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 …

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 …

chicken

Balinese Chicken Betutu

Most people have heard of Bali. Sometimes, people know about Bali but never heard about Indonesia. Hehe.. Bali is the most popular destination in Indonesia. This island have it all, beautiful beaches, amazing temples, nice weather, nice people, and of course, superb culinary. chicken betutu is one of most famous Balinese dish. If you ever …

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 …

chicken

Traditional Fried Chicken

I truly love this fried chicken recipe. It has special place in my heart because I grew up eating this at least once a week. This the only way my mother cooked chicken. Well, not really, but this my favorite one. I can honestly say if I have to choose crispy chicken like they sold …