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Tempe (Fermented Soybean Cake)

Tempe or fermented soybean cake is often used as an ingredient in other dishes, such as stir-fries and gravies. A substitute for meat that is rich in protein and high in vitamins, it has a nutty, ...

Soto

Soto is one of the traditional foods melayu Indonesia. These foods can be said the soup, but soup is slightly different from Soto, the difference lies in its menu ingredients and soup or gravy over to his or ...

Rendang

A West Sumatran specialty, rendang is a spicy dish consisting of pieces of chicken or beef slowly cooked in coconut milk and spices for several hours until the gravy is all dried up and absorbed into ...

Satay

Known as sate in Indonesian  (and pronounced similar to the English), Indonesia is the home of satay, and satay is a widely renowned dish in almost all regions of Indonesia and is considered the ...

Otak otak (Indonesian Fish Cake)

Otak otak is a concoction of minced fish meat, lemongrass, kadok leaves, ginger, lime leaves, turmeric, eggs, coconut milk and a bit of seasoning wrapped in banana leaves and steamed or grilled over an ...

Gado Gado (Indonesia Vegetable Salad)

Gado Gado is a mixed vegetable salad consisting of lightly-steamed vegetables, potatoes and eggs served with mildly-spicy peanut sauce used for dipping. The types of vegetables used can be varied ...

Cap Cai (Indonesian Vegetable Stir Fry)

Cap Cay in Hokkian language (one of many dialects spoken among Asian communities) means everything mixed together. Which is literally what this dish is all about. It’s a vegetable stir-fry and you ...

Nasi goreng (Fried Rice)

Simple and wholesome, nasi goreng is steamed rice fried together with chilli, shrimp paste, onions, garlic and soy sauce, with a few extras thrown in according to preference such as meat, vegetables, ...