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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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Kuih Spera Recipe (Malaysian Curry Puff with Coconut Filling)

Kuih Spera or as Lisa from Lemony Kitchen explained it’s similar to curry puff but with coconut filling. For Indonesians Curry Puff is pretty much a buddy of Pastel or Jalakote. When I approached Lisa to be my first Malaysian guest post I simply wanted something that has a root to her background. Seeing Lisa’s …

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Wonton Soup Recipe (Pangsit Kuah)

Chinese food has been blended into Indonesian food for centuries. Wonton or we call it pangsit (read: punk-seet) is one of them. Wonton soup (pangsit kuah) or deep fried wonton (pangsit goreng) can be found at many street food stalls in every corner of the country. As Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, …

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Tekwan Recipe (Palembang Fish Balls Soup)

Have you entered your chances to get an English edition of Indonesian Street Snack – Sweet and Savory Treats Cookbook?   Palembang, the capital city of South Sumatra is famous for its freshwater fish recipes such as pempek (fishcake with spicy tamarind sauce), otak-otak (grilled fishcake in banana leaves), pindang patin (spicy sour basa fish …

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Jemblem / Misro / Pulung-Pulung Ubi (Indonesian Cassava Fritters Stuffed with Coconut Sugar)

My fourth guest post for other bloggers. Shulie of Food Wanderings who loves learning other culture dishes. Both of us have been twitting along for quite some time now. I still recalled the day when she told me that she finally found fresh turmeric and how she loves the distinct flavour of fresh one compare …

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Baso Tahu Goreng

Batagor Recipe (Indonesian Fried Dumplings)

Batagor is an abbreviation from baso tahu goreng. Here is a little tutorial of bahasa Indonesia. Baso or bakso means meatballs; tahu means tofu and goreng means fry. I prefer translate those words into Fried Dumpling as it contains fried fishballs, shu mai, and filled tofus. The basic recipe is actually the same with Bandung …

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Malang Chicken Noodle

Cwi Mie Malang Recipe (Malang-Style Chicken Noodle)

Did you notice that I often write “region” then “style” for a name of recipe?  Since each region has different specialty for a dish, I often do it to make sure where this dish came from. Malang is a city in East Java and isn’t that far from where I grew up.  I was a bit familiar …

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Siomay Bandung Recipe (Bandung Steamed Dumplings with Peanut Sambal)

From the name siomay, you can tell this food had an influence from the Chinese who immigrated to Indonesia long time ago.  A word of siomay itself is derived from shaomai (also spelled shui mai, shu mai, sui mai, sui maai, shui mei, siu mai, shao mai, siew mai or siomai), the traditional Chinese dumpling.  …

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Panada Recipe (Manado Tuna Stuffed Bread/Pastry)

Panada is very similar to Spanish/Portuguese empanada and Jamaican patty. I believe this dish was first introduced by either Portuguese or Spanish traders who came to Indonesia for spices around the 15th century. Since the East Indonesians love their fish and spices, they fill their pastry with fish and many other spices to suit their …

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