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Sweet and Spicy Shredded Chicken Burger

Sweet and Spicy Shredded Chicken Burger

We Indonesian eat rice most of the time. But sometimes, thanks to globalization, we eat pizza, pasta, burger, and other global foods too.. Sometimes, I like to combine western food with a little bit of Indonesian taste, like this recipe. I cooked shredded chicken with […]

Gado-gado

Gado-gado

Gado-gado might be the healthiest street food there is. Consisted of various vegetables, rice cake, tofu and tempeh, and topped with thick salty and spicy peanut sauce. Luckily, I live nearby two gado-gado sellers with superb gado-gado and affordable price. One very satisfying portion of […]

Long Bean and Tempeh Simple Stir Fry

Long Bean and Tempeh Simple Stir Fry

Long bean or yard-long bean or Vigna unguiculata is a common vegetable in Indonesia. It could be eaten raw along with sambal or in a Sundanese menu called karedok. Personally, I prefer it cooked. Long bean has folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A and minerals. It also has […]

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 […]