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How to Make Ayam Goreng Mentega / Fried Chicken in Buttery Sweet Soy Sauce

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What’s your childhood favorite food? To most Indonesian around my age, ahem, the top spot is probably reserved for ayam goreng mentega - fried chicken in buttery sweet soy sauce. Crispy fried chicken pieces, coated with sweet sticky buttery sauce that is finger licking good, you just know you are in for a good time with this dish. Whole chicken?...

How to Make Ikan Goreng Saus Lemon / Fried Fish in Honey Lemon Sauce

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Crispy fried fish batons coated with sublime thick honey lemon sauce. You just know you are going to have a tough time stopping yourself from eating the whole lot in one seating. If you do make this ikan goreng saus lemon - fried fish in honey lemon sauce, be sure to share. Or just make half portion if it’s for two. Although the recipe can easily serves...

How to Make Tahu Tumis Kemangi / Tofu & Basil Stir Fry

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Whenever I buy tofu, I love turning a couple of blocks at once into fried tofu cubes. They are so handy to quickly whip up a batch of satisfying meal, such as this tahu tumis kemangi - tofu & basil stir fry. I also like to add them to my salad. Thai basil You can generally find Thai basil (Indonesian: daun kemangi) in most Asian groceries....

How to Make Sambal Terasi Udang / Spicy Shrimp Sauce Prawns

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Nowadays I rarely cook prawns because I have developed allergic reaction to shellfish and nuts. They are not life threatening, but still, I would rather not deal with them. If I just eat a spoonful and remember to quickly pop some Claritin, I will be fine. That said, my hubby is missing this sambal terasi udang - spicy shrimp sauce prawns very much and ha...

How to Make Pisang Goreng Madu / Honey Fried Bananas

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Anyone who grows up in Indonesian definitely has a fond memory of pisang goreng (banana fritters). It is the most ubiquitous street food snack, a perennial favorite for all ages, from little kids to grandmas and grandpas. Here I added honey to the batter to produce pisang goreng madu (honey batter fried bananas). Pisang kepok (saba bananas) We d...

How to Make Sup Bakso Ayam / Chicken Meatballs Soup

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Nothing is better to warm up the body from rainy season and a bit of cold weather than a bowl of piping hot sup bakso ayam (chicken meatballs soup). Those that have visited Indonesia probably have experienced the many sup bakso sellers scatter in the many side streets around the country. Back when I was still in school, a bowl of sup bakso is definitely amo...

How to Make Opor Ayam

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Opor ayam (chicken cooked in coconut milk) is one of many Indonesian dishes from Central Java. Most families serve opor ayam and ketupat (rice cake in woven palm leaf pouch) to celebrate Lebaran (Idul Fitri, or Eid). For more everyday occasions, you can spot opor ayam in a nasi gudeg meal set where the chicken is served with steamed white rice, gudeg (y...

How to Make Terong Balado / Eggplants with Chili Sauce

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Walk into any decent Padang restaurant, and you will be greeted with mountains of delicious food of your choosing. I’m talking rendang sapi, gulai nangka, soto Padang, kalio ayam, ayam pop, ayam bakar, sambal lado, and yup, balado. Balado is a red hot spicy sauce that you can use to stir fry all kind of food, with prawns, squids, eggs, potatoes,...

How to Make Rendang Ayam / Indonesian Chicken Rendang

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Rendang regularly shows up among the list of world’s most delicious food, and if you have ever sink your teeth into the savory, spicy, and slowly braised rendang, you are sure to nod your head in agreement. Beef is probably the more popular rendang, but if you want a quicker meal, chicken rendang is definitely trailing in a close second. Where i...

How to Make Sate Ayam Madura / Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

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Sate ayam Madura is probably what come to most people’s mind when sate is mentioned. We have a lot of satay varieties, but this is the default when no other additional information is supplied. Most people enjoyed sate ayam Madura with a side of lontong as a complete meal. If you order a plate of nasi goreng (fried rice), most places will give you...