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Potato Patties (Perkedel)

Potato Patties (Perkedel)

Perkedel, or bergedel, or paragede is made from mashed potato with several seasoning and then fried. Perkedel can be easily found in many restaurant, such as Padang restaurant, restaurant that sell soto (Indonesian soup), food stall that sell rice (known as Warteg or Warung Tegal)… […]

Traditional Fried Chicken

Traditional Fried Chicken

I truly love this fried chicken recipe. It has special place in my heart because I grew up eating this at least once a week. This the only way my mother cooked chicken. Well, not really, but this my favorite one. I can honestly say […]

White Curry Chicken (Opor Ayam)

White Curry Chicken (Opor Ayam)

Opor is a combination of spices and coconut milk with protein source. Much like “Rendang”, you can make chicken rendang, beef rendang, egg rendang, you can also make various type of “Opor”. Opor is a curry-like stew. To make it, simply cook the protein you […]

Indonesian Style Pancake (Sweet Martabak)

Indonesian Style Pancake (Sweet Martabak)

Have you ever felt like you want something more to eat after dinner? I have.. Plenty of times. And in times like that, martabak is often the answer. In Indonesia, there are two types of martabak. The salty martabak: made with eggs, spices, and wrapped […]

Kecap Manis Beef Stew

Kecap Manis Beef Stew

Kecap manis is widely used in Indonesian kitchen. I have to have some kecap manis in my kitchen otherwise my husband and brother will protest. Even if I am not cooking, it will be alright if there’s some kecap manis. They can eat omelette drizzled with kecap manis […]

Baby Corn and Green Bean Stir Fry

Baby Corn and Green Bean Stir Fry

I cook stir fry a lot! Probably, 80% my vegetable dish is stir fried. It’s simple and fast and easy. My younger brother comes to live with me now. He’s still in high school. On school day I have to cook super early so he […]

Tempeh with Chili Sauce

Tempeh with Chili Sauce

Tempeh is such a good source of protein. My go to tempeh recipe is to fry it, like in my super easy fried tofu and tempeh recipe. But, It can be boring if that’s the only way I cook tempeh. My family will be tired […]

Kupat Tahu (Tofu and Rice Cake with Peanut Sauce)

Kupat Tahu (Tofu and Rice Cake with Peanut Sauce)

  Rice is the main staple food here. It’s eaten as breakfast, lunch, dinner, even snacks. We didn’t eat rice just as is. There’s a lot of different rice form. Rice flour can be made into vermicelli and snacks. Lontong is rice cooked inside banana leaf, cylindrical […]

Beef Rendang (Indonesian Beef Stew)

Beef Rendang (Indonesian Beef Stew)

Rendang… Oh, rendang… This dish comes from West Sumatra region, from creative mind of Minang tribe people. It said, long ago, that rendang was dish served only for king and queens.. Then it became popular trough out Indonesia as Minang people transmigrate to other region. […]

Super Easy Fried Tofu and Tempeh

Super Easy Fried Tofu and Tempeh

Indonesian loves tofu and tempeh. Tofu in Bahasa is “tahu”, and tempeh is tempe without the ‘h’. Tempeh is originated from Indonesia, so I don’t know why ‘tempe’ become ‘tempeh’ in English.. Both are made from soybean. Interestingly, tofu and tempeh were considered as poor […]