RUSTIC CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

RUSTIC CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

I had tried several chicken tortilla soup and while they tasted pretty good, I thought something was kinda missing. Then I saw another tortilla soup recipe from Jamie’s America cookbook and I simply...

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MOROCCAN CHICKEN SOUP WITH COUSCOUS

MOROCCAN CHICKEN SOUP WITH COUSCOUS

After becoming a Monday-to-Friday-and-occasionally-weekend-cook for the past 4 years, I’m getting more and more “relaxed” when it comes to cooking. Honestly speaking, I’m not a kind that like to follow recipes to the...

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SERUNDENG / SEASONED CRISPY COCONUT FLAKES

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...

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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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SHRIMP IN YELLOW SAUCE

SHRIMP IN YELLOW SAUCE

This shrimp in yellow sauce was an inspiration of a Balinese dish that is usually prepared with lobster or what they called Udang Pantung (lobster) kuning. The sauce is made of coconut milk...

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MINCED DUCK SATAY / SATE LILIT BEBEK

MINCED DUCK SATAY / SATE LILIT BEBEK

Sate lilit is a popular dish from the Island of Bali. The word “lilit” roughly means “wrap around”. The meat is usually wrapped around the skewers. Traditionally, lemongrass stalks are used as skewers...

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KAREDOK / WEST JAVANESE VEGETABLE SALAD WITH SWEET AND SOUR DRESSING

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...

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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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CHICKEN WITH RED LENTILS

CHICKEN WITH RED LENTILS

I never grew up having lentils before. It’s not something very common at our house or even at our hometown. But one thing I can tell you is that I always have soft...

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SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS POTATO CURRY

SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS POTATO CURRY

If you never make a curry dishes before, the thought of whipping one up from your own can be a little intimidating, especially when it comes to the spices used in the curry....

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MUTTON SOUP / SUP KAMBING

MUTTON SOUP / SUP KAMBING

Mention mutton soup or known as sup kambing at the town where I grew up, you can see some horrors in my parents’ face. Not because they taste horrible. In fact, this is...

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TURKEY MO MO / NEPALI STEAMED TURKEY DUMPLINGS WITH TOMATO AND CILANTRO CHUTNEY

TURKEY MO MO / NEPALI STEAMED TURKEY DUMPLINGS WITH TOMATO AND CILANTRO CHUTNEY

A while ago I made the Himalayan Steamed Dumplings or known as momos and they were delicious. The Tibetan usually makes their momos with yak meat. I made it with beef at that...

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