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Spicy Spaghetti with Tuna

Who doesn’t love pasta? We Indonesian love it too! There are quite a lot of pasta types and sauces that are available at our local supermarket. But the sauces variety is limited. I only know three types: bolognese, hot tuna, and barbecue. Hot tuna and barbecue taste weird, and bolognese one needs more onion and …

snacks

Fried Butternut Squash Wontons

Now my baby has started eating, I found myself using ingredients I never knew before. Butternut squash is one of them. It gained more popularity nowadays here in Indonesia, especially as baby food. I like it too! I like the nutty flavor and the mildly sweet taste. So does my baby. I bought one butternut …

chicken snacks

Spicy Garlicky Chicken Wings

Chicken wings! I love them. My husband loves them. My brother loves them. Most people I know won’t say no to tasty wings. These particular recipe is easy to make. It’s spicy, salty, garlicky. It’s a guilty pleasure, really. Don’t think about what salt can do to your body, or how the oil can cause …

beef vegetables

Indonesian Styled Mutton Soup

Mutton is not a daily menu here in Indonesia. It’s more of a treat. Something you get when you eat out or you cook once a year. Why once a year? Because Ied Adha, Islamic celebration where people with more blessed wallet buy sheep or cow and share it with neighbors and the less fortunate. …

snacks

Lactose-free Glutinous Rice and Custard (Sari Muko)

Indonesia has a lot of gluten-free, lactose-free dessert recipes. Traditional Indonesian desserts mostly use coconut milk, rice flour, glutinous rice, and palm sugar. It is usually sticky and very sweet. I don’t really like super sweet things, so I like to tweak the recipe and make these traditional desserts less sugary. This glutinous rice snack …

seafood

Salted Squid Sambal

I love sambal. I really do. There’s something magical to eat with sambal. It can transform ordinary rice into satisfying meal. I add sambal to my bowl of meatball soup to make adventure out of lunch. Basically, sambal is a condiment to add spiciness to a dish. Chili pepper is a must. You can call …

rice & noodles

Easy Aromatic Rice (Sundanese Liwet)

Have you ever feel lazy to cook? I have, multiple times! Sometimes, when laziness strikes and I still want something home-made, I make this recipe. It’s rice, with herbs and spices, vegetables, and anchovy dumped into rice cooker. One push of a button and that’s it! The original title of this recipe is “Nasi Liwet”. …