Category: Asian

Sambal Matah (Balinese Raw Chili Salsa)

Sambal Matah (Balinese Raw Chili Salsa) I would say that sambal (chili paste) plays an important roles in Indonesian food culture. Almost every Indonesian dish has its chili paste. It means, there are many kind of sambal in Indonesian cuisine. For example : Sambal Merah (red chili paste), Sambal Terasi (Shrimp Chili Paste), sambal kacang Read More …

Martabak Asin (Indonesian Pan-Fried Beef Wrap)

Martabak Asin (Indonesian Pan-Fried Beef Wrap) Martabak comes originally from Middle East, it could be known as “folded stuffed pan-fried bread” with many variation, with vegetables, eggs or meat filling. Martabak has become a very popular snack in Indonesia. Martabak are sold in the street cart and mostly in the evening. There are two kinds Read More …

Spinach and Corn Soup

Spinach and Corn Soup Are you ready for winter? This spinach soup will keep you healthy and warm in winter! My daughter really love this soup and she calls it as “popeye soup” 😉 It’s suitable for kids, it tastes sweet from the corn, contains vegetables and natural chicken broth. I like to use chicken Read More …

Caramelized Pork Belly

Caramelized Pork Belly In Asian, it is common that some meat dishes taste sweet. The sweetness normally comes from sugar, honey or mirin (sweet rice wine commonly used in Japanese cuisine). In Indonesian cuisine especially for Javanese dishes, Javanese coconut sugar and sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) are often used (Please check some of my Read More …

Shrimps in Mayonnaise

Shrimps in Mayonnaise This dish is popular in many chinese restaurants in Indonesia. It tastes so creamy and delicious. Some people like to make it with thick mayonnaise which will make it tastes creamier. I make it with less mayonnaise (to reduce fat content in it). But of course you can make it with more Read More …

Rice-cooker “Claypot” Rice

Rice-cooker “Claypot” Rice Claypot (chinese: 砂锅 shāguō or 煲仔 bāozǎi) is a type of cookware made from clay. Claypot cooking is used around the world but mostly in Asian countries. In China there are some famous claypot dishes : congee, claypot tofu and seafood, claypot pork belly, claypot fish and claypot rice. Claypot rice is Read More …

Fried Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Fried Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce Sweet and sour sauce is one of common sauce style in Chinese culinary culture which has also become popular among Asian countries. The most popular sweet and sour sauce are Sweet and Sour Pork and sweet sour fried fish which is in this post. Sweet and sour sauce Read More …

Fried Wonton

Fried Wonton I have posted another version of wonton before, Shrimp Wonton Soup. In south China and many south-east Asian countries, wonton are eaten with noodles as side dish, like Chicken and Mushroom Noodles. In almost every asia markets in Europe, you will find frozen wonton skin/wrapper and they usually have two different style, which Read More …

Sauteed Zucchini and Egg

Sauteed Zucchini and Egg This is my daughter’s very favorite dish, she asks me almost everyday if I cook her this. It is healhty and very simple to make, could be enjoyed as side dish for your meat dish. Zucchini and Egg (Photo credit : Veronica) Sauteed Zucchini and Egg Serve : 4 Ingredients : Read More …