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seafood

Fish and Peas Curry

Usually, in Indonesian households, we eat rice with two side dishes (or more). One is a protein side dish, whether it is a chicken dish or fish, or tofu, or tempeh. And the other is a vegetable dish (like this Kangkoong recipe). But some days, two side dishes can feel a bit daunting. You know, …

vegetables

Carrot and Chayote Stir Fry

Carrot and chayote, both has nice sweet taste to them that just delicious. These two pair nicely together because, first of all, one is orange and the other is light green. I like when my food have nice contrasting colors. Second of all, they need almost the same amount of time to cook, so they …

rice & noodles seafood

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”. …