Indonesia Eats

Coconut

Gule Kambing Kacang Hijau (Goat Mung Bean Curry) Recipe

March 23, 2010 Update: This post was featured on March 23 FoodBuzz Top 9Gule is sometimes pronounced differently as gulai. In Indonesia, curry based foods can be named gule/gulai or kare/kari, depend on the area. This time, I chose making the Surabaya style, Gule Kambing Kacang Hijau (Goat Mung Bean Curry). There is an area …

Gule Kambing Kacang Hijau (Goat Mung Bean Curry) Recipe Read More »

Smoked Fish Mangut Recipe (Javanese Smoked Fish Cooked in Spiced Coconut Milk)

It’s the renew picture of my mangut before.  At that time, I used ikan kembung (Indian mackarel or known as short body mackerel).  However, it still tastes different when you make it with smoked fish. This dish is a popular dish among the Javanese.  Mangut is usually added by smoked stingray fish which is really …

Smoked Fish Mangut Recipe (Javanese Smoked Fish Cooked in Spiced Coconut Milk) Read More »

Bubur Kacang Ijo

Bubur Kacang Hijau (Indonesian Sweet Mung Bean Porridge) Recipe

Bubur kacang hijau (boo-boor kah-chunk hee-jaa-oo) is not a savoury poridge; it’s a sweet dessert.  Bubur or porridge can be a sweet or savoury dish in Indonesia.  I have known other kind of bubur kacang hijau that has more complex ingredients to company with such as black and white glutinous rices and a slice of …

Bubur Kacang Hijau (Indonesian Sweet Mung Bean Porridge) Recipe Read More »

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.  …

Gulai Cubadak (Nangka) – Padang Green Jackfruit Curry Read More »

Es Pallu Butung Recipe (Makassar Iced Banana)

August 3, 2010 Update: This post was featured on FoodBuzz Top 9 todayEs Pallu Butung is very popular dessert from Makassar, South Sulawesi. It is also known as Es Nasu Butung. Literally translated, es means ice, pallu or nasu means cooked, butung means banana. Pallu, nasu and butung are words from a Makassar dialect. I …

Es Pallu Butung Recipe (Makassar Iced Banana) Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

Anyang Pakis – North Sumatran Fiddleheads with Spicy Grated Coconut Read More »