Sambal Goreng Brussels Sprouts

You would not expect Brussels sprouts in the South East Asian cuisine. The Dutch Indo kitchen offers endless opportunities to experiment. This Indo Dutch fusion cuisine has further evolved in the Netherlands by the blending of Indonesian spices with European ingredients. Sambal Goreng Brussels sprouts is one example. As a child I didn’t like Brussels sprouts that…

Mie Tek Tek AKA Mie Goreng

I can include quite a few comfort meals to my repertoire, one of which is Mie (Bami) Goreng, Indonesian fried noodles, also known as Mie Tek Tek and sold by street hawkers in Indonesia. Named after the sound of the spatula hitting the wok: ‘tek-tek’.  Derived from the Chinese Low- Mein or Chow Mein but with an…

Indonesian street food galore

“Ke-to-praaaak, Ke-to-praaak!” That is what I would shout when pushing a cart selling this popular and delicious salad. I would want everyone to hear it and I would probably get arrested for disturbing the peace. This traveling chef made him self heard by hitting a spoon against a plate, while passing down the street in Jakarta where my…