, Indonesians usually make special dishes. I didn’t really think to make special ones as I have been busy with living in two places in Manitoba.My husband requested to have bittermellon which he only likes if I make it. Stir fry bittermelon with anchovies and tauco. Tauco is Indonesian translation for salty fermented soybeans.

Companion of the stir fry bittermelon, I made lontong sayur pepaya muda/mentah udang (spiced green pepaya and shrimp in coconut milk with rolled rice cake). Lontong is made from rice that is packed in banana leaves and boiled. It’s served at room temperature with sauce-based such gulai/kari (curry), soup, gado-gado, sate etc. To Lidia, I will write the directions how to make lontong within a week.

For my own treat, I made gulai kambing (goat curry). Thank you to Nining for the recipe.

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