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Squid Curry Stuffed With Tofu

Squid Curry Stuffed With Tofu (Minang Gulai Cumi Isi Tahu)

Spring Cleaning! I’m doing the spring cleaning for my freezer, so don’t get bored if I post about squid, fish, and shrimp for the next couple months. This time, I tried a recipe from another blogger, Gulai Cumi Isi Tahu (English: Minangese Squid Curry Stuffed with Tofu). I enhanced this recipe with asam gelugur and …

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Gulai Manis Rajungan Recipe (West Sumatran Blue Crab Curry)

After four years in the Great White North, I am brave enough to cook crabs. You may remember that I turned a Pacific dungeness crab into an Indonesian Chili Crab (Kepiting Saus Padang).  I used to have crabs in Indonesia, but never cooked them by myself. You can find live dungeness crabs at Superstore or …

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Urap (Javanese Vegetables Salad with Spicy Coconut Dressing)

Urap or urap-urap or urab is very common salad to be served with nasi campur (mix rice) or nasi kuning (yellow rice).  Also it is perfect for accompanying grilled or fried meats, seafood, fish, tofu or tempe.   I myself served urap-urap with Sate Odheng Madura – Madurese Prawn Sate. Indonesians say repeatedly for plurals. The …

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Lontong Sayur Pepaya Muda Recipe (Indonesian Green Pepaya in Spiced Coconut Milk with Rice Cake)

I finally posted a recipe of Lontong Sayur Pepaya Muda Udang or Green Pepaya and Shrimp in Spiced Coconut Milk with Rice Cakes as the last series of Eid ul Fitr dishes 2009. Traditionally, lontong is made by partly cooking or soaking raw rice, draining and packing tightly into a rolled-up banana leaf. The leaf …

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Ayam Bakar Bumbu Rujak: BBQ Chicken with Chili Coconut Gravy

Ayam Bumbu Rujak was a staple BBQ or grilled chicken dish that was often made at my parents’ household back then.  The decision to recreate this dish was for the food photo’s purpose of Indonesian Food Festival 2009 which was hosted by Indonesian Student Group of Winnipeg (ISGWPG). This event took a place at Bell …

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Pecel Terong Tempe (Surabaya Steamed Eggplants and Tempe with Spiced Coconut Milk Sauce)

My… my… my… this is one of my soulfood. I had been tempted to make it long time ago, but I kept delaying. Finally, I made this by adapting mbak Emi’s recipe. According mbak Emi, she didn’t add any shallot, but I did add a shallot in, but don’t add to much or you will …

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