Indonesia Eats

Chicken

Ayam Taliwang: Lombok BBQ Chicken

Ayam Taliwang is a BBQ or Grilled Chicken that I enjoyed. Who doesn’t love the BBQ chicken unless you are a vegetarian or vegan? Compare to other Indonesian style BBQ chicken, this is the most simple one in term of ingredients. Terasi and Indonesian Palm Sugar vs Thai Palm Sugar and Terasi (fermented shrimp paste), …

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Ayam Bakar Padang: Padang Style Grilled Chicken

You can find Ayam Bakar Padang at most Padang eateries in almost every parts of Indonesia. People love the flavour and richness of spices. My suggestion if you can’t handle the heat, just reduce the amount of chilies but don’t reduce other spices quantity. Oil is something that I found it can be substituted by …

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Tasak Telu Recipe (Karo Meat Salad with Torch Ginger Fruit)

Tasak Telu is translated as Masak Tiga (Tiga Masakan) in Indonesian or Cook Three (Three Dishes) in English. I know it’s a bit weird when I tried to translate to English literally. The reason was being named for Cook Three or Three Dishes since Tasak Telu uses 3 main ingredients; chicken, coconut and bulung gadong …

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Ayam Masak Habang: Banjar Style Chicken in Chili Sauce

Ayam Masak Habang is a classic dish from Banjarmasin (South Kalimantan) that often sell at many eateries in the area with nasi kuning (yellow rice). To translate its name literally, ayam means chicken; masak means to cook or cooked and habang means red. Most Indonesian recipes apply fresh red cayenne peppers, however this recipe uses …

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Gule Kuta-Kuta Recipe (Gulai Ayam Karo, Chicken Curry Karo Style)

What makes Gulai Ayam Karo (or Gule Kuta-Kuta in Karo’s dialect) different than other gule/gulai in Indonesia? Torch ginger flower (bunga kecombrang) and the fruit (asam cekala) have created the distinction. Most gule or gulai recipes that I’ve known need to stir-fry the wet spices paste before adding other ingredients. However, this gule doesn’t need …

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Second Indonesian Cooking Demo at d.a. Niels Gourmet Kitchenware

With a recipe of nasi kuning (yellow rice), urap (vegetables salad with spiced coconut dressing), chicken balado (chicken chili sambal) and potato perkedel, I presented my second Indonesian cooking demo on January 28, 2012 at the same place, d.a. Niels Gourmet Kitchenware as my first one which was held on October 22, 2011. Nasi KuningDespite …

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