Category: Indonesian-Chinese

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 …

Ifumie (Crispy Noodles with Meat and Vegetable in Thick Sauce)

Ifumie (Crispy Noodles with Meat and Vegetables in Thick Sauce) This dish is popular in Indonesian-Chinese cuisine and sometimes also served as birthday noodles. Many Asian countries have “birthday noodles culture” which the person who has birthday have to eat noodles because noodles symbolize “long life”. In China, birthday noodles is called “long life noodles” Read More …

Ham Fried Rice

Ham Fried Rice Fried rice is one of most common simple dishes in Asian countries. In many Asian restaurants in European countries, fried rice has also become one of most favorite dishes because it is various (assorted vegetables and options of meat like chicken, beef, pork or seafood), delicious, quick and cheap. Today I want Read More …

Sauteed Chinese Cabbage and Fish Cake

Sauteed Chinese Cabbage with Fish Cake A simple side dish for your meal, sauteed Chinese cabbage with some fish cake pieces. Easy to make, quick, delicious and healthy! Fish cake could be substituted with Pork Shrimp Cake. Sauteed Chinese Cabbage with Fish Cake (Photo credit : Veronica) Sauteed Chinese Cabbage and Fish Cake Serve : Read More …

Siomay (Steamed Dumpling)

Siomay (Steamed Dumpling) Siomay comes originally from China (烧卖 or 烧麦, shāomài) and become popular in another asian countries including Indonesia. In Cantonese cuisine, siomay is a part of dimsum dishes. In Indonesia, it is served as snack with peanut sauce (named “baso tahu”, I would describe about this dish in another post) and also Read More …

Kembang Tahu (Soft Tofu Pudding in Ginger Soup)

Kembang Tahu (Soft Tofu Pudding in Ginger Soup) Winter is here and I love something gingery to keep our body warm and to protect us from cold. This comes originally from China (Chinese : 豆花 dòuhuā, means “tofu flower”) which have been also very popular in south-east Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc). In Indonesia, Read More …