Indonesia Eats

Fish

Yellow Acar Mackerel Recipe (Acar Kuning Ikan Kembung)

I still remember the day when I bought ikan kembung (short-body mackerel) at Dong Thai. At that time, I wasn’t sure if those fish are kembung, since they were labeled as hasa-hasa. It is a name in Bikol. According to wikipedia, Bikol or Bicolano is an Austronesian language used in the Philippines particularly on the …

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Ikan Makarel Panggang with Sambal Kecap Petis Recipe (Grilled Mackerel with Petis Sambal)

Back to my homecity, Sidoarjo (a suburban city of Surabaya, the capital city of East Java province) which we can call for a home of petis udang (shrimp paste) and petis kupang (a kind of tiny clam paste). People there love to eat almost every savoury fritters, appetizers or snacks with sambal petis, such as …

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Ang Sio Hie Sweet Sour Fish

Angsio Hie: Chinese Indonesian Sweet and SourFish

Angsio Hie  or Angsio Hie Bien is a food that I grew up with.  Although, I’m not a Chinese descendant, my late mom often cooked Chinese Indonesian Food.  Two of them were Crab White Asparagus Soup and this Angsio Hie. My mom loved to cook Chinese food beside cooking Sumatran or Javanese food and baking …

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