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tofu & tempeh vegetables vegetarian

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 gado-gado cost me 12.000 IDR or almost 1 Euro or …

seafood

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 another sambal because no cooking necessary to make this sambal. …

vegetables vegetarian

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, eggplant is not the most common vegetable to cook. Maybe …

seafood

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 also have two similar and often mixed for each other: cumi-cumi …