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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 …

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 …

snacks vegetarian

Fried Plantain (Pisang Goreng)

Banana and plantain are both called “pisang” in Bahasa. Do you know the difference of both? Plantain cannot be eaten raw like banana. Honestly, I still confused by them. Maybe partly because we only have one language to address them both. There are several types of banana and plantain in Indonesia, and every time I’m …

snacks vegetarian

Indonesian Fruit Salad (Rujak)

Rujak is a term for salad dish in Bahasa Indonesia. The most popular rujak is probably fruit salad or┬árujak buah. Rujak itself have several variants, with the fruits sliced, shredded, or roughly mashed. In this recipe, I made the easiest one, sliced fruit rujak. So what’s so special about this Indonesian fruit salad? The dressing. …

snacks

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 balls filled with mungbean paste coated with sesame seed). Klepon …

snacks vegetables vegetarian

Vegetables Fritters (Bakwan)

Rainy season has started here in Bogor… For those who don’t know, Bogor is known as Rain City, where annual rainfall is high. Bogor is surrounded by mountains, making it ideal condition for orographic precipitation. Rainy season in Bogor means pouring rain every afternoon and sometimes in the morning too. Plus, I am currently pregnant. …

snacks

Potato Patties (Perkedel)

Perkedel, or bergedel, or paragede is made from mashed potato with several seasoning and then fried. Perkedel can be easily found in many restaurant, such as Padang restaurant, restaurant that sell soto (Indonesian soup), food stall that sell rice (known as Warteg or Warung Tegal)… It’s also a popular item in Indonesian home kitchen. Some …