Category: Indonesian

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” πŸ˜‰ It’s suitable for kids, it tastes sweet from the corn, contains vegetables and natural chicken broth. I like to use chicken Read More …

Sambal Terasi (Shrimp Chili Paste)

Sambal Terasi (Shrimp Chili Paste) There are so many chili paste in Indonesian culinary culture. I would say that almost every Indonesian savory dish has their own chili paste. Sambal terasi is one of the famous one in made from chili and shrimp paste so it has a strong flavour. It’s served usually with fried Read More …

Terong Balado (Spicy Eggplant)

Terong Balado (Spicy Eggplant) The word “balado” originally comes from West Sumatera province in Indonesia which means “spicy sauce made by frying blended red chilies and another fresh spices like shallots and garlic”. Nowadays, balado has been so popular also in another places in Indonesia such as Java island. People can make any dishes they Read More …

Soto Ayam Kuning (Turmeric Chicken Soup)

Soto Ayam Kuning (Turmeric Chicken Soup) There are more than 15 kinds of “soto” (meat soup) in Indonesia, they come from different places withΒ  different styles :Soto Bandung comes from Bandung (West Java province), it is clear beef soup and contains white radish. Soto Padang comes from Padang (West Sumatera province), taste a little bit Read More …

Tek Tek Noodles

Tek Tek Noodles This recipe is a request from a follower in Twitter. Thanks for the request πŸ˜‰ Tek tek noodles (Indonesian : mie tek tek) is usually sold in the evening or night in a food cart in most of cities in West Java province. It is called “tek tek” because the seller knocks Read More …

Spicy Tofu and Tempe Stew

Spicy Tofu and Tempe Stew Actually, there is no specific name for this dish, but it will be cooked in many home kitchen in Indonesia. Spicy Tofu and Tempe Stew (Photo credit : Veronica) Spicy Tofu and Tempe Stew Serve : 6 You need :a food processor Ingredients :400 gr tempe, dice or slice400 gr Read More …