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Pan Seared Dory with Balinese Sambal Matah

Pan Seared Dory with Balinese Sambal Matah

Sambal is chili condiment. There’s a lot of different sambal recipe out there. Many Indonesian will agree with me that eating with sambal would make any dish taste better. One sambal that is very famous from Bali is sambal matah. Sambal matah is different with […]

Chili Sambal Eggplant

Chili Sambal Eggplant

Eggplant is one of things I didn’t like as kid but grown to like growing up. I didn’t like the mushy texture and bitter tone of eggplant, at first. But now, I like it. Especially when cook spicy way with chili sambal. In my kitchen, […]

Inky Calamari

Inky Calamari

I just found out that calamari and squid are different animal. I always thought that squid is the name for the uncooked animal, while calamari is name for the dish. It said that calamari is more expensive and have more tender flesh.  In Indonesia we […]

Soto Ayam (Indonesian Clear Chicken Soup)

Soto Ayam (Indonesian Clear Chicken Soup)

Soto is Indonesian soup. There are many types of soto from many parts of Indonesia. For instance, there are Soto Padang, Soto Bandung, Soto Jakarta, Soto Banjar.. You get it.. Almost each region has their own soto. Basically, soto is a soup dish, which the […]

Klepon (Boiled Rice Cake Balls)

Klepon (Boiled Rice Cake Balls)

Klepon is traditional cake of Indonesia. In Java, this snack is called klepon, in other parts of Indonesia, such as Sumatra, the alternative name for this is onde-onde. This confuses me, because in Java, where I live, onde-onde is the name for another snack (fried […]

Plecing Kangkong Recipe (Balinese Kangkong)

Plecing Kangkong Recipe (Balinese Kangkong)

Plecing kangkong is a dish made from blanched kangkong topped with chili sambal. It is very simple, tasty, and fresh. Plecing kangkong can be found in Lombok next to Chicken Taliwang, or in Bali next to chicken/duck Betutu. The difference between the two is in the sambal. […]

Balinese Chicken Betutu

Balinese Chicken Betutu

Most people have heard of Bali. Sometimes, people know about Bali but never heard about Indonesia. Hehe.. Bali is the most popular destination in Indonesia. This island have it all, beautiful beaches, amazing temples, nice weather, nice people, and of course, superb culinary. chicken betutu […]

Vegetables Fritters (Bakwan)

Vegetables Fritters (Bakwan)

Rainy season has started here in Bogor… For those who don’t know, Bogor is known as Rain City, where annual rainfall is high. Bogor is surrounded by mountains, making it ideal condition for orographic precipitation. Rainy season in Bogor means pouring rain every afternoon and […]

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 […]