Indonesia Eats

Tempe(h)

Food Props Hunting and Shots at Pasar Senen, Jakarta

Visiting traditional markets in Indonesia was one of my “must-visit” lists when I was in the country. One of the markets was Pasar Senen (Senen means Monday while pasar means market) in Jakarta. Pasar Senen is a heaven for foodies who collect food props and enjoy photography. With my baby brother and his wife, we …

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Sate Tempe Plappa Recipe (Spicy and Sweet Tempeh Saté)

Indonesians have been consumed tempe aka tempeh as an easy and cheap protein resource since a long time ago. Long before the western world promoted tempe as a non-meat protein resource for vegetarians.  I realized that I didn’t have many recipes with tempe.  When Wulan who owns Wulan Photospace (a photography service for wedding and portrait) and …

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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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Sambal Tumpang (Javanese Old Tempe Sambal)

Tempe or tempeh is an Indonesian soybean cake. In order making sambal tumpang, you need tempe semangit. Semangit is derived from a word “sangit” which is meant less pleasant odour. A word “semangit” usually is followed after a word “tempe”, and known as Tempe semangit. What is tempe semangit and is it different from tempe? …

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Sambal Tempe Penyet (Eastern Javanese Crushed Tempe Sambal)

I won’t try to spell tempeh since the correct one is tempe. As I recalled tempe is one of the cheapest protein sources in Indonesia. It’s very different in Canada. Tempe is pretty expensive and can’t be found for purchased in every grocery stores, only certain stores such as Asian, Organic and Natural Products grocers. …

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Lontong Sayur Recipe (Indonesian Cooked Vegetables in Coconut Milk with Rice Cake)

Lontong sayur was one of the breakfast routine dishes when I lived in Bogor. A kind of breakfast that we can get from street food vendors with less price where you can add a protein choice such as boiled egg, beef or chicken. Due to the geographic area where I live now, it is impossible …

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Pecel Terong Tempe (Surabaya Steamed Eggplants and Tempe with Spiced Coconut Milk Sauce)

My… my… my… this is one of my soulfood. I had been tempted to make it long time ago, but I kept delaying. Finally, I made this by adapting mbak Emi’s recipe. According mbak Emi, she didn’t add any shallot, but I did add a shallot in, but don’t add to much or you will …

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Mendoan Tempe Recipe (Javanese Battered Tempeh)

As I noted on my post here, tempe is very popular and traditional food in Indonesia, especially in Java island where I was born and grew up. Tempe always brings my memory back to Indonesia, where I can find tempe easily, either fresh or cooked. Back then, when my mom had a home-based catering business, …

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