SWEET STICKY RICE DUMPLINGS / LUPIS

SWEET STICKY RICE DUMPLINGS / LUPIS

Lupis or sweet sticky rice dumplings is one of my very favorite childhood snacks/dessert. This popular triangle-shape sweet dumplings in Indonesia is usually coated with grated coconut and smothered in the delicious dark...

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GREEN TORTOISE CAKE WITH PEANUT FILLINGS / ANG KU KUEH

GREEN TORTOISE CAKE WITH PEANUT FILLINGS / ANG KU KUEH

Last month my mom made the red tortoise cake with mung bean fillings again for Iven’s one month celebration and they were really good. This time around she made the green tortoise cake...

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TAIWANESE MEAT PINWHEELS / ROU JIAN

TAIWANESE MEAT PINWHEELS / ROU JIAN

I never had the rou jian or loosely translated as Chinese meat pinwheels until my mom made them few weeks ago. Apparently rou jian is a popular Taiwanese street food. It does look...

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RISSOLES

RISSOLES

There are many kind of Rissoles from all over the world. Rissoles are one of the appetizers in Indonesia too. It is almost similar with croquette, filled with meat (we used chicken meat)...

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PAN-FRIED KIMCHI FRITTERS

PAN-FRIED KIMCHI FRITTERS

I have soft spots for kimchi lately, or perhaps I should say ever since I was pregnant with our second baby. Perhaps it’s the sourness ? I never really craved for things like...

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SEAFOOD AND SCALLION PANCAKE

SEAFOOD AND SCALLION PANCAKE

I enjoy eating savory pancake and this is one of my favorite. Crispy on the edge, moist and soft in the middle. We’re a seafood lover and to include it in a pancake...

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VIETNAMESE SPRING ROLLS / CHA GIO

VIETNAMESE SPRING ROLLS / CHA GIO

Spring rolls are almost everyone’s favorite I must say. These great appetizers are commonly seen in lots of different Asian cuisines. The variety is also countless. Some of them fried, some aren’t. These...

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CRISPY PEANUT FRITTERS / REMPEYEK KACANG

CRISPY PEANUT FRITTERS / REMPEYEK KACANG

Crispy peanut fritters or rempeyek kacang or what we usually call “peyek” in short at my home town is something that is good to eat on its own or usually will go with...

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OTAK OTAK / GRILLED FISH CAKE IN BANANA LEAVES

OTAK OTAK / GRILLED FISH CAKE IN BANANA LEAVES

Otak otak was my favorite snacks from childhood. I remember how I always chose otak otak at the bakery shop when my dad asked what we wanted. My dad was a huge bread...

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STEAMED TARO CAKE WITH DRIED SHRIMP TOPPINGS / O KUE

STEAMED TARO CAKE WITH DRIED SHRIMP TOPPINGS / O KUE

Steamed taro cake with dried shrimp toppings or what we call “o kue” in Medan, Indonesia, is one of our family’s favorite savory snacks. These delicious savory taro cake is commonly seen at...

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POPIAH / FRESH THIN SPRING ROLLS

POPIAH / FRESH THIN SPRING ROLLS

Popiah or loosely translated as fresh thin spring rolls are popular street food in Southeast Asia countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. I grew up eating these and love them so much. The...

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CRISPY TOFU CUBES WITH SWEET CHILI SAUCE

CRISPY TOFU CUBES WITH SWEET CHILI SAUCE

I was first introduced to this crispy tofu cubes with sweet chili sauce when we visited Singapore last year. We were at Crystal Jade and my sister ordered this dish. My then 23-month...

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