Tag Archives : Chili


ZHA JIANG MIAN/ SWEET AND SPICY BEEF NOODLES
Talking about zha jiang mian, I’m taken back to my almost-once-a-week-date with my sister at the Crystal Jade Restaurant in Singapore. Zha jiang mian was always what we ordered. I really like the zha jiang mian noodle there. Zha jiang mian is originated from northern China. Zha jiang means bean […]

ZHA JIANG MIAN/ SWEET AND SPICY BEEF NOODLES


tauco udang
You may think that the combination of bean sauce (or sometime calls Preserved beans/Fermented beans) or tauco (in Indonesian) and shrimps sounds a bit absurd, however, this is another one of my favorite Indonesian dishes. We call it tauco udang in Indonesian and it is one of my mom’s signature dishes. It […]

SHRIMPS WITH BEAN SAUCE AND TEMPEH












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








FRIED TEMPEH WITH SPICY SAUCE / SAMBAL GORENG TEMPEH
Tempeh or translated into soy bean cake is a very common food in Indonesia. It is considered a “cheap” source of protein. It wasn’t popular at all (outside of Indonesia) until recently. I’ve actually found some tempeh here in Minnesota. In Indonesia, tempeh is traditionally made by fermentation process that […]

FRIED TEMPEH WITH SPICY SAUCE / SAMBAL GORENG TEMPEH






KAREDOK / WEST JAVANESE VEGETABLE SALAD WITH SWEET AND SOUR DRESSING
I have to admit it can be challenging to prepare some of the Indonesian dishes because of the different uncommon spices and herbs being used. Take “kencur” for example. Kencur is a very common spice used in Indonesia, especially among the Javanese and Balinese. However, it is not easy to […]

KAREDOK / WEST JAVANESE VEGETABLE SALAD WITH SWEET AND SOUR ...


THAI-INSPIRED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Yes, I love Thai food. The sourness, they spicyness, the sweetness, the herbs and spices used in cooking…I mean….loads of taste and flavor working together to please my taste buds. You will find this Thai-inspired chicken noodle soup incredibly easy to make, especially if you have leftover chicken meat. You […]

THAI-INSPIRED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP




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 the market or bakery/cake shop at our home town. I love home made steamed taro cake because […]

STEAMED TARO CAKE WITH DRIED SHRIMP TOPPINGS / O KUE