CONDIMENTS


PINEAPPLE COMPOTE
Pineapples were on sale few weeks ago and with 4 pineapples at home, I thought I would made a compote or what we usually call pineapple jam (though I was tempted to make some cookies and cakes with them). They were easy to make but just take a bit longer […]

PINEAPPLE COMPOTE


DRIED ANCHOVIES WITH PEANUTS AND CHILI / SAMBAL IKAN TERI
Dried anchovies or knowns as Ikan teri in Indonesian language, play a big part in Indonesian kitchen and I believe other South East Asia countries like Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. More about dried anchovies can be read when I posted the dried anchovies powder recipe. The most common dish made […]

DRIED ANCHOVIES WITH PEANUTS AND CHILI / SAMBAL IKAN TERI


SERUNDENG / SEASONED CRISPY COCONUT FLAKES
Serundeng is a seasoned crispy coconut flakes that you’ll find pretty common in Indonesian kitchen. Serundeng is used as a garnish to popular Indonesian dishes like nasi lemak and lontong sayur. My daughter loves serundeng because it is so crispy and fragrant Print SERUNDENG / SEASONED CRISPY COCONUT FLAKES (about […]

SERUNDENG / SEASONED CRISPY COCONUT FLAKES



INDONESIAN FRIED SHALLOTS CRISP / BAWANG GORENG 6
Shallots are important ingredients in Southeast Asia kitchen. They are called for in almost majority of Indonesian recipes if I can put it that way. They are used for stir-fry, stew, deep-fried as toppings, and also eaten raw too. It’s one of my favorite ingredient to cook with as well. […]

INDONESIAN FRIED SHALLOTS CRISP / BAWANG GORENG (UPDATED)


TART MANGO SALSA
This tart mango salsa recipe is one of my favorite salsas. I made it the other day to accompany the Nepali grilled chicken. Couldn’t be more perfect than this. Mangoes can be sweet or tart and that depends on the ripeness of the mangoes. This tart mango salsa use unripe […]

TART MANGO SALSA


SAMBAL CHILI
Growing up with Southeast Asian foods, you can’t have too many sambal chili recipes. Sambal is a red chili paste that usually serves as condiment to many different dish in Southeast Asia, especially in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. This particular sambal chili recipe is made to accompany the Singaporean fried […]

SAMBAL CHILI



BANNO SOY SAUCE
I learned about banno soy sauce from Everyday Harumi cookbook by Harumi Kurihara. Apparently, banno soy sauce is also used very often in Japanese cooking. The soy sauce is flavored with mirin and kombu seaweed. I always wondered sometimes when I ate at Japanese restaurant, how come their soy sauce […]

BANNO SOY SAUCE


DAU CHUA/ CARROT AND DAIKON PICKLED SALAD
This dau chua or carrot and daikon pickled salad is a versatile condiment to keep in Vietnamese cooking. It goes with banh mi (which was why I made it) and also for your goi cuon/Vietnamese spring roll. If you have leftovers, they will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. […]

DAU CHUA/ CARROT AND DAIKON PICKLED SALAD


JAEW BONG/ LAO SALSA
Jaew Bong is a popular dip from Laos that I made to accompany Luang Prabang pork stew with bitter greens. This recipe I got from Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet cookbook is an adaption of the classic salsa from Luang Prabang, the old royal capital of Laos. It is often eaten […]

JAEW BONG/ LAO SALSA



TRIBAL PEPPER-SALT
I truly enjoyed this simple tribal pepper-salt mixture adopted from Beyond The Great Wall cookbook by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid. I specifically prepared it as condiments for the delectable deep-fried pork dish. It is a roughly 3 to 1 blend of salt and round toasted Szechuan peppercorns. This simple […]

TRIBAL PEPPER-SALT


COCONUT AND EGG JAM/ SRIKAYA JAM 2
It just amazes me how many talented food bloggers there are these days. The other day I got an e-mail from Pepy, another talented food blogger I got to know from this food blogging world, inviting me to be a guest post at her blog. We were discussing some ideas […]

COCONUT & EGGS JAM / KAYA / SRIKAYA


DRIED ANCHOVIES POWDER
I had been wanting to make this dried anchovies powder for a long time, but didn’t get a chance to, until recently. My mom got this recipe from her friends and so I went ahead and gave it a try. Dried Anchovies or known as Ikan Teri in Indonesian Language […]

FEED MY BABY: DRIED ANCHOVIES POWDER



GRILLED PEACH SALSA
So I got some extra peaches in the fridge and I just got a new grill pan. Put the two together and we got the grilled peach salsa If only thinking about what to cook today is that easy everyday huh? The grilled peach salsa is also from Martha Stewart […]

GRILLED PEACH SALSA


MANGO KETCHUP
I actually made this Mango Ketchup to go with the Steamed Crab Rolls that I made. This sweet, fruity ketchup with just a bit of hint of heat, makes a great dip for fried foods too. You can even serve it as an accompaniment to roasted or grilled fish or […]

MANGO KETCHUP


PECEL
I’ve made Pecel using the paste my mom brought from Indonesia. It was delicious. My mom do have a recipe for making the Pecel paste from scratch and I thought this will be a convenient paste to keep around. This paste can be freeze for later use. So, it can […]

BUMBU PECEL/INDONESIAN-STYLE PEANUT PASTE