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Curry

Pacri Nanas Recipe (Malay Spiced Pineapple)

Pacri nanas recipe was posted on my blog before in 2007, but I decided to renew it as well as the picture. It means I took down my old post. Pacri Nanas is a Malay dish that is popular in Indonesia (West Kalimantan and Sumatra such as Riau island and Medan) and Malaysia.  Malay or …

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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.  …

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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 …

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Sate Padang Pariaman Recipe (Pariaman-Style Curried Beef Saté)

This Sate Padang actually has 3 versions.  Again, based on the cities/towns’ name in West Sumatra.  With curry based sauce and similarity to the famous of Minang-style rendang spices, this sate (satay) is quite unique compare to other satés in Indonesia. Those 3 variants  of Sate Padang are  Sate Pariaman, Sate Padang Panjang and Sate …

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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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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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