Asinan Bengkuang (Pickled Jicama)

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Featured, Indonesian Culinary, Kitchenette, Vegetarian | 0 comments

When it comes to asinan bengkuang (pickled jicama) the yummiest one was the one made by my neighbor. Not only its taste, but the memory behind it, a beautiful and happy childhood, when life was simpler that prevent me from moving on. Unfortunately, she (my neighbor) has retired from making and selling it and left me in forever searching. Until one day, my sister came home brought me a packaged of asinan bengkuang. At first, I was skeptical..afraid of having a broken heart if the taste is not good as the one my neighbor made. Still I gave it a try and I was happy! This is it! My childhood’s fav food. By the way, do you know that Jícama is high in carbohydrates in the form of dietary fiber. It is composed of 86–90% water; it contains only...

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Back with Jengkol Balado

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Asian Culinary, Featured, Indonesian Culinary, Kitchenette, Mom's Recipe, Vegetarian, West Sumatran Food | 6 comments

Gosh… October will end in 7hours (GMT+7) and I haven’t posted anything. Should I still call my self as a blogger? I don’t think so. I supposed to make a give away last 3 weeks, but suddenly something came up on the way that took the biggest part of my time and mind. Now I’m in a process on making everything right, I hope I’ll get the best result soon. Please pray for me. Thanks. Maybe it’s not a good idea to back in blogging with jengkol, as you know.. some people deny to like it for they are afraid to be called kampungan if they like to eat it. But I believe, jengkol is very popular among us, Indonesians 😉 According Wikipedia, Jengkol has a Latin name Archidendron pauciflorum (synonym A. jiringa, Pithecellobium jiringa, dan P. lobatum)   is...

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Risoles Sayuran (Crêpe Stuffed with Veggies)

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Appetizers and Snacks, Featured, Indonesian Culinary, Kitchenette, Noodle and Pasta, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Frankly writing, this risoles is not 100% veggies as I used only potato and carrot as ingredients. Actually the filling for it, was a leftover of bihun goreng. Nobody at home seemed to have appetite to eat more, so I decided to transform it into new food, then voilà.     The decision was right, risoles sayuran was a big hit, even my son liked it. Happy that I didn’t have to eat bihun goreng alone (yup, I’d rather to eat up bihun goreng‘s leftover than to waste it). Though risoles sayuran used bihun as one of the ingredients, but it is different from risol (risoles) bihun I posted on my old blog here. For the crêpe, I used my fav recipe by mbak Ine, my friend from Multiply (RIP Multiply), her recipe never failed me. Thanks mbak Ine....

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Sambel Tempe (Tempeh Chilli Paste)

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Featured, Indonesian Culinary, Kitchenette, Vegetarian | 0 comments

  My first experience trying this kind of chili was last year, when my sister brought home her lunch box, it’s from Mbah Jingkrak restaurant, a specialist in Javanese food. It was ayam bakar (grilled chicken) with some stir fry veggies plus fried tahu (tofu) and tempe (tempeh) and chilli paste called sambal iblis (devil chilli paste). Maybe you wonder why they named it devil chilli paste, but I can see the reason. It’s a super duper hot chilli paste that made me cry while eating 😀 From the net I knew that Mbah Jingkrak’ sambal iblis is actually sambal (sambel) tempe. I read some recipes of sambel tempe, then because I  started to get addicted to this chilli, I decided to make my own. If you also a big fan of Mbah Jingkrak’ sambal iblis but living abroad,...

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Tumis Kohlrabi (Stir Fry Kohlrabi)

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in Kid Meals, My Recipe, Original Recipes, Vegetarian | 0 comments

When you live alone with a 23mos toddler, you will be more creative in creating easy and quick recipes, at least this is what has happened to me during our life in Bremen. The one that I will share you the recipe is one of some of those recipes. I just named it Tumis Kohlrabi (Stir Fry Kohlrabi). Actually at first I wanted to cook Sambal Goreng Labu Siam (Chayote cooked in coconut milk) by substituting chayote with kohlrabi as they have similar taste and texture, but both my son and I were so hungry, so I decided to create a simple food from it. I cooked this food together with him. Kareem was uber happy to finally allowed to cook. You can see the videos of him cooking on his page. This simple food from an easy and...

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Porridge and Colorful Veggie

Posted by on Apr 8, 2011 in Breakfast and Brunch, Featured, Kid Meals, My Recipe, Vegetarian | 0 comments

Having a toddler around is really fun mainly when you love to experiment in the kitchen developing new recipe or modifying from the old one. Though sometimes the fun is coming along with frustrating too when your work in the kitchen is not suit to his* taste. I’m blessed for having a not picky eater son, but like any toddler in the world, he has his period when he doesn’t want to eat at all. My son loves to eat vegetables (I’m really a happy mommy); spinach, broccoli and green bean are his fav. I make them as soup, stir fry, casserole or hid them in any kind of nugget. Sometimes he is enjoying eating veggies only by steaming them. The recipe of colorful veggie below I created when he was on his I-don’t-want-to-eat-at-all period and it saved me...

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