vegetarian

Indonesian Fruit Salad (Rujak)

Indonesian Fruit Salad (Rujak)

Rujak is a term for salad dish in Bahasa Indonesia. The most popular rujak is probably fruit salad or rujak 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 […]

Gado-gado

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 […]

Long Bean and Tempeh Simple Stir Fry

Long Bean and Tempeh Simple Stir Fry

Long bean or yard-long bean or Vigna unguiculata is a common vegetable in Indonesia. It could be eaten raw along with sambal or in a Sundanese menu called karedok. Personally, I prefer it cooked. Long bean has folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A and minerals. It also has […]

Chili Sambal Eggplant

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, […]

Plecing Kangkong Recipe (Balinese Kangkong)

Plecing Kangkong Recipe (Balinese Kangkong)

Plecing kangkong is a dish made from blanched kangkong topped with chili sambal. It is very simple, tasty, and fresh. Plecing kangkong can be found in Lombok next to Chicken Taliwang, or in Bali next to chicken/duck Betutu. The difference between the two is in the sambal. […]

Vegetables Fritters (Bakwan)

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]