Month: September 2017

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 […]