Category: Indonesian

Spicy Fried Squid

Spicy Fried Squid I like fried and spicy food. I made this dish accidentally, I saw that I had frozen squid in my freezer and I didn’t know how should I use them. Then this idea came into my mind: I batter them, fry them and make them spicy ๐Ÿ˜‰ The squid must be dried Read More …

Gulai Kikil (Beef Tendon Curry)

Gulai Kikil (Beef Tendon Curry) Gulai kikil (sometimes also called “gulai tunjang”) comes actually from Padang city in west Sumatera province and could be found in every Padang restaurant. The beef tendon should be tender and soft, that is the most important thing for cooking this dish. This dish would be a very bad dish Read More …

Gepuk (Indonesian Spiced Fried Beef)

Gepuk (Indonesian Spiced Fried Beef) This aromatic beef comes originally from Sundanese cuisine (west Java, Indonesia). It taste sweet from the palm sugar. The beef is cooked in aromatic spiced coconut milk, drained, smased, then deep-fried. But deep-frying meat without coating them first is to oily for me. I like to use just a small Read More …

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 …

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” ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 chicken 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 want 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 withย  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 Read More …