Indonesia Eats

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Putong Puti Recipe (Filipino Steamed Rice Cakes)

To introduce more about Filipino foods, I have my dear friend Elizabeth Besa Quirino of Asian in America, a Filipina who lives in the US with her Putong Puti recipe. Being an Indonesian, when I hear or read the words “Putong Puti”, I immediately recognize them. Putong or Puto (steamed rice cake) is the Indonesian …

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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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Wingko Babat Recipe (Javanese Coconut Sticky Rice Cake)

Wingko is often known as Wingko Babat. Wingko is basically a Javanese sweet snack and made from a mixture of grated coconut, coconut milk and sticky rice or glutinous rice. Again, I approved to you that many Asian snacks or desserts are vegan and gluten free. Babat is a small regency in Lamongan, East Java …

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Ayam Goreng Kremes Recipe (Indonesian Fried Chicken with Crunchy Flakes)

Ayam Goreng Kremes is popular across the country.  Ny Suharti (or Mrs. Suharti in English) is a famous fried chicken chain restaurant  in Indonesia that offers ayam goreng kremes as the main menu. Beside ayam goreng kuning (Indonesian yelllow fried chicken), ayam goreng kremes is  another Indonesian Fried Chicken that I grew up with.  Just like Ayam …

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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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Javanese Stuffed Taro Leaves

Buntil Daun Talas Recipe (Javanese Stuffed Taro Leaves)

Buntil is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes in Indonesian cuisine and is known as a Javanese dish. Traditionally this buntil uses cassava, papaya or taro leaves. All those leaves are edible and most often are made for salad, stir fry, and curry base dishes in Indonesian cooking. Any strong and hearty greens will do …

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Kering Kentang Recipe (Indonesian Dried Potatoes)

In Indonesia, potatoes are eaten for a side dish as vegetables and not a main carbohydrate source. We can eat potatoes with rice. This time I made my old time favourite, kering kentang or dried potatoes. Kering kentang is often served to ccompany nasi kuning (Indonesian yellow rice). To make faster kering kentang, I used …

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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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Heici

Ote-Ote/Heici Recipe (Javanese Shrimp Cake)

Ote-ote (read: oh-tay oh-tay) or heici (read: hay-chi) is another variety of fritters. Instead of translating into a shrimp fritter, I’d rather say it a shrimp cake. A similarity cuisine between Southeast Asian foods is common. One day when we went to a Vietnamese restaurant in town, my husband ordered a seafood noodle dish. The …

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