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Kambu Paria: Indonesian (Bugis) Stuffed Bitter Melon

Kambu Paria is a traditional Indonesian food that is from Bugis ethnic group.  They are inhabited in South Sulawesi province with Ujung Pandang (or Makassar) is the capital city.  The Makassar foods are mostly heavily rich in fish or meat.  One of them is this Kambu Paria. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is also known bitter …

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Pindang Iwak or Pindang Ikan Palembang

Pindang Iwak or Pindang Ikan: Palembang Fish Stew

Pindang Iwak or Pindang Ikan dish is known from in Palembang, South Sumatra.  It’s usually made from a river (freshwater) patin (similar to pangasius or basa) fish or baung (a Hemibagrus genus, a fish genus relative to catfish).  In Indonesia, the province of South Sumatra, Riau and South Kalimantan are very popular for its freshwater fish …

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Gohu Ikan Ternate

Gohu Ikan Ternate: Indonesian Tuna Ceviche Salad

Gohu Ikan is a type of raw tuna salad and very refreshing taste from Ternate, East Indonesia.  A tender texture of fish is combined with spicy, savoury, tangy and crunch nutty from chilies, shallots, calamansi, balakama or kemangi (lemon basil) and kenari  (pili nuts in Tagalog) .  Being said that Gohu Ikan has similarity with …

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Ikan Ceng Cuan (Braised Ginger Fish – Peranakan Style)

Ikan Ceng Cuan is a Cina Benteng fish dish. For non-Indonesian, the term Cina Benteng might not be familiar. Cina Benteng is literally translated as Fortress Chinese or Benteng Chinese which refers to a community of Chinese Indonesians residing in Tangerang; located in Banten province of Indonesia. Tangerang is located on the west of Jakarta, …

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Bulung Kuah Pindang Recipe (Bali Seaweed Salad)

If Japanese and Korean use seaweed, so does Indonesian especially Balinese. Bulung Kuah Pindang is another recipe from Bali where you can apply kuah pindang (Balinese fish stock) beside rujak kuah pindang (fruit salad with fish stock). When the first time I read the cookbook of Lonny Gerungan “The Bali Cookbook” years ago, I was …

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Stir Fry Dandelion Greens with Garlic Recipe

Dandelion or randa tapak in Indonesian is from genus Taraxacum (pron.: /təˈræksəkʉm/) which is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Eurasia and North and South America. Two species of Taraxacum, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, are found as weeds worldwide and completely edible. Dandelion has many things …

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