Indonesia Eats

Fish

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 …

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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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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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Vietnamese Dipping Fish Sauce Recipe (Nuoc Mam Cham)

Making nước mắm chấm is like making sambal in Indonesian cuisine. There are some different measurements on making it for each person. Similar to sambal, this Vietnamese dipping fish sauce is served quite frequently as condiment. Last June, I made a big batch of nước mắm chấm and based on Wandering Chopstick’s recipe. In that recipe, I used canesugar vinegar …

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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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Manado Skipjack Tuna Floss

Cakalang Pampis Recipe (Manado Skipjack Tuna Floss)

Cakalang Pampis or Tuna Floss ala Manado can accompany with warm cooked rice or as a filling for panada. Panada is very closed to Spanish or Portuguese empanada or Jamaican patty. While in the west part of Indonesia, pastel is more popular.  Pastel has a flakier skin like Malaysian curry puff and Makassar (South Sulawesi) …

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Binte Biluhuta Recipe (Milu Siram – Gorontalo Corn Soup)

Anybody remember the folk song of binte bilihuta? It’s not only a song title, binte biluhuta is a corn soup from Gorontalo. Gorontalo province is known as the largest corn producer in Indonesia. Beside as an export commodity, sweet corns are main ingredients in the Gorontalo signature food, Binte Biluhuta. In addition to corns, this …

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Greek Swordfish Salad with Vietnamese Nuoc Mam Cham and Mustard

What the heck I was making here! A Greek favourite met a Vietnamese sweet heart. This is my second time making Swordfish Souvlaki, but I never post my first souvlaki. I first got interested to Swordfish Souvlaki (Ξιφίας σουβλάκι)  when I saw a Canadian blogger’s post, Peter of Kafolagas whom is a Greek descendant.  At …

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