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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 […]

Simple Kangkong Stir Fry

Simple Kangkong Stir Fry

Kangkong, or Ipomoea aquatica, is a common leafy vegetable in Indonesia. Kangkong is super easy to cook. Maybe that’s why we Indonesian love this veggie. It tastes good too. It gives satisfying crunch when you chew it. Plus, it is quite cheap here.   When I […]

Javanese Coconut Milk Soup and Spicy Peanut and Anchovy

Javanese Coconut Milk Soup and Spicy Peanut and Anchovy

Javanese coconut milk soup? Sound mouthful… I don’t know exactly the English term for it, so I named it Javanese coconut milk soup. Actually, in Java, there are two soupy vegetables that are using coconut milk: “Sayur lodeh“and “Sayur bobor“. This recipe is recipe for […]

Spicy Peanut and Achovy

Spicy Peanut and Achovy

Spicy peanut and anchovies is the menu you can try if you want something practical. Why? Because it can be kept for up to three days without have to be refrigerated. It can be your next camping menu, perhaps. When I was in university, I […]

Chicken with Kecap Manis and Spinach with Corn Soup

Chicken with Kecap Manis and Spinach with Corn Soup

Hello! This is my first post of Indonesian Kitchen Diary. This blog is about Indonesian homey cooking, featuring simple and easy Indonesian recipe and also some authentic more complicated dish. My name is Evi Song. I don’t have authentic Indonesian look since my father was […]

Chicken with Kecap Manis and Spinach and Sweet Corn Soup (part 2)

Chicken with Kecap Manis and Spinach and Sweet Corn Soup (part 2)

Now, it’s time for the spinach and sweet corn soup. In Indonesia, we can get three kind of corn: the sweet kind, the bland one that also called “feed corn”, and baby corn. I don’t know about other countries. I am guessing there are more […]