Indonesian Cooking With Trader Joe's & Chef Jeff

Indonesian inspired street food with Trader Joe’s – Siomay Bandung

Most of my grocery shopping I do at my favorite supermarket Trader Joe’s. Unlike many larger stores, they don’t have an ‘international’ or ‘ethnic’ food isle. Even those supermarkets that do, generally don’t feature Indonesian products. Most often you can only find Chinese, Thai, or Mexican food products. The one familiar product that these supermarkets…

Dendeng Ragi

Dendeng Ragi – Sliced beef with grated coconut. Dendeng originally comes from West Sumatra and means thinly dried meat, which is preserved through a mixture of spicy marinate and dried through the frying process – originally in the sun. Dendeng Ragi, it’s distant cousin from middle Java region is soft and somewhat sweet in taste.…