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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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Sate Komoh Recipe (Indonesian Spiced Beef Saté – East Java Style)

I’ve known Sate Komoh as Sate Bumbu Rujak for ages until I learnt cooking and realized that they both are the same. You probably noticed why I don’t use the word satay. Sate is the correct Indonesian spelling, so I use sate for Indonesian satay. There are so many different Satés in the country from …

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Apom or Appam Recipe (Indian Fermented Rice Pancake)

There are plenty Indian foods that became a part of Malaysian cuisine. One of them is apom or appam. To share you this variety of Indian Fermented Rice Pancake, I have Ribbon and Circus who owns beautiful blog with surely mouth-drooling pictures. I always want my guest post has a childhood memory of the food. …

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Bubur Biji Ketapang – Bubur Biji Salak Recipe (Indonesian Sweet Potato Dumpling)

Bubur Biji Ketapang (in Sumatra) or Bubur Biji Salak (in Java).  Both are the same sweet snack and made from sweet potato which I prefer translate into Sweet Potato Dumpling instead Sweet Potato Porridge. Bubur means porridge while biji means seed. Ketapang is a Terminalia catappa plant with many different common names such as Bengal …

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Sambai On Peuga-ga Recipe (Aceh Pennywort Sambal – Sambal Pegagan)

Sambai On Peuga-ga or can be translated as Aceh Style Pennywort Sambal or Sambal Pegagan Aceh in Indonesian.  I was making this sambal for the first time in 2007 and fell in love with the taste. As a long weekend approached us last week in Canada, I made two kinds of pennywort dish.  One was from Indonesia, Aceh …

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Durian Pancake – Guest Post at Asian in America

Durian Pancake  is a popular dessert in 3 Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.   I don’t know why it’s called Pancake while the shape is similar to Crêpe that is filled and fold like an envelope. The Indonesian dark coffee (kopi tubruk) would be perfect to company this dessert. I had Betty before …

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Sambal Bongkot Recipe (Bali Torch Ginger Sambal)

Sambal Bongkot (Torch Ginger Sambal) is a unique sambal and originated from Bali.   Bongkot is Balinese word for torch ginger or other Indonesians call it kecombrang, honje, rias, kincung, rias, kencong, kincuang, sambuan, asam cekala, asam patikala depend on the area.   Sambal Bongkot is one the sambal that I’m unable to make due to where I’m …

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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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Rempah Daging Recipe (Indonesian Coconut Meat Patty)

Rempah Daging aka Coconut Meat Patty. If we break down the word rempah can be meant spice while daging is a meat. In this case it’s refer to beef the very common red meat source in Indonesia beside goat. Rempah daging is common to be served with rice (especially Nasi Kuning – Indonesian Yellow Rice) …

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