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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 what’s so special about this Indonesian fruit salad? The dressing. …

tofu & tempeh vegetables vegetarian

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 gado-gado cost me 12.000 IDR or almost 1 Euro or …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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White Curry Chicken (Opor Ayam)

Opor is a combination of spices and coconut milk with protein source. Much like “Rendang”, you can make chicken rendang, beef rendang, egg rendang, you can also make various type of “Opor”. Opor is a curry-like stew. To make it, simply cook the protein you like (chicken, beef, duck, tofu) along with the spices until …

beef

Kecap Manis Beef Stew

Kecap manis is widely used in Indonesian kitchen. I have to have some kecap manis in my kitchen otherwise my husband and brother will protest. Even if I am not cooking, it will be alright if there’s some kecap manis. They can eat omelette drizzled with kecap manis and be happy. This recipe use kecap manis as it’s …